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?DGEFIELD,'S. GL MARCH 13. 1873.
VOLUME XXXVIII.-No. 12.
IAM still ligeot for that veil known
Guano, ZELL'S AMMONIATED
Ash, ?Mri Agent 'for tie ATLANTIC
GUANO, and ACID PHOSPHATE for
composting with Cotton Seed.
Pnoe-of Acid Phosphate in Charleston,
Time, without interest, . 3100
For particulars, address Mr. JAMES A,
DOZIER, cr myself, at Edrgefield C. H.
O. F. CHEATHAM,
THE QUEEN OF ARTIFICIAL MA
A. WOULD respectfully onaounce to
the planting world of Edgefield, that I
have accepted the Agency for the sale of |
Excellenza Soluble Phosphate
Prepared by Dugdale <fc Co.,-a Fertili
zer which now acknowledges no supe
If the farmers and planters of Edge
field w?l call on me and examine certain
strong and unquestionable testimonials,
in mv possession, of the value of the
EXCELLENZA, I feel assured thev
will immediately adopt it as their sole
Price-Cash, f $60,00 - "Time $68,-with
freight and drayage from Augusta.
J. H. CHEATHAM.
Jan 15_ tf 4
WATSON & CLARKS
E as General Agents oiler for sale
in New Sacks, fresh from the Manufac
tory, the above Fertilizer at
Sixty Dollars per Ton,
adding the expenses of freight from Sa
vannah. Payable 1st Nov. next.
"We honestly believe f:otr. reports to
us from those who used it last year, and
our own experience in the use of it, that
there is NOTHING SUPERIOR TO IT
tn this country as a good and reliable
Fertilizer for Crops of Cotton and Corn.
It can be had also of John Kennerly, at
Ridge Spring, S. C.
J. J. PEIRCE. BUTLER 4: CO.,
Ihave about fiftv bushels of SIMP
SON'S PROLIFIC COTTON SEED,
which I will sell at $2,00 per bushel
Also, have about ten bushels of the
same Seed, selected with my own hands
from the best stalks, which I will dispose
of at $5,00 per bushel.
I raised eight 450 lbs bales of Cotton
from these Seed the last y eur, on six
acres, with an imperfect stand.
O. F. CHEATHAM.
Feb. 12 . tf 8
Are continually receiving
LARGE AND COMPLETE STOCKS
- Of -
New Furniture !
Comprising all the
LATEST STYLES AND PATTERN
Parlor, Chamber, Dining Room
And . .
OFFICE FURNITURE ?
FROM THE HIGHEST GRADE
TO THE LOWEST.
And consists of every article of FURNI
TURE required to furnish a House or
Call and examine at our Ware-Rooms.
Alway? on hand; at the lowest prices,
Beautiful Caskets and Cases,
Of our own manufacture.
212 and 214 Broad Street,
July 2_;_ly 2S_
HORSES AM) lil LES.
HORSES and MUL?S arrive
today at Palace Stables, for sale ou time,
factor or city acceptance.
I will take great pleasure in showing
my Stock to Planters and those desiring
to purchase. C. TOLER,
150 Ellis Street.
Jan. 8, IS73. tf 4
Home Shuttle Sewing Machine.
THIS is a SHCTTLE MACIII NH. h?*
?he UNDER FEED, and makes tho "LOCK
STITCH" alike on both sides,
lt is a standard First Class Machiuc,
and the only low priced 11 i/ock Stitch"
Machine in"the United States.
This Machine received the Diploma at
the Fair of the two Carolina?, in thc eit\V
of Charlotte. N. C., in 1871. Thc 'bore,
Machine it warranted for five yearn! *
A MACHINE FOR NOTHING.
Any person making up a Club for live
Machines, will be presented the Sixth
ono a*t commission.
Agents Wanted-Superior indnea?
tnents offered. Liberal deductions made
to Minister* of thc Gospel.
Send Stamp for Circular, and samples
of Sewing. A/thireK.s Rev. C. H. BERN
HEIM, General Agent, Concord, N. C.
Dec 4_ly 50
BY orders received from Mr. J. D. Ai
ken, Agent of the Stono Phosphate
company, I have sent to him in Charles
ton all notes given for Guano purchased
of me last season. Persons owning the I
Notes will please remit to- him and aave j
costs. A creditor can sue in the county ;
?ow where he lives, no.mattor where tb? i
-debtor mav reside in the State, and if
Mr; Aiken has to bring snit he will do j
.so in Charleston.
S. S. TOMPKINS, Ag't.
Mar. 5. '__jtt_' .n j
TO THE LADIES, j
Dm. HOOPER'S FEMALE PIJ-W. n posi
tive cure for Suppression, w Irregulari
ty, arising from any cause wbtiteypr -
They ar? perfectly harmless. '
EiHSiy Lady should keep ? bax flf
the Pills au iumd for ?wc i/? eme o/ ***d
Price. $1.0* ner box. S<>nt securely
sealed to any *ddr.*as ou receipt of price.
Direct all order?. . . -
T. o. Box ?453. puiladpipiiia, P*
The Hand That Rocks the World.
BY WILLIAM ROSS WALLACE.
Blessings on the hand of Woman !
Angels guard its strength and grace
In the palace, cottage, hovel,
0, no matter where the place!
Would that never storms assailed it ;
Rainbows ever gently curled;
For the hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rocks tho world.
Infancy's the tender fountain ;
Power may with Beauty flow ;
Mothers first to guide the streamlets ;
From them souls unresting grow,
.Grow on for the good or evil,
Sunshine streamed or darkness hurled
For the hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rocks the world.
Woman, how divine your mission
Here upon our natal sod !
Keep, 0 keep the young heart open
Always to the breath 6f Qod ! .
All true trophies of the Ages
Are from Mother Love impearled;
For the hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rocks the world.
Blessings on the hand of Woman !
Fathers, sons and danghters cry.
And the sacred song is mingled
With the worship in the sky,
Mingles where no tempest darkens,.;.
Rainbows evermore are.hurled ;
For the hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rocks the world.
HOW HE GOT MARRIED.
Blumble boasted of being a con
firmed bachelor, and took pride in
being called a woman hater. I mean
Thomas Blumble, of the importing
and jobbing house of 'Hood, Stiver
& Sum?le.' He wa?.very fond of
letting people know that he disre
?. "d??d the charms of the softer sex,
ana was frequently heard to say that
he would like to see the woman that
could get him under her thumb.
There was a time, of course, when
Blumble was susceptible to the over
tures of Cupid ; because when hs was
plain Tom,' of fifteen years of age,
and left "Rock Cove,' came to the
city and entered the employ of 'Men
sor, Tigby &Hood,' he left behind
him a young 'Polly Ann,' with many
a sigh and tear, and more vows than
both put together, to be true till
death. For two years he wrote con
stantly to his Polly Ann, repeating
the manifold vows of boyhood love ;
then he was promoted from boy to
entry clerk, and soon after was in
troduced to a very bewitching young
lady whom we may be allowed to call
Hattie Elton. Then he forgot his
Polly Ann down in Rock Cove, and
became very attentive to Miss Ellon ;
he accompanied her to the theatre
and made her presents : he got trust
ed for his new coat, and with the
money that should have paid for it
they took a sleigh ride to Brighton,
and" fe isted on hot chickens and
champagne ; to please her he learned
to polka and waltz ; the schottisch
and varsovienne were not in vogue
then. Things had sped along very
smoothly for about a year ; so Tom,
thinking he might as well have the
matter settled at once, popped the
question. M?6S Elton appeared very
much surprised ; for a moment she
remained silent, then lifting up both
hands she exclaimed :
.Why, Mr. Blumble,'-she bad con
stantly called him 'T"in' for six
months previous-' I've been engag
ed these two years-didn't you know
'Know it ? No,' replied Blumble,
in utter astonishment^
'Why, yes, I've, been engaged to
Charley Dudley for a long while, and
I thought you knew all about it, and
was only paying attention to me out
of politeness. Charley is in New
York now, but we are to be married
We may guess what. Blumble was
about to say, but we shall always 1 e
in doubt, for, instead of finishing his
sentence, he took his hat and rushed
out of the house, not even waiting
to majce the parting salutation of
"good-evening." Perhaps he-was
afraid to trust his gnashing teeth, for
fear they would change his well meant
words into some wicked expression.
Tom. in the privacy of his own
chamber, with his door locked, his
elbows upon his iight stand, and hts
f:ice quite buried in his hands, revert
ed to the year's time ?nd the many
dollars he had thrown away on Mi.?.
Elton ; then he thought of poor Pol
ly Ann, whom he had " cut-' so .shame
fully, down in Rock Cove, and he de
cided to write to her, to oller press
ing business as an excuse for not hav
ing written before, to sue for pardon
for pa*t negligence, and to ns=ert that
his affections weroctjll unaltered and
unalterable. So he unburied his
face, and penned the tender missive
full of falsehoods and stale love,
which he dispatched with the fullest
confidence that Polly Ann would be
very happy to receive it. But alas
for poor hiHiian expectations! Polly
Ann's le ter/Janie. It was brief; she
had heard of his attentions to the city
lady, that she had almost forgotten
hinjj and was going to marry Jerry
Snake, the village blacksmith the
next-week. She returned io Tom his
earliest efforts in love-letter writing
and a tock of his hair, and requested
him to return to her .sundry articles
in that line that he had received from
Fram that day Blumble announced
himself to tho world as a woman
hater. He had been fal e to.one wo
man, and one woman had tricked
him. So he cried down the whola
Bex. The time which Blumble had
heretofore divided between love and
business was now devoted o business
exclusively, and in consequence he
received one promotion after another,
unii] he had the pleasure of seeing
hin own name the third on the sign
over the door which he had first en
tered as an errand boy. . I don't be
lieve he remembered that there were
any such persons in the 'vorld aa
Hattie Elton and rolly Ann, the first .
day that the new sign was raised.
It was as the junior member of the
firm that Blumble had travelled j
through the New J?ngland States two
years ago last Fall with samples, rs- !
ceiving orders. During his tour he
remained in ?the pr.etty village of P.,
N. H., one fine night "in October. He
sat in the barroom after supper,
emokjng % cigar, until rt became.
filled with the villagers, discussing
politics, smoking their pipes,,talking
of their crops and ogling nim ; all o
which was quite uninteresting to him
so he concluded to walk out and viev
the village by moonlight. He hac
hardly stepped into the entry, am
before he could close the door, ere h<
heard a voice inquire :
" Who is that gentleman ?"
" His name is Blumble, he's fron
Boston," replied the landlord. .
'. Blumble, from Boston ?" chimec
in a third voice, and then added
" You don't say PO !" followed by ?
long low whistle of astonishment.
Bumble stepped off the piazza ano
walked up the village street. He hac
scarcely walked twenty yards before
ne was aware of being followed
Giving the matter but little thought
however, he turned from the road
into a pleasant lane that- wended it?
way toward some half-dozen farm
houses, until he came to a ruetic Beat,
upon which he threw himself, and
was soon oblivious to all the world
excepting the business affairs ol
" Hood, ?tiver & Blumble." He-sat
until his cigar was consumed, when
he was aroused to the world around
him by the village clock striking opt
ten. Buttoning his coat closely
around him, he hurried down the
lane toward the hotel ; as he turned
from the lane into the great road he
was suddedly and not very softly
seized by the throat, by the shoul ?ers,
and by the coat-tails, by at least a
dozen hands. He was rather too
much surprised to speak, ,even if he
had a chance to; ..he hands KO tight
ly clenched around his throat would
have prevented his speaking if he
had not been so greatly surprised.
As he could not speak he listened
very patiently to some half dozen
exclamations of "Now we've got
Something desperate must be done,
so Blumble struck the fellow that
held him by the throat full in the
face, knocking him down, and then
cried out as though he expected that
this would be the last chance he ever
would have to speak.
" What the deuce are you about ?"
The striking question had a miracu
lous effect upon the numerous hands
distributed about bis person, and
Blumble was free. He waited a few
moments to regain his breath, thnn
looking around him, asked very en
" What does all this mean ?"
" It means that if you don't prom
ise to leave town and not go to .see
Mary Gay again, we'll just hide yon,
and then ride .you out of town on a
rail," said the young man, the recipi
ent of the blow, who had regained
.' Leave town ? Mary Gay ? Why.
I do not understand what you mean,"
remarked Blumble, considerably mys
"Well, sir," interrupted ano .
voice, " we mean that you've c
hero from Boston to court Mary C
and you'mean to cut out Billy Hi?. ?
here; now if you don't give up Ma
and leave town to-night we'll pit
you into the mill-pond."
" Hold on a moment," said Bluu
ble ; " I think you. must have go
hold of the wrong person, as I have
not the acquaintance of Miss Gay,
nor in fact of any other lady in this
place. But I want you to understand
one thing distinctly, and that is, I
shall not leave town until I get ready."
Something about Blumble's man
ner seemed to convince the young
men that he was in earnest, for they
uttered various expressions, such as,
" That's a likely story !" " He's gass
ing !" "I don't believe that," etc.
Men invariably express doub?s when
being convinced of something they
had rather not believe.
For a few moments the whole party
remained in silence; then one of the
young denizens of P. broke the spell
by asking :
" Ain't your name Blumble?"
" Yes, sir."
" And vou are from Boston ?"
" Yes, sir."
" And don't know Mary Gay ?"
"Well, that's strange! She said
his name was Blumble, and that's
your name ; he b longs to Boston, and
so do you ; nosv you've been right up
by her house, and we believe you've
been there to see her. Don't we Bill?"
" Yes> we do," replied Higdy.
" Well, youtig men," said Blumble,
" if you don't believe me, go ask the
youn? lady herself.'
This proposition was met with ap
proval by the whole party. ,so Blum
ble started back up the lane, accoru
Eanied by a large escort before, be
ind, and on each side of him. They
filed into the yard, and crowded on
the 8tepsof a neat looking farm house,
ant! Higdy knock d at the door. In
a f.-w moments one ol the chamber
windows was opened and a protruding
b ead asked :
" Who's there ?"
" Come down to the doora minute,
Squire, wili you?" asked Bill.
" Why, what do you want ?" in
quired tbs yoice in tho chamber win
" We want to see Mary a minute,"
replied a voice from the crowd below.
" Why, she has been abed these two
hours.- Is it anything important ?"
" Yes, we want to see ber just a
"Well, I'll speak to her."
In a few minutes Mary appeared at
the door. She was very good look
ing, notwithstanding being called out
gf her bed at such an unseasonable
hour-ram} so tfiough* Blumble. For
some moments the whole c.oinpany re
mained speechless; at last Blumble,
tiring ot his conspicuous situation,
and the nothing-to-say" spirit of
the party, broke the silence bv ask
ing the young lady if she had" ever
seen him before.
" Not that I remember of," shs re
" I only asked you to satisfy these
young men," said Blumble.
" Then he ain't your city beau ?"
" No !" as short as though, it had
been but one letter.
" Then we were mistaken," said a
voice in fhe yard, and two or three of
the party slid put ai the gate.
" 1 am very sorry that ? have been
the indirect cause, of this annoyance-!
io foo, hut it 'jfk? no lault of aine.'
This gentleman," pointing to Higdy,
" and his party seized me and would
not allow me to proceed to my hotel
until I had proved to them that I
had not been visiting you." I must
now leave them with you to make
their own explanations, and bid you
"Good Evening," ?said the young
lady in a very sweet voice.
Somehow Blumble didn't sleep very
sound that night; he was in a strange
place, and he kept constantly think
ing ol' his strange adventure, and of
the good-looking, strange young la
dy ; and the more he thought, the
more he wondered who she was ; and
when at last he determined to inquire
about her in the morning", he fell
I asleep md dreamed of her.
j Blumble was an early risar-bach
elors -generally are-and the next
morning, before the villagers were
astir, he had walked out and passed
.the iL use of Squire Gay ; but he did
not see Mary, so he returned to the
hotel and inquired of the landlord
concerning her. The landlord must
have praised the girl for the bachelor
decided to remain another day and
be introduced to her, then to remain
a third, and finally he concluded he
might as well stop the week out?, and
so wrote to. his partners, informing
them that he should remain there a
few days to rest himself. The pro
fessed woman hater walked UD that
same lane each evening, and walked
into the houjse, t o. He was not dis
turbed ?gain by Bill Higdy, for the
Squire had threatened if he came
within gun shot of the house again
to put a dose of cold lead into him.
so the wise but jealous Higdy kept
out of the way.
There was a great reform in the
manner and habits of Thomas Blum
ble, merchant. .He left his bachelor
clubs, notwithstanding the jeers and
taunts of his former companions, and
he became very circumspect in his
remarks on female character. For a
number of months he spent his spare
hours writing to Mary, and chno<ung
appropriate gifts for her, and for a
long while the Boston and P. Express
considered him one of their best cus
tomers. But ere long there was a
brilliant wedding-party at the house
of Squire Gay, and P. lost its most
charming belle, for Miss Gay became
Mrs. Blumble. A few weeks ago Mr.
and Mrs. Biamble went down to Rock
Cove and visited the old Blumble
homestead ; while thora Mr. Blumble
introduced his wife to Mr. Srnike,
and Mrs.-Polly Ann Smike, and the
little Smikes. It would be impossible
to tell which are the most contented
with their lot, Thomas or Polly Ann.
One thing more and I am done. In
an:wer to Blumble's advertisement
for a chambermaid, who would assist
in plain, sowing, who do you t,,;r!
applied for theait?-f:
...... . I
y\ ad Unties.
t3?* A Graphic reporter says of a wo
man who died soddenly, that " she died
without medical assistance.'1 This re
mark causes thc average mind to pause
and wonder how much medical assis
tance one needs in dying.
?2?- An exchange says: "That unfor
tunate set of men known as Washing
ton's body servants is thinned out so
rapidly by death of late, that it is feared
not more than a few thousand will be
left to take part in thc centennial cele
?j?f Two plugs of tobacco in his pock
et stopped a bullet and saved a Kentucky
man's lifo recently, but you Mill never
see this circumstance related and circu
lated in the form of a tract.
par Teacher-" who was the first
man?" Brown (head boy)-"Washing
ton ; he was first in war, first in-"
Teacher-" No, no ; Adam was tho first
man." Brown-" Oh ! if you're talking
of foreigners, I s'poae bo was?"
fp?r The man who returnod his neigh
bor's borrowed umbrella was seen, a day
or two ago, walking in company with
.the young lady who passed a looking
glass without taking a peep. It is be
lieved they aro engaged.
A La Crosse, Wis., girl has been
twrned out of house and homo for rub
bing hor checks against ber sister's hus
band's beard whoa sho wished to got np
a healthful glow for u ball
One of Brigham Young's chil
dren got lost the other night, and Brig
ham was half an hour calling tho roll be
fore he could tell which one it was
pgr A gentleman in Kansas bad a re
ception at bis house the other evening,
and when the guests went away it took
him all night to wash the tar and pick
the feathers off his person.
p?f A Tennessee schoolmaster re
proved one of the big girls for spitting
on the stove and her brother took down
his little shotgun and chased the peda.
gogue into North Carolina before be
.could pepper hjra.
??r- Nasby keeps two white gato posts
in front of his honse to enable him to go
right when he goes. home bate with a
heavy load of loil enthusiasm. Somo
body painted the posts brown one night,
and Nasby couldn't tind his front door
after that. He wandered around for two
hours and three quarters, and then went
back to a saloon to got. a conplo of glasses
to see the way with.
pf Scone in Cleveland. A large party
pf ladies and gentlemen assembled in the
drawing-room. A little girl examining
a book on natural history. A pause in
the general conversation. Little girl:
"Ma! you called pa a bear the other
morning when ho kissed the chamber
maid. Was ho a polar bear, ma?'' Sen
??t~~ Nothing makes a husband so mad
as to fill his boots with buckwheat cakos
In tho raw, and then laugh ot him when
he pulls them on. Mrs. Smith, will en
dorso this statement as soon as the swell
ing in her noso subsides sufficiently to
enable her to read.
52jp A clairvoyant trio, two womou
and a man, have boen traveling in the
8outh, pretending to cure epizootic by
the " laying on of hands." They prac
tised on a Kentucky mule the other day,
un4? the Arro bau ornee dissolved.
Yellowstone National Pa-?.
An Act was passed last March by tho
Congress of the United States, withdraw,
Lng from settlement, occupancy or sale,
and dedicating to public use as a grand
National Park or " pleasuring ground,"
a track of country amid the summits of
the Rocky Mountains, slxty-fiv? miles
long, and fifty-five miles wide. This sec
tion is within the limits of the Territo
ries of Montana and Wyoming, and is
one of the most interesting and wonder
ful spots on the globe.
The entire area has an altitude of over
6,000 feet above the level of the sea, and
is hemmed in.on all sides by th? most
rugged mountains that rise to the height
of 10,000 and 12,000 feet This locality
was visited by the United States geologi
cal survey party, under F. V. Hayden,
to whose report we are indebted for our
knowledge of its natural curiosities. For
the r?port itself we acknowledge our ob
ligations to Congressman R. B. Elliott.
The committee on Public Lands,' in
their report to Congress 1 iavoring the
withdrawal of this tract of land from sale
and settlement, say that in consequence
of its great elevation it is not susceptible
of cultivation with any degree of cer
tainty, and that the winters are too se
vere for stock raising; and even were the
climate milder, only avery sm aU portion
of the area could be settled, as the val
leys are all narrow and lined by high
volcanic mountains which stand like gi
gantic walls. In consequence of the vol
canic origin of these mountains there is
little probability that valuable minarais
will be found here.
But for grandeur and sublimity of
scenery this Park is unrivalled. To
mountain and valley, stream and lake,
are added a display of hot springs and
geysers, that sinks into insignificance
those of Iceland, which have been so
long objects of interest for scientific men
and travelers. Mr Hayden says that
those springs and geysers indicate that
the whole region ol' this Park was, in
comparatively modern geological times
tho scene of tho most wonderful volcanic
activity of any portion of our country.
Mr. Hayden gives very minute de
scriptions of several of these springs and
geysers which exist in great numbers,
. and are quito different in their appear
ance and action. The lime and other
mineral deposits from the water issuing
from these springs often form cones of
various forms and heights. One is men
tinned that was 50 feot in height and 20
feet in diameter at the base. The rims
of these are often highly ornamented.
In speaking of one of these,'Mr. Hayden
" Thc water ls so perfectly transparent
that one can look down Into the beautiful
ultramarine?dcpth to the bottom of the
basin. The sides of the basin aro orna
mented with coral like forms, with a
great variety of shades, from nuro white
to a bright cream-yellow, ana the blue
sky rellectcd in the transparent wafs? .
gives an azure tint to tho 'rfti?
surpasses all art. Th- .'. . il- f
around th? . .*> . .i
ornamented, hu . .. ?. .:
? i pifol', exh fr ?t?; t?<? .
s':; ?:: i'.>- . .
.??.. v .?. 'tumi . .--.';..-?. amtirr.. .".",
l'on ." "? the water over
?>. ir&iiiM ot th?'busins "
His description of one geyser from
which a column of water is forced to thc
height of two hundred feet is interesting.
Only two operations of this geyser oe*
I curred while the party were in thc lo
"We camped thc evening of August 5,
in the middle of thc Upper Geyser Basin.,
in the midst of some of thegraudestgey
sers in thc world. Soon alter reaching
camp a tremendous rumbling was hoard,
shaking the (-round in over}- direction,
and soon a42olum.ll of steam burst forth
from a crater near tho coge of the easi
side of thc river. Following the steam,
arose, by a succession ol' impulses, a col
umn of water, apparently ? lent in di
ameter, to the height of 200 feet, while
tho steam ascended a thousand feet or
moro. It would be difiVult-to describe
the intonso excitement which attended
such a display. It is probable that if we
could have remained in tho valley sev
eral days, and become accustomed to all
tho preliminary warnings, tho excite
ment would havo uessod, and wo could
have admired calmly the marvelous ease
and beauty with which this column of
hot water was hold up to thatgreat height
for thc space of twenty minutes. After
the display is over, the water settlas down
in tho bashi several indies and the tem
perature slowly falls to 150?. Wo called
this tho Grand Geyser, for its- power
seemed greater than" any other of which
we obtained any knowledge .hi the val
Amid theso vent holes or safety-valves
of tho internal forces below, and among
theso tremendous mountains, whosesum
mits arc whito with perpetual snow, a
most beautiful lake was discovered anil
surveyed. It is about 22 miles long by
an average of ten to fifteen in width, and
was named Yellowstone Lake. We quote
a fow paragraphs of Mr, Haydon's de
scription of this body of wator which is
742? feet above tho level of tide water :
" On thc 28th of July we arrived at the
luke, and pitched our camp on tho north
west shore, in a beautiful grassy meadow
or opening among tho dense pines. The
lake lay before us, a vast sheet of quiet
watert of a most delicate ultramarine hue,
one ot the most beautiful scenes ? have,
ever beheld. The entire party were filled'
with enthusiasm. Tho great object of
all our labors had boen roached, and we
were amply paid for all our tolls. Such
a vision ls worth a lifetime, and only one
of such marvelous beauty will over greet
human oyes. From whatever point of
view one'maj' bohold it, it presents a
"The water of thelakehasatallseasona
pearly the temperature of cold springr
water. The'most aooomplishod swim
mer could live but a short time in lt;
the dangers attending tho navigation of
suoh a Jake in a ?mall boat, are thereby
greatly increased. The amount of vege
table matter in the lake is enormous. At
certain seasons of the year, the waves
throw upon the shore a wind-row of drift
ed vegetation. Frequently, after a strong
wind, tho water of the entiro border of
the lake for sevoral yards from tho shore
will bo filled with minute fragments of
vegetation broken by tho wavos, render
ing the water quito impure.. Sevoral spe
cies bf, plants grow far out into tho deep
waters, andlliavo seen thom growing
thickly on the rocks at the bottom 10 to
20 fppfjn depth- We Wet'?' ab,la 'lb dis:
covo'r but mi? spocios of fish in tho lake,
and that was trout, weighing froiy two
to four pounds oaeh. Most of them aro
infested with a peculiar intestinal worm."
In describing the vicinity of ono of his
camps whilo surveying this lake, tho
following* allusion to tho hot Rprings In
tho lako itsolf, and to catching and Cook
ing fishes, occurs;
" Tho bolt of springs at this plaoe Is
about threo miles long and half a mlle
wide. The deposit now oan be seen far
out.in the deeper portions ot the lake,
and tho bubbles that ariso to the surface
iii' varions'places indicate tho presence at
i the orifico of a hot spring beneath. Some
of the funnel-shapeil craters extend, ont
so far into tho lake that, the members ol
our party stood upon the silicious mound,
extended the rod into the deeper waters,
and caught the trout and cooked them ic
thc fcoiftpg spring without removing
: ?im'Hi'i,.?ii--1 i . Mir.I * nh ?
them from the hook. These orifices', or
. chimneys, have no connection with tho
waters of the lake. The hot fumes coin
ing up through fissures extending down
toVvard.the interior of the earth are con
fined within the walls of the orifice,
.which are mostly circular and beautifully
linod with delicate porcelain."
This may not bo a desirable resort du
ring the winter season, but the climate is
said to be pure and invigorating during
the months of June,- July and August,
though frosts occur every month in the
ye?r. It is also believed that these Springs
possess medicinal properties that when
understood will attract the invalid, and
that all classes of people will gather here
to v*ew the beautiful as well as grand
displaya of nature's handiwork.
The Acb dedicating this tract to the
public, provides that it shall bo under
the exclusive control of the Secretary of
the Interior, who is raquired i? make
and enforce sucb rules and regulations
as shall be neaessary to prevent spolia-'
tion of timber, ni i uer al deposita, natural
curiosities, fish, game, etc. He may grant
leases, not to exceed ten years, of loca
tions for buildings for the accommoda
tion of visitors and shall cause trespass
ers to be removed or punished.
Inaugural Address of President
. Grant. . .
WASHINGTON, March 4, 1873.
The weather is very cold, but there
is an immense crowd in attendance at
, the inauguration. It-is probably the
grandest display ever witnessed at
the Capital. The inaugural address
of the President was as folio vs :
Fellow-Citizens :-Unde* Providence
I have been called a second time to
act as Executive over this great na
tion. It has been my endeavor in
the past to maintain til the laws, and
so far as lay iii my power to act for
the best interest ot the whole people.
My best efforts ' will be given in "the
same direction in the future, I trust,
by my four year's experience in the
office. V\ hen my first term of the
office of Chief Executive began, the
country had not recovered* from the
effects of a great international revo
lution, and three of the former States
of the Union had. not been restored
to their Federal relations. It seem
ed td me that no hew questions should
be raised, so long as thai condition of
affairs existed, therefore, the past
four years, PO far as I could control
events, have been consumed in the
effort to restore harmony, the public
credit, commerce, and all the arts of
peace and progress. It is my finn
conviction that the Civilized world
is tending towards republicanism rr
government by tb^ ~
. ? . <.. v ?:ut?, but
j ..' .:? ' nui? an extension
. uiruinish it.
xne theory of Government changes
with general progress. Now that ihe
telegraph is made available for com
municating thought, together with
rapid transit by steam, all parts of a
continent are made contiguous for all
purposes of government, and commu
nication between the extreme limits
of the country made easit-r tha'> it
was throughout the old thirteen States
at the beginning Of our national exis
The effects of the late civil strife
have been to free the slave and "make
him a citizen ; yet he is not possessed
of the rights which citizenship should
carry with it. This is wrong,- and
should be corrected. To this correc
tion I stand committed, so far as Ex
ecutive influente can avail.
Social equality is not a subject to
be legislated upon, nor shall I ask
that anything bp done to advance the
social status of the colored man, ex
cept to give, him a fair chance to de
velope what there is good in him.
Give him access to schools, and when
he travels let. him feel assured that
it is his conduct that will regulato
the treatment and fare he will : i
The States lately at war with the
General Government are now happi
ly rehabilitated, and no executive
control in any one of them that would
not be exercised in any other State
under like circumstances.
In the first year of the past Ad
ministration the proposition came up
for the admission of Santo Domingo
as a Territory of the Union. It was
not a question of my seeking, but
was a proposition from the people of
Santo Domingo, and which I enter
tained. I believe now as I did then,
'that it waa to the interests of this
country for the people of Santo Do
mingo, and all conceded that the
Disposition should be received favor
ably. , It was, however, rejected.
Constitutionally, therefore, the sub
ject was never brought up again. In
future, while I hold my present of
fice, the subject of acquisition of ter
ritory must have the support of the
people before I will reconrmend any
proposition looking to such acquisi
tion. I say here, however, that I do
not share the apprehension ' told by
many as to the danger of the Gov
ernment becoming weakened and de
stroyed by reason of their extension
of territory. Commerce, education
and rapid transit of thought and
matter by telegraph and stAm have
changed all this. Rather do I'believe
that our great Maker is preparing
the world in his own good1 ft me to
become one nation, speaking one lan
guage, $nd v/hen armies and navies
will be no longer required.
My efforts ?H the future will be
directed to the restoration of good
feeling between the different sections,
of our common country, and to the.
restoration of our currency to a fixed
value, as compared with the world's
standard of value of gold, and, if
possible, to a par with it ; to the con
struotion pf ?neap -Toutejj o.f transit
' througli?ut the l?ncj ; tb the'end that
j the proceeds of all sections may find
' a market and leave a living remuner
ation to the producers; to the main
tenance of Iriendly.relati?ns with our
neighbors and distant nations ; to .the
re-establishment of our commei?e
and share in the carrying trade upon
the ocean ; to the encouragement o?
such manufacturing interests as can
be economically pursued 11 this coun
try ; to the end that the exports of
home products and industries may
pav for our imports.
. ?he only sure method of return
ing tn and permanently maintaining
a specie .basis is to the elevation ol
labor, and by a humane course to
bring the aborigines of the country
ynder the .benign influences of edu
cation and. civilization. It is either
this or war of extermination. Wars
of extermination engaged in by a peo
ple pursuing commerce and all indus
trial pursuits, are expensive, even
against th* weakest people, and are
demoralizing and wicked. Our su
periority cf strength and advantages
of civilization should make us lenient
toward'tn.? Indian." The wrong al
ready jnfhcted upon him should be
taken into account, 'and the balance
placed to his credit. The morality
of the question should be' considered
and the question asked, c?nno"-. the
Indian be made a useful and produc
tive member of society by proper
teaching and treatmen:. If the ef
fort is made in good faith we will
stand better before the civilized na
tions of the earth and in our own
consciences for having made it.
All these things are not fo be ac
complished by one individual, but
they will receive my .support and
such recommendations to Congress as
will, in my judgment, best serve to
carry them into effect. I beg your
support and encouragement. It has
been and is my earnest desire to cor
rect abuses that have grown up in the
civilized part of the country. To
secure this reformation rules regula
ting methods ol' appointment and
promotion were established, and have,
been tried.. . My . efforts for such re
formation shall be continued to the
best of my judgment. The spirit .of
the .rules adopted will be maintained.
I acknowledge before this assem
blage, representing as it does every,
section of our country, the.obligation
I apa under to my countrymen for1
the great honor they have conferred
on me by returning me to the highest
office within their gilt, and the fur
ther obligation resting' on me to ren
der to them the best services within
my'power. This I promise, looking
forward with the greatest anxiety to
the day when I shall be released from
responsibilities that at 'times are al
most overwhelming, and from which
I have scarcely had a' respite since
the eventful firing upon Fort Sumter
"oiiscientiuuo ?n?j ." .
promotion or command, and \\
a revengeful feeling towards any sec
tion or individual. Notwithstanding
this, throughout the war, and from
my candidacy for my present office
in 1S?8, to the close ol the 1 st Pres
idential campaign, I have been the<
subject of abuse and slander, scarce
ly ever equalled in political history,
which to-day I fee.1 that I can afford
to disregaard, in view of your ver
dict, which I gratefully accept as my
The financial condition of South
Carolina is a fit illustration of th .
manner in which carpet-bag Radicals
have ruled and robbed the Southern
States. The- recent report of the
Comptroller of that Si ate- gives its
total debt, including contingent and
railroad liabilities, afc $21,000,000.
As the. tuxafclo wealth of the State is
ouly $183,000,000, it will be seen
that this debt amounts to- a twelve
per cent, mortgage on the whole
State. All of it, with the exception
of about $2,000,000, has been incur
red since I860. The revenue needed
this yoar to pay tho expenses ol' the
government and meet the interese is
$2,054,347 ; and "besides this, there
is n deficiency for last year of $1,
25M05, making a total of $3,320,
752 to be raised this year. This is
nearly five per cent, on the property
valuation, a demand which the im
noverished and plundered people
cannot meet. And what "nave the
people to show for all this expendi
ture of mouty? What public im
provements have been projected and
carried forward, that required such
a vast outlay ol' money ? In what
way has the State been benelitted by
this pouring forth pf its wealth,' by
this lavish use of its credit? In no
way. The money has been stolen by
those in authority, and their confed
erates in the North, and the Federal
Administration have sustained these
men by all the means in its power.
Chronicle & Sentinel. .
HORRIBLE MURDER.-It is a great
misfortune that -something can't he
done to c'iecl? tho spread of cri mo
anq restrain the hana of the coward
ly murderer, Nothing short cf a
literal fulfilment of the old Mosaic
law will be the means of curbing tho
passions of those whose business and
delight it is to make the life of a fel
low human being atone for some real
or fancied insult.
John Smith a quiet, peaceful, inof
fensive colored man "was brutally
murdered \i\ his awn house near
While Hall on last Tuesday night,
^n inquest \yas held aver the remains
of the deceased on Wednesday by
Trial Justice McClinton when the
following facts were .brought.'dut.
Smith was sitting in his house with
his wife and two children ; some one
came to the door and knocked ; Smith
asked who it wasland if it was some
party with whom he waa well ac
quainted ; the party knocki^c V?
swered yes and 'Sfctt'*. opened" the
door Vt'han he was instantly, fired upon
and1 wounded iQ t?e breast. He.
turned and attempted to ni ike his
escape when the murderers, (for there
were two) opened a brisk fire a*^ al
most instantly killed him,,. He was
completely riddl^ W??. balls and,
our informant told us that he counted
no less than eight- bullet holes. The
deceased was one of the beet colored
men in the country ami the &ot;ve
; . ?.-.?... . titft'vma -f.Mi.fM.'
for killing kim is unknown. He
worked hard, and had "little or noth
ing to do with politics. The mur
derers were wliite men and we learn
that they have been identified and
that warrants hav? been issued "for
. their arrest. We hope they may be
. captured and'that for their villiany
: they may suffer that punishment
? which they inflicted on their dead
i victim.-Abbeville Medium, 5th.
Will the Sol?ate Dare?
Will the Renate dare to admit as a
member John J. Patterson, claiming
I to represeut >ouL. Carolina ?
It is in evidence that this Patter
son, known in South Carolina as
I Honest John, promised on November
27, 1872. to give H\ H. Ellison, a
member of the House of- Represen
tatives Qi' that State, any sum of
money between $500 and $1,000,
half in advance, and the other haft
after the election, as an inducement
to Ellison to join in making Patter?
son Senator of the United States.
The margin between $500 and $1,000
was to vary according to the number
of votes Ellison could bring with
M. S. Miller, another member of
the House, swears that on or . about
December 1, 1871, Patterson offered
to give him for his support as much
mouey as any other candidate could
offer. He further testifies that on or
about December 6 Patterson renewed
his proposal, adding that " the Ren
ate was a nice easy place for six
years, and he (Patterson) could alford
to speud money to secure his elee
tidn.-" Miller further swears that*on
three several other occasions in No
vember, 1372, Patterson offered and
?delivered to him the sum of $65,
and that this money was given to him
for his vote, Patterson promising
that he would return after the elec
tion, and cancel the due bill which
Miller gave him if it should appear
that he had really voted for him.
Robert Screven swears that on De
cember 10, 1872, one H. G. Worth
ington bribed u member of the Leg
islature named Fortune Giles to vote
for J. J. Patterson for the Senate of
the United Sta'es, and had paid in
United States currency for the mer
chandise thus bargained for. Con
cerning.these facts Jos. Chisolm, Isaac
Johns, and Jack Johnson, are also
It is also consoling to lonrn that a
protest against Patterson's admission,
signed by responsible citizen* of South
'. - -..it i.o nresented to the
Xuv . . ..
letter received by Mr. R. Tozer, of
this city, from the general agent of
the Traction Steam Engin'1 Company
in New York, Mr. W. C.Gastier. It
was written by Mr. G. W. Dick, of
Ross, Ohio :
We hiive used our engine for al
mqst all possible purposes : On til
gra vel road, for drawing ?ogs out o:
the wood, for threshing grain, and arc
now hauling pork in the streets ol'
Cincinnati, over a boulder pavement.
On the macadamized road we draw
from Hamilton to Venice, including
wagons, 25,000' pounds of coal, ar
one load-a distance of ll miles.
For logs in the wood she is unequal
ed ; we detach the e. gine from tb .
wagon, and roll the tree on the wagon,
an inch at a time, if we "choose, and
hold it there-a feat that horse powv:
.will not perform. All who see her
at this are amazed at the power wo
posses?, and s;iy she serins a thing of
life. We drew a tree of average
. girth of over 7 feet, and 73* in length,
?rom our timber, ab -ut four miles dis
tant, and we calculate it weighed
eight tons or more. .
We have threshed nearly 40,000.
bus'hels-of grain with her since har
vest, and have found no place that
we were unable to reach, no marte?
what the grade or how deep the mitti,
lier facility for taking her elf uu-i
thresher away, makes her a great fa
vorite with the farmers, who have
been bored with hitching their horse.;
to a heavy steam engine, and spoiling
them with the overload. Our great
est gain is in time, moving from l?ace
to place. Tn five minutes after tho
last sheaf is through, we aro on the
road ; and we once moved 800 feet,
and were threshing again in ten min
?tes from thc time the last sheaf was
through at the la,st place (by a watch
held on us by a friend.) We are
now drawing pork in the streets of
Cincinnati, and we draw from twelve
i to ni''?en tons at a load.
. i ^p* mnii ?
MAMMON AND RIGHTEOUSNESS.
The Shenandoah Herald, o? Sch?yl
kill, Pennsylvania, has a motto which
strikes us as a little singular, h :.
this : " Our Aim : To fear God> te .
the trufh, and make mon*)'." The
candor of this avowal i* to be ad mir
ed. " To make money" seems to be
tho object of most everybody now-a
day?, and many no doubt wish " to
fear God and tell :he truth but
unfortunately if men do fear God
and tell the truth, they are not like
ly to make much mon'ey. As the
world goes now it seems that the.
wicked are, as a general rule, more
prosperous than the righteous ; but
the aim of the righteous should be
not to grow rich in this world, but to
" lay up treasures" in heave**, b>
fearing God and telling tba ?ruth, and
walking uprightly felt the days of
WOULD LI?E TO BE ? MINISTER.
A friead visiting in a minister's fami
ly, where the parents were striot in
regard to the children's Sabbath de
portment waaoonfibientially informed
by one. of the litMe girls that " shu
would like to be a minister."
M Why?" inquired the visitor, rath
er puzzled to understand what had
given the child so sudden an admira
tion for that cabling. She was quick
ly enlightened by the reply :
" So I, could holler on Sunday I" ,
GRIFFIN & MTIER.
HE Undersigned have formed a
Co-Partnership in the Practice of Law
in Edgeficld County.
* S. B. GRIFFIN,
M. C. BUTLER.
Feb 10 tf_8_
New Law Firm.
JOHN E. BACON. Titos. J. ADAMS.
?SACON & ADAMS.
Attorneys at Law, -
Will Practice in thotConrts of tho State,
and United States Courts for South Caro
Former Ofiice of Carroll ?? Bacon and
Bacon ?fc Butler. .
Jan 1?, 3872 _ tf_5_
JLcROY F. YOUMLA1YS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Columbia, S. C.
Office, Law Range, Bauskett's Build
ing, up stairs.
Tept 4_tf 37
W. H. ?H?FFE ,
HAVING located at Edenfield 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
P. A. Brahe & Co
?JOG ?road Street,
AS just opened a MAGNIFICENT
STOCK of GOODS, composed of every
thing to be found in a
First Class Jewelry Store.
To the inspection of which they re
spectfully invite the citizens of Edgefi?ld,
WATCHES and JEWELRY repaired
by first class workmen.
Oct. 15, 6iri 43
MOTHER NOBLE'S "
A Sure Remedy for
DISEASES OP THE LIVER,
DLSHASES OF THE BOWELS,
FEVER AND INFLAM ATIONS,
RHEUMATISM, HEA?T DISEASE,
WORM?, SCOFCLA, DROPSY, AC.
HOW Strange that the importance of
keeping the blooil puro and unde
filed is so much neglected. Cleanse the
blood, purify the Huid* and juices of the
body, open out all the passages of the
body, and let oil* the corrupt humors.
'Nature's laws are simple and wise. When
our. bodies arc out of order, our blood
impure, sallowness and pimples, per
hap ;, allect the skin, distaste for food,
headache, itnd constipation occur. Do
not wait for further troubles to appear,
but clean out the stomach and bowels of
slimy, corrupt accumulations ; start the
?west-glands and the water-passages into
?riui a tv.. . ..? . . '~ V"V'?>. Ive
e^cutial properties for which the discov
ery of Mother Noble's is famous.
This valuable Syrup hos but recently
been introduced i? this vicinity, but Mr.
lt. W. Cannon has already tested its
merits in Iiis family and certifies as fol
JOHNSTON'S DEPOT, NOV. ll, 1872.
I hereby certify that my wife has suf
fered severely for the last two years from
Indigestion, and she had tried almost
every remedy k own, and I eau cheer
fully recommend Mother Noble's Heal
ing Syrup as superior to any she has
ever tried. By tho usc of two or three
bottles she has been entirelv relieved.
' R. W. CANNON.
For sale by
GEO. J. TON EY.
Johnston's-Depot/Feb. l!>, Im 9.
147 Broad Street,
I HAVE now in Store a very large and
carefullv selected Stock of
Of .All Grades'
Comprising an'elegant assortment of
Fine Walnut aud Mahogany CHAM
Beautiful Parlor SUITES, Upholstered
in Plush, Hair Cloth and Reps.
Libran , !-ining Ronni, 3fii?C-&lUll
CHAIRS, TABLES, BUREAUS, BED
STEADS, WASH STANDS,
MATTR ASSES, ?c.,
And all other articles usually found in a
First Class-Furniture House.
?SirCall and examine my stock.
E. G. ROGERS,
147 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.
Nov 27 * ?h? 49
To Youing Men.
Just Published, in a (Scaled Envclc-ft.
Price Six. Cent?.
ALECTURE on tho Nature, Treat
ment and Radical cure ot" Sperma
torrhoea, or Seminal Weakness, Invol
untary Emissions, Sexual Debility, an i
Impedimenta to Marriage generally ;
Nervousness, Consumption, Epilepsy
and Fits ; Mental and Physical Incapaci
ty, resulting from Self-Abust, etc.-Bf"
ROBERT J. CULVERWELL, M. D.f
Author of tho M Green Book," dc
Tho world-renowned author, in this
admirable Lecture, clearly proves, from
his own experience that the awful conse
quences Of Self Abuse may be effectual
ly removed without medicines, and with
out dangerous surgical operations, bou
gies, instruments, rings-or cordials, poi n!>- -
itu? out a mode of cure at o-ce certain
and effectual by which every sufferer, uo
mattor what his condition may be may
cure himself cheaply, privately and rad
ically. THIS LECTURE WILL PROV?
A BOON TO THOUSANDS AND
Sent, under seal, to any address, rna
plain sealed envelope, on the receipt of
six cents, or two postage stamps. Alto
Dr. CulverweU's " Marriauo Guide,"
price 50 cents. Address tho Publisher.!,'
CHAS. J. C. KLINE & CO.,
12T Bowery, New York,
. Post Office B?x 4,?#5.
Tin Shop. * Tm Shop.
THE Undersigned wonld announce to I
the citizens of Edgefield-and ser? :
rounding countrv that neis prepared to
do ALL KINDS OF TIN WORK, a?
Augusta Pri?es, such as
Roofing. Guttering, &c.
. Old Roofs, Gutters; TIN WARE, &c,
Repaired promptly. ._ELiiL
Will make STOVE*IFE.and STOVE
PANS at the shortest notice.
Shop tn rear1 of Post Office, where' he
may be found at all times 'during burli
ness hours. . _
* A. E. KEAR8EY.
Jan S3 ,. - 5