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IF WE WOULD.
If wo would but check the sneaker
When he spoils his neighbor's fame,
If we would but help tho orrin;;
lire we utter words of blame;
If we would, bow many might we
Turn from paths of sin anil shume!
Ah, the wromr that might be righted
If we would hut s.-o the way !
Ah, tho pains that might be lightened
Every hour and every day
If we would but hear the pleadings,
Ol' the hearts that go astray.
Let us step outside the stronghold
Of our selfishness and pride ;
(Let us lift our fainting brothers.
Let ns strengthen ere we chide ;
Let us, ere we blaine the fallen.
Hold a light to cheer and guide.
Ah. how blessed-ah, how blessed
Earth would be if we'd but try
Thus to aid and right thc weaker.
Thus to cheek each brother's sigh ;
Thus to talk ot' duty's pathway
To our better Ufo ou high.
In each life, however lowly.
There are seeds of mighty good ;
Still, we shrink from souls appealing
With a timid " If we could ;"
But a God who judges all things
Knows the truth is, " If we would."
A DEBT?F HOIYOR.
Hush! what was that cry, so low
but yet so piercing, so strange but
yet so sorrowful ? It was not the
marmot upon the side of the Righi
it was not the heron down hy the
lake: no, it was distinctively human.
Hush! there it is again-from the
church-yard which I have just left.
Not ten minutes have elapsed since
I was sitting on the low wall of the
church-yard of Weggis, watching the
calm glories of tue moonlight illumi
nating with silver splendor the Lake'I
of Lucerne; and I am certain there
Was no one within the enclosure but
am mistaken, surely. What a
silence there is upon the night ! Not
a breath of air now to break up into
a thousand brilliant ripples the long
reilection of the August moon, or to
sar the foliage of the chestnuts; not
a voice ih the village ; no splash oi
oar upon the lake. Ali life seems at
perfect rest, and the solemn stillness
that reigns abour. the topmost glaciers
of St. Gothard has spread its mantle
over the warmer world below.
I must not linger ; as it is, I shall
have to wake up the porter to let me
into the ho:el. I hurry on.
Not ten paces, though. Again, I
hear the cry. This time it sounds to
me like the long, sad sob of a wearied
and broken heart. Without staying
to reason with myself, I quickly re
trace my steps.
I stumble abo., among the iron
crosses and the graves, and displace,
in my confusion, wreaths of immor
telles and fresher flowers. A huge
mausoleum stands between me and
the wall upon which I had been sit
ting not a quarter of an hour ago.
The mausoleum casts a deep shadow
upon the side nearest to me. Ah !
something is stirring there. I strain
my eyes-the figure of a man passes
slowly out of the shade, and silently
occupies my place upon the wall. .It
muse have been his lips that gave out
that miserable soumL
What shall I do ? Compassion and
curiosity are strong. The man whose
heart can be rent so sorely ought not
to be allowed to linger here with his
despair. He is gazing, as I did, upon
the lake. I mark his profile-clear"
cut and symmetrical; I catch the
lustre of large eyes. The face? as I
can see it, seems very still and placid.
I may be mistaken ; he may merely
he a wanderer like myself; perhaps
he heard the three strange cries, and
has also come to seek the cause. I
feel impelled to speak to him.
I pass from the path by the church
to the east side of the mausoleum,
and so come toward him, the moon
full upon his features. Great heaven!
How pale his face is !
" Good evening, Sir. I thought
myself alone here, and wondered that
no other travelers had founc. their
way to this lovely spot. Charming,
is it not?"
For a moment he says nothing, but
his eyes are full upon me. At last
he replies :
" It is charming as you say, Mr.
" You know me?" I exclaim, in as
"Pardon me; I can scarcely claim
a personal acquaintance. Bur yours
i; the only English name entered to
day in the Livre des Etrangers "
.': Von are staying at the Hotel de
la Concorde, then?"
An inclination of the head is all
the answer vouchsafed.
" May I ask," I continue, " wheth
er you heard just now a very strange
ciy repeated three times?"
A pause. The lustrous eyes seem
ed to search me through arid through
-I can hardly bear their ga/.e. Then
he replies :
" I fancy I heard the echoes oi'
some such sounds as you describe."
The echoes ! Is this, then, the
man who gave utterance to those
cries of woe! is it possible ? The face
seems so passionless; but the pallor
of those features bears witness to
some terrible agony within.
" I thought some one must be in
distress." I rejoin, hastily ; " and 1
hurried back to see if I could be oi
" Very good of yon." ho answers
coldly;; ..but surely such a nlace a>
this is not unaccustomed to the voice
" No doubt. My impulse was -,>
misti ken GUP."
" Bur kindly meant. Yon will not
.?lea;? lesa Bound ly lor act i nj? on th::
impulse, Reginald Westcar."
He rises as "he speaks, ile throw
his cloak round him, and stands mo
tionless. I take the hint. My mys
terious countrytn 'ti wishes to be alone.
Some one that he has loved and loy?
lies buried Here.
" Good night, Sir," I s ir. as I move
in the.direction of the little chapel
at the gi:-. "Neither of us wi!:
sleep the h -s soundly for thinking .<
thc perfect repose that reigns around
"What do von nw; j?" he asks
"Th?; dead'" I reply, as I struteli
my hand toward th*; frrave?. " li
r?n tiot remember th..- lines in Ki*:.
.After life's fitful fever ?ie .!< eps well.' "
" But.'?/'/'< have n-V'-i di....j.' !!. . ?
nald Westcar. Von know noti*ing <.!
thc sleep of death.*'.
For the third time he -j-ak- my
name almost familiarly, ami-I kn w
not. why-a shudder p iss.- through
rue. 1 have no time, in my turn, tn
ask him v. hat he me^in? : for ii" strides
silently away into the shado-/ ol' :!;e :
church, and I, with a strange sense
of oppression upon roe, return to my .
The events which I have just rela
ted passed in vi vid recollection through
mv mind as I traveled northward one ;
cold November day in :he y ar 185-. i
About six months previously. I had ;
taken my degree at Oxford, and had :
since been, enjoying a trip upon the 1
Continent ; and on my return to Lon-1 j
don J found a letter awaiting me from1 j
my lawyers informing me, somewhi
to my astonishment, that I had su<
ceeded to a small estate in Oumbei
lam!. I must tell you exactly ho'
this came about. My mother was
Miss Kingwood, and she was th
youngest of. three children ; the eic
est was Aldina, the second was Geo
frey, and the third (my mother) Alio
Their mother (who had been a wido
siuce my mother's birth) lived at th
little place in Cumberland, and whic
waa Known as The Shallows. SL
died shortly after my mother's ma:
ri ge with my father, Capt. Westca
My Aunt Aldina and my Uncle Geo
frey-the one ac that time aged twei
ty-eigkt, and the other twenty-six
continued to reside at The Shallow
My father and mother had to go t
India, where I was born, and when
when quite a ehjld, I was ?eft an oi
phan. A few months after my raotl
er's marriage my aunt disappeared
a few weeks after that event, and m
Uncle Geoffrey dropped down deaf
as he was playing at cards with M
Maryon, the proprietor of a neigl
boring mansion known as The Mer
A fortnight after my uncle's deatl
my Aunt Aldina returned to Tb
Shallows, and never left it again ti
she was carried out in her coffin t
her grave in the church yard. Evc
since her return from her mysleriot
disappearance she maintained an in:
penetrable reserve. As a school-bo
I visited her twice or thrice, but thet
visits depressed my youthful spirit
t" such an extent that as I grew ole
er I excused myself from aooeptin
my aunt's not very pressing' invite
tions; and at the time I am no1
speaking of I had not seen her fe
eight or ten years. I was rather sui
prised, therefore, when she bequeath
ed me The Shallows, which, as th
surviving child, she inherited unde
her mother's marriage settlement.
But The Shallows had always e.\
ercised a grim inlluence over me, an
the knowledge that I was now goin
to ir as my home oppressed me. Th
road seemed unusually dark, cole
and lonely. At last I passed th
lodge, and 200 yards more brough
uie to the porch. Very soon (hedoo
was opened by an elderly femah
whom I well remembered as havin
been my aunt's housekeeper and cooli
I had plea-ant recollections of hei
and was glad to see her. To tell th
truth, I had not anticipated my visi
to my newly-acquired property wit!
any great degree of enthusiasm ;' bu
a very tolerable dinner had an in
spiriting effect, and I was pleased ti
learn that there was a bin of old Ma
deira in the cellar. Naturally I soot
grew cheerful, and consequently talk
ative, and summoned Mrs. Balk for i
little gossip. The substance of wha
I gathered from her rather diffusive
conversation was as follows :
My aunt had resided at The Shal
lows ever since the death of my un
ole Geoffrey, but she had maint ai nee
a silent and reserved habit, and Mrs
Balk was of opinion that she had hat
some great misfortune. She had per
sistently refused ell intercourse wit!
the people at the Mere. Squire Ma
ryon, himself a cold and taciturn
man, had once or twice showed adis
position to be friendly, but she had
.sternly repulsed all such overtures
Mrs. Balk was of opinion that Miss
Ringwood was not "quite right," ai
she expressed it, on some topics ; es
pecially did she seem impressed with
the idea that The Mere ought to be
long to her. It appeared that the
Ringwood- and Maryons were distant
connections ; that The Mere belonged
in former times to a certain Sir Henry
Benet ; tba; he was a bachelor, and
that Squire Maryon's father and old
Mr. Ringwood were cousins of his,
and that there* was some doubt as to
which was the real heir; that Sir
Henry, who disliked old Maryon, had
frequently said he had set any chance
of dispute at rest, by bequeathing the
Mere property by will, to Mr. Ring
wood, my mother's father ; that, on
his death, no such will could be found;
and the family lawyers agreed that
Mr. Maryon was the legal inheritor,
and my uncle Geoffrey and ?.is sisters
must be content to take The Shallows
or nothing at all. Mr. Maryon was
comparatively rich, and the Ring
woods poor, consequently they were
advised not to enter upon a costly
lawsuit. My aunt Aldina maintained
rc the last that Sir Henry had made
a will, and that Mr. Maryon knew ir,
but had destroyed or suppressed the
document. I did not gather fro.u
Mrs. Balk's narrative that Miss Ring
wood had any foundation for her be
lief, and I d ism i.-sed the notion at
once as baseless.
" And my uncle Geoffrey dfed of
apoplexy, you say, Mrs. Balk ?"
"1 don't say so, ~ir, no more did
Miss Ringwood : but they said so."
" Whom do you mean by they ?"
'. The people at The Mere-the
young doctor, friend of Squire Mary
on's who was brought over from York,
and the rest ; he. fell heavily from his
chair, and his head struck against the
" Playing at cards with Mr. Mary
on, I think you said."
" Yes, Sir ; he was too fond of cards,
I believe, was .'.ir. Geoffrey."
" Is Mt . Maryon seen much in the
c mn try-is he hospitable?"
"Well. Sir, he goes up to London
.; goo 1 deal, and ha? sonic friends
down from town occasionally: blithe
d '>.'S not seem io care much about the
people in the neighborhood."
" rle has some children. Mrs. Balk?"
'? Only one daughter, Sir; a sweet,
pretty ming she is. Her mother died
when Miss Agnes wa? born."
.' You have no idea, Mrs. Balk,
what my Aunt Aldi na's great mis
"Well, Sir, I can't help thinking
it must have been a love affair. She
always hated men so much."
" Then why did she leave The Shal
lows to me, Mrs. Balk ? '
"Ah. you are laughing. Sir. No
doubl shu considered thai The Mere
ought to belong tn yon, as tho heir ol
th Kingwood.-, ;md she placed yon
here, as near as might be to the place."
'? In hopes that I might marry Miss
Maryon, ,-h, Mrs. Balk?"
" Yon ar" laughing agnin, Sir. 1
don t imagine she thought so much oj
that, ;is ol th- j .--1 ! ? i i : . y of your dis
. ov!ing so-.,... ;??Hg alhMil the missing
I bade iii" communicative Mr*.
g<?o!-night, and retired to my
b d-r om-a ow, w.de, sombre, o:ik
rtaiiided chamber. 1 must, couf'.'ss
?.hat family stories had no great, in
terest tor me, living apart from them
al school and college ?us I had done,
iiml as I undressed I thought more of
the probabilities of sport the eight
hundred acre.; of wild shooting be
longing to The Shallows would afford
me than of the supposed will my poor
nunt had evidently worried herself
about so much. Thoroughly tired
after my long journey, I soon fell fast
isleep amid the deep shadows of the
four-poster I mentally resolved to
chop up intofire.wood atan early date,
and substitute for it a Luore modern
How long I had been asleep I <
not know, but I suddenly started u
the echo of a long, sad cry ringi)
in my ears.
I listened" eagerly-sensitive to tl
slightest sound-painfully sensiti
as one is only in the deep' silence
I heard the old fashioned clock
had noticed on the stairs strike thrc
The reverberation seemed to last
long time, then ail w?s silent agai
" A dream," I muttered to myself,
I lay down upon the pillow; "M
deira is a heating wine. But wh
can I have been dreaming of? '
Sleep seemed to have gone alt
gether, and the busy mind wanden
among the Continental scenes I hi
lately visited, By and by I* foal
myself in memory once more with
the Weggis church-yard. I was SP
isfied ; I had traced my dream to tl
cries that I had heard there. I tur
ed round to sleep again. Perhaps
fell into a doze-I' cannot say; b
again I started up at the repetitio
as it seemed outside my window,
that wy of sadness and despair,
hastily drew aside the heavy curtai
of my bed-at that moment the roo
.seemed to be illuminated with a dil
unearthly light-and I saw gradual
growing into Jruman shape, thefign
of. a woman. I recognized in it n
aunt, Miss Ringwood. Horror-struc
I gazed at the apparition ; it' advan
ed a little-the lips moved-I heai
it.distinctly say :
" Reginald Westcar, Thc Mere b
longs to you. Compel Joh.i Maryi
to pay the debt of honor !"
I fell back senseless. *
When next I returned to cohseiou
ness, it was when I was called in tl
morning. The shutters were opene<
and I saw the red liga: of the dawi
ing Winter sun.
There is a strange sympathy b
tween the night and the mind. A
one's troubles represent themselvi
as iucreased a hundred fold if or
wakes in the night, and begins 1
think about them. A muscular pai
becomes the certainty of an incurah
internal disease, and a headache su<
gesta incipient softness of the brail
But all these horrors are dissipate
with the morning light, andtheafte:
glow of a cold bath turns them int
jokes. So it was with me on th
'morning after my arrival at The Sha
lows. I accounted most satisfactoril
for all .that had occurred, or seeme
to have occurred, during the night
and resolved that, though the old Mi
deira was uncommonly good, I mu?
be careful in future not to drink mor
than a couple of glasses after dinner
I need scarcely say that I said nott
ing to Mrs. Balk of my bad dream;
and shortly after breakfast I took m
gun, and went out in search of sue
game as I might chance to meet witt
At three o'clock I se ?t the keepe
home, as his capacious pockets wer
pretty well filled, telling him that
thought I knew the country, am
should stroll back leisurely. The gra;
gloom of the November evening wa
spreading over the sky as I came up
on a small plantation which I believ
ed belonged to me. I struck straigh
across it; emerging from its shadows
I found myself by a small stream am
some marshy land; on the other sidi
another small plantation. A siripi
got up, I fired, and tailored it.
marked the bird into this other plan
tation, and followed. Upgotacovej
of partridges-bang, bang-one dowi
by the side of an oak. I was abou
to enter this covent when a lady ant
gentleman Emerged, and, struck wi tl
the unpleasant thought that I wai
possibly trespassing, I at once wenl
forward to apologize.
Before I could say a word, the gen
tleman addressed me.
" May I ask, Sir. if I have giver
von permission to shoot over my pre
" I beg to express my great regret
Sir," I replied, as I lilted my hat in
acknowledgment of the lady's pres
ence, '' that 1 should have trespassed
upon your land. I can only plead,
as my excuse, that I fully believed 1
was still upon the manor belongins
to Thc Shallows."
" Gentlemen who go ont shooting
ought to know the limits of their es
tates," he answered harshly; "the
boundaries of The Shallows are well
defined, nor is the area they contain
so very extensive. Yon have no right
upon this side ihe scream, Sir; oblige
me by returning."
I merely bowed, for I was nettled
by his tone, and as I turned away 1
noticed that the young lady whisper
ed to him.
v" One moment, Sir," he said," "my
daughter suggests the possibility of
your being the new owner of The
Shallows. May I ask if this is so?"
It had not occurred to n.e before,
but I understood in a moment to
whom I had been speaking, and I re
" Yes. Mr. Maryon-my name is
Such was my introduction to Mr.
and Miss Maryon. The proprietor of
The Mere appeared to be a gentleman,
but his manners were cold and re
served, and a careful observer might
have remarked a perpetual restless
ness in the eyes, as if they were phys
ically incapable of regarding the same
object for more than a moment. He
was about sixty years of age, appa
rently : and though he now and again
made an effort to carry himself up
right, the head and shoulders soon
drooped again, as if the weight of
years, and, it might be, the memory
of the past, were a heavy load to
cirry. Ol Miss Maryon it is suffi
dent- to say that she was nineteen or
twenty, and it did not need a second
glance to satisfy me that her beauty
was of no ordinary kind.
I must hurry over the records of
the next few weeks. I became a fre
quent visitor at The Mere. Mr. Ma
rion's manner never became cordial,
but he did not seem displeased to see
me; and as to Agnes, we'd, she cer
tainly was not displeased either.
I ; 11 i i t-i-c it was on Christmas Day
that i sudden y discovered that 1 wa
desperately .in love. Miss Maryon
had le.-en i'm-two or (bree days con
lined to her room by a bad cold, and
? lound myself in a great slate ol
anxiety to see her again. I am sony
to .say thal ru;.' thoughts wandered a
good deal when J w^s al. church upon
thal festival, and ? could not .help
thinking what ample room lhere was
Cor a bridal procession up tho spacious
aisle. Suddenly my'eyesrested.upon
a mural tablet, inscribed, "To the
memory of Aldina Ringwood." Then
with a cold thrill there came back
upon me what I had almost forgotten,
the dream, or whatever it was, that
had occurred on that lirst night at
The Shallows; and those strang >
words : " The Mere belongs to you.
Compel ^ohn Maryon to pay the debt
of honor!" Nothing but the remem
brance of Agnes' sweet face availed
for the time J*) banish the^vision, the
statement, and the bidding.''
' . Miss Maryon was soon down-atairs
again. Did I flatter myself too much
in thinking that she was aa glad to I
see me as I was to see her ? No-I
fejt sure that I did not. Then I be
gan to reflect seriously upon my po
sition. My fortune was small, quite
enough for me, but not enough for
two ; and as she was heiress of The
Mere and a comfortable rent-roll , of
some six or eight thousand a year,
was it not natural that Mr. Maryqn
expected her to make what'is called
"a good match?" Still, I could not
conceal from myself the fact, that he
evinced no objection whatever to my
frequent visits at his house, nor to
my taking walks with his daughter
when he was unable to accompany us.
One bright, frosty day I had been
down to the lake with Miss Maryon,
and had enjoyed the privilege of
.teaching her to skate; and, on re
turning to the house, we met Mr. Ma
ryon upon the terrace. He walked
with us to the conservatory ; we went
in to examine the plants, and he re
mained outside, pacing up and down
the terrace. ' Both Agnes and myself
were strangely silent; perhaps my
tongue had found an eloquence upon
the ice which was well met by a shy
thoughtfulness upon her part. But
there was a lovely color upon her
cheeks, and I experienced a very con
siderable and unusual fluttering about
ray heart. It happened that as we
were standing at the door of the con
servatory, both of us silently looking
away from the flowers upon the frosty
view, that our eyes lighted at the
same time upon Mr. Maryon. He,
too, was apparently regarding the
prospect, when suddenly ne paused
and staggered back, as if something
unexpected met his gaze.
" Oh, poor papa! I hope he is not
going to have one of his fits !" ex
"Fits! Is he subject to such at
tacks?" I inquired.
"Not ordinary fits,"- she answered,
hurriedly; "I hardly know how to
explain them. They .come upon bim
occasionally, and generally at this pe
riod of the year."
" Shall we go to him?" I suggested.
"No; you cannot helD him; and
he cannot bear that they should be,
We both watched him. His arms
were stretched up above his head, and
again he recoiled a step or two. I
sought for an explanation in Agnes'
"A stranger," she exclaimed. "'Who
can it be?"
I looked toward Mr. Maryon. A
tall figure of a man had come from
the further side of the house; he wore
a large, loose coat and a kind of mili
tary cap upon his head.
" Doubtless you are surprised to see
me, John," we heard the new-corner
say, in a confident voice, " but I am
not thc devil, man, that you should
greet me with such a peculiar atti
tude." He held out his hand and
confi.iued; "Come, don't let the
warmth of old fellowship be all on
one side this winter day."
We could see that Mr. Maryon took
the proffered right hand with his left
for an instant, then .seemed to shrink
away, but exchanged no word ol'
"I don't yjfderstmd this," said.
Agnes, and we both hurried forward.
The stranger, seeing Agnes approach,
lifted his cap.
"Ah, your daughter, John, no
doubt. I see the likeness to her la
mented mother. Pray, introd?ceme."
Mr. Maryon's usually pallid fea
tures had 'assumed a still paler hue,
and he said in a low voice :
"Col. Bludyer-my daughter." Ag
nes barely bowed.
" Charmed to renew your acquain
tance, Miss Maryon. When last I
saw yon, you were quite a baby; but
your father and I are very old friends
are we not, John ?" '
Mr. M. vaguely nodded his head.
" Well, John, you have of cn press
ed your hospitality upon me. but till
now I have never hud an opportunity
of availing myself of your kind of
fers; so I have brought my bag, and
intend at last to givc-you the pleasure
ol' my company for a few days."
I certainly should have thought
that a man of Mr. Maryon's disposi
tion would have reseted such eon
duct as this, or, at all event-, have
given this sell-invited guest a chilling
w-leo ne. Mr. Maryon. however, in
a confused and somewhats H m mering
tone, said that he was glad Col. Bind
yerbad come atlast, anti bade his
daughter go and. make thc necessary
arrangements. Agnes, in silent as
tonishment, entered the house, and
then Mr. Maryon turned to me hasti
ly and bade me good-bv. In a by n<<
means comfortable frame of mind I
returned to The Shallows.
The sudden advent of this some
what miscellaneous Colonel was nat
urally somewhat irritating to me.
Not only did I regard the man as an
intolerable bore, but I could not help
fancying that he was something more
than an old friend of Mr. Maryon's;
in fact, I was led to judge by Mr.
Maryon's strange conduct that this
Bludyer had some power over him
which might be exercised to tire det
riment of the Maryon family, and I
was convinced there was some mys
tery it was my duty to penetrate.
[TO BE CONTINUED.]
CUT IT SHORT.-A certain barber
having the great gift of gab, used to
?transo his customers willi his long
yarns, while he went through his
Junctions on their heads and facts.
One day an obi codger came in, took
his seat, and ordeted a shave and
bair cut. The barber went to work
and began, at the same time, one <>i
his long stories, to the no little dis
satisfaction ot the old gentleman,
who, becoming iritated al the bar
" Cut it. short."
"Yes, sir;" said the barber con
tinuing the yarn, until the o d gen
tleman again ordered :
'. Cut ii short, I say-cut if short!"
" Yes, sir," cutting away and gab
"Cut it short, I say," reiterated
" Yes, sir;" said the barber going
on with his story."
" Wi il you cut it short?" says Ile
old gent, in a rage.
. ' Can't, sir;" said the barber, "fur
if yoi! look .in the glass, you'll see
I've cut it all oil'."
And lo Ilia horror, upon looking in
the glass, he found Ins hair all cut
from his head.
Always suspect a man who affects
gr at softness of manner, an un ru filed
evennes.'. of temper, and an enuncia
tion studied, slow and deliberate.
These things are nil annatal al,, and
bespeak a degree of mental disci
pline into which he that has no pur
pose of craft or design to answer
cannot submit to drill himself. The
most successful knaves are usuallv
of this description, as smooth as ra
zors dipped in oil, and as. sharp.
They affect' the innocence of the
dove, which they have npt, in order
to hide the' cunningness of the ser
pent which they have,-Colton.
Brigham and His Wives.
Brigham Young is reported to have
expressed himself as. follows in one
of his recent " sermons" in Salt Lake
City : " I wish my women to under
stand that what I am going lo say is
for them as well sis ethers, and I want
those who are herein tell, their sis
ters, yes, all thc women in the com
munity. I am going to give you
from this time to the Gili of October
next for reflection; that you may de
termine whe; her yon wish ty stay
with your husbands or not, and then
I am going to set every woman at
liberty, and say to them, " now, go
your way." And my wives have got
to do one of tw?'l'hings,'either round
up their shouldeis to endure the
afflictions of this world, and live their
religion-that is, polygamy-or they
must leave; for I will not have them
about me. I will go into heaven
alone rather than to have scratching
and fighting about me. I will set all
at liberty. What! first wife, too?
Yes, liberate you all. I want to go
somewhere or do 'something to get
rid of the whiners. Ido not want
them to receive part of the truth and
spurn the rest out of doors, Let
every man thus treat his wives,;
keeping raiment enough to cover his
body, and say to your wives, take
all that I have and be set at liberty ;
but if you stay with me, you shall
comply with th? law of God in eve
ry respect, and that, too, without
any murmuring or whining. You
must fulfill the law of God in every
respect, and round np your shoulders
to walk up to the mark without any
Ncblctt & Goodrich
II AYING uncreased our Manufactory
we arc prepared to supply thu demand
for our well known COTTON GINS,
which are considered the hes', in the
market by those who have used and
know them. EVERY GIN GUARAN
TEED TO GIVE SATISFACTION.
Price lower than any other first-class
Gin. Orders solicited early in the season
to prevent delay. Old Gins REPAIRED
on reasonable terms.
By permission we refer to the follow
ing gentlemen :
Gov. M. L. Bonham, Messrs C. A
Ohcathain and T. P. DeLoach, Sidgciicbl
Maj. A. Jones, Pine House.
Mr. J. A. Bland, Johnston's Depot.
Messt o Jas. Fullmer and P. C. Spann,
Maj. Josiah Padgett, Mine Creek.
Capt. J. G. Hawthorn, Saluda Oh!
Mr. L. Hartley, flairville.
Gen. M. C. lintier, Columbia.
KS-Capt. LKAY-IS JONES, ul Edgo
fiebb'S. C., is mir authorized Agent.
Send for Circular and Price List.
N EB LETT & GOODRICH,
* August:, Ga.
Apr 15 Gm 17
ARE ENDORSED AND PRESCRIBED DT STORR lead
ing Physicians than any other Toole or Stim
ulant now In usc. Thor aro
A SURE PREVENTIVE,
. Tor ?(rer and Ague Intermittents, Biliousness and all dis
orders arcing from malarious raii?r?. Thcv aro li1 :hly ree
emmendod ai an A.NTI-DTSPKPTIC, and In case ' INDI
GESTION aro i NV A M'A '1 Li. A? r.n APPETIZER and RE
CUPERANT, and lt, eua of GENERA I. DEBILITY they
have never in a single instant? rait. J in producing tho moat
barny results, TMT are particularly
Strengthening the bedv, invigorating thc mind, and giving
t..ni nad cla.-ilclty lo tho whole s-yMrm. T!.o HOME HIT
TEI?S ?rc compounded with thc preistest of care, and no ton
ic ttiraulant ha? ever before binn onVrcd to tho public?
PLEASANT TO THE TASTE alni at ibo ?anio timo combin
ais sn manv remedia', agent 1 cndo'w.l by tho medical fratcrnl
tv a.? tho best known to tho Pharmacopoeia. Ilcoiti but lit
tle to glvo them a fair trial, and
Every Family should Have n Bottle.
No preparation in tito world can produco ?0 many unquall
fled endorsements: by physicians of ibo very highest standing
In their profcs.im.
r.ndorttd aUo by thc Clergy and thc Hading denomina
Rsv. \\H. A. BA?OOCIC. tho oldest Methodist minister In St.
Eon ls, savs tho Hom? Hitters ?ero most grateful in contribu
ting In tho restoration of ny strength, and an Incrcaso of
apjiclito. , ,
OSDOBM Mo., Juno ?J, 1871.
Persons greatly debilitated, a? I have been, and who require
aT?:.ic ir KTIMI-LAV:, need seek for nothing belter than tho
Hume Bitters. B. W. COPE,
Presiding Eider M. E. Church. FfcUahtjrg District.
UXITID STATIS MAIUT HOHI-ITAL, |
ST. hem .Mo.. OCT. 8, 1870. J
JAMI? A. JACXSOX A CO.- 1 have examined thc formula for
makhg tho " lloma Stomach ?Itters." and used them in Util
hospital the last four moulu?. I coaster them tho mos t valu
ablo tunk and stimulant now In usc. ?. ll.-Jtfcl.tatB,
krslde-t Phv.iciun ia charco U. S. Marine hospital. I .
JAMI:? A.Jaarsoj A Co.-G'-nllcttirn : A? you hare com
tnuiiicuted to the inedicr.l profession ?he recipe or tho . Home
Bitten," I teaannU th-rrforo be considered as a patent m?l
leme, no patcu: f.aviuit been taken for it. H c have examined
thc formula for malani tho " Homo Itlturs. and un hcsta
Hn:lr/ay the combination Isoncof raro^cxecl.cncc. all tho
?nielen used In lu cuni .??lion aro'tbo best of thu class to
walch the? nelone, h-ing highly Tonic. Stimulant. Stomachic,
Canelnltlrn,aol ilLittly Uxatlre. Tho Matta of preparing
themijatrietl-ln accordance with the rules of pharmacy.
lla% :11s used them lu onr privat? practice, wc take pleasure in
reconnu n.llng them to ail persons desirous or taking Bitter?,
ns bel?g thc best Tonic aud Sllmuloot^not? 0ITeMd to U^rjub
Prof. Ob-tctries and Diseases of TTomen, College of Phyil
elans, ami la.e member Hoard cf prof ef
Obstetric, and Disease, cf sw^fUg^ft^
Late l'rcs t. Mo. Medical College
E. A. CLARK. M. I>..
rmr. Pur-err. sr?. ?lcdlcal Coltr?e and let? Itc.ldcul Physl
ciau Ut? lio.plt.1, bt. Louis PRIMM. Trot.
Poetical Pharmacy Bt^C^^^g^^
A.p. HiACor,:,M D Dr. C. V.?J?T*
C. Ci avesta. M. D. B. OnATi Moan, M. D.
PrT/f.oniVdw?reryf nd Disease, of ?'omen, College of UOBOM.
patblc Physician, and Surgeons.^ ^ TEMpLf, J; D>> I
rrof. Materia Medica and Theraupcutlci, Homoeopathic Mcdt
eal CoUego of Missouri. VZLEUAN, y. D., Lecturer
OnDi.ea.e. Children, n-^to^?g&W
Prof. of Pbyrfology. B-^??^?f.*'
Clinical Medicine, Col. oHttttfff?
They are ?uperlor.to ?^SP-L
' No Bl uart totU^^l^^Cnml*.
tonic ?nd .timulact fer
general ute uowoffercd to the pubUe. ^ u D ^ sj
?ct^r'n' AnDlyUCtl Chemin, U
lt. McViCAB, M. D., '< HO^X M D '
lt. UrtSMSs, M. D.. T?? g' D"
JA?. A. CLLiaa, M. D., J- A> H/Ri?J?l?*a
I io i ti eui i?t.vHlclans in Cincinnati,
Ne?/lv al. of" om dresser. In on. or tho other of th,
V.? have ever been offered .0 thc public ?,
Tta lloai S;.^."lovable remedy forTndlgc.tlor,
and diseases arising from malarial cause?. u _
ti. n. TiioaxTox. 31. p.. ?lE,J- aSSSyurb>
lo nhargo or City Hospital, ? fS??? j! ? U->
t?A?ii.roan ??LL, M. U., .'f- nitiuhnrrrU'
?j, EnUnont Physicians taW^??^
0. M UTii, Chemist, ? L/ AISAM
And Hundreds of Others
In all parts of thc North. Wert and Soutn. .?
J. H. UAXxut, ?. D., iU^ukce^
JAM? A. JACXIOX* (^-^^JS^S?SSS?Si
<. Home Stomach Ulttera,".I have KgoU** Ton ?^F5S
tire for ?orne time, and pronounce *;^T??
n0rzrFUorC?aleby all ^^'\**^l^CT^ ^ t M'
Labratory lOi and 107 9. Second SU, Su Uula JUaaonri.^
^?3-ForsaiebyA. A. CLISBY, Drug
gist. Feb. 28, ly 10 1
?RWiLE & SA
C. C. & A. E. R.
? E would respectfully announce to our friends and the public generally
that we are now opening at Johnston's Depot, a- complete Stock of Goods,
consisting of ?
Dry Gfoocis, (Groceries,
SHOES, HATS, HARDWARE, &c.
And1 we are prepared to make Advances to Planters in Provi
sions and Guanos, upon satisfactory papers, payable 1st November next.
An examination of our Stock and Prices respectfully solicited.
OARWILE & SAMS.
Mar 19 tf . 13
T. W. CAR WILE & CO.,
?3 ' ......
Commission M eregan is.
270 Broad St, Augusta, Ga.,
PREPARING for the Spring and Summer Trade, to nv?ei ?tv wants of
friends and customers in the way of Plantation an*l k''uiiaiiy Sup
plies, are daily making heavy additions to theil- already large Stock, to
which they invite attention. Our Stock comprises in pan :
BACON, LARD, COFFEES, SUGA'RS, TEAS,
SYRUPS, MOLASSES, EICE, MACKEREL, SALT,
FLOUR, MEAL, CORN,
. BUTTER, CANDLES, SOAP, STARCH,
. WHISKIES, BRANDIES, WINES, ALE, PORTER,
.TOBACCO, SEQ A RS, &cf
And iu fact EVERYTHING usually on' sale in First Class Grocery
We are also Agents for tie sale of Wm. Massey & Co's. Celebrated Phila
Will be glad at all times to see our Edgefield friends, and will sell the
Best Goods at the Lowest Market Prices.
-Augusta, Feb 5 If 7
LIFE INSURANCE CO.,
. . OF VIRGINIA.
Policies Issued over - - 17,000.
Income over - - $1,500,000.
The progress qi this Company during the past year has been J3TEADY
and PROGRESSIVE. The Management ECONOMICAL, the Losses
During the summer months our largest business was from the Northern
States, in which we have no Southern competitors, since no Southern Com
pany but this has passed the rigid inspection of the Northern Insurance
We need no extended advertisement in Edgefield, other than the grateful
testimony of the widows and orphans preserved from want by policies in
this Company. '
We are known and patronized in nearly every household. Our friends
know where to find us when they need insurance.
LEAPRART & RANSOM.
General'Agents, Augusta, Ga.
B. M. TALBERT, Canvassing Agent, )
E. KEESE, .<?..?
E. E. JEFFERSON " . "
Oct, 9, . tf 42
HE Undersigned having established his oflice at Edgefield, as General
Agent f.?r the" ?ot?on States l?f? Bissur.'tiicc ?ofinp?iiy.
. ii vites attention to one or two ol' the advantages offered those who mat
lesire to effect insurance on their lives in a sale Home Company :
The Board of Managers ata recent, meering passed unanimously the fol
lowirg Resolut ion :
" Resolved, That in view of the fact that lhere are unusually largo sum;
paid for Life Insurance,.to the Companies of the North and East, wbicl
-urns, being there invested, contribute to the enrichment of those sections,
rhilsfc our own South is greatly in noe l bf cash capital to prosecute success
'tilly our Agricultural and Mechanical enterprise.*; il-is ordered, that foi
the purpose of retaining these sums in our mi 1st, hereafter a certain pro
portion ot the net cash receipts from premiums, amounting to not more 'han
70 per cent, of the same bo invested in such manner as may be in accord
ance with the regulations o:" the Company, in those sections, from wjiich the
.said premiums arc attained." ?
(Signed) . WM. B. JOHNSON, Pres't.
GEORGE'S. O'BEAR, Sec'ry. ,
In accordance with the above Resolution a Board of Advisory Trustee*
has been regularly organized at Edgefield C. H., S. C., with the following
Officers, viz :
Maj. W. T. GARY, President.
Cant. B. C. BRYAN, Vice President.
R. 0. SAUS, Esq., Secretary.
This Board is now prepared to transact business, ?nd invest the funds o!
the Company agreeable to the prescribed regulations.
The Financial strength cf the Company places it in high rank. Its last
Annual Statement shows that the Company possess, besides its large Guar
antee, $170 for every $100 of its liability. "
Hf. W. ARKEY, General Agent.
Juno 21, . tf 27
IMPORTED WliS Al BRAK? !
10 Cases fine old Hennescy Cognac,
4 " Imported Chfinipngnc,
6 " Madeira and Sherry Wines,
2 " u Claret and OM L'oit "
2 " Rhine Wine,
4 Casks ScuLck Ale and Porter.
OLD RYE AND CORN WHISKEY !
20 Bbls. Old Rye Whiskey, different grades, .
10 " 11 Corn 41 "
f??yJust received and for sale by
A. A. CLISRY, Driiffgfet.
Apr 23 tf IS
WB>?MMMWBaBMaMBMMpaaMB ----i ---- DUBAKSOSS
lEST-A-IBLISHEID TN I860.
Prontaut db ?3on,
wmmtn& m JEWELLED .
The subscribers would respectfully.inform tho citizens of Edgefield, and. sur
rounding country, that they keep a special establishment f?r tho "
Repair of Watches and Jewelry?
.Also, ??AIU WORK, In evory design, made tn order. All work entrusted to'
their caro will lie executed Promptly^ Neatly, anti imrrmdedjfov otc year.
At their Store will be found one of" thc largest stocks of
Gold aa*! Silve* Wai ci es
Of the best European ami Anieriehn .Manufacture in Mic Southern States, with ii
select assortment of Rich and New Sty les ol I?TKUSCAX COU) .1 l?\\ Ifil.K 1',
set with Diamonds. Pearls, Itu bies, oriental G a rub ts, Coral, Ac.
Also, SOIJI) SILVER WARE, Consisting of Tea Sets, V.'aiters, len ann Wahi ,
Pitchers, Castors, ??ol.lets, Cups, Forks, and ov.'flry thing in thc Silverware line.
Fine Single and Don bio Barreled GUNS; Coifs, Smith A Wesson's, Sharp's ano
Remington's PISTOLS, and manv others of the latest invention.
FINE CUTLERY, SPECTACLES, WALK INO CAKES, and FANCY HOODS
of overy variety to bo found in a tirst-elas? Jewel ry establishment. Old Gold and
Silver tokou in exchange for goods.
, A. PRONTA UT &, SON,
23G Broad St., between Central and Globe Hotels, Augusta, Ga.
Sept'25 Iv 40
Boots, ?hoes & Hats
,? .'.V, ON TIME.
W- .;. :-JJi . . ? oin .? ? M
E are now prepared to Sell nil Goods in our line off?approv?d ?*ae
tors'f Acceptances, payable in tnc Fait'
. tn*LLAHUR &>' WLSII;RI\.
Augusta, April 30 2m "19
CLOSING OUT SALE *
?pring and Summer
The Greatest Sacrifice of theSeason
Wright, Landram I Co's.,
233 Broafl Street, Augusta, Ga.
DESIRING to. Close Out'our Stock of SERING and SUMMER GOODS,
we wili commence on TUESDAY^iJuce 24th, and continue for two weeks,
to sell our Beautiful and Attractive Stock REGARDLESS OF. COST. ,
We cordially invite you to come, see, and examine these C-otfds yourself
or ne will send you samples if desired.
WRIGHT, LANDRAM & CO.,
233 Broad St., Augusta, Ga,
June 20, lm 27
New Goods for Summer 1873 !
One Price House,
WHOLESALE AND ; RETAIL,
IL L. ?. BALK,
172 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.
I HAVE Received a Carefully Selected Stock of All the Novel
ties o?*the Season in:
STRAW HATS for Ladies, Misses, Gents and Youths, from 25 eta. up
PARASOLS, with or without attachments, from 50 cts. and ?p.
LADIES' READY MADE SUITS from $5,00 and upward.
PRIKTS, all the new styles, fast colors, 10 cts. up.
DRESS GOODS, a fine selection of all the Novelties, at 15 cte. and up.
Bed-Ticking, Ginghams, Table Covers, Table Damask, Hqmespnns, Un
dershirts, Drawers, Trimming, Ribbons, Corsets, &c.
Shirts for Gents ahd Youths, Collars, Gloves, Umbrellas, Trunks, Va
lises, &c, &c.
I have also a full assortment, of BOOTS and SHOES, and a fine selec
tion of READY MADE CLOTHING.
All these Goods are marked As Low as the Lowest, and Laak
Kui One Price. Make note of this, and come and see, or send an
order, on which I will allow a liberal discount. ' ?
H. L. A. BALK,
172 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga., next door to Bothwell.
May 23 22
European Turnip Seed.
JuST IMPORTED by the Subscriber 2,500 Pounds of the Finest
Quality of the abqye Seeds, from the best and most reliable growers in
England. Experience of several years has taught us that these Seed.axe
the only kind .suitable to our Southern Climate. This is admitted by our
largest Turnip Growers, as their Certificates, published below, will attest.
We have now in Store our full Stock of Twenty-two Varieties, all com
prising the most desirable qualities, viz :
Clarke's Nonsuch White Six Weeks, ' '
Early White Flat Dutch,
" Red Top,
" White Field Stone or Stubble,
Orange Jelly or Golden Ball,
New Yellow Althiiighain,
YeHow Tankard or Hanover,
Purple Top Yellow Swede or Ruta Baga,
Bronze " " *' " "
Laings Improved " " "
. Westbury Purple Top
Dale's Hvbrid Yellow Scotch or Aberdeen,
Purple Top . " ,s Aberdeen and Bullock,
Eclipse Hybrid " "
Skirving's Improved *.?" ??
Large White Globe,
" Norfolk, . ,
.! Pomonan Globe,
Purple Top, White Fast Lothian Stock, Long Red f<nd Orange MAN
GLE WURZLE or STOCK BEET.
Mammoth CARROT for Stock,
Also, a fine variety of Imported Winter CABBAGE SEED, to be sown
in July and August. *
Descriptive Catalogues mailed free to any address. Send for one, to
W. W. PEMBLE,
Augusta Seed Store, ll Washington Street,
AUGUSTA, GA. ?.<
ALEXANDRIA, Burke Co., Ga., May 17,1873.
Mn. W. W. PEUPLE, Augusta Seed Store,-Dear Sir : I take great pleasure in
certifying- that I purchased of you last Tear vour Imported Ruta Baga (or Swede)
White Globe and Robinson's Golden Ball Turnip Seed. The result was that the
Ruta Baga (or Swede) and (?lobe grew so large that a peck measure was not large
enough to hold either Turnip. The Golden Ball I found as recommenped, not so
large, of medium size, and of a superior flavor, and keeps as well as any other variety
grown. Yours, Very Respectfully,. WM. CHANDLER.
We, the undersigned, after having seen Mr. Chandler's patch of the above Turnips,
take great pleasure in testifying fully to Mr. C'? statement, and further recommend to
all Turnip growers Mr. Pemblc's Imported Seed as the best for our soil and climate!
JUDGE JOSEPH SHEWMAKE,
GEO. W. SAPP,
GEO. W. HURST,
Alexander, Burke Co., Ga.
Augusta, June ll, 6t 26
This unrivalled Southern Remedy is
warranted not to contain a singla particle
?f -JlKKCijRY, or any injurious mineral
substance, bot is
PUKE LY VEGETABLE)
containing those Southern- Roots and
Herbs, which an all-wise Providence bas
placed in countries where Liver Diseases
must prevail; It will Cure all Diseases
caused bv Derangement of thc Liver.
Tn li NY.M PTOSIS of Liver Complaint
aro a bitter or bad taste in thc mouth*
Pain in the Back, Sides or Joints, often
mistaken for Rheumatism ; Sour Stom
ach: Loss of Appetite; Dowels alternate
ly costive and lax; Headache; Loss of
memory, with a painful sensation of
bavins' failed to do something which
ought to bnvp boen done; Debility, JLoW
Spirits.a thick yellow appearance ol the
Skin and Bv?fc, n dry Cough orten mista
ken for Consumption. Sometimes many
of these symptoms attend the disease, at
others very few: but tho LIVKH, the
largest organ in tho body, is generally
tho seat of thc (Unease, and if not Itcgn
lated tu time, groat suffering, wretched
ness and DEATH will ensue.
This Great Unfailing Specific will not
be found the Least Unpleasant.
For DYSPEPSIA, CONSTIPATION,
Jaundice, Bilious attacks, SICK HEAD
ACHE. Colic, Depression of Spirits,
SOUR STOMACH, Heart Burn, Ac, Ac,
Simmons' Liver Regulator, or
Is the Cheapest, Purest and Best Family
Medicine in the World!
MANUFACTURED ONLY HY
J. H. 7,HI'M\ ? CO.
,: Macon, Ga,and Philadelphia.
Price, 81.00. Sold by all Druggists.
Juno 25 tC 27
M. L. BONHAM,
ATTORNEY" AT LAW AND SOLICI
TOR IN EQUITY.
Oi??ee, Law Range
. Edgsfield, S. C.
BY mutnal consent the Co-Partner
ship heretofore existing between us
bas been this day dissolved.
R. 0. SAMS,
J. B. HILL.
June Kith, 1S73.
IHAVE this day associated with me
C P. ROBERTS. Tho business of
the Firm will be conducted under tho
name of JNO. B. HILT. A ?o,
JOHN B. HILL.
June 16th. 1S73. J,i . 20
King's Mountain Military School
YOUKVILLE, S. C.
THE Second Session of th'e
a School Year, 1873, will begin
* JULY 1st, und end NOVEM
BER30th: TERMS: For School
Expend s. J. Board, Tuition,
Fuel, Lights, Washing. Stationery, Ac,
$13? per session, payable in advance.
For Circulars, address
Con. A. COWARD, Principal.
Yorkville, Juno-I Jm 24
Horsc-SIioeiiig a Speciality.
ALTHOUGH PHIL JOHNSON, a
well behaved and polfto colored man,
makes to order all kinds of Ploughs, Ac., _
and does likewise all kinds of Blackfl
smith work generally,-and all which hefl
does in a workmanlike and satisfactonM
manner,-still, like most other artist
now-a-days, he has a Speciality, and hi
Speciality is HORSE - SHOEING. Ii
this branch of his trade he professes (
be master of his profession. And he ha>
just received a'full assortment of Horse!
Shoes, Nails, ?Sc, Which he warrants ol
tho best quality, and Which he puts orl_
any horse so that they can be worn withK
perfect ease, and to the great advantage!
of the horse. Try Phil, once, and you!
will be his friend and patron ever after
Apr. 30, tf , ig
^fed Bug Poison.
T710R sale at
X? GVL. PENNA SON'S. s