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We turn the author of the following
scandal over to the ladies. Let them try
his case and determine his punishment.
As along the street I blundered/
Much I marveled, much I wondered ;
Seeing sights and things that mortal
Never saw or dreamed before ;
On the pavement came a rapping,
As of footfalls gently tappimr,
And I heard muslin-Happing,
Which my-eyes would fain explore,
"'Tis some female," then I muttered
I had seen tho thing beforo
Only this and nothing more.
Came this female sweeping by me;
Fearing she should chance to spy me,
Suddenly I stepped iuto a
Friendly, waiting, open door ;
Thence I saw the lovely maiden
Being of some distant Aiden
All perfumo and dry-goods laden,
Pass me, and go on before ;
Naught had I to do but follow,
And note down the things she wore,
'Twas a mystery te explore.
And I found-by close inspection
That her haughty upper section,
Something Chance had called a bonnet,
On the pericranium wore ;
And her bosom was heaving slowly,
'Xeath a garment fashioned lowly,
And I knew the movement wholly,
I had never seen before ;
For I knew 'twas " patent heavers"
That this radient maiden wore,
Only these and nothing more.
And her cheeks were full and rosy
I could tell you, inter nos, a
Secret that a druggist told me
Of the color that she wore
Yet her cheeks were very pleasing,
But her look at rae was freezing.
And she showed a sign of sneezing,
As she went along bet?re ;
And she sneezed a pair of "plumpers"
Out a yard at least before ; ?,
Only this and nothing more.
Then I noticed an uncertain
Lifting of the muslin curtain,
. That her feet had deftly hidden,
From my errant eyes before r
With each lift came a desire
That 'twould lift a little higher,
And at last it did aspire
Higher than I had seen before;
Aod I knew it was a tilter
That this saintly maiden wore,
Justa "tilter," nothing more.
And the tilting and the rocking
Up and down tho splendid stocking,
Gartered by a bluish ribbon,
That I chanced to see she wore :
Showed ni*-'twas a sight for weeping,
That a pair of calves were creeping
Out of place as she was sweeping
Like a saintly queen before ;
Calves that she had lately purchased
From a fancy dry goods store,
Patent calves, and not much more.
And the fluttering and the flapping^
Of this maiden's gaudy trapping
Showed me sights that never mortal
Eye had dared to see before ;
Sights revealed by every lifting
Of the folds of muslin drifting,
Bound her, which the winds were shift
Eve-ward, higher, more and more,
Sights that unto mortal vision
Never were revealed before,
Nameless here forevermore.
And while thus her rigging fluttered,
Much I wondered, and I muttered,
" And you call this thing woman
That"is trouncing on before ;
She, the brazen doll of fashion,
Wrapped in one tremendous passion,
Sunken from her noble station
To the thing that goes before ;
Oh ! that every mortal vision
Should such mystery explore."
This I muttered, nothing more.
And the thought came o'er me gushing,
" Where has gone the art of blushing
That we loved in wife or maiden,
In the saintly days of yore?"
Call me, if you will, uncivil,
While I name her " thing of evil."
And I wish the very devil
.Had the toggery she wore,
And again she were arrayed in
Dresses like her mother wore,
Vanished now forevermore.
A DEBT OF HONOR.
The following day I went up to The
Mere to see if Miss Maryon was de
sirous of renewing her skating lesson.
I found the party in the billiard-room,
Agnes marking for her father and
the Colonel. Mr. Maryon, whom I
knew to be an exceptionally good
player, seemed incapable of making
a decent stroke; the Colonel, on the
other hand, could evidently give a
?irofessional fifteen and beat him easi
y. We all went down to the lake
together. I had no chance of any
uiet conversation with Agnes; tho
oloqel was perpetually beside us.
I returned home disgusted. For
two whole days I did not go near The
Mere. On the third day I went up,
hoping that the horrid Colonel would
be gone. It was beginning to snow
when I ieft The Shallows, at about. 2
o'clock in the afternoon, and Mrs.
Balk foretold a heavy storm, and bade
* me not be late .in returning.
The black winter darkness in the
sky deepened as J approached The
Mere. I was ushered again into the
billiard-room. Acmes was marking,
as upon the previous occasion, bur
two days had worked a sad difference
in hei face. Mr. Marydn hardly no
ticed my entrance; he was flushed,
and playing eagerly ; the Colonel was
boisterous, declaring that John had
never played belter twenty years ago
I relieved ' Agnes of the duty ol
marking. The snow .fill ina thick
layer upon the sky-light, and the
Colonel became seriously anxious
about my return home. As I did not
think he was the proper person tri
give me hints, I resolutely remained
where I was, encouraged in ray be
havior by the few words I gained
f'.om Agues, and by the looks of en
treaty she give mc. I had always
considered Mr. Maryon an abstemi
ous mau, but he drank a good deal o!
brandy, and soda dining the lon:/
game of seven hundred up, ami win n
be succeeded in beating the C'oloie-I
by forty-three lie W?IS in "oaring spir
it, and insisted upon..4 staying in
dinner. Need I say that 1 accepted
the invitation '.'
I made such a toilette as I coull
in a most unattainable chamber thar
was allotted to me, and hurried bac*
to the drawing-room in the hope that
I might gel ;i lew private words with
Agnes. I was not disappointed. She,
too, had hurried down, and in a few
words I learned that this abominable
Bludyer was paying her his coarse at
tentions, aud with, apparently, the
full consent of Mr. Maryon. My in
dignation was unbounded. Was it
possible that Mr. Maryon intended to
uacrifice this fair creature to that re
pulsive man ?
Mr. Maryon appeared in excellent
spirits when dinner began, and the
first glass or two of champagne made
him merrier than I thought it possi
ble for him to be. But by the time
the dessert was on the table he had
frown silent and thoughtful ; nor did
e respond io the warm eulogiurus
the Colonel passed upon the magnum
of claret which waa set before us.
After dinner we sat in the library.
The Colonel left the room to fetch
some cigars he had been loudly ex
tolling. Then Agnes had an oppor
tunity of whispering to me.
" Look at papa-3ee how atrangely
he sits-his hands clenching the arms
of the chair, his eyes fixed upon the
blazing coals ! His terrible fits are
coming on-he is always like thin to
ward the end of January 1" The Col
onel's return put an end to any fur
ther confidential talk.
When we separated for the night I
felt that my going to bed would be
purposeless. I felt mos't painfully
wide awake. I threw myself down
upon my bed, and worried myself by
trying to imagine what secret t
could be between Marjon and I
yer-for that a secret of some
existed 1 felt certain. I tossed a
till I heard the stroke of one.
dreadful restlessness had come 1
me. It seemed as if tho silent ni
side of lifeuwas busy waking now,
the silence and solitude of my ant
chamber became too r.uch for mi
rose from my bed, and paced up
down the room. I raked up thc
ing embers of the fire, and drew
armchair to the hearth. I fell ir
doze. By and by I woke up sud
ly, and I was conscious of stea
footsteps in the passage. My s
of hearing became painfully ac
I heard the footsteps retreating d
the corridor, until they were loi
the "distance. I cautiously op?
the door, and, shading the ca:
with my hand, looked out-there
nothing to be seen ; but I felt th
could not remain quietly in my rt
and closing the door behind rc
went: out in search of I knew not w
The sitting-rooms and bed-roon
ordinary use at The Mere were ir
modern part of the house ; but tl
was an old Elizabethan wing win
had often longed to explore, an
this strange ramble of mine 11
had reason to be satisfied that I
well within if.. At the end of an i
paneled narrow passage a door si
open, and I entered a low, son
apartment fitted with furniture in
style of two hundred years
There was something awfully ghc
about the look of this room. A g
four-post bedstead with heavy hi
ing8, stood in a deep recess ; a ro
oak table and two high-backed ch
were in the centre of the room. ?
denly, as I gazed on these thirif
heard stealthy footsteps in the
sage and saw a dim light advanc
Acting on a sudden imoulse, I ex
gnished. ray candle and withdrew
'o the shadow of the recess, watcl
eagerly. The footsteps came nea
My heart seemed to stand still ^
expectation. They paused out;
the door, for a moment really-fo
age, it seemed to me. Then, to
astonishment, I saw Mr. Maryon
ter. He carried a small night-It
in his hand. Another glance s?
fied me that he was walking in
sleep. He came straight to the ro'
table and set down the lamp,
seated himself in one of the hi
backed chairs, his vacant eyes stat
at the chair opposite ; then his ',
beean to move quickly, as if he.w
addressing some one. Then he n
went to the bureau, and seemed
take something from it ; then he
down again. What a strange act
of his hands I At first I could
understand it ; then it flashed u]
me that in this dream of his he m
be shuffling cards. Yes, he begac
deal; then he was playing with
adversary-his lips moving anxiou
A look of terrible eagerness ca
over the sleep-walker's countenan
With nimble fingers he 'dealt i
cards, and played. Suddenly wit]
sweep of his hand he seemed to iii
the pack into the fire-place, stan
from his seat, grappled with his i
seen adversary, raised his power
right hand, and struck a treinendc
blow. Hu-^h I more footsteps alo
the pa.isage: Am I deceived ? Fr
my concealment I watch for what
to follow. Colonel Bludyer comes
half dressed, but wide awake.
" You maniac!" I hear him mutt
" I expected you were given to au
tricks as these. Lucky for you
eyes but mine have seen yourabjf
folly. Come b?ck to your room."
Mr. Maryon is still gazing, hisan
lifted wildly above his head, upon t
imagined foe whom he had felled
the ground. Thc Colonel toucheshi
on the shoulder, and lead*- himawa
leaving the lamp. My reasoning fii
ulties had fully returned to rae.
?jeld a clue to die secret, and for A
nes' sake it must be followed up.
took the lamp away, and placed il<
a table where the chamber cindi
-ticks stood, relit my own candle ai
found my way back to ray bed-rooi
The next morning, when I eau
down to breakfast, I found Cid. B!u<
yer warming himself satisfactorily
eta- blazing ?ire. I learned from hi
that our host was far from well, ai;
that Miss Maryon was in attendant
upon her father; that the Colon
was charged with ali kinds of apol
gies to me, and good wishes for m
<afe return home across the snow,
thanked him for the delivery of tl
aiessage, which I felt perfectly coi
vi need that he had never been charj
ed with. However that might be,
uevfcr saw Mr. Maryon that in'uninj
and I started back to The Shallow
through the snow.
For the next two or three days th
?.'eather was very wild, but 1 coi
dived to get up to The Mere, and as
airer Mr. Maryon. Better. I wi
r.'?!d, but, unable to see any one. Mi>
Maryon, too. was fatigued with nun
ing her father. So there was not 1
ing to do bul, trudge homo again.
"Reginald ll es/car, Z'lte Mcrc\
your*. Compel fohn Maryon to po
'he di ll oj hanoi !
Again ami again these words force?
themselves upon lue, as I listless!'
L: iz -d "ut. upon the white landscape
Th.- strange seem- that I had witness
ed DH that muli) rabie "iglit J ha<
passed li?neaih Mr. Marven's roo
had brought them hack to my mern
ory with redoubled force, and 1 be
gan lo think that : he apparition I har
seen-or dreamed ol'-on my firsi
night at The Shallows had mi?re o
truth in it. than t ha I been willing t(
Three more days passed away, ami
a canter-boy from The Mere brough!
me a note. It was Agnes' handwri
ting. It eaid :
"?EAR Mn. WESTCAR: Pray como np
here, if you possibly can. I cannot un
derstand what is the matter with papa;
and he wishes mo to do a dreadful thing.
Do como. I feel that I have no friend
but yon I am obliged to send this note
I need scarcely say that five min
utes afterward I was plunging through
the snow toward The Mere. It was
already late on that dark February
evening as I gained the shrubbery,
and as I was pondering upon the best
method of securing admittance, I be
came aware that the figure of a man
was hurrying on some yards in front
of me. At first I thought it must be
one of the gardeners, but all of a
sudden I stood still, and my blood
seemed to freeze with horror, as I re
marked that the figure in front of me
left no trace of fooinwrks on the snow f
My brain reeded for a moment, and I
thought I should have fallen, but I
recovered my nerves, and when I
looked before me again it had disap
peared. I pressed on eagerly. I ar
rived at the front door-it was wide
open, and I'passed through the hall
to the library. I heard Agnes" voice.
" No, no, papa. Yon must not force
me to thiel I cannot-will not
marry Col. Bludyer!"
" You must" answered Mr. Mary
on, in a hoarse voice; "you must
marry him, and save your father from
something worse than disgrace!"
Not feeling disposed to play the
eaves-dropper, I entered the room.
Mr. Maryon was standing at the fire
place. Agnes was crouching on the
ground at his feet. I saw at. once
that it was no use for me tb dissem
ble the reason of my visit, and, with
out a word of greeting, I said :
" Miss Maryon, I have come in obe
dience to your summons. If I can
prevent any misfortune, from falling
upon you, I am ready to help you
with my life. You have guessed that
I love you. If my love is returned
I am prepared to dispute my claim
with any man."
Agnes, with a cry of joy, rose from
her knees, and rushed toward me.
Ah"! how strong I felt as I held her
in my arms!
" I have my answer," I continued.
" Mr. baryon, I have reason to be
lieve tlfat your daughter is in fear of
the future you have forecast for her.
I ask you to regard those fears, and
to give her to me, to love and cherish
as my wife."
Mr. Maryon covered his face with
his hands ; a?d I could hear him mur
mur, "Too late-too late!"
"No, not too late," I echoed. "What
is this Bludyer to you, tbxit you should
sacrifice your daughter to a man
whose very look proclaims him a vil
lain? Nothing can compel you to
such a deed-not even a debt of hon
What it was impelled me to say
these last words I know not, but they
had an extraordinary effect upon Mr.
Maryon. He started toward me, then
checked himself ; his face waa livid,
his eyeballs glaring, and he threw up
his arms in the strange manner I had
"What is all this?" exclaimed a*
harsh voice behind me. "Mr. West
car insulting Miss Maryon and her
father! It is time for meto inter
fere." And Col. Bludyer approached
me menacingly. All his jovial man
ner and fulsome courtesy were gone,
and in his flushed face and insolent
look the savage rascal was revealed.
"You will interlere at your peril,".
I replied. "I am a younger man
than you are, and my strength has
not been weakened by driuk and dis
sipation. '?ake care."
The villain drew himself up to his
full height, and, though he must have
been at least some sixty years of age,
I felt assured that I should meet with
no ordinary adversary if a personal
struggle should ensue. Agnes faint
ed, and I laid her on a sofa.
" Miss Maryon wants air," said the
Colonel, in a calmer voice. " Excuse
me, Mr. Maryon, if I open a window."
He tore open the shutters, and threw
up the sash. " And now, Mr. West
car, unless you are prepared to be
sensible, and make your exit by the
door, I shall be under the unpleasant
necessity of throwing you out of the
The ruffian advanced toward me as
he spoke. Suddenly he paused. His
jaw dropped; his hair seemed liter
ally to stand on end; his white lips
quivered; he shook as with an ague;
his whole form appeared to shrink.
I stared in amazement at the awful
change. A strange thrill shot through
me as I he :r.l a quiet voice say :
" Richard Bludyer, your grave is
waiting for you. Go."
The figure of a man passed between
me and him. The wretched man
shrank back, and, with a wild cry,
leaped from the window he had
All this time Mr. Maryon was stand
ing like a lifeless statue. .
In helpless wonder I gazed at the
figure before me. I saw clearly the
features in profile, and, swift as light
ning, my memory was carried back
to the unforgotten scene in the church
yard upon the Lake of Lucerne, and
I recognized the white face of the
young man with whom I had there
" John Maryon," said the voice,
'. this is thc night upon which, a quar
ter of a century ago, you killed me.
lt is your last night upon earth. You
must go through the tragedy again."
Mr. Maryon, still statue-like, beck
oned to the figure, ami opened a half
concealed door which led into his
study. The strange but opportune
visitant seemed to motion to me with
a gesture of his hand, which 1 felt I |
must obey, and 1 followed in this
weird procession. From 'he study
we mounted a private staircase to a
large, well-furnished bed-chamber.
Here we paused. Mr. Maryon look
ed tremblingly at tiie stranger, and
said, in a low, stammering voice:
"This is my room. In this room,
on this night, twenty live years ago,
you told -me thai you were certain
Sir Henry Benet's will was in exist
ence, and' that you*Lau made up your
uii'id to dispute my possession to this
property. Von had discovered let
ters from Sir Henry to your father
which gave you a clue to the spot
where that will might be found.. You,
Geoffrey Ringwood, of generous and
extravagant nature, ottered to find
the will in my presence. It was late
at night, as now; all the household
slept. ? nccr] ?ted your invitation and
followed you. '
Mr. Maryon ceased; lie seemed
physically unable to continue. Tue
terrible stranger, in his low, echoing
voice, replied :
" Go mi ; confess ali. '
" You and 1, Geoffrey, lia?! been
what the world calls friends. We
had been much in London together;
we were both passionately fond of
cards. We had a common acquain
tance, Richard Bludyer. He was
present on the 2d of February, when
1 lost a large sum ol' money-tu you at
ecarte. He hinted to me that you
might possibly use these sums in in
stituting a law-suit against me for
tiie recovery of this estate. Your in
timation that you knew of the exist
ence of the will alarmed me, as it
had become necessary for me to re
main owner of The Mere. As I have
said, I accepted your invitation, and
follow d you to Sir Henry Benet's
room; and now I follow you again."
As he said this, Geoffrey Ringwood,
or his ghost, passed silently by Mr.
Maryon, and led the way into the
corridor. At the end of the corridor
all three paused outside an oak door,
which I remembered well. A gesture
from the leader made Mr. Maryon
continue : .
" On this threshold you told me
suddenly that Bludyer was a villain,
and had betrayed your sister Aldina;
that she had fled with him that night ;
that he could never marry "her, as
you had reason to know he .had a
wife alive. You made me swear to
help you in your vengeance against
him. We entered the room, as we
enter it now."
Our leader had opened the door of
the room, and we were in the same
chamber I had wandered to when I
had slept at The Mere. The figure
of Geoffrey Ringwood paused at the
round table, anet looked again at Mr.
Maryon, who proceeded : *
You went straight to the fifth
panel from the fireplace, and then
touched a spring, and the panel open
ed. You said that the will* giving
this property to your father and his
heirs was to be found there. I was
convinced that you spoke the truth,
but, suddenly remembering your love
of gambling, I suggested that we
should play for it. You accepted at
once. We searched among the pa
pers and found the will. We placed
the will upon the table,, and began to
play. We agreed that we would play
up to ten thousand pounds. Your
luck was marvelous. In two hours
the limit was reached. I owed you
ten thousand pounds, and Lad lost
The Mere. You laughed and said,
'Well, John, you have had a fair
chance. At 10 o'clock this morning
I shall expect you to pay me your
debt of honor.'* I rose; the devil of
despair strong upon me. With one
hand I swept* the?cards from the ta
ble into the fire, and with the other
seized you by the throat, and dealt
you a blow upon the temple. You
tell dead upon the floor."
Need I say that a's I heard this
fearful narrative, I recognized the ac
tions of the sleep-walker, and under
stood them all.
"To the end!" said the hollow
voice. "Confess to the end !"
" The doctor who examined your
body gave his opinion, at the inquest,
that you had died of apoplexy, caus
ed by strong cerebral excitement. My
evidence was to the effect that I be
lieved you had lost a very large sum
of money to Capt. Bludyer, and that
you had told me you were utterly
unable to pay it. ; The jury found
their verditt Becomingly, and I was
'left in undisturbed possession of The
Mere. But the memory of my Grime
haunted me as only such memories
can haunt a criminal, and I became a
morose and miserable man. One
thing bound me to life-my daughter.
When Reginald Westcar appeared up
on the scene I thought that the,debt'
of honorrwould be satisfied if hemar
ried Agnes. Then Bludyer reap
peared, and he told me that he knew
that I had killed you. He .threaten
ed to revive the story, to exhume,
your body, and to say that Aldina
Ringwood had told him all about the
will. I could purchase his silence
only by giving him my daughter, the
heiress of The Mere. To this I con
As he said these last words, Mr.
Maryon sunk heavily into the chair.
The figure of Geoffrey Ringwood
placed one ghostly hand upon his
left temple, and then silently left the
room. I started up and followed the
phantom along the corridor-Sown
the staircase-out at the front door,
whicti still stood . open-across the
snow-covered lawn-into the planta
tion ; and then it disappeared as
strangely as I first had seen it ; and.
hardly knowing whether I was mad
or dreaming, I found my way back
to The Shallows.
For some weeks I was ill with
brain fever.' When I recove: ed I
was told that terrible things had hap
pened at The Mere. Mr. Maryon had
been found dead in Sir Henry B-net's
room-an effusion of blood upon the
blain, the doctors said-and the body
of Col. Bludyer had bym discovered
in the snow in an old aisused gravel
pit not lar from the house.
A year afterward I married Agnes
Maryon ; and, if all that -1 had seen
and heard upon that 3d of February
was not merely the invention of a
fevered brain, the debt of honor was
at last discharged, for I, the nephew
of the murdered Geoffrey Ringwood,
became the owner of The Mere.
THE HEALTHFULNESS OF LEMONS.
-If people would let vinegar alone,
when they feel the need of an acid,
and use lemons or apples, they would
feel just as well satisfied, and leceive
no injury. A suggestion may noi
come amiss as to a good plan when
lemons are cheap in the market. A
person should then purchase r?verai
uczan at once, and prepare them foi
uso in the warm, weak da V's of tho
j spin tig and .summer, when acids-ef
I pedal ly citric and malic, or the acid
j ol' lemons, are so grateful and useful
Pre?? your hand on the lemon, and
roll it back and forth briskly on tin
tabie, to make it squeeze more easily;
then press the juice into a bowl or
tum oler-ue.ver into a tin; strain out
?ill the seeds, as thev give a bad taste.
Remove ajl the pulp i i om peels, and
boil in water-a*pint fur a dozen pulp
-to extract tne'.rjcid. A few min
utes bottle-it, and your lemonade i>
ready. Put a Jablespoonfni or two
of this lemon syrup in a glass of wa
ter, and have a cooling, healthful
il ri uk.
Handling- a Snapping Turtle by
(lie Wrong Kuti.
,A man named Gilsey, who by strict
economy and severe industry has
succeeded in getting his family a
little place, free ol' ilicumbrunce, was
lisiiing in Still river, near the Beaver
Brook Mills, on Sunday afternoon.
Atter sit ling on the hank for n cou
ple of hours, wit bout catching any
thing, lie was gratified to see, on a
(lat stone in the waler, a snapping
t.urlle sunning itself. The butt-end
ol' the turtle was toward him. am! he
thought lie would capture it.; hui
while iie was looking ?or a place to
stui:, the Lu il le gravely turned around
without, his knowledge, and when
he got in reaching distance, and bent
down to take hold of what nature de
signed should be taken hold of while
handling n "napping tin tie, that soci
able II ii iir. i ! ju it reached out and took
hold "I Mr. f?lsey's hun.I with II
grasp that leJt no doubi ul ?ls sincer
ity. The shrieks of the unfortunate
man aroused some of the neighbors,
hut when they arrived if was too lat
to be of any benefit to him, or evi n
to themselves, for they just caught a
glimpse ol' a bare-headed man tear
ing over the hill, swinging a'smaU
carpet-bag in one hand, and they M
unce concluded it was a narrow es
cave from highway robbery. Howev
er* it was not a carpet-bag he was
swinging; it was that turtle, audit
(dung to him until he reached the
White street bridge, when it let go ;
but the frightened mali did not slack
en his gait until he gol home. When
he reached the house the ludicrous
ness of the affair burst upon him,
and when his wife looked at his pale
face and bare head, and dust begrim
ed clothes, and asked what was the
matter, he said : " Nothing was the
matter, only he waa afra d he would
be too'late for church," and appeared
to be much relieved to find that he
Sewing Machine Needles.
ALWAYS on hand tho Howe Sowing
O. F. CHEATHAM.
June 17 tf 26
FOR sale at my residence 40,000 good
Jilly 10, tf 80
J. H. Rain ey, colored, M. 0. from
this State aud J. A. Bowley, colored
editor of the Georgetown Planet and,
Chairman of the Committee of Ways
and Means of the General Assembly,
are engaged in a newspaper quarrel.
Rainey, after attempting to defend
himself against the charge of specu
lating on the State finances through
thc agency of the Land Commissioner,
Th?'idea of Mr. Bowley making
allusions to iraudulentjkmds, as if
he did not. vote to validate the entire
issue. I fee' curious to know-will
he, or will he not, tell us-whether
he propounded his usual question to
any'oji? before voting? -It rims fhus :
"Is there money in il?" He being
an "honorable man," it is to be hop
ed he will tell us. At the same time,
will he enlighten us on tl?a point,
viz : How he came by that certificate
(face vajue several thousand dollars)
which he endeavored to negotiate at
one of the banks at Columbia, dis
counting fifty per cent. ? Who can
tell? Th is very certificate may clear
up the mystery which hangs like a
pall over the printing press and the
big iron safe owned by that gentle
Mark thi3. A Member -of, Con
gress teljs the most influential legis
lator of the General Assembly that
" his usual question," before making
up his mind how to.vote, is, " Is there
money in it ?" The faut fs that is
the " usual question" with, nejarjy all
of them. It is characteristic of " the
party" in this Slate-Chester Re-'
XeMett & Goodrich
H .-WING increased our Manufactory
we aro prepared to supply tho demand
for our well known COTTON GINS,
which are considered thc best 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 preventdclay. Old Gins REPAIRED
on reasonable terms. .
By permission we refer to thc follow
ing gentlemen :
Gov. M. L. Bonham, Messrs f!. A.
Cheatham and T. Pi DeLoach, Edgcftcld
Maj. A. Jones, Pine House.
Mr. J. A. Bland, Johnston s Depot.
Messrs Jas. Fullmer and P. C. Shaun,
Maj. Josiah Padgett, Mine Creek.
Capt. J. G. Hawthorn, ?aluda Old
Mr. L. Hartley, Batesville.
Gen. M. C. Butler. Columbia.
/ZS- Capt. LEWIS JONES, at Edge
field, S. C.. is our authorized Agent.
.>x? Send for Circular aud Price List.
NED LETT it GOODRICH,
Apr 15 flin 17
ARE ENDORSED AND PRESCRIBED BY MORE Iud
lng P hytlclans than any other Tonio or Stim
ulant now In use. Thor aro
A SURE PREVENTIVE,
For Fever tod Ague Intermiltenu, Biliousness tad ill iii
orden arising from malarious eausci. ThcT are highly ree*
ommended as as ANTI-DYSPEPTIC, and In easel ot INDI
GESTION ara IKVALCA?LI. Ai an APPETIZER and RE
CUPERANT, and In cate, of GENERAL DEDILITY they
hare never In a lingi* instance filled la producing tb? moil
happy remits. They arc lisrllcnlarly
WEXEIlClAli TO FEMALES,
Strengthening the bodr, invigorating tho mind, and giving;
tone and elasticity to tho wholo ?yv.cn. Tho HOME BIT
TERS aro compounded with thc greatest of care, and no ton
ic t'.lmulnnt hot ever before kern offered to tho pabilo io
PLEASANT TO THE TASTE and nt the ?ame time.combin
ing ?o many remedial agents endorsed by tho medical fraierai*
ly ?i".ho best known lo the Pharmacopoeia. Itcosts but lit
tle io givo them a fair trial, aud
Every Family should llave n Bottle.
No preparation in tao world can produce io many unquali
fied endorsement! by physician! of ibo very highett sueding
lu their profession.
/....forteJ otto ly the Clergy and the leading denomina
Rxr. ll ?. H. BIBCOCK, the oldest Metbodiit mininer In Bi.
Louis, sayt the Home Bitten were mott grateful In oontrlbu
ting in tho restoration of my strength, and an increaso of
OSSOB.1 Mo., June 25,1871.
rerions greatlr debilitated, a? I *>*vo hcca< *U|1 wno r*0.u-p?
a Ti WK or STUSJLAXT. need seek for nothiug belter than tba
Home Billen. S. 11". COPE,
Presiding Elder M E. Church. Plattsburg District,
li-oran STATIS MAIUXK ll.?r-iTAi. >
PT. LOUIS MO.. OCT. H, 18,0. J
.TAMM A. JACKCOX * Oo._ I have examined tho formula tor
m.iking the .. Homo Pt/miaeh Hitlers," and used them in this
Lutnltnl the lautour mouths. 1 consider there the mott Tain
alilet-MiicandHilmulautuowIn u?. H. H. MELCUKR, .
It.sidojt Physician In charro ?. * ?Marino Hospital.
JAUH A. JACKSON & CO.-Oentlcmeu: A" you have com
muiiirated to the medical prorcsslou thc recipe of tho "Hom*
Kilters," Ucaii-joi, therefore be considered asa paient mel
?cine, no patent barina heon taken for lt. We have examined
th.i rorim:!a for nalang, the ?. Home BitUrt." and nnbctu*
liaclf mr ibo comUiimiou Moucof raro excellence, ali tba
titlelri n-ollii lu composition aro thc bett ortho dais to
?hleri tint bl lone, being hi -lily Tonic. Stimulant. Htomashlo,
('ar.iilnUirr.iiu I slightly Laxative. Tho mode of preparing
thomls.lrl-ilvln accordance with tho rules of pharmacy.
HavlCJ used them lu onr prlratopractice, wo tako pleasure Ia
reeon-m-Mldlng them lo all perton.dctlroui of taking Billen,
a? being the best Toule und Stimulant now offered lo th* pub*
fie. FRANK O. PORTER,
Prof. Obstetrics and Dlteasei of TTomen, College of Pbysl*
clant, and lalo member Boord of Health. -
L. C. 110ISLINIF.RE Prof. of
Oottetrici and Diseases of Women. Et. I.ouleMed. College.
. DRAKE MCDOWELL, II. O"
Lato Pres't. Mo. Medical Collcg*.
E. A. CLARK. M. D.,
Trof. Surgerr, Mo. Medical College and lato lUtldint Pbyit.
clan City lio.plul, Bu Louis ^ri.^ pBlMJJ.
Practical Pharmacr, St. Louis Collof* or Pharmacy.
J. C. WHITEHILL, Ed. Medical Archive!,
Al.?. Huron., M. D. Dr. C. V. F. Lpnwio,
C, CHUCKI, il. D. 8- G RA TX Mons, M. D.
C. A. WAHI, M. D. MVA. Wu.?ox. M. D.
J5. C. FRANKLIN, M. p..
Prof. Surcerr Homoeopathic Medical Collegi.
T.J.VASTINE.M. D^' T.O. COMSTOCK. M D..
Prof. of Midwifery and Diseases of Women, Col.cgoornon.ao*
pathlc Physician, .ad Surgeon..^ % ^ pLEi M ^ I
Prof. Materia Medica and Tberaupcutici, Homoeopatblo Medi
cal College of Missouri. . " . _
5 ?) CONZLKMAN, M. D., Lecturer
On Diseases of Children, Homoopathlo College of Missouri.
CHARLES VASTI.NE. M. D.,
Prof. of Phytlology.
Clinical Medicine, Col. Homo-opatblo Physicians and Sarg*i.
They are superior to all other Stomach Bitters.
ENNO SANDERS. Analytical Chemist.
Ko Billen iii the world can ex-*lthem .
SIMON HIRSCH, AnaWUejl Chemist
Eminent Physicians of thlcrifro.
Tho formula for the Homo Bitten bas b?en submitted to ni,
and wo belier* tBen to be tho best tonio ?nd lUmolant for
general use now offerer! to the public. A
H. WooDitrar, li. D., J
G. A. Maanna, Analytic*! V- Z-.BLA""' M- D
Chemist. ' Prof. Chemistry, Bub,
n. S. H A ns, M. I) Modlcal College.
P.. MCVICAB, M. D" J. B. WAUtaa, sf. D.,
Noa n. 8. HAMES, M. D.. T* 8. Horxa, M. D.,
R. LBDLAU, M. D., TBO*. T. Etta, M. D" .
JAS. A. COLUKS, M. D.. J. A. HAHX, M. D.
Em Im-nt Physicians m Cincinnati,
Nearly all of wbr.m ttfo profesiori.la on* or th?otli*r cf iii
Medical Colleg?., ." I
No other Blttrn har* ?T?r beta ottered.o tho pnblio fat.
bracing to many TaiuablsrimodUl Meats. ,
J. L. V ATTI KR, M. D., I- A. J*>*??. M?D,L?
C. T. Smraox, M. D B. P- Bo?waa, M. D.,
C. B. MUICBAS-.-, M. 6 O. W. Biotaa, M. D.,
W. T. TALliAtvaao. Mi D" J- QE1**. M. D.,
J. H. BCCKKSB, M. D W. B. WOOD?AB?, V. D.,
O. A. DOBKKTT, M. D B. B. WAma, Chemist.
C. WooDWAno, M. D 0. K. TATLoa, M. D.,
D. W, MtCAanrr, M D" P- Jf""' M- S<
B* H. Jonxsox, M. D 8. B. TOIILIXSOX, M.D.
Eminent Pliyslrlnns ?njtfi?mnh1I,'?,
Thc Homo Bitters arc an Invaluable r*i|ly forlndlgeitba.
?nd dlseaseiarlilnjfrom malarial caniei.
Q. il. TiioawroK, M. D.. AUX. Kainaa, M.
In ohargo of City Ho.plttl. ?. ?. *0DQ"j % D-'
3. M. Rooora?, M. D PAOLOTKT, M. D.,
M. W. PcKxtii.M. D' M. A. EOUDXDI, M. D.,
BAXnronn BKLC, H. D.! Joa. E. Ltxcn, M. D.,
Eminent Physicians in Plttaburan;
B. F. DA?, M. D "B U. CLOWK?, M. D., .
V. R. CHUM, M. D . D. B. WILLARB, M. D.,
0. Wirril, Chemist, J. H. MCCLKLLAKB, M. D.,
And IlundrcdH of Others i
In all parts or tho North, Wert and South.. ?w
J. !.. GABaaa, M. 1).; Milwaukee. ;
. CouxciLBLom.MarehSI, UTI.
JANIS A. JACKSOX 4 Co.-Haring *i?inxnod tb* rornrBla *r lh?
" Home Stomach Bitters " I bare prescribed them In my prac*
tie? for lorn? time, and pronounce them the best Jonie Bltar?
now in nie. p P. H. MCMAHON, M. D. /
fXTTar salo br all druggists and grocers.
Jamen A. Jncknon ?t Co., Proprietor?,
, Labratory loi and 107 N. Qeccad St., St. Lavis JUssoiiri,^
?air For salo by A. A. CLISBY, Drug
gist. Feb. 28i ly M
CARWILE & SA
0.0.& A. R. R.
W 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,
?Dry Groo?Ls, Grroceries,
SHOES, HATS, HARDWARE, &C. v
And \te are prepared to make Advances to Planters in Provi
sions and Guanos, upon satisfactory papers, payable 1st November next.
Ai}, examination of our Stock and Prices respectfully solicited.
CARWILE & SAMS.
Mar 19 ' tf ? . 13
T. W. CARWILE & CO.,
' ' . . -AND
270 Broad St., Augusta, Ga.,
I^HEPARI'NG for the Spring and Summer Trade, to;ny?el the wants of
friends and customers in the way of Plantation and jk'aniiLy Sup
plies, are daily making heavy additions to their already" large Stock, to
which they invite attention. Our Stock comprises in part :
BACON, LARD, COFFEES, SUGARS, TEAS,
SYRUPS, MOLASSES, RICE, MACKEREL, SALT,
FLOUR, MEAL; CORN, '
BUTTER, CANDLES, SOAP, STARCH,-, ?
WHISKIES, BRANDIES, WINES, ALE, PORTER, "
TOBACCO, SEGA RS, &c"
'And in fact EVERYTHING usually, on sale in First Class Qrocery
"We are also Agents for the sale of "Wm. Massey & Co's. Celebrated Phila
delphia ALES. *
Will be glad, at all times to see our Edgefieid friends, and will sell the
Best Goods at tfte Lowest Market Prices. 't
Alig?ela, Feb 5 tf . 7
PIEDMONT & ARLINGTON
LIFE IJYSlTRdJYCE CO.,
. OF VIRGINIA.
Policies Issued over - . - '17,000.
Income over - - $1,500,000.
The progress of this Company during the past year has'been STEADY
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
We are known and patronized in nearly every household. Our friends
know where to fiud us when they need insurance.
LEAPHART & RANSOM,
General Agents, Augusta, Ga.
B. M. TALBERT, Canvassing Agent, )
E. KEESE, " \
E. E. JEFFERSON " " J
Oct. 0, tf 42
i HE Undersigned having established* Iiis cilice at Edgefield, as General
Agent fi* th'/ Colton States lA?'v insurance Company.
nvites attention to one or two ol' the advantages offered those who may
lesire to effect insurance on their lives in a sale Home Company :
The Board ot Managers at a recent meeting passed unanimously the fol
;owirg Resolution :
" licsolred, That in view ot" the fact that .there .'ire unusually large sums
.aid for Life Insurance, to the Companies ol' the North and East, which
-nins, being there invested, contribute t" the enrichment of those sections,
vhilst our own South is greatly in nee l c.'. cash capital to pjosecuto success:
ally our Agricultural anif Mec)ni|ni*'al enterprises ; it is ordered, that foi
tho purpose ol retaining these sum.- in om- midst, hereafter a certain pro
portion of 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 of the Company, in those set'tiotrs from which the
>aid premiums are attained."
(Signed) WM. B. JOHNSON,.Pres't.
GEORGE S. O'BEAR, See'ry.
In accordance with the above Resolution a Board of Advisory Trustees
has been regularly organized at Edgeiield C. H., S. (.'.., with the following
Jilicerp, viz :
Maj. W. T. GARY, President,
Capt. B. C. BRYAN, Vice President.
R. 0. SAMS, Esq., Secretary.
This Board is now prepared to transact business, and invest the funds ot
rhe Company agreeable to thc proscribed regulations.
The Financial strength of thc Company place? it in high rank. Its last
Annual Statement shows that the* Company possess, besides its largo Guar
antee, $170 for every $100 ol' its liability. '
Hf. W. ARNEY, General Agent.
June 51, If 27
IMPORTED WINK Mi) BRAND-US !
10 Cases fine old H en nosey Cognac,
4' 11 Imported Champagne,
6 u u Madeira arid Sherry Winos,
2 " " Cfardt and Old Port "
2 " Rhine Wilie,
4 Casks Scutch Ale and Porter.
OLD RYE AND CORN WHISKEY!
20 Bbls. Old Pye Whiskey, diff?rent grades,
10 " ? Corn
?ffi-Just received and for sale by .
A. A. tXISRY, ftriircist.
Apr 23 ? ' tf LS
ESTABLISHED IKT 1850.
^L. Proniaut db Son,
WATSM-MMERS M? JEWELLENS, -
The subscribers would respectfully inform the citizens of Edgefield, and sur
rounding country, that they keep a special establishment for the'
Repair of Watches and Jewelry.
Also, HAIR WORK, in every design, made to order. All work entrusted tr?
their care will be executed Promptly,"Neatly, and vurranledfor one year.
At their Storo will be found one of the largest Stocks of
Gold aii? Silver Wai clues
Of the best European and American Manufacture in the Southern States, with a
select assortment of Rich and Neu Styles of KTHUSCA-N GOLD JEWlslKlY
set with Diamonds, Pearls, Rubies, Oriental Garnets. Coral, itc.
Also, SOLID SILVER WARE, consisting of Tea Sets, Waiters, leo ana Wnter
Pitchers, Castors, Goblets, Cups, Forks, and every tltinf? in thc Silverware Hue.
Fine Single and Double Barreled GUNS ; Colt's, Smith tt Wesson's, Sharp's and
Remington's PISTOLS, and many others of the latest invention. '
FINE CUTLERY, SPECTACLES, WALKING CANES, and FANCY GOODS
of evfery variety to bo found in a first-class Jewelry establishment. Old Gold and
Silver taken in exchange for goods.
A. PRONTAUT & SON,
236 Broad St., between Central and Globe Hotels, Aupusta, Ga.
Sept25 Iv 40
Boots, Shoes & Hats
ONj TIME.: ' ;i
E are now prepared to Sell all Goods in our line on approved Fae?
tors'. Acceptances, payable in the Fall. .
" * * CELLARER dc ?TllLirERIIV.
Aug?Bta, April 80 ?.il ' 2m lg
CLOSING OUT SALE
? ti rrgw
The Greatest Sacrifice of theSeason
Wright, Landram || Co's:,
233 Broad Street, Angosta, fia.
DESIRING to Close Out our Stock of SPRING-and BUMMER GOQLD?,
we will commence on TUESDAY, June 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 Goods yourself
or T7,e will send you samples if desired, i
WRIGHT, LANDRAM & CO.,
233 Broad fit., Augusta, Ga. .
June 20, Ira tliM ,
New Goods for Summer 1873 !
1 :' . ? ii ni hie?
AT THE ??.<-r<i',u
One Price House,
WHOLESALE ^L??D [RETAIL,
\ : ? ? ;.>?.:?. ' rrj; i ' ' " .'?>l' ' ' "' -.' ' n? >?;? ??' ffffui
-OF- ut ff ';- ti?li 'Ai
L. ?. BALK,
172 Broad Street, Augusta, Cia.
I HAVE Received a Carefully Selected Stock of AJI the IVovel
tieS of the Season in: j
STRAW HATS for Ladies, pisses, Gents and Youths, frpin 25 cts. up
wards. . ?. '/
PARASOLS, with or without attachments, from. 50 cts. and up.
LADIES' READY MADE SUITS from $5,00 and upward.
PRINTS, all the new styles,.fast colors, 10 cts. up. -
DRESS GOODS, a fine selection of-all the Novelties, at 15 cte. and up. J
Bed-Ticking, Ginghams; Table Covers, Table Damask, Homespuns,.Un
dershirts, Drawers, Trimming, Ribbons, Corsets, ?rc. .
Shirts for Gents and Youths, Collars, Gloves, Umbrellas, Trunks,i 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 I ask
Hilt One Price. Make note of this, and coin? 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.
?UST IMPORTED by the Subscriber 2,500 Pounds of the Finest
Quality of the above Seeds, from the best and most reliable growers in
England. Experience of several years has taught-.us that these Seed are
the only kind suitable to our Southern Climate. This is admitted by bur
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,
" White Field Stone or Stubble,
Oiv.nge Jelly or Golden Ball,
New Yellow Althingham,
Yellow Tankard or Hanover,
Purple Top Yellow Swede or Ruta Baga,
Green " " *?
Laings Improved " " "
Westbury Purple Top
Dale's Hybrid Yellow Scotch or Aberdeen,
Purple Top " ,; Aberdeen and Bullock,
Eclipse Hybrid " " "
Skirving's Improved " '? "
Large White Globe,
" ' Pomerian Globe,
Purple Top, White East Lothian Stock, Long Red and Orange MAN
GLE WURZLE or STOCK BEET.
Mummttli. CARNOT 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,
ALEXANDRIA, Bu?e Co., Ga., May 17, 1873..,
MK. W. W. PEMPLE, Augusta Seed Store,-Bear Sir: I take great pleasure m ...
certifying that.I purchased of you last year vour Imported Ruta Baga (or Swede)'
White Globe and Robinson's Golden Ball Turnip Seed. The result was that the
Pi uta Baga (or Swede) and Globe grew so large that a peck measure was not large
enough to hold either Turnip. The Golden Ball I found as recommenped, not so
lanie,-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 ta Mr. C's statement, and further recommend to
all Turnip growers Mr. Pernblc'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 v
ima uui'ituueu ???UUiern Kemeciyis
warranted not to contain asingle particle
?f MKRCUUY, or any injurious mineral
.m bs tance, hut is
containing those Southern Roots and
Herbs, which an all-wise Providence has
placed in countries where Liver Diseases
most prevail. It will Cure all Diseases
caused uv Derangement of thc Liver.
?<TIIK SYMPTOMS of Liver Complaint
are a bitter or bad taste in tho mouth ;
Tain in the Buck, Sides or Joints, often
mistaken for Rheumatism ; Sour Stom
ach: Loss of Appotito; Bowels alternate
ly costive and lax; Headache; Loss of
memory, with a painful sensation of
having'failed to do something which
oujrht to have been done ; Debility, Low
Spirits, ft thick yellow appearance of the
.Skin and lives, a dry Cough often mista
ken for Consumption. Sometimes many
ol' these symptoms attend the disease, at
others very few: but the LIVER, the
largest organ in the body, is generally
the scat ol' tho disease, and if not Regu
lated in time, great suffering, wretched
ness and DEATH will ensue,
'fhis 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 WorldJ
.'MANUFACTURED ONLY BY t
J. H. ZEILIN A CO.
Mac?ivGa, and Philadelphia.
Price, $i.(K). Said by aU Druggists.
June25 tf 27 1
M. L. BONHAM,
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND SOLICI
TOR IN EQUITY.
Office, Law Range.
Edgefield, S. C.
May 28 tf 23
BY mutual consent the Co-Partnor
ship heretofore existing between ns
has been this day dissolved.
R. 0. SAMS,
J. B. HILL.
June 16th, 1873.
IHA V E this dav associated with nie
C P. ROBERTS. "TIM) business of
the Firm will be conducted under the
name of JNO. B. HILL A Co.
JOHN B. HILL.
June IGtli, 1873. tf, 20
King's Mountain Military School
YORK VILLE, S. C. i
THE Second Session of the
School Year, 1873, will begin
JULY 1st, and end NOVEM
BER 30 tht TERMS :F0r School
Expenses, i. e.. Board, Tuition,
Fuel, Lights. Washing, Stationery, Ac.,
$13? per session, payable in advance.
For Circulars, address
COL. A. COWARD, Principal.
Yorkville, June 4 lm 24
Horse-Shoeing a Speciality.
ALTHOUGH PHIL JOHNSON, a
well behaved and polite colored man,
makes to order all kinds of Ploughs, .Ac.,
and does likewise all kinds of Black
smith work generally,-and all which ho
docs in a workmanlike and satisfactory
manner,-still, like most other artists
now-a-days, he has a Speciality, and his
Speciality is HORSE - SHOEING. In
this branch of his trade he professes to
be master of his procession. And he bas
just received a foll assortment of Horse
shoes, Nails, Ac, which he warrants of
the best quality, and which he pots on
any horse so that they can be worn with
perfect ease, and to the great advantage
of the horse. Try Ph??. once, and you
will be his friend and patron ever after
Ap;. 30, tf . jo
, Bed Bug Poison
G. L.' PENN A SON'S