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EDGEFIELD, S. G.MANLTA?Y 25, 1872,
VOL! JUE ))XU.-M), 5.
w*. Aus. HS ta, Ga.
AVING returned home after several weeks in^New York, ie now Exhib
itiug his unsurpassed selections in
MT CLASS SEASONABLE DRY GOODS,
His numerous Patrons in Edgefield may rely with confidence on having
special and particular attention'paid to their orders, whether given in per
son or by letter.
In future as in the pa^st, Coiivincins; Low Prices and First
Class CrOOds will rule the transactions of this House.
The Fancy Department will contain the
LATEST CREATIONS OF FASHION,
And careful attention is asked to the perusal of the following paragraphs
Warranted Lyons all Silk in Gros
Grain and Taffeta, Super to Sublime
quality, at popular low cash prices.
J. W. TURLEY.
POLKA SPOTS FOULARDS.
The newest thingknown to Fashion,
in great variety, Now. opening.
J. W. TURLEY.
In Rich Jacquered Stripes and
Brocades. New, elegant goods. Im
. . J: W" TURLEY.
LLAMA LACE POINTS,
* * J W. TURLEY.
NEW- SAS ll RIBBONS,
Verv fashionable. Very cheap.
J. W. TURLEY.
All the novelties of the season, un
equaled in variety and low in prices
J. W. TURLEY.
Very superior qualitv only.
J. W. TURLEY.
Fine .to sublime quality in plain,
Satin striped and Lace striped. More
?topnlar tins season than ever before,
?bw on sale.
_J. W. TURLEY.
MEDI?3I PRICED DRESS GOODS. | TARLETON^, JACONETS, &c
In many nfw qualities and coiors,
in great variety. ' 1
J. W. TURLEY.
BLACK TA M A RT INK.
Very useful. Very cheap.
_J. W. TURLEY.
Stripe^ ancfthecked NAINSOOKS
Striped and Checked SWISS, Plain
SWISS, Bishop and Victoria LAWNS
I LIMA LACE JACKETS,
New styles. Now on sale.
J. W. TURLEY.
LLAMA LACE FICHUS, "
The newest production. On sale.
J. W" TURL&Y. .
"TL?MA LACE CAPES
All sizes. Now opening.
J. W. TURLEY.
Augusta, April 1,
Table Cloth DAMASKS, Damask
j NAPKINS and DOYLIES, Colored
j Damask and Napkins, Diapers, Crash
; es, Towels, .Sheetings, Shirtings, (ic,
i in large supply.
j -.- J. W. TURLEY.
I Standard Trimmings, Hamburg
Embroideries, Collarette?, Ruches,
Sappetts, and a full assortment of
FANCY GOODS just opened at .
J. W. TURLEY'S.
TO THE CH
ff E are receiving our
the Novelties of the Se;
Our Stock is much larger than usual, and never mv.. .
buyers will save money by giving it an inspection.
Also, full line of FURNISHING GOODS on hand. .
WHITMAN & BENSON*,
Broad Street, Augusta, Ga., Opposite Masonic Hall.
Augusta, Ga., April 2 om 15
JOHNSTONS DEPOT, S. C.
.HAVING just opened a 5>?'1I?;" S?i>ve at this place, I take this method
of informing my friends and tho public generally that I now have in Store
a full line of
Drugs, Patent Medicines, Toilet Articles, Perfumery,
GLASS, PUTTY, KEROSENE OIL,
* m '?'Tobacco. Segare^
In fact everything usually kept in a Drug Sfcore.-sall new and warranted
My prices are as low as such Goods can be sold in any market in the
Johnstones Depot, Feb 19
T. J. TEAGUE.
MILLER, B1SELL & BUR?M
?. . .. . . f t -AXD
175 and 177 Broad Street,
E are now in receipt of our Fall Stock of Ci ROCE Et I ES, consist
ing in part of
Bacon SIDES, Bacon SHOULDERS, Dry Sall SIDES,
SUGARS of all grades.
SYliUPS-New Orleans and New York Drips,
MOLASSES. Rio. Lnguyra and Java COFFEE,
TOBACCO. SALT. PJ3PPKR, SPICE,
Crackers, Pickles. Cove Oysters,
("AX NED GOODS consisting of Peaches, Blackberries, Tomatoes, &c.
MACKEREL in Barrels, half ami quarter bids, and Kits.
Seed WHEAT. S^l RYE. Seed < ?ATS, Seed BARLEY,
Case Liquors of BRANDY, WHISKEY, GIX,
We are also offering the most eompiete and largest stock of BARRE
LIQUORS of any House in the City, and selling at prices that will indue
buyers to pnrcha.senearer home tuan in Eastern markets.
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.
t?^Buying our Goods for CASH, we are prepared to sell as low, and oft
times lower, than arty other House in the City.
Augusta, Oct 9 tf 42
j. BOOK vjucsvjB-t.rc? ara KSDascarjajsaraw: i
PLANTERS should examine the.
above-named old and reliable Gin t
before bnving" any other. It com hi ws I
tho required qualities of Simplicity, ;
Strength, and Ourabilit . It gins fast ;
and olean, makes excellent lint (often !
brinsring Wc to l-2c. per lb. above ?
market,) and is universally admitted to
bo the lightest runuing gin madp Wo
have hadthirtv years' experience in the
business, and warrant every gin perfect. I
Gins constantly in the banda of ouy
acento, to which we invite inspection.
Circulant, with testimonials and. full
particulars, mav be had by addressing,
ISRAEL F. BROWN, resident,
Brown Colton Cin Co.,
New Loodou, Conn. .
fob 28 4m JO
BANK OF CHARLESTON.
NATIONAL RANKING ASSOCTN )
C'HAKIdBSTON, S. C., Feb. 20, 1873. j
On and lifter the first (lay of March
next, this Bank will be prepared to Con
solidate thc Stock of the Bank of Charles
ton into that of tho present organization.
Ono share of the latter, par value (?\00)
one hundred dollars, will bo issued for
five (5) whole or ten. (10) half of tho
Future dividends will be paid upon
the Consolidated Stock only ; those ac
cruing upon tho unconsolidated will be
reserved until consolidation of the samo
shall bo effected.
Tho Books of Transfer will be closed
from March 1st to April lat.
WM. B. BURDEN, Cashier.
Ch ar leaton, Fob. 24, 2m 10
THE LONE SENTRY.
The following beautiful lines were in
dited by Mr. James R. Randall upon the
death?of Gen. T. J. Jackson The cir
cumstances which occasioned the poem
were these": General Jackson's troops
after a long and weary -?narch, were so
much fatigued, that when a halt was or
dered, almost nearly every man was
asleep. The noble old Hero guarded the
camp alone that nigfit.
'Twas in the dj'ing of the day,
The darkness grew so still,
The drowsy pipe of evening birds
Was hushed upon the hill.
Athwart the shadows of the vale
. Slumbered the men of might,
As one lone sentry paced his round
To guard the camp that night.
A grave and solemn man was he,
With deep and sombre brow,
Whose dreadful eyes seemed hoarding up
Some unaccomplished vow.
His wistful glance peered o'er the plain
Beneath the starry light,
As with the murmured name of God
He watched the camp that night.
Tho future opened unto bfin
Its grand and awful scroll,
Manassas and the Valley march,
Come heaving o'er his soul. '
Richmond and Sharpsburg thundered by,
With that tremendous light
Which gave him to tho Dingel Ho?ts
Who watched the camp, thatTnight.
We mourn for him who^lied for us
With one resistless mourn,
While up the Valley of the Lord,
He marches to the throne.
He kept the faith of men and saints,
Sublime, and pure, and bright,
He sleeps, and all is well with him
Who watched tho camp that night.
Brotliers, the midnight of the cause
Is shrouded in our rate,
The demon Goths pollute our soil.
With lire, and rust, and hate.
Be'strong, be valiant, be assured,
Strike home for Heaven and right,
The soul of J.-ckson stalks abroad
And guards our camp to-night.
" Little Mme Byes."
" Can I sit with you ?"
" Certainly, sir,"
" Nice weather ?"
" Crjps growing finely?"
" Yes-couldn't do better."
I was sitting in a paasenger-coach,
on a Winconsin railroad, one day,
years ago, when a good-looking,
pleasant spoken man came along,
stopped at my seat, and the abov*
conversation took place, the latter
part of it alter I had given him part
of my seat.
Now, I am regarded as a social
man. I like a joke, a good hit. and
I think a sour, morose man, who uses
his tongue only when forced to, is
bound to die of some terrible disease,
and to go to some place of red-hot
On entering a railroad car I always
iook about for a talkative man, and
thorough knowledge ot h_:. ....[.?.
and have been enabled to read evil
in H man's face, if he intended me
evil. I dill not pride myself on be
ing over-keen or sharp, but the knock
ing around among strangers ought to
have given any one a good experi
Well the stranger and I fell into
an easy strain of conversation as we
rode together, and in ten minutes
I began to enjoy his company. He
was a well-made fellow, finely dressed,
and he wore a fine watch and a
simon-pure diamond ring. I never
saw a man who could talk so easy
and pleasantly. It seemed that he
had but to open his mouth and the
words fell rieht out.
I had traveled in the South, ?o had
he. I had heard the loud roar of tbe
Pacific, he knew all about it. I had
been up in a balloon^down in amine,
blown up, smashed up and repaired
again and again, my new friend had
experienced all these and was wish
ing for something of a more startling
nature. We agreed on politics, neither
had any religion, and I had never
met such a railroad companion.
Did you ever meet a man, though
a stranger to you ten minutes before,
who could wrest from-you secrets which
you had sworn to yourself not to
reveal ? Well, he was such a man.
It was not long before he commenced
asking me questions. He did not
seem trying to quiz me or draw me
out, but he asked me questions in
.such a sly, roundabout away, that be
fore-1 knew it I was giving him my
history. ' .'
I was at that time on the point of
being admitted to the bar at Wiscon
sin as a student of Law & Law, of
Briefville. The firm were old law
yers with a lucrative practice, and it
had been talked over that in about a
month I should bc the. " Co." of the
firm. A year before, a farmer named
Preston, down about four miles from
Grafton, had died, and his matters
had been put in the hands of Law &
Law for settlement. Preston had
road stock, mortgages, etc., and every
thing was .settled un to the satisfac
tion of thc relic and the fatherless.
About a year before'his death, be
ing pinched for money, and not wish
ing to sell anything at a sacrifice,
Preston had given a mortgage on his
farm for three thousand dollars.
While the papers read " for one year
from date," there was a verbal agree
ment it should be lifted any day when
Preston desired. A month after,
when, having the funds to clear off
the paper, the old money-bags, hold
ing-it refused to discharge, wishing
to secure his interest for a year.
I was on my way to ascertain the
dale of expiration.- A fire among
our office papers had destroyed the
memoranda, and I must go down and
get the date from old Scrip, who
lives south of Grafton, about five
miles. The stranger pumped'all this
out of me in t?n minutes, and yet I
never once suspected that he was re
ceiving-arly information. ' , *
" I am not positive," I added, " but
I am pretty sure that tho time is the
thirteenth, which would be Tuesday
" And then your folks will send
down the money and discharge the
mortgage, of course," he queried.
M Oh v ea, I ahali most likely bring
it down." I replied, and it'never oc
curred to me how imprudent I was..
He turned the conversation into
other channels, and did not once at
tempt to pump toe further. ;We go.t
to Grafton at 10.50, and to my great
surprise he anuounced tha-t he was to
stop in the town on business for a
few days. I had not asked.his name
or vocation, while he knew every
thing about me.
We went to the hotel, had dinner,
and then I secured a liyery team and
drove out, getting through with busi
ness, so that I was back to take the
3.20 express east My friend was on
the porch of .the hotel as I drove up,
carrying the same honest, dignified
" Well, did you find out?" he en
quired in his pleasant way.
" Yes, it ia on the thirteenth, as I
expected," I replied.
. Wer had lunch together, and wh"n
we shook hands and parted, I had
less idea of ever meeting him again,
then I have of knowing you. In
fact he told me that he should sail
for England within a week or ten
days, and should not return to Ameri
ca. At parting he gave me his card.
It was a modest piece of pasteboard,
and bore the name of " George Ral
eigh," in old English Script.
Everything in the office went on as
us?al and the thirteenth came at
length. Law & Law had arranged
for "me to go down with the money,
and I looked upon it as a business of
no special importance.
"We know you are all right," re
marked the senior partner, as I was
about to .go ; " but I want to giye
you a word of warning nevertheless.
Don't take any strangers into your
confidence until you have passed.out
the money, and look out who sits next
It was something new for him to
caution me, and I could not but won
der at it; but in the bustle of getting
aboard the train I forgot what he had
said. Ordinary prudence had in
duced me. to place the money, which
was all in bank bills, and divided
into three packages, under my shirt
and next to my skin, where the deft
hand of the pickpocket could not
Interested in a newspaper, time
flew by, as the train flew west,- and
at length the hoarse voice of the
brakeman warned me that I reached
Grafton. I had leaped down, and
was making for the livery stable,
when I heard a familiar voice, and
looked up to see Raleigh. He was
seated in a buggy, and had seemingly
waited for mo Lo come up.
" Don't express your surprise," he
began, as I stopped at the wheel. -" I
'io i .--nd to go away, but I changed
mind and like this section so well
, T-,:n:r,.,,?. in j- 1 ,-J. ?* :
far. ...??vi. ' ' ' ''Vi hasi?;?; '
out with him, see the farm, return in
his company," and he was greatly
I was also pleased. If any one
had told nie, as we got into the bug
gy, that Geo. Raleigh meant 'o return
with my money in his pocket and
my blood ipon his hands, I .should
have believed him a lunatic. And
yet George Raleigh had planned thar,
It was a lovely day in June, and
the cool breeze ( and the sight ol
meadows and green groves made ray
heart grow larger. My companion
waa very talkative, but he didn't
even hint at my errand. Xle talked
as far. away as he could.
"Oh! excuse me I" he exclaimed,
after we had passed a mile beyond
the village, and were among the farm
houses. " I should have offered you
He drew from his pocket a small
flask of wine and handed it to me.
Now I was temperate in regard to
drinks. In fact, I detested the sight
and smell of anything intoxicating.
But I had not the moral courage to
tell him so and to hand back the
flask undisturbed. I feared to offend
him, and so I drank perhaps three
good swallows. He called my atten
tion to the woods on the left, as he
received back the flask, and when I
looked around again he was just re
moving it from his mouth, as if he
had drank hearty.
In .about fiye minutes I began to
feel queer. The fence along the road
seemed to grow higher and the trees
to grow larger ; something got into
my ears BO that the rattle of the bug
gy sounded a long way off.
" How strange ! Why, I believe I
am goiug to be sick !" I exclaimed,
holding on to the Beat wijjji all my
"You do look strange," he replied,
a snaky smile stealing over his face ;
" I shouldn't wonder if it was apo
I did not suspect, the game he had
played. His words were like an
echo, and his face seemed twice as
large as it was. My head began to
spin and my burin to snap and crack,
and I was greatly frightened.
" You are bad off," he continued,
looking into my face. " I will drive
as fast as possible and get a doctor."
My tongue was so heavy that I
could not reply. I clutched the seat,
shut my eyes, and he put his horse
at his be3t pace. We met a farmer's
team, and I can remember ?that one
of the occupants of the wagon called
out to know what ailed that man.
Raleigh did not reply, but urged the
About three miles from Grafton
was a long stretch of forest, and this
we soon reaahed. The pain in my
head was not so violent, aftd I was
not so.badly affected when opening
my eyes. I had settled intn a sort of
dumb stupor, with ? brain so benumb
ed that I had to say to myself, " This
is a tree, that is a stump," etc., before
I could make sure I was not wrong.
Half a mile down the road after we
struck the foreBt, and then Raleigh
turned the horse into a blind* road
leadi?g-back into $e woods. I could
not understand what he intended. I
tried to grapple with the question,
bot could not solve iL
; "Well, here we are!" exclaimed
Raleigh, when we had reached a point
forty rods from the main road.
He stopped the horse, got-ont and
hitched him, and then came round to
" You don't feel just right, bot I
guess you will be better soon,'1 he
remarked. "Come, let mtfhelp you
He reached up his arms/ and J Jet
go.the seat and fell into'-fhem. It
seamed too'as if I weigned^a ton, but
he carried me along without an effort,
and laid me down within about a rod
of a fence which ran along on one
side of an.old pasture The effets
of the drug were wearing voff, ^tfj|>?v
got a faint suspicion that'something
unusual had happened. ' jBpt I was
powerless to move a limb.?the sensa
tion was like that wheajour foot
"Can you speak?" ,ino*urred Ral
eigh, bending over me; " because if
ypu can it will save me some trouble.
I want to know just wheje you haye
stowed away that .money*'
Nowil began to realize - my situa
tion. His face looked natural again,
and the load was, off my tongue. I
also felt that I could move my fingers
" George Raleigh ! are you going
to rob me ?" I asked, findingjiny voice
" Well, some folks might call it
'robbing,'.but we dress*up the term
a little by calling :it the'-only correct
financial way. of equalizing the float
ing currency, so thal? each One is pro
vided for, and no one left put.".
" You shan't have the money. I
will die first!'' I yelled, rising a
" Ah, I see-didn't- take quite
enough]" he coolly remajkqd. " well,
I have provided for thiey' .'
He went to the buggy, procured
ropes and a gag, and?n^ '^d down
beside me. I had but Rttiu strength
left, and he conquered-m? in a mo
ment. Lying on my right -side look
ing toward the fence, :he*tied my
hands behind me and then'forced the
gag into my mouth.
" There, now ! You; see you are
nicely fixed np, and aft-because you
?acted 'like a fool, instead of a sensi
ble young lawyer tsoon l? be admitted
to the bar." *
While he was speaking-indeed
while he was tying me, - I had caughf
sight of the white face of a little girl
looking at us from between the rails
of the fence. I could see her great
blue eyes and knew " that she was
frightened. There were red stains
around her mouth and on the little
hand resting on the rail, and I knew
that she was some farmer's child
searching for strawberries. I could
not warn her of her. danger' and I
?.(?A t'"-<1 ni** wo,vl ? L* F *.-?.? f*>
bearii. V, ..! --lei: i: . f:y; - . j
tb? l'A? k:;o*. i win Ipi \l the lift!? j
; i ,. ... ; . y .-..V... ?? s," : i . ;
pockets ii-: : on, ..
omer, reinuYilig uti tue aiw.ie?, leir.
down my boot leg, and then finally
jxissed his hand over my bosom and
found the money.
"Ha! here it is !" he exclaimed,
drawing ont the packages. " I don't
hardly believe old Grip will sec any
of this to day."
He sat down near ray head, undid
the packages, and was cool enough to
go at it to count tlie money. As he
commenced the little girl waved her
hand to me. My heart went thump
ing, for I expected she would utter a
word or a snout, bot she sartk down
from sight, and I caught a gleam ol
her frock as she passed through the
" You see, my young friend,." re
marked Raleigh, as he drew off one
of his boots and deposited some of
the bills-in it, " there is nothing like
transacting business as it should be
transacted. Some men would have
shot or stabbed you, but it is only
the apprentices who do such work.
All the real gentlemen of our calling
do business as gentlemen should."
He drew off the other boot and
placed some fifties and twenties in it,
.and then continued.
" I have it all planned out how
to deal with you as soon as I get this
money disposed of around my person.
I shall lay you on your back and
pour the balance of this wine down
your throat. There is enough of it
to make you sleep until to-morrow
night, and by that rime I shall be
hundreds of miles away. As soon as
I see that the drug has taken effect, I
shall untie your nands and remove
the gag. When you come out of,
your sleep-if you ever do-you had
better crawl out to the road, where
you will most likely meet some trav
eler soon. I want to use the horse
and buggy, otherwise I would leave
them for you."
How coolly he talked ! He treat
ed the matter as if it were a regular
transaction in-which I fully . acqui
esced. He had made me a fast priso
ner, and I felt that he could do just
as he pleased. bile ? was think
ing, I BAW tho httiu white face, appear
between iiie white, rails again, but in
a moment it laded awav, and its place
was taken by the sunburned phiz of
a farmer. 'He looked from me to Ral
eigh and back again, and I wink?d
at him in a way which he rtodily un
derstood. His face disappeared, and
I felt that I should be saved.
11 No, old.Grin won't get his tin to
day," mused Raleigh, as he stored
away Ci 11s in his pockets. " You
will go back to Law& Law feeling
put out and cut up, but tbey should
not blame you ; it is not your fault
at all. True, had you minded your
business on the car and not been so
free with a stranger, this would not
have happened. I was on my way
to Milwaukee, and had no thought
of such pickings here."
I saw nothing of the fanner. Ral
eigh finished his counting, and I made
up my mind that the farmer was
afraid to ;nterfere, and had ran away.
My heart went down as Raleigh got
up, for I Eaw that he was . about :
to carry out his*pian of further drug
ging me. He turned me on my back,
sat down astride of me, and then
pulled out the flask.
"Bow ia ju** about a minnie we'll
be through With, this business," he re
marked, trying to put the mouth of
the flaakji?bween my lips.
. I rolled my bead to one side and
he did-Mjt^ucceed? He waa jamming
the flarfr against my -teeth, when I
caught the sound of a soft step, the
crash of a club, and Raleigh rollad
off my body. He tried:-to ^eap ap,
but three or four fan-mere struck tym
down, ?nd one of them rendered him
senseless. Before he came to I was
free of /op*es and gag, and we had
him nicely bound.
Over beyond the pasture a farmer
and his hands were; raking up hay.
" Little Blue Eyes," only eight years
old, had wandered off aiter strawber
ries, and had fortunately witnessed
part of Raleigh's proceedings. She
had hurried back to he/ father and
to*ld him that " a man .was all tied up
out there," and he hiff? returned to
the fence. Understanding the-situa
tion, he and his men had moved
around so as as to secure an advan
tage, and Raleigh's capture was the
When the rascal found his senses,
he was terribly taken aback, and
cursed enough for a whole Flanders
army.- We took him back to Grafton,
and when 'I last saw him he was on
tis way to the penitentiary to serve
a sentence of fifteen years.
The mortgage was lifted, after all,
and the gift which Law & Law sent
little Katie Gray, kept her in chesses
for many a year.
Telegraphic despatches report that
Generals Sherman and Howard.testi
fied .before the American and British
mixed commission that " Colombia
was not fired by order, or by Federal
soldiers." ^Whether Columbia was
fired by order we know not, but when
Gen. Sherman states that it was not
destroyed by Federal soldiers, he
states^deliberately what he knows to
be false. Before reaching South
Carolina, he received a letter from
Gen. Halleck, expressing a wish that
Charleston and Columbia might in
some way be burned, to which h? re
plied that when he entered either of
these cities, his Fifteenth? Corps,
would do the v/ork, and that it
never failed. That this Corps
never failed we can testify. In every
sort.ot atrocious villiany, in every
form of diabolical incendiarism, in
every species of wanton destruction,
in every unblushing robbery, in every
outrageous insult io helpless women
and children, in every act which
would >have made even a Vandal ,
blush, the Fifteenth army Corps ex
celled. Ifc seemed that every thief '
and scoundrel outside of his Plutonic 1
Majesty's dominions had been hud
died together in one body, bent on !
?.i.-..i- -i ^efmction A"'1 thev '
inonexi io ueur wi! ness, ?eu. oiieiui.'iu
has the effrontery to deny that his.
soldiers burned Columbia.
We have, all along, known that 1
Gen. Sherman is utterly void of any 5
instinct, of humanity-that he was a :
cold hearted "brute-but we did not 1
believe that he would deliberately 1
lie, especially when he would be J
found out at lt. But he has done it,
and that too, deliberately and on
oath. Heretofore Beast Butler ha? .(
enjoyed the greatest notoriety of all *
barefaced scoundrels. But his lustre !
is fading beside the rising star of 1
General Sherman. With all due de- ?
ference to the army of the United "
States, we aro constrained to say that
its General commanding is the most !
consummate liar of the age.-Fair- 1
The Result of (he Usurpation. ;
The President, as might have been j
expected, will issue all the orders j
that Kellogg desires, in order to fix ,
him strongly in a seat to which he j
really has no claim. The fact that .
he is a usurper and a public male- ,
factor, by no means prejudices his .
cause with an Administration that is !
as corrupt as he is, and one, too, that |
tramples upon oaths and laws with ,
the same disdain. The President, as j
the Louisville Courier-Journal boldly ,
declares, has wantonly violated th? |
law of Congress, under which he pro
fessed to act, in ordering troops to
support Kellogg in the first instance, .j
That he persists in the same course, j
is not surprising. There is a class of. ,
men who sometimes change their ?
minds; there is another class who }
never do. But the American people j
must realize the fact that the great
est outrage in American history has
just been consummated. The un
principled scoffer may sneer .at the .
probable results, the fawning time
server may commend the deed, but
the naked fact is there, that the plain ,
written letter of the organic law pre- ,
sents no obstacle in the way of a j
brood of conspirators', banded togeth
er to rob and murder, when they are ,
backed by the arm of the Adminis- .
tration. No instance will ever arise
in which "both the ffiw and the equity (
wiii le more clearly on the side of j
the victims ; and no instance ever is
likely to arise in which more p?rsone !
will admit the fact. If such an out- ,
rage can be consummated in the teeth
of this?adm?Bsion, then the will of
the Administration must soon become 1
the supreme law and not the Consti
It is a shame and a disgrace that
a stronger, more potent and effective
expression, on th? part of the North,
has not been called forth. Toe re
sult shows that each State may drop
by lot, and no other State will mur
mur a complaint. It is a just com
mentary on human nature-we bear
one another's misfortunes with won
derful fortitude. "The old Roman
maxim that a wrong to a citizen is a
stab at the State, obtains no longer.
There never ins been a day before
when a scuttle-ship crew like that in
Louisiana, backed by a coarse and
vulgar voluptuary like the present
incumbent of the White House, could
play such havoc with the rights and |
co istitution of a State. There never
vas & Jme. before when auch con
tempt was shown to pnblin .sentiment
and4fc public law. There never was
a. time before when the President of
the United States, with a company ol'
sixty-eight soldiers, could seize upon
and hold possession of a State capi
tal, overturn the legally-instituted'
State*Goverrrment and set np anoth
er in its stead. But it has at last
come to this, and what JS to follow
cannot even be surmised.
The Halifax Horror.
HALIFAX, N. S., May ?i3.-An ex-,
plosion took place to-day in the Drum
mond colliery, in T?icton county.
Dunn, the manager, hi? assistant, Ma
ger, and a party of other men are in
the git. The slope is on fire and
there is no means of egress from the
mine. Great anxiety is felt for the
safety of the men% No further par
ticulars as yet.
HALIFAX, May 14.-From 10'o'clock
last nighf until daylight this morning
the Ure in the Drummond Colliery
raged with intense fierceness. It in
creased in violence each moment, and
the sky in the vicinity of the calami
ty was illuminated by the flambs is
suing from the air shaft to a height'
of nearly one nflndred feet. All
through the night there were explo
sions at intervals. These were pre
ceded by ru moling noises resembling
thunder. The weary watchers who
remained aroujd the mouth of the
pits and air shafts, and labored inces
santly to subdue the flames, were
obliged to seek shelter rn the adjoin
ing works, as l ho stou.-s and debris
emitted from the pit's mouth by such
explosions were scattered around in
all directions, and. threatened de
struction or injury to every one with
in reat?h. About two o'clock, p. m.,
this.afternoon, these explosions were
followed by one wliich, for terrific
violence and destructive force, dwarf
ed ail the vest. The wooden work
in and ?-.bout the main shalt was in
stantly destroyed, and stones, wood
and burning embers we're projected
high into the air. Smoke and flame,
together with the horrible noises ac
companying the explosion,, gave the
beholders a vivid idea of a volcanic
eruption. Those who witnessed it
described it as resembling more than
any thin 2 else the mouth of a crater.
The earth for miles around was eha
lten' with thc violence of the explo
sion. The people living in Westville
and Snillarton were tnuch frightened,,
as they knew not how far the disaster
would extend, or how soon another
inch explosion would occur. Since
2 o'clock this morning the fire has
continued to burn, the flames issuing
from all the air shafts,* although not
?0 inteuse'as last evening. Laborers
ire now energetically at work filling
up the shafts with clay. By this
j,u:::is they h'iVe ti i fer. . . dil
rhbdiivnr : . ' m-., h ,>;> . ..? ... .
laving been taken to guard against i
t, no?apprehensions are left. The
?cenes in and around the village are
saddening. Westville and the village
it Drummond colliery are in mourn
ng; the shops are closed and no
A'urk is dono. Men and women wan
ler about in groups, their sad coun
:eiiances betokening the bitter grief
;hat has fallen upon them. No pen
;an correctly picture the harrowing -
.cenes of yesterday, when the terri
jle truth was conveyed to the mourn- - ?
ng wives, sisters and friends of those
;o suddenly hurried into eternity.
People rushed frantically to the scene
>f the disaster. The utmost excite
nent prevailed, and for hours it was
inpossible to .ascertain who were or
?ere not in the mine. The women,
nany of w^oni had husbands, broth
es and sons working in the colliery,
nade the air dismal with their cry- ,
ng. After the explosion yesterday,
four men volunteered to descend the
??st air shaft, ior the purpose of at
;empting ftrescue. They were blown
.ip by the second explosion which im- '
mediately followed. One of them, '
Edward Burne, was driven into the
ur one hundred feet, and fell into
ne woods near by. His dead body
.vas picked up this morning. About
forty-five of the men who were lost
were married, all*of whom leave fami
lies to mourn their sad fate.
It was the first;day in the mine for
some of the unfortunates. Every
body speaks in the highest terms of
the bravery displayed by the man
ager, the late Mr. Dunn, in descend
ing the mine after the first explosion,
\nd sacrificing his life to save the
lives of others. Much symyathy is
sxpressed for his bereaved wife.
Nearly every family here has lost
?ome relative or friend. There are
many reasons given to account for the
disaster, and the direct cause is no
loubt attributable to the stoppage of
work at the mi,ties on account o? the
recent strike, and the rapid accumu
lation of gas in the work? as the con
sequence. This "colliery is reported
to be the worst mine in the coal dis
trict .for the accumulation of gas,
and with no available means for put
ting out fires speedily. Mr.. Dunn,
however, always exercised proper dili
gence and care in seeing that the
mine was effectually ventilated. In
all, fifty-nine miners are lost.
The fire in the pit occurred at 12
o'clock yesterday, and although the
men below worked hard to quench
the flames, their efforts were unavail
ing. One of the foremen then start
ed for the surface and acquainted Mr.
Dunn,, who immediately descended.
H& had scarcely reached the bottom
of the shaft when an explosion took
place, and it is supposed that he and
the others who descended with him
were suffocated. At 4:30, p. m.., to- .
day, there was no. change in the con
dition of the fire. The flames are
still issuing from the shaft, and it'is
the opinion here that ."here will be
several more heavy eiplosions. An
inquest has just commenced at West
HT Kate Williams, of Peoria, 111.,
knocked her lovel flat on the ground be- !
sause he insisted apon kissing her the
third time at the garden ,rate on a moon
lit r^cenlJ j. Two wa? hw limit
Co ito a Factories.
Wc are so fn Tl y impressed with the
importance as well ae utility of this
branch of our ii illumines,-und sogreut
is our desire - to see our people take
hold t$f it-as A fruitful means of in
dependence and prosperity, that we
adopt the following well expressed
views of the Jacks?n Pilot, and repro
duce the artiele entire l'or the thought
ful consideration of our readers: ?
It is?a fact which has doubtless not
escaped the notice of eur agricultu
rists and people generally, that at all
of the indostrial exposions held m
the great cities of the Northwest du
ring the pasf. two or three years, Mis
sissippi has borue off a minority, if
not all, Of the premiums offered for
the best staples of cotton. This is
quite a gratifying'tribute'to the su
perior virtues of our soil in the pro
duction of one of the leadinfiartiolee
of foreign and domestic traine, and
shouldlencoorage our planters to in
crease^bbe ' quality rather than the
quantity of their cotton, so that we
may always hold ^th? front rank
arnon" the cotton-producing States nf
the Union. But while thus giving
careful attention to the production of
the fleecy staple, it is equally impor
tant that aci ive measures should be
taken, ia the different suctions of the.
State, favorableHo such enterprises, -
for its .extensive manufacture. If
Mississippi cotton? in its raw state is..
so universally commended ^Jor its,
great excellence, why should "We not
turn that cotton into manufactur?t!
fabries at our homes that would, be
equally potent to attract attention
and command good prices in all the
markets of the world" with wfibh we
have commercial intercourse ?. Of the
different cott n factories established
?in. our State since the close of the war,
some ha7e" been closed up as a dead
loss to the s tock h al d-e rs, -while others
maintain but a feeble and - sickly ex
istence-from what causes we'are not
able, with the meagr? information at
hand, to say. But we do know from
tte published statistics, that cotton
factories have proven, decidedly suc
cessful and remunerative in G?orgia,
Alabama, and other Southern States;
and we can therefore^ conceive of no
legitimate cause why they should not
prosier and pay wjeiHn.our own State.
The fault, in ail probability, will be
found to lie in the mismanagement,
in the wapt of a proper system, or in .
some o-her error connect d with the
conduct of these enterprises, and not
from the lack of a sufficient patronage
to give them a healthy and profitable
existence. We are led to believe that
if es tab lishe-1 upon an economical and
systematic basis, and then proper^
managed while running, cotton facroi ?
ries can be made to pay as well in
Mississippi as in Alabama, or any <
1 ... "*:.jf<- ;m BS'srgy and rite- 1
... '/A. '.-e ail that is necessary, j!
? 'sui L'ia? ? peocS* arv nor scrrii
- - ..r . lt - important bear- :
ot tu. s; rnergg WAHUI ie
. >rJciu? SSH I; J.irs in other parte
of the boutii. would, could ic be in
fused into the spirit of this people,
bring about a very gratifying change
in our condition and awaken the busy
hum of wheels and looms that now
stand idle and* rusting. No matter
what failures have attended us in the
past, let the people of Mississippi rest
assured that cotton factories will pay
and pay well, and aro al Ways to be
regarded as the principal stones .in
the superstructure of our substantial
and material prosperity.
A MODERN SOLOMON.-Ashorttime
since a worthy magistrate of New I
Orleans had rather a difficult ques
tion to de?ide, in thc solution of
which he struck out a path hitherto, i
unknown in jurisprudence. It seems |
that twelve negroes appeared before -
him, each one of whom swore posi
tively that himself and the other -
eleven had done a certain amount of
work on a steamboat,' and was enti
tled thereby to wages. It was a
steady, stieak, each of the dozen
swearing precisely the same. .On the
other side appeared the mate of the
boat and eleven deck hands, who all
swore directly and point blank to an
opposite st-ite of facts to those testi
fied to by the twelve plaintiffs. Here
the evidence closed, leavingthe j udge
to make up his mind. His honor
scratched his head, looked wise, pon*
dered a few momenta, and then said :
" The law makes it the duty of the
court, when in doubt, to weigh the
evidence. I shall, proceed to do so
in this case. You, turning to one of
the suing darkies, take your crowd
over to Mr.--, (a grocery store in
the vicinity,) and have them weighed,
arid bring me a certificate of their
weight from the clerk. And you,''
turning to the mate, " do the same
with .yourself and witnesses. This
court must make up a judgment some
how/' The mandate of the court
was obeyed ; the contestants appeared
with their respective certificates, the
mate's party outweighing the other
by nine pounds, which was sufficient
to turn the scales of justice, for judg
ment was given for the boat.
A Sweet Temper.
No trait of character is more valua
ble in a woman than the possession of
a sweet temper. Home can never be
mad d happy without it. It is like
the flowers that spring up in our
pathway, reviving and oheering us.
Let a man go home at night wearied
by the toils of the day, and how
soothing is a word dictated by a good
disposition! It is sunshine felling
on his heart. He is happy, and the :
cares of life are forgotten. A sweet
temper has a soothing influence over
the minds of a whole family. Where
it is found .in the wife and mother,
you observe kindness and love pre
dominating over the natural feeling
of a bad heart. ?miles, kind words
and looks characterize the children,
and peace and love have their dwelb
ing uiere. A sweet temper is more
valuable than gold; it captivates
more than beauty, nnd to the cldse of
if e it retains all freshness and power,
.ar* A Missouri girl washed all day,
ate twelve boiled eggs for supper, and
than daoced ?il night
I Brevities'auil Uvi(st% ?-tft?te;,
j^r "'??et out of my way! What n o
you good?lor?" said a crusts old mau ULa
bright-eyed little boy that happened Ur
stand in hts way. * Well," sala tho lit?
tie fellow, as he stepped ong Std?, "I
believe they make men oat of *ud?>
things as we are," < . *
These are in tho refreshing West
ern style of personals: Mr. Waggonor
lound fault with the beef at ? Memphis j? :
hotel, the other morning, aj>d??^^ dro
ner ?M?fo $3 on Ijim." 'VPetor Iuk,J^hL
old citizen of Knox-county; ohio, waa] . ?
blotted outffche other day, aged T5." .
y?3f A Washington inventor is hard at.
work on a model for a dog that can rna
along the top of a fenee. He expects to
wreak destruction oh tb? cats and bo
oome wealtrrier than the Rothschilds. ' ?
' Z3r Thero have been frequent inmuni
ces recorded where a person's hair-has' \
turned gray in the course of a night by \
reason of fear. There is- an instance m ' *
this county, -where a gentleman's gray ' y
hair and beard turned a beautiful brown ^
in fifteen or twenty minute* from-vanity.
??rA Kansas man got up a privaie
earthquake the 'Other day, by praclng
several pounds of powder in the stove: to
clear the soot out of the pipe. To make $j
itali go up tho?pipe, he shut tho' stove
door, and placing his feet against it, he
roically waited the result. Aa that was
the only house within.five miles, tho fu
neral over the fragments was held in the
open air. -
tar A coroner's jury in "Vermont, im- r
panelled to ascertain the cause of the :
death of a notorious drunkard, brought
in ? y rdlct of 41 death by hanging
around a rum shop." In California a'
coroner's jury,, under similar circum
stances, rendered a more coorteocwver
dict: " Accidentai death while unpack
ing gl^B." , # '
. A commendably neat Massachu
setts maw having occasion to ont hie
throat last week, considerately went ont .
on the back piazza wi th a pail, over which
he held his head during thc operation,
in order to avoid making a muss. 'K
Thackeray tolls us of a woman
begging alms from him, who, when she
saw him put his hand in his pocket, ried
out: "-May the- blessing of God follow
you all your life !" but when he only
pulled out his snuff box, immediately
added, i; and never overtake ye."
r4f A Dutchman and an Irishman
once met on a lonely highway. As they
met each smiled, thinking ,'ae knew the
other. Pat on seeing his mistake re
marked, " Faith, aa' I thought it WP V
you, an* you thc ught it was me, an' ita
naytber of us." The Dutchman replied,
" Yaw, dat ish dhru ; I am anuder man,
and yon is not yourself, we both some
other podios." .
\ ?-y The San Francisco woman's plea
for a di vorce is the latest for a woman to
advance. We have known men to de
ni are they would never have married
their wi"bsd he r been sober, bu? Il ls
wv* . v i-" ?ri: ;. ?< tura young woman!
oth'^iiUlO Sii .vaut*. A di vor.?
??"..au;*? ?hpr?ya- i?i jxic?tafl > ben ma;-;
. ? . vi ,}iodv.o*d nor hus:.-, j I in galfi
rsi ..'bat ?ue?ays, ..
??eiu*'-rhat ny woman *-o?::d baie c?t
rico u.:.: w r ?lie . her ... senses*
,??B~ A* Weat cru M?E? IL' ' - I ou
collecting tobacco statistics among th??
brethren. He found that eight loading
mom hors in a certain place paid in one
year one hundred and ninety-five dol
lars for tobacco and thirty-threo dollars
for tho support of their pastor, and were
loo poor to take a religious paper.
A. Promising young citizen of
[Hay county, who was thoughtless enough
o throw the boot jack at bin mother-in
law, is deeply impressed with the idea
<hat there is nothing so sharp and sud
len for removing the hair from a man's
lead as a potator grater.
Hub Rates for the New Year!
During the present 'year we will fur-,
nish the Advertiser to Cialis at the fol
lowing low rates :
To Clubs of Five Subscribers,' at "$2,50
each, cash in advance, . $12,50
To Clubs o f Ten Subscribers, at ?2,00 each
cash in advance, and one copy
extra to head of Club. 20,00
Make up your Clubs at once, and com
mence with the first of the year.
January 1, 1873.
ITAKE this method of informing my
friends' anti customers, that I have
Just had this well known Hotel thor
oughly renovated- and paint?d, both in
side and out. Cleanliness is my motto
in every department My tables will l>e
supphed with everything the market ?f
fords. No pains will be spared to make
the Augusta Hotel a pleasant home for
the traveler My Edgefield friends ure
cordially solicited to give mo a call.
P. MAY, Proprietor.
Augusta, April 15, tf 17
On TirESD'A V. JULY, Sin, 1178, tho Third Grant
Gift Concert, under Hie management of K*-Gover
nor Thus. E. Oramlotte, sn?l authorized bf special act
of the Legislature, for the beneflt ctf the Public Li i
brary of Kentucky, positively ant unequivocally
comes off In Public Library Hall, at Louisville, Ky.
when 10,000 Gins, all cash, amounting to $300,000,
?III be distributed by lot among the ticket-holder*.
The money to pay all these giru In lull it already in
bank and tot aside for that purpose, at th? following
Ornes or FABXWU' AS? BaoTX2t' BAUX, I
Locus vitus, Ky., April 7, 18 Ti f
This it lo certify that thora u in Uso Farinera*
und Drover?.' Bank, to the crem of Uta Tb ltd
Grand Gift Consert for th? benefit of UM Public li
brary or Ky., Five Hundred Thimasvad Dot?.
lara, willoh ho been tel apart by the Managers ta
par Ute gina In full, tn d wiri beheld by th? Bank
and paid ont for this purpow, ind this parp?te only,
(Signed.) H. S. VEKCH, cashier.
Only a few ticket*remain untold, i.nd taer w?lb?
furnished tc tb? flit appUcanlt al ute RtUowUifl
prices: Whole tickets $10; hal vee., |5; quarters,
tiM : ll wholes for ?100: 66 for $500 ; 118 far ?1,000.
and 67ft for 15,000. For ticket? and "oil information,
apply to TH08. E. BRA M LKXTK,
W. J. YEREEN,.
OP SOUTH CAROLINA, WITH
Anderson, Starr & Co.,
Manufacturers and Wholesale
Dealers in Clothing
FOB THE SOUTHEJBJT TRAD K ^ONIIY !
Ordern, shall be filled carefully abd
promptly-*t the lowest market price?.'
Nov? . ?m 40 -v*
Parasols and Fans.
JH. -GHEATHAM has In "Store
. Thousand Palmetto FarA, .
Also, a splendid line of Parasol*.
May 14 * W