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EDGE FIELD, S. C., HAIGH 27. 1873.
VOLUME m?III?-No. U.
Jn< Min . :.q?n . ;ihij
Brasseis, English Royal Yelvets, Imperial
8-Plys ?iii Scotch ?agrain Gaspers.
In order to Reduce Stock, we will Offer our
Carpets from this day, at such Low Prices, and
give such Bargains as the people of Edgefield
have Bat tye^eld, sin.ce the Wai. Everybody is
^?o^te^Mslde rap Ut Half Price.
JAW!ES C. BAILIE lc BRO.,
205 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.
Augusta, Mar 4 4t ll
t , JOHNSTON'S DEPOT,
H. ! i O j H i
AS always on hand a full and well selected Stock of
.EATS, CAPS, BOOTS, SIIO?S,
fJ ! M*rtv4pe, Pocket and Table Cutlery; 5 t
Groceries5 and Plantation Stipplies
&c, &c., &c,
All of which I will sell at the lowest prices. Call on me before purchasing
elsewhere, I can. please you, and will do so, if you will give me a share oi
Kip E^gtest.Ca?hjwces. paid for COTTON.
I am ?^lb[Mri?J;ra ??TT0N FERTILISES, and.solicit
immediate orders from responsible parties.
J. W. CALHOUiY.
Johnston's Depot, Feb 19 ly 9
Dr. T. J. TEAGUE,
JOEKSTOWS BE POT, S. C.
HAVING jost opened a Drug Store at th?3 place. I take this method
of informing my friends and the pujblic generally that I now have in Store
a full line of
Drugs, Patent Medicines, Toilet Articles, Perfumery,
GLASS, PUTTY, KEROSENE OIL,
In fact everything usually kept in a Drug Store,-all new and warranted
My prices are aa low os such Gocda caa be sold in any market in the
T. J. TEAGUE.
-Johnston's Depot, Feb 19 ly 9
IN ? - . ? ' .
BOOTS, SHOES ABD HTS.
1 . , *
We Non Offer to thc Wholesale Trade, 500 Cases
/ i ' *' ' i .
Which we will sell for Cash, or to Prompt Paying Customers, at VERY
LOW PRICES. Merchants wanting Goods in our line will save money by
giving us a call.
Out Retail Department
Is well supplied with the Latest Siyles and Best Quality of Goods, con
sisting in part of
Dudley'* Celebrated Boot?* Shoes and Gaiters,
Miles & Son's Boots, Shoes mid Gaiters;
Zeigler Bros. Congress and Lace Gaiters, &c., A.c.
Remember our Motto is: " QUICK SALES AND SMALL PROFITS."
GALLAHER & M?LHERIN,
SS.? Broad Street, AUGUSTA, GA.
.i . 3m 8
R, BISELL 4BURUM
J : fi
175 and 177 Broad Street,
WE are now hi receipt of our Fall Stock of 'GROCERIES, consist
ing in part ol
3aoon SIDES. Bacon SHOULDERS, Dry Salt SIDES,
SUGARS ol' all graden.
SYRUPS-Xcw~Orl*aiis and Nww York Drip*,
MOLASSES. Rio. Laguyra and Java COFFEE,
TOBACCO. SALT. PEPPKR, SPICE,
Cracker?, Pickle.?. Cove Ov.sters.
C A N NED. GOODS eysytp?g of I Vaches. Blackberries Tomatoes, &c,' ? fl
MACKEREL in iWrels. "half am) quarter bbl*, ami Kita,
Seed. W,flEAT, Seed RYE, S^e.l OATS, >>ed BARLEY,
Case Liquors of BRANDY, WHISKEY, GIN, .
We ?re also-offering the most coifciiete and largest stock of BARRI
LIQTJOHS of any House in the City,' and selling at prices that will indue
buyers to purchase nearer home than in Eastern mark?ts.
To the Planters 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.
J&"Buying our Good* for CASH, we are -prepared to sell as low, and oil ||
times lowerrthan.any other House in the'City.- ?.'.'.
Augusta, ?ct'9 . tf . 42 i
Does this Interest You?
SOO Pairs Misses Cloth Laced Gaiters, 11s to 2s, with Solid Loather
P-ores, for $1,50.
SOO Pairs Children's Heavy Sole Pebbed GvatShbe.^, 7s to 10.=, for $1,50
150 Pairs Cuil'tren's Feb. Goat, $1.25.
120 Pairs Ladies Cloth Congre*; Shoes, 2| to worth $2,50 for $2,00 I
Hcaah?Arl?t?iW^ttetitiuTr to ihn ; ?JOve lot of Shoes on account of the
extremely low pm**-,. They are cheap because .they; ifre goeoV.'WHl give
another pair in rUade* of the worthless.
;r $1 . ijMUUPREB C. FOfeM'E, I
X... Sign of .tie ?ed^Boot, 258 Broad Street, Angabt?? Ga.
mn?"-" ?? ' ., ' '
" ROCK OF AGES."
?- Rock of Ages, cleft for me"
Thoughtlessly the rhuiBeu sung,. [
Fell the words unconsc|bU8ly; . ,
From her girlish, gleeful tongue ; i
Sang as little ehildren sing;
Sang as sing the b?rds in June ;
Fell the words like light leaves down
. On the current of the tune
.'Rock of Ages.eleft for me? ,
Let jnjB bide pjyselflin Thee." j
" 1*1 me hide vcry?ek kn kbee"
Felt her soul no need to hide;
Sweet the song as song could be
And she had.no thought; beside ;
All the- woods' hnhWKlingly N
Fell from lips untouched by care,
Dreaming not they each uiigbt be ,
On some other lips a prayer- .
" Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee."
" Rock of Ages, cleft for me"- . . ,
'Twas a woman sung them now,
Pleadingly and prayerfully,
Even' woVd hefbeart'did; knowj^.
Rose the song a3..st<xnn-to>>ed bird,'.
Beat*! with weary wing the air,
Every no# withya?rrow stirred- ,
Ev?iw syllable a-prater- ?
M Rock"of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself In,Thee."
" Rock of Ages, cl?it'lo? mo4*
Lips grown aged sung thu hymn
Trustingly and tenderly
Voice grown weakaiideycsgrowndim,
"Let me aide myself lu 'J.kee,"
Trembling though tho voice and low,
Run the sweet strain peacefully,
Like a river in its now.
Sung as only they can sing,
Who life's thorny paths have passed ;
Sung as only they eau sing,
Who behold tho promised rust
Rock of Ages cleft for me, '
Let roc hide myself lu Thee."
Rock of Ages, cleft for. me"
Sung above a eoldn lid ;
Underneath all restfully,
All liie's joys and sorrows hid.
Never more, O storm-tossed soul,
Never more from wind or lido,
Never more (rom billow's roll,
Wilt thou need thyself to hide.
Could the sightless, sunken eyes,
Closed beneath tl;;e soft gray bair,
Could the mute and stiffened "lips
Move again in pleading prayer,
Still, aye, still, the words would be,
" Let me hide myself in Theo "
? - - .<r>.i - .- -
Winaing a Lover.
"Five dollars! Oh Bridget, I
wish I knew of any way by which I
could earn five dollars."
Our6cene was no silk-lined boudoir,
no picturesque wooden ravine fringed
with ferns and musical with the rip
ple of moss-brown waters, but only
an underground city kitchen, wilh.a
gloomy range of washtubs on one
tide, and a scantily furnished dresser
on the other. And. Minnie Akeriy,
a beautiful young'girl of seventeen,
sat perched on the aforesaid tubs,
swinging her prettv little feet to and
fro, while a stout Irish woman, with
a basket on her arm, stood opposite.
" You, Miss, dear !" echoed Bidg
et Maloney. '" But sure, thatVa dn
ferent thing altogether.
.' We need money so badly," said
Minnie soberly. "And now th.t
Papa is ill, and has lo-1 his office, we
have so little. And Borah advertised
for aplace asa nursery governess,
but no one answered the advertise
ment. I could teach, I think, on:
everv place is rilled, and Mr. Russell
says there are ton applicants to at
least every vacancy.'
" The pity of ir," sighed the sym
pathizing Bridget, "when 1 he li kw
of me gets moie work than she can
do. For there is a jintleman sent
dozen shirts last night fo be done np,
and it's rnesilf will have to send them
" How much 'do you have irp'?ce .'*'
" A. shilling, Miss."
" That would be twelve shillings
a dollar and a half," said Minnie
meditatively. " Bridget, would you
let me do them.?"
.' YoUj Wise MinnieI"
" Do," cbu.fed the girl. " I know
I could. I did papa's last week, and
he never knew tnev were not ironed
by a regular' laundress. I should so
like to earn a little money all of my
own. I could buy mamma some wine,
and Sarah a new winter dress, and
Oh," with a low sigh, " I could do so
many nice things, if only I had a lit
tle money. Ti
" Well, I declare," said hoiic^?;
Bridget, rubbing her nose. " And"
you Judge Aleenya daughter!"
" Won't you let rae, Bridget?"
Minnie had jumped oil' thc wash
tubs and come <:!o-e to the good na>
tnred Irish womat, with sparkling
eyes and cheeks deep dyed with the
deep earnestness ol lier picadilly.
" Please, I could come to your house
this afternoon and papa would think
I was walking in the Park."
"Sure, you'd be kind y welcome,
Miss," acceded Bridget. "Only-"
Away ran .Minnie in gio-'t glee, to
make ali necessary preparations for
the alternoon's work.
" I won't tell Sarah/' she-?horcht,
" nor mamma, because ihey'.d ba si;re j
to cry and make a fuss over it. J ?1
just steal quietly away, alter 1 make
the omelette lor papa's lunch. Only
if Mr. Russell should call-" and the
lovely face fell for a second-" But
perhaps h? won't'. ?Aj>y .way, this is
one of th* opportunities' .to help" my
self that I have sighed for so long,
and it mil only be throwing hick
away to negie?t it."
And so Minnie Akerjf stole away
at two o'clock, much to the. displeas
ure of her elder Histor, Sarah.
" I think she might have stayed
and read to p<ipu," said she, "instead
of leaving it always to me."
" My dear," said conciliatory Mrs.
Akerly, f ^6V>Trjiust?riBmetnber .thaf'j
she is very young, and needs morel
relaxation than we do." ' .
" Relaxation !" If they could only
have seen Minnie at that moment,
with flushed ?heeks and sleeves rolled
up to the fair; round shooidere, work
ing as if her life depended on it, they
might have taken a different view of
?he matter and things in general.
And t|ie(next (day she went airain
to i rori- the ?hirt?i 4he had -wasted ko
" Sure, Miss, you're making them
look hke white satin/' cried the ad
miring Bridget. " And it's yourself
would make a decent li vin' entirely
as a laundress, so you would! Only
it makes my heart ache to see the lit
tle white hands of yours ail blistered
and burned' With the rrr n?, and par
boiled with BoapaudV' ?
. "'My hands !" said Minttid, con
temptuously, "alittle glycerine and
* week of kid-gloving, and they'll be '
f ^m?^o A A :
" Married ?" Baid ?tyW?f "Russell-.,,
meditatively. " And . why ?uouidn't
I get married, Helena? Ia not
ma,n all the happier for uniting 1
fortune with some truly congeni
sou)?" i i
Young ladies now-a-days are t
sp trashy and trivial," said Mr. Ru
sei's mature, strong-minded eiste
sewing diligently away on red fiann
shirto'fori the poor/ ? fi I
:. ?*'Mo8t?yo?n? ladies,. I gcant yob
observed Eugene, " but not all, Hel
" A*ndyou are -the very, one. to-1
imposed upon and blinded," said Mi
Helena Russell, who had never y
left off regarding Her brother as
very small "boy, who required ed mo
ishing and looking after in every r
s^eot. ? .
" Now you are judging unfair!
'?felen?. You never -have see'n^JIi:
, ".I haye, heard of her, . though
sard H?lena Russell''dryly:J SI
waltzes and sings, and plays croquet
i$'teibay-,<k the^ihiee a capit
crime Helena?" laughingly demani
Nonsense-you know that baa
what I mean. But it would be
great deal more to the point if el
could pew on buttons and iron shirts.
" Perhaps she can," suggested M
" Is it likely?" contemptuously r<
torted Miss Helena.
" Suppos? we declare a tru-e upo
the subject," said her btother. "j
is quite plain we never shall agree o
it; and in the meantime: what d
you say to igoiug around withr'me (
see .Virs. Maloney?"
" Mrs. Maloney ! Oh the laundtes:
Yes, I suppose we ought to see, he
about the summer's washing.' But i
it necessary for me to go myself?"
" It would be better, I suppose."
And rather grudgingly, Miss RU?
sell went to put on her walking ha
"Asad, .disagreeable part of th
city to come "to," she said, elevatin
ut the same time her skirts and patri
cian nose, as they wended their wa'
to the region of tenement housei
groceries and small thread and needl
stores that stretched westward, no
far frc m the palatial mansions c
Fifth Avenue itself.
"Yet people live here, Helena."
"Yes, and I suppose they like it
Why don't they go West? I'd sen<
them there if I was government
whether they would or not."
"Then'tis fortunate that you ari
not government," drvly observed Mr
" This is the number, I believe
Hallo! my little man," to a dirty
faced urchin paddling in the gutter
:; does Mrs. Bridget Maloney . liv?
Master Maloney pricked up hi?
ears. " It's my mother," he said
"an'its in the basement you'll fine
her." , . * ;. .
And with a twist of his bristly
head in the direction indicated, he
dived once more into the gutter.
Mr. Rrjsseil, with Miss Helena aus
tere^ by, tapped'once at the door,
twice, three times, before Mrs. Malo
ney 's fine contralto voiceshouted out :
'.Come in. wiWver you be, and
don't stand there knockin' the door
down-Och, an' I beg your pardon.
I didn't know that ?twas thvquality.''
Bnt Eugene Ro>**ll ^tood still in
the door, his eyes glued to the scene
that met his gaze-Minnie Akerly,
in bull' calico dre? mid white apron
ironing diligently away, with a pile
of .sn >wy shu ts on her left hand, and
a basket, of sprinkled linen on her
right. And Minnie herself, colored
like a '. red rose" for a minute,
" Why am I ashamed ?" she reso
lutely asked herself. " Am I doing
something wrong? I won't be such
So with this doughty re.S'-'lution in
her mind, she glanced calmly up, the
pink shadows still glowing on her
cheeks.) i . _ J J X \t) <
" Good alternoon, Mr. Russell,''she
And Eugene stammeringly intro
duced her to his sister, who ha&lstood
judiciously eyeing the whole scene.
" It's thc gentleman a wantin' ol
his shirts, au'ture they're not done
yet," oled blundering Bridget.,
"But they will be soon." said Min
nie; "Inion the last one now-if
Mr. Russell will sit down and Wait a
"Yo?.'Miss Akerly, ironing my
"Evens"," Minnie answered. "The
truth is, Mr. Russell, we are pdor;
tvtid although ironing shirts is not so
genteel an occupation as gi fing music
lessons or making vax Howers, I am
gla4 to ,oa);n a H tlc money in any
wav. I beiiuii^' tlfoae shirts will give
satisfaction," and she smilingly glaner
ed on the completed pile.
Miss Helena came forward with her
gray eyes fairly luminous tvitbj satis
faction. .} [iij*}! i
" My dear, ' said she, ,QI couldn't
have done them better myself) and
that'e saying a good deal." ; /
And she nodded, in an approving
way, at her brother.
iftnaie Akerly went home with the
dollar and a half m her pocket, tie
most triumphant little capitalist yrm
. " I don't think Mr. Russell vas
very niuch-, shocked jr\ she?said:d;o her
self, " for he ?aid li? would'H^eep ?my
secret from, papa,.and promise*! tecali
thi3 evening." . f
* * * * *
And three months afterward, Vhen
Eugene Russell was married to,Min
nie Akerly, he wore one of* the very
shirts that had been washedjand
ironed by the bride's fair handsi
" I could not be half HO proid of
it,", he: ear?, -, "if -if.Moued
out of cloth of gold."
?'?.?' -W?- ? > 1,. i.
A distinguished Radical Sjnator,
having his attention called to' Oh/fax's
efforts to improve nln'?x, srtid Ult "ev
ory time he explains 1m puts hjJfoot ip
it," which calls to minti, the ifcfyderibg
of a Mississippi steamboat sonii yours
since, as described by an tryei?vit)iess JJ
"Sho hove and sot, and sotnnf/hove,
. Atid hlgft Hen radder ?lting-? : < ip
And ey?ry f-mo she hove and tot. .
' A wusser leak she sprung..
1 ' ' " ! ' . -f- '
j?S-Fred. Douglas has tuded wag,
and says that, in view of tho cledit Mo
bilier Investigation, there ls noknger of
The Greenwood and Augusta
The Abbeville Press ?lBanner, of j
the 12th inst., saya: ., &
"This great enterprise hos for some
time past been exciting' the minds
and has aroused the e tergiea of the
:people along the proposed^:$oute, to
?make redoubled efforts for'its com
pletion. Not only will, it 'be of im
mense importance to those along the
line, but we feel that the wlfoie upper
portion of this ?tate and North Caro
lina, will derive vast b?nefita from its
completion. We beg leave to call
the attention of our readers to the
following letter, hoping thej? will give
it careful consideration : !
GREENWOOD, S.^., 1
February M, $873. J
James Birnie, Esq.: -
. DEAR SIR: Yours oJWlis?date, ma
king inquiry as to the prospects and
progress of the Greenwood^and Au
gusta Railroad has beeH received, to
which I take pleasure ?'in e?ying that
we who are directly interested, and
watch with auxiety every indication
for and against, are very much en
couraged and feel confident of its
The definite survey, "to Reate the
road lor grading, will beg?a here on
the first of March proximo^; This will
be completed, and theftstynates tor
grading will be complefpa^by the first
of August, and then '.^Jnll begin
work imm diately. . Tfe^|.eliminary
sur.vey has been made,^t.|r?hich you
have probably seen notice^in the pa
pers. The Georgia Legislature has
granted us a charter for tito Augusta
end of the road.
The people of Augusta^e. in nigh
spirits, and will subscrib? liberally.
Such men as Jackson, :j?wg, Clark,
May and others are ta&n?4an active
interest, and I was assured by every
merchant with whom I tajied on tLe
subject that there was hotione in the
city who would not sub-cfibe liber
ally. They feel it to be a necessity
to Augusta. ;rdie has but$ one road
(the Georgia) leading intt| the inte
rior, while all the other roiads are so
many drains, which bring jier no pro
duce. This road is just;: what she
needs, traversing, itself,- ?fnch section
of country, to say uothinjgof tho im
mense amount of produeeiwhich will
be carried within her limitefrom New*
berry, Laurens, Union, an|i in fact all
the northwestern portion^* the State,
which she now loses of nelessity. It
will be no less important 'to Augusta
than the Georgia Road itself.
But while Augusta is willing td do
much towards its completion, yet we
on this side of the river afje not equal
to our anxiety on the sulject, and if
Greenville will aid us wifh forty or
fifty thousand dollars, itfcwould put
to rest all doubt as to th? success of
the road, and put us in? condition
to H m -the favor, wheanalm ghoul d
need it. "We ought to^^p^iie Sfi?
As one of the directors of the road,
I take the liberty of asking you to
canvass and. see whether you can pro
cure any subscriptions for ns. Any
suggestions or further inquiries yon
may choose to make will receive
prompt attention. Our impression is
that Greenville is very little less in
terested in the completion of thiu
road than we are. lc will contribute
much tn her prosperity.
Very truly, ?:.,
W. K. BLAK*.
Pittsburgh i'ost Poiilical Fara
Colfax continues to lie concerning
his Credit Mobilier tramactions, ana
must be a fool to expect to gull the
p- opie. The best advice we can give
bim is to make a full eenfession, and
try to save his soul.
We notice that quite a number o'
the administration journals are se
vere on Congress lor pacing the sala
ry job, but not one ol them has dared
io say one-word regarding the Piesi
deni's action in thia matter. He sign
ed the bill and along with the rest ol
them gobbles thc pl under.
The Philadelphia iV*-* thinks that
if the verdict, of the Semite Commit
tee which whitewashed Pomeroy is
sustained by the. people, "it.will be
because the American jto'ple are hope
Grant, who has become the head
anil front of Radicalista, is now more
dangerous than ever. He has falsely
assumed that the Americau people
sanction Radicalism hy re-el. . ingthe
popular military leader. If he has
any sense he knows better; but*he
cares not. It suits bis purpose to
claim all that he dare now, lest here
after he might not be able to do it
wifh so goba a grace. With parades,
bulls,, suppers aud fire-works the false
42d Congress has been sent off in a
blaze of glory like *.be last scene of
some diabolical play. The curtain
falls and knavery triumphs.
The 42d Congress lias taught the
American people some lessons which
they should lay to heart and never
forget. It has taught that to depend
upon Congress for ar.y demonstration
of-straight f. rward honesty is folly.
That to look to members of Congress
as fair representatives of a pe-pie es
sentially honest, ie the height of fool
ishness. ' To expect that Congress will
maintain its former dignity, when it
has ehown by rta "actions that, it hon
ors money more than a good name, ?Si
Some of the administratiori organs
are endeavoring to make it appear
that the Republican pariy is not re
npongible lor the passage of the salary
job. They claim that Bome Demo
crats voted for it, vhich of course is
not denied ;" bat then they must re
member that the Republicans have ?
large majority in the Senate and the
House, and the spindle could not
have passed either, had the Republi
can members thereof so willed it
And even then it ^u\d not have be
come a law had Prient Grant with
held>hi8.8?enature.; The Rad>aL par
ty ia' responsible JJ the salary in
crease, notwithstanding the protesta-,
tiona of the organ*
k,tyr, IUugoId hasheen appoint
-niaster ati;Nbw Orleans, Vico
ea rosi-maawi. rr. -? ? -.
Lowell, (Radical) 8/cafcer of the qayonotf
Legislature,' arresUd &r stealing l^poo,
What the Country Needs.
BY DB. J. O. HOLLAND.
Godgjvesus men I. a time like tbis.de
Strong minds, great hearts, truo faith and
. ready bands; 1
Iden whom the lust of office does not
.Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy,
Men who possess opinions and a will,
Men who have honor ; men who will not'
Men whoXan stand before a demagogue,
And damn his treacherous flatteries with
out winking. .
Tall men, sun-crowned, who live above
In public duty, and in private thinking ;
For, while tho rabble with their thumb
Their large professions and their little
Mingle in 'selfish strife, lo! Freedom
Wrorig rules the land, and waiting Jus
STATE AGRICULTURAL AND ME
In pursuance of a resolution passed at
the meeting of the State Agricultural and
Mechanical Society in December last',
the Spring meeting of the Society will
be held in Charleston on the First Tues
day in May next, beginning at ll o'clock
A. M. Tho placo of meeting and pro
gramme of proceedings will be published
in the morning Charleston papers of that
The following subjects have been se
lected for discussion at that meeting, and
the names attached are the appointees^
who will be expected to open the debate
on the respective subjects :
"Thu culture ol' upland rice as a staple
product in South Carolina.''-George T.
" The comparative advantages of labor
saving machinery, and their adaptability
to Southern labor and products."-M. L,
" Ploughing-ita ett'ects upon different
soils .at ditferent reasons."-John H.
" The cheapest fertilizer, whether do
mestic or commercial, and the most eco
nomical time and method of its applica
tion."-Paul S. Felder, Orangeburg.
"Is an exclusive cotton crop good
policy for. any single farmer or planter
in South Carolina?"--W. M. Shannon,
" Tho most economical method of win
teriugstock."-Thos. Y. Moore, Spartan
" Is South Carolina in greater need of
labor or capital?"-Jamos M'Cutchen,
" With cheap land and inefficient labor,
is the farmer better remunerated by
superficial or high farming?"-R. M.
Tho above named gentlemen are earn
estly requested to attend tho May meet
ing of the Society, and be prepared to
opon the discussion with essays upon
the subjects respectively assigned them.
By order T. W. WOODWARD,
D. WYATT AIKEN, Secretary.
tt?~ 22? IVatoJuiiaj? and Reflector, .tho
loading Baptist Journal in New England.'
thus manfully speaks its mind upon tho
Credit Mobilier disgrace: "It is heart
sickening to read the details, the pre
varications, the falsehoods, thc denials,
the turnings and twistines of men hltji
erto high in the estimation of thc people.
The sin and the error is not so much in
the original purchase of Credit Mobilier
stock, although this was bad enough, but
in the subscqnont denials, followed liv
compulsory confessions and explana
tions. It is ono of those cases where
public sentiment should rise above all
party considerations, and where an hon
e-it attempt should bc made to purge Con
gress and shirt on a new basis It is bad
to have our political idols dethroned, but
helter this than winking at crime in high
Lively Time- In thc Mississippi Legis
Matters arenotaltogetherlovely among
tho Radicals in tho Mississippi Legisla
ture A late dispatch to tho Memphis
Mr R. W. Flournoy addressed a large,
ludience in tho hall of t.hc House Most
A' the State officials and many members
)? tho Legislature were present. The
iddress was sea'hing to the officials pres*
int, denounced tho administration and
jilVO it hurd knocks, and reflected bitter
ly on the present condition of the State.
Che address was listened to smilingly by
At the concludion of tho address Mr.
My gall was called for. On his appear
ince a general yell arose, and the hooks,
>apera and pamphlets on tho members'
leaks took a sudden riso in ?he air, im
plied by hands unknown, shying.at the
leads ol all persons irrespective of posi
ion, resembling butternies in thc air.
?Ul of the officials came in for their share.
il was tho most gratuitous distribution
if public documents on record
A COLOBED ' OVFEKEXCE INVADE TUE
WHITE HOUSE.-I saw this morning a
lark cloud in white chokers moving on the
vVbite House, and made one of a curious
:rowd to see what tho demonstration
neant. I learned from one of thc white
iltokers that it was a delegation from the
Methodist Conference (colored) now in
icssion herc, p?-ing to pay their respects
0 the President. Wishing to see how
iolored respects were tendered, I entered,
villi 500 others, and an interview was
m pro vised in the Bast room. The Presi
lent, sustained by a staff of the sleekest
coking men I ever saw, slouched into the
?oom, and a tall, solemn son of Christian- ,
zed Africa, stepped forward and addressed !
lis Excellency. Thc colored brother was
illed with thankfulness. He thanked '
jod for everything, but especially for our
?hief Magistrate. The pious delegation, ;
evidently thought our excellent President i
1 precious b,qon-a ubocjal Providence, aa ?
t were, rjis Excellency has imprinted ,
in his intellectual countenance a pernetu- ?
il expression of bore. On this oo aslon it ?
leep?ned .nto one intense bore, and, with 1
lis noavy dead eyes fixed on the speaker, .'
ie seemed lo be gazing through and far
leyoncl intoadim distance, where unknown, i
Cabinet officers may be found. He was ?
co full for utterance, at leas.t nothing ?
:ould bc understood, although I have no
juestion but a handsome response will bc
jof.ten up and printed to morrow. As we
:ame out 1 heard one white choker say to '-j
mother, "I does thank de Loni for His I
nercy in sparin' to dis aliluchcd oountry i
lat good and great man." My soul was
lound in humble thankfulness' and 1 said, I
' Amen."-Don Piatt, in N. Y. Herald, .
Uy Au old unreconstructed sore- |.
maded Confcd., down in Georgetown, |
vi th moro truth than poetry in his make-,
ip, gets 6ft* the following conundrum : i1
"Why aro the rebela like Laaarus?
Because they were licked by a set of j
And yet the U. S. Senate killed tho
resolution to allow negroes to enlist as
midiera ia tho white, regiments of tho .
p. S. Army. _
HST ""Excuse haste and a bad pen," as
the pig said when he broke oui " "
; ?*i. ;.! .?Ti lalmffei .t: i.. >..> ,.
Brevities aiid Levities.
?SS- A woman is said to haye como to
town at Springfield, 111., the other day,
'to buy a lower jaw for her son, who iiad
been blowing down a gua barrel.
63^" A Cedar Falls man stole a widow's
calf. She sued him and recovered tho
calf and ?30. So ni?oh for trifling with
a woman's calves.
?ST"A young man in tho ardor of
his affection promises to cherish one of
.our younr* ladies with a love that would
sunjive an army overcoat.
?&- A parent who had fifteen daugh
ters has poisoned his dog, taken the lock.s
off tho doors aud huog,rope ladders over
his door-yard fence by the dozen, and
still his provision biH is as large as ever.
jj^T- That nervou? youth in Louisville
who recently, tPj- mistake, slipped a
nickel five cent piece into tho parson's
hand, instead of a five dollar gold piece,
which he had ready in another pooket,
after three weeks of wedded bliss, thinks
he paid pretty dear for his fun after all,
and regrets that the nickel was not a*
suspender button. *.
par A. Connecticut man is gang to
move out of the State right away because
the trustees of a cemetery object to his
raising onions on his cemetery lot.
.< An old pair of lasts, on which the
brogans ol' the editor of the St. Louis
Globe use to be built, were' sawed iuto
firewood the other day aud sold to thc
captain ol a steamboat at five dolla? a
^Sr* A beautiful woman, said Fontanelle,
is the purgatory of the purse and the
paradise of the eye. This is something
for yon to think of at this season.
jjar There are rumors that "memo
randum booka" are to be excluded from
the articles of stationery supplied Con
gress, on account of the unlooked-for
expense that one of them has already
cost the nation.
?&- Mrs. Jenks, said a little rod haired
girl, with a pug nose and bare foe*,
"mother says you will obleegeherby
lendin' her a stick of firewood, fill this
cruit with vinegar, puttiu a little soft
soap in this pun, and please not let your
turkey gobblers roost ou our fence."
?33~ An Ohio schoolmaster having had
occasion to administer to one ol' hi? pu
pils the gentle chastisement which lb finn
an essential feature ol' Western educa
tion, the father of thc culprit paid a
vengeful visit to tho academy during re
cess, and-directing his son to lock the
door on the outside-" went for" the
pedagogue with a chair, which he used
in anything but a chary manner. Tho
only thing the poor teacher had to defend
himself with was a penknife with a blade
not moro than eight inches long; but
with this insignificant weapon and the
consciousness of rectitude he was enabled
to go on with his afternoon classes as
soon as the pieces of his assailant had
been swept up and taken to the hospital
in a wheel-barrow.
psr In Washington, the other day, a
female member of ? colored theatrical
troupe weill iiit? a dry goods store and
called for sonic llesh-colorcd hose. Thc
dork placed before hera box of black
stockings, and that impertinent young
man has never been ab:c to tell whether
he was blown up by nitro-glycerine, or
was struck by a shot from a seventy-two
??T "Fellow-trabblers," said a colored
preacher, "of I had been cathi' dried ap
ples for a week, un' den tsok to drinkin'
for a motif, I couldn't feel more swell'd
np dan I am dis minlt will pride an'
wani ty at seeiu' such full'tendencc har
SO* A Philadelphia widow excuse.1
herself from weeping on tho occasion ol'
her husband's funeral, declaring that
crying always made her nose bleed.
ji?- " Wearing the green" may be
rather dangerous oven in a ball-room.
A lady in London was conveyed fgnm
the gay and festive scene prostrated be
huhttlons from the beautiful groen rob.
she wore. The most powerful antidoto.?'
tidied tu recover the fair one; but when
a friend kneeled and whispered to her
that ''her false hair was coining oil'" she
I was living nt Squire Jones'. }!<.
had a gul and she was pretty yo .
bet. 1 used tb think she w.t.- pretiy
enough to oat ; say I lovel that giri ,
would be no description of my awful ,
Feelings ; but I was awful bashful- '
I could not tell her about it; and to
make nv'tters worse, there was a tel- i
1er coming to see Sally : and he came :
once a week just as regular as th"
cows come up, and he'd buck right
up to Sally and set up half the
I hated him, of course, and no
body could blame me for it. . I de
termined to stop him or burst. I fell
on a plan, and told Sally's brother
ol' it ; his name was Ike, he was
['leased, and we went to work. They
were scarce of house room; had a 1
front and back room, which was usel
l'or a kitchen and smoke house.
Me and Ike slept iii the back room.
The floor waa made of puncheons,
and immediately under our bed. and
also under the floor, was the big soap
trough. It had about ten bu-hels of
soft soap in it. I told, her that I ?
wanted to sleep ^ with her sweetheart
Lpat night. She said all right. He
aarae dressed up in bis best. Ile had
?jne of those high collared, long, seis- <
sor-tailed coats, new coppera*'punts,
awful tight, a high beegum hat. and
a, pquare-yard red cotton handker
?hi?f around his neck.
He soon cornered Sally, and me
md Ike went to bed-but not; to
?ieep. We raised the floor over the
soap-trough, took the boards off the
bed, all only on the fireside, where I
was to lie-just enough behind to
tiold up a bed without a feller. Ike
lay before the lire on a pallet. I lay
Dn my plank holding very still. I
began to think'they wuulq s;t up all
night, but finally about 1 o'clock he
3tvme in. I snored violently. . *?
He hauled off his linen, and over 1
he crawled, and in he went, down
into the soap-trough. Of all the
anorting and Kicking von ever heard,
it was right here. I began to yell at,
the top of my voice. Ike was mak
ing a Tight, as he fi?t a Haming pine,
knot light in fuji blast, the old folks*
came tearing in in th ar n,ight clothes
-the old man with his gun and the
old woman with the poker.
I had Sally a beau drawn ont by
this time and ? et re tch ed out at foil )
lenghth before the fire. The soap
was half an inch thick all over him.
Ol all tho sights I .ever saw, he look
ed the most terrible. A Kukiux
wasn't nowhere. Sally came with
.her dress in her nanci, and as she en
tered the door he broke. The dogs
?ll went alter hirr out. of hearing
he don't come back any more.
The Lumberton Robt-srinian says:
While in Fayetteville last week, we
had the opportunity of examining the
model of a new agricultural imple
ment just invented by a citizen of
Sampson county, and which seems to
possess decided advantages over any
machinery yet contrived lor the cul
tivation of cotton. It consists of a
sort of double sweep, so contrived as
to scrape the cotton bed thoroughly
on both sides of the young cotton ;
and at the .same time, by means of an
ingenious contrivance, the cotton is
chopped out with as much regularity
as it could be done with a hoe-. The
machine is quite light, weighing little
more_.than ah ordinary p ow, and
resting upon two wheels, the depth
.is nicely adjusted,and it can bc drawn
with ease by any cine horse.
A ch iol Girfa I'oiuposfiioii.
The New York Commercial pub
lishes the following composition writ
ten by a school girl of Richmond,
Dogs ts useful 1er than cats. Mice
is fraid of cats, they bite em. Dogs
follows boys and catches a hog by the
ear. Hogs rarely bite. Sheep bite
?eople. People eat hogs and not the
ews as they and other animals that
doesn't che* their cuds isn't clean
ones. Dogs sometime git hit with
bootjacks for barking at night. Neepy
people gits mad and throws at em.
Dogs is the best animal for man than
grounded hogs or koons and gotes.
Cotes smell. The end.
A QUESTION FOI; GENERAL GRANT.
The Cincinnati Enquirer thus puts a puz
zling question to General Grant. Would
it not be well for the President, before
making the unbounded universe a Repub
lie, tu sec that we secure? one at home?
Thus says the Enquirer :
The ohstitution of the United Stilts
guarantees to thc- people of each State a
republican form of government. G- n :al
Grant executes tho guarantee by enforc
ing upon the people of Louisiana a ,^ov
eminent so universally hated aud repudi
ated that it docs not have a particle o?
jurisdiction beyond the cover of the baro
nets of the United Stute9 army.
A PARALLEL.-Grant's interposition in
behalf of the prostrate Colfax bears a
striking resemblance to the aid and com
fort rendered to tho man overtaken in
liquor and lying helpless in the gutter by
a friend suturing under the same inflic
tion, whose assistance be implored in
moving terms. " Help rae up," he cried ;
" lend a*haue! and get me out of this dis
graceful predicament. 1 can almost get
up myself, and a slight pull will make me
" My dear fellow," was the~Tcprrr
would lift you up with all the pleasure in
lifo, if it was in my power. But you see
I have the greatest difficulty :n maintain
ing an upright position myself Bur iii
can't give you any effectuai aid, I will d >
the next be.-o Hung. I will lie- down in
the gutter beside you. That is an act of I
disinterested fr?en ?ship. Helping you up
would be a simple .'.ci of duty.
The latest wonder of til?; day is a ii-!:,
caught near May Port Landing, on tin
.Sr. John's river, reported to have weighed
495 pounds when dressed. In length it
measured seven feet eight inches, twenty
inches wide. The swallowing capacity oi
this little hVh was nineteen inches. The:e
was some diversity of opinion regarding
tiic species ('f this iisj, several regarding
it as a rock fish, oilers a grouper, and
others a bl ick snapper, but all coinciding
I hat it was The hugest specimen of the
kind yet seen. This tish was shipped to
New" fork. The meat is said to lie ex
cellent, and will readily command 25 cent
ner round, ?hus puning tho value of the
fish at ?1237 ").
?-vi" A parallel tu .i recent marringa in
Now Jersey La reported, from Waterloo,
Jackson county, Michigan, where a man
of eighty married a young woman o;
twenty-two, and gave her *I 1,000 bc.on
tho ceremony, a?j compensation for tin
disparity in ages
- ??. Tiic Utica llei'Uld has,discovered
that "it is now mila wi ul for tobacco
chewers to bog a 'chew.' 'i ho Cn i led
States internal 'revenue law allows n
person or persons to.sell or dispose ol
tobacco in any form, no matter how* small
ar great in bulk, without paying first a
147 Broad Stjreet,
J. HAVE now in Store a very large and
carefully selected Stock of
Of A. ll Grades
Comprising an elegant assortment of
Fino Walnut and Mahogany CHAM
Beautiful Parlor SUITES, Upholstered
m Plush, flair Cloth and Reps.
Library, in?i? Room. Office*!: Hall
CHAIRS, TABLES, BUREAUS, BED
STEADS, WASH STANDS,
And all other articles usually found in a
First Class Furniture Mouse?
/0*CaU and examine mv stock.
E. G. ROGERS,
147 Broad Street. Augusta, Ga.
P. A. Brahe & Co
"Ofi Broad street,
H AS just opened a MAGNIFICENT
3TOCK of GOODS, composed of every
thing to be found in a .
First Class Jewelry Store.
To tba inspection of. which they re
spectfully Invitothc citizens of Edgcfield.
WATCHES and' JEWELRY repaired
by llrst class workmen.
Oct. 15, 6m 43
pieces Best PRINTS.
'J. H CHEATHAM.
Fa)*!?; '. ; tf g
GRIFFIN & BUTLER.
_HE Undersigned have formed a
Co-Partnership in tho Practice of Law
I in Edgolield County.
. S. B. GRIFFIN,
M. ?. BUTLER.
Feb 10 tf * 8
lS"ew Law Birra.
Jonx E. BACOX. Trios. J. ADAMS.
BACfctf <fc A?AiJIS.
Attorneys at Law,
Will Prac:! cc in thc Courts of tlio Stitto,
and United States Courts tor South Caro
Former Office of Carroll & Bacon and
Bacon <fc Butler.
Jan IS, 1S72_ti" 5
LeR?Y F. YOUMArttS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Columbia. S. C.
Office, Law Range, Bauskett's Build
ing, up stairs. 1
>r;pt 4_tf S7
W. H. SHAFFE,
HAVING locat?d at Edeefield offers
his Professional services to tho cit
izens and surrounding country. Office at
the late residence of S. S. Tompkins, Esq.
Feb 28 4f 18
WATSON & CLARK'S
w E as General Agents offer for side
in New Sacks, fresh from the Manufac
tory, the above Fertilizer at
Sixty Dollars per Ton,
adding the expenses of freight from Sa
vanjMb. Payable 1st Nov. next.
Wff honestly believe from reports to
us from those who used it last year, ana
our own experience In the URO of it, that
there ls NOTHING SUPERIOR TO IT
in this country as a good and reliable
Fertiliser for Crops of Cotton and Corn.
It can be hadalso of John Kennerly, at
Ridge Spring, S. C.
J. J. PEARCE. BUTLER & CO.,
Ihave about fifty bushels of SIMP
SON'S PROLIFIC COTTON SEED*
which I will sell at ?2,00 per bushel
Also, have about ten bushels of tho
santo Seed, selected with my own hands
from tlie best stalks, which ! will dispeso
of at .??,00 per bushel.
I raised eight 45? lbs l?alos of Cotton
from these Seed the last year, on six
acres, with an imperfect stand.
0. F. CHEATHAM.
tteb. 12 tf 8
Are continually receiving
LARGE AND COMPLETE STOCKS
New Furniture !
Comprising all the
LATEST STYLES AND PATTERN
?ar!i>i\ Chamber. Dining Boom
OFFICE FURNITURE !
FROM THE HIGHEST GRADE
TO THE LOWEST.
And consists of cory article of FURNI
TURE rccjuircd to furnish a House or
Call and examine at our Ware-Room--.
Always on hand, at thc lowest prices,
iita?Uiiu? Caskets aud Casos,
Of our own manuiaefttre.
212 and 214 Broad Street,
July 2 ly 28
Home Shuttle Sowinn Machine.
JLH1S is a SHUTTLE MACHINE, has
?no UNDEU FKKD, and makes tho "LOCK
STITCH" alike on both si-U-s.
Risa standard. First Cla-s-s Machine,
and the only lew priced " Lock Stitch"
Machine In the United States.
This Machine received thc Diploma at
the Fair ol' thc two Carolinas, in the city
.?!' Charlotte, N. C., in 1871. Thc nbo?c
Machine is warranted for five year*/
A MACHINE FOR NOTHING.
Any person making up a Club for flvo
Machines.-will bo presented tho Sixth
one as commission.
Agents Wanted-Superior induce
monts offered. Liberal deductions mad o
co Ministers of the Gospel.
Send Stamp for Circular, and samples
of Sewing Address Rev. C. H. BERK
HEIM, General Agent,.Concord, N. C.
Dec 4. Iv 50
To Young Men. .
Jti?t Published, in a Sealed Envcloj:e.
Pi-ice Si : Cads.
VLECTURE on the Nature, Treat
ment and Radical cure of Sperma
tnr -oa, or Seminal Weakness, Invol
untary Emissions, Sexual'Debility, and
Impediments to Marriage generally;
Nervousness, Consumption. Epilepsy
and Fits ; Mental and Physical Incapaci
ty, resulting from Self-Abuse, eic-By
ROBERT J. CULVERWELL, M. L?.,
Author of the " Green Book," tte.
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
lv removed without medicines, and with
out dangerous surgical operations, bou
gies, instruments, rings or cordials, point
ing out a mode of euro at once certain
and effectual by which evoir sufferer, no
matter what his condition may be may
cure himself cheaply, privately and rad
ically THIS LECTURE WI LL PROVE
A BOON TO THOUSANDS AND
Sent under seal, to any address, ina
plain sealed envelope, on the receipt of
six eents, or two postage stamps. Also
Dr. Culverwoll's "Marriage Guide,"
prico 50 cents. Address the Publishers,
CHAS, J. C. KLINE & CO.,
127 Bowery, Now York,
*?ost Office Box 4V586.
Sew Crop Florida Syrup!
JuST received Four' Barrels NEW
Crop FLORIDA SYRUP, which will
be sold Cheap for Cash, eitbtr by the
Barrel or Gallon.
W. F. DUBISOE, Jr:
Deo4 . . U ?
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