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THOS. J. ADAMS, PROP'R.
-'-*-'- VOL. XLVI.--N0; 19.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., APRIL 14, 1831.
702 Broad Street, Cor. McIntosh.
REED Sc BART02ST-S
Celebrated TRIPLE-PLATED WARE.
CLOCKS, BRONZES & FINE FANCY GOODS.
"AUGUSTA, GA., NOV. 27, 1879. * ^ lv?l
? THESE FACTS IN THE FACE.
is Saved by the Thousand by Buying
And ev?ry description of
ST CASH PRICES FROM
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J* |J ?SS1-Gm47.
. ' MEIJYDEL,
Dealers in Every Description of
; ANO SUPPLiE^L.J
310 Jackson: Si.,
The largest and best assorted stock of
. . Glass in tho city.
Watches, Silver k Plated Ware,
720 Broad St., op Centrai Hotel,
8-dav Striking Cloek, ?1.25,
AWu? Clocks. 32.2?. Nickel CjoAfi
In bulk, also in box?-: of 1 to ri lbs.
White Lead e*nd Zinc.
Strictly Pure, made by the Kentucky
Lead an? Oil Co , which we gnaranteo a?
?<vx! as tho best. Also, the well known
Hassan White Lead and pnreFrenoh Zinc
Tbe celebrated Paint, made by Wads
worth? Martinez ?i Longman, which
we know lo be good.
Full line o>
lt <fe Whitewash Brushes.
Jk large and assorted stock' oc^0iors ?n
Oil. Also, Dry Colors.
White DarruuvCoach, Copal, Furniture
Japan, Asp h al tu tn, Ac.
Johnson's celebrated Prepared Kalso
mine, all shades.
Linseed Oil, P.aw and Boiled
A large variety of Locks.
Rim and Mortice Locks.
Surface and Mortice Blind Hincos.
All sizes and styles ol" Door Butts.
Inside Blind Butts, brass and iron.
A fine line of Padlocks.
Yale Store Door Locks.
Yale Night Latches.
Screws in any quantity and every siz?.
and anything else you want in the Hard
Doors. Sash and Blands.
The largest stock in Angosta, at bottom
figures/ ' Send for price list
1$-Brackets and Mantels,
And almost anything that can be made
"out of wood, we are prepared to make.
Yellow Pine Lumber.
In any quantity, rough or dressed.
-S^ We' pack aud: deliver all of our
goods^o^ of ?hargej
Thompson & HeindeL
aiO ?ACKSON STREET.
Dec. 28. iSSOi ly*
GEORGIA PAM CO,,
OFFERS READY MIXED PAINTS
in; small Cans, or by the Gallon, or by
the Barrel, at prices AS LOW as they
carite bought at WHOLESALE In NEW
YORK. I '
^.QUALITY TUE VERY BEST.
FAST COLORS, tri ali Shades.
All styles COTTAGE COLORS.
Inside -nd Outfldo WHITE.
HANDSOME, DUR ABE and CHEAP
ifso.?tIGH, DARK BROWN, MET
ALLICr PAINT, for Roofs, Bridges,
Foucing, Wagons, and Plantation Ma
chinery end Tools.
|Jaj PRICE LISTS and SAMPLE
dOI?ORS sent?n application.
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C. C. SEMIS, Sup't; J
Dee. 28, 188?. tf8
rnmtnrg caStf?iu er ivtiKnift?SXnr'
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Ladies' and Gents' Gold Watches and
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?Sr Special attention to all lino and
;dillicult Watch and Clock Repairing.
' Everything warranted as represented.
' March 2,1881. Iyl3
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4th Door.Bclow K. Xi. Cronin:;,
Whero he will be pleased to see those de
siring goods in bis line.
GUNS. PISTOLS, TABLE *t|P0CKET
CUTLERY, AMMUNITION, Ac.
Just received, the Finest Lot?of FISH
ING TACKLE and JAPANESE FISH
ING POLES, ever brought to Augusta.
Mar. 15,1831. 3m 15
P??DM0?T SEMXA$? FOR
Piedmont House, Sparlanburg, S.e.
AHIGH CLASS School for piing la
dies, recently opened at Spartan
burg, S. C., one of the healthiest towns
in the "up-country," and 700iBet above
the sea, has been located in the favorite
Piedmont House, on Main Street, long
known throughout the State asa charm
iug Summer resort. Its broai piazzas,
spacious corridors and airy apartments
afford ample and excellent accommoda
tion for a large, first-class Femde College.
Tho Piedmont will be fonid to be a
thoroughly good School, andla refined,
christian home. The coursa of stud}'
comprises faithful instruction tn the rudi
mentary and higher EnglishTbranches,
Latin, (byan admirable sy ?teil) French,
Gorman and other m. dorn languages,
vinskv (taught bj'a recent graduare of
th ? Conservatoire at Leipzig): Draw in tr,
Prof. Hager's Jong residence abroad
has given him au unusual facility in the
Tho personal and constant supervision
of tho deportment and studios of-each
pupil, a specialty of the Institution.
Terms per Session of Twenty Weeks
- -(.These will be found as low as at any
Femalo'COTTegrroC-tUa sam.? grade,]_
Collegiate Department (including
freo tuition in Latin an ' French, $25 00
Intermediate Department, (giving
a sound English training) 20.00
Primary Department ito which
jfreat attention is paid > 12.50
<^o:itin- Fee, (for each Dep't.) 1.50
Board, v .eluding fuel, furniture,
lights and service) C0.00
Pupils received at any time and charg
ed from date of entrance Bills for each
session payable half in advance and bal
ance at encl of fir*t ton weeks.
tST Send at once for Circular and ref
Present Session ends Juno 17th, and
Autumn Session commonces Sept. 12th.
J. HENRY HAG CR. A. M.,
Spartan burg, S.C., Mar. 1, IPSl.. 3ml3
TO EXCHANGE FOP
IHAYE IC Building Lots in Augusta,
in tho upper part of the city, .io ex
change for Cotton Lands, or Plantation, j
j Land* must be convenient to Railroad.
Apply to, or address,
! R. G. M. DU NOVA NT,
Roal Est?t* Agent,
Edgefield C. H., S. C.
Dec. 22, 18S0. tf3
IOFFER 263 acres of fi no cottondands,
on Chevls Creek. The place hae on it
Rents tbls year for 8 bolea of cotton.
Tho purchaser will get tho advautago of
tbis year's rent.
Terms reasonable Apply to
R. G. M. DUNOVANT,
Real Estate Agent.
Feb. 9, ?81* tf 10
I IN LENT.
i When mothers watch beside their chil
J 'And kiss the snowy brows and golden
j They do not seethe future that lai coming,
I Though life is made "of grief and pain
; and care.
! . . . ' .'
Hut God is good to all the tender mothers, j1
He veils the future, with its pain and :
. sin; jj
Though sometimes fears may dim the ' j
Yet never can they quench the hope
Yes, God is very good lo tender mothers*
They see no thorns upon the golden
Of him who plays amid life's earliest
That bloom a fleeting hour and then
But she, the model of all earthly mothers.
Was never spared the pain of knowing
That, though her Christ-child played
with blooming roses,
The cross must come, for all her pray
. erf ul bliss.
To look-He ?lept-rupon His snowy eye
lids, - '
And know that they should close upon
the tree ; ,
To gaze upon his smooth and stainles8
And know that there great drops of
blood should be;
To catch His dim Died bands and softly
. warm them, ?
As mother? do, between her own, was
She felt" the nail-prints on their velvet
She could r.ot save her lamb from be
A PECULIAR WOMAN.
"Ketch-hold, TVm. There! I de
clare xi you ain't spilled about a
quart !" I knew you would get it too
J'l didn't spill more than ten drops,
Cousin Silence How you worry over
the loss of a little grease."
"It's one *f my principles to save,
a3 you might a' learned long ago."
"I believe in prudence; but what's
a few drops of lard more or less on
this farm, and nobody knows how
much in bank ? You skimp and screw
as if you think there were danger of
your getting on the town."
'.Well', you are the frankest young
man I ever saw," and Silence With
Brs put her arms akimbo and gazed
it her young cousin, Tom Lowey, as
3ome museum. ai
"Yes; i. waa always neted for my in
frankness," said Tom, coolly, "and I id
never hesitate to speak my mind n<
when duty urges. However, I don't cs
want to hurt your feelings, Cousin ti
Silence." . bi
"No danger," said Mies. Silence, of
with a laugh of derision. "I am no
?pring chicken, an* my feelin's have
?rown tough. But the idea of your
lu ty urgia' you to speak your mind
to me ! Perhaps yon don't recollect
the whippin s I used to give you."
"I haven'tforgotten," laughed Tom.
'You used to make me do my duty
.n those days. But I wish ? could
;onvince you that it would be only a
Christian act for you to send a little
aelp to Mrs. Baldwin. You wouldn't
feel the spalding of $50 ou* of your j m
"Massy sakes ! It seems as if oth
ir folks know more about my busi
ness than I do myself. Fifty thou
sand ! Law ! Who said I was worth
"Oh, it's common talk," replied
"Well, it won't do you any good
to talk. You'll never see the color
if my money afte?v I'm dead and
*one. I've made my will ; and, since
plain speakin' pleases yon, I'll make
free to say you ain't mentioned in it.
So, there !"
. "I calculate to take care of my
3elf," said Tom, tilting tho chair
against the wall. "Leave your money
wherever you choose; I don't want
"The day- may come when you
will want it, Tom Lowey, and then
you'll -be sorry for ea? lo: them words
I'll remember- Jem-; so will you when
your pride has'itsfal). There's plen
ty of things I can leave my money
to; it won't go beggiog."
"I guess not."
"Youjd'f?iore'n' guess if you were
to live here aepelland see the stream
of visitors I have. There ain't a. day
hut I get nagged about my .money
by somebody. Deacon Bonney thinks
it's his bounden duty to .adviee me
to leave it to found an orphans' homr. !
Old Mr. Craig wants it left to Wolf
boro Academy; 'Squire Darby has
his mird cn it for %, public library,
and the minster thinks I ought to
remember what a debt's on the church.
To hear 'em talk you'd think I had
one foot in the grave. I doa t give
none o' em any satisfaction, and then j y
they say I'm peculiar. Well, per- : s
haps I am ; but I don't see no po3si- j "
bility-qflany chango in my natur'." I fi
Tom laughed. He was spending a
couple of hours at the farm, which
had been his only, home until be be
gan to "t-cateh tor himself," to use ; I
his gaunt cousin's expression. Now j t
he never left more than a day or two j
pars without looking in on the lone fi
spinster t? see if he could give her r
any help, and to-day he was making a
himself useful in lifting jars and boil- i
ers of hot grease on and off the stove, a
for Miss Silence waa trying eut lard*
Tom's law practice, as yet, wa
rery exacting, much to his rej
ind he had more time on his I
han pleased him.
"But, now, do promise you'll
Mrs. Baldwin ' something for' Cl
?as, Cousin Silence," said Ton
urning to the attack.
"I never promise what I <
neall to perform," was the chara'
stic answer he received to his pl
ng. "Martha Baldwin and me
teen on speakin' terms for these
'eura, and I'd be makin' myself j
y small to s^nd her Christmas
ente. I'd soon be on the town
tegan to help all the poor folk
mow. It 'pears to me yon tak
iighty deep interest in them B
rinn, Tom. Melissa Bonney let
i hint that you was a sparkin' i
"I wish Melissa Bonley wt
lind her own buaineas."
"Don't get riled. I dare say
rue. "Iwould be like you to cou
al without a penny, because yoi
ot a penny yourself. Prissy (
all's been raised out of charity
"That don't make her. less lova
"Now, Tom Lowey," said Miss
mee, brandishing the big iron sp
?it h which she stirred the lard, "dc
lake a foo! of yourself over a pre
ice. Butter your bread before }
it it. Theres Melissa Bonn
hose father's worth-"
"That's enough,'interrupted Tc
nd, before Mies Silence could si
im, he was out of the kitcl
oor and walked briskly down to I
"Law sakes ! what peculiar cn
ires men are I Talk of bein* pet
ar ; why, I ain't a circumstance
lat Tom Lowey. Ho'll narry tl
rissy Carroll now, if ita only
low me he didn't care for my mc
7." And, with a sigh, Miss Si 1er
ent back to her lard.
"Christmas gift, indeed !" she rat
red, after standing for some til
i deep thought ; "I think I see Yu
If eating humble pie to Marti
aldwin." But, somehow or othe
;r conscience did not feel quite
isy as it had felt before Tom's ca
An hour later Tom was sitting i
ie Widow Baldwin's small pariT
1 ] ' Mm-ni" 1 n ?TtTTLi IFffJ
id a very lovely golden header*
g on his shoulder. It was very er
ient that the closest economy wi
jcessary with the Baldwins, for tl
irpet was patched and worn,, ar
ie muslin curtains washed threa<
ire, and the furniture in sad ne?
' varnish and new haircloth.
"I wish ?8awmy way clear to tab
)U out of this, Prissy," said Ton
ith a sigh,'"but clients are scare
lough in Wolfboro."
"Now, Tom, where's the need I
orry ? I couldn't leave Aunt Mai
ia, anyway. We are both youn
lough to wait."
"You're too good for this work
rissy," said Tom, with a kiss on th
mpled white chin.
'There's so ne one knocking; le
e go," cried Prissy, springing u
id running to the door?
It was no visitor, 'but the hirei
an from Miss Silence's farm, wi tl
ie spring wagon, which he hac
.ought to convey Tom to his cousin'
>me, for Miss Silence had, not tei
inutes after his departure, an hou
revious, overturned a kettle of lan
j accident, and been terribly scalded
"Where's my hat ?" cried Tom, ii
?eat excitement, while the man wa
liing how had wasted tims by g>
g to the office finit, and, not findin?
im there, had hunted him up.
"Let me go with you, Tom ; J
now I can help," cried Prissy^ a
sr lover was springing into the liflh
' Oh, Prissy, if you only would."
"Wait until I get my bonnet anc
?awl and tell Amit Martha. I won'
3 gone a minute," and Pressy rush
1 into the kitchen, where her anni
as ironing. ~\
"Go, by all means," said Mrs.'Bald
in, when she had grasped the mean
ig of the girl's incoherent explana
on. "Stay as long ?is you are need
J, and don't worry about me."
Miss Silence made nosro)nark whet
ris3y entered her room with Tom
he was in great pain, and was -thank
il to see even thia member of th?
ated Baldwin family.
For three weeks Priesy was chiei
irector at the farm', and managed so
loverly that Miss Silence had nc
h an ce to find fault. But the grim
pinster had no word of commen
ation for the young girl's untiring
"I calkerlate to pay ?you for what
ou have done," ehe said one day, aa
he watched Prissy making bread.
You needn't think you're workin'
"I don't want any pay, Miss Si
snoe," said Prissy, with trembling
ips; "I am only too glad to do what
can, because-" She hesitated and
"Because you're in lore with Tom,"
inished Miss Silence. "Oh, yon
leedn't blush; I know all about it,
.nd, if he chooses to break his head
igin a stone wall, I ain't a-goin' to
At the end of three weeks Misa
Silence was able to be about ag
and Prissy went home, declining
$20 bill for her services. But
j had not been gone three hours w
the hired man came from the 0
with two large baskets, which
sat down on Mrs. Baldwin's kitcl
"Compliments of Miss Silence, i
"she sent these in pLce of the mono
and was driving off the spring WHJ
before Prissy could recover suffuic
ly from her astonishment to ask 1
Tue baskets were full of g<
things of every sort, and there wa
royal Chiistmas dinner for the Ba
wins the next day, much to the j
of the children, who had contemr
ted, ruefully, dining on mush and
Prissy sent a note of thanks
Miss Silence by Tom, but ehe ne<
received ah answer.
Time moved on, and Tom's 1
business improved so much that
persuaded Prissy, against her bet
judgment, to marry h'm.
" Miss Silence did not. grace t
important occasion with her pr
"I've no time to be gallivant
off to weddings," was her excu
when Tom reproached her for il
"She is such a peculiar woman, \
muet not expect her to act like otb
people; but she has a good- heart
spite of her queer wa^ s, ' said Px;
ey, when Tom tried to make excus
for his cousin's remissness.
"But her greatest peculiarity li
in.her not liking you, Prissy," ,HH
Tom, kissing his bride's soft cheek
"Ami I can't quite forgive her la?
All went well with the your
couple for more than a year. The
began housekeeping in a modest co
tage Tom was paying lor by instal
mente, and were so prudent that the
managed to gather about them mali
little comforts that made their hom
- But fortune seldom smiles lcng-i
a time, as we all know, and reverse
will come to every one. One bitte
night in December Tom's house c?ugi
fire and burned to the ground, not ti
ing being left except a few clothe
belonging to Prissy and the baby.
i olr_*ojir?He Mja^B?jdAvin orjc**
"henhouse to them at once, thougn i
necessitated much crowding. Pt?V
suggested an appeal to Miss Silence
but Tom emphatically r declined t
make it. He was far too proud t
?ask for the help which he though
should Lave been earnestly offered
His last', books and papers' had al
been destroyed in the fire; for he ha
used a room in the cottage for an of
fice, and getting a living wa3 rathei
up-hill work. : Christmas was dreary
enough that year, and even Prissy']
courage sank at the thought of thi
future... . .
"Tom Lo wey wili have a chance tc
show what kind of stuff he's made
of," said Miss Silence. "He burden'
ed himself with a wife and a baby
and he'll have to look out for em. J
told him I'd never give him a dollai
of my money, and I'll keep my word,
no matter what happens."
Miss Silence had thought boreel
proof against the weakness of falling
.ill; ,*mt in March she caught a severe
cold, and pneumonia ensued. Sh?
felt she never ehould get well again,
and the doctor told her frankly that
in all probability she would live but
a few days.
"I want to see the lawyer at once,
if thalia the case," sho.said. "J must
make a new will."
Mr. Simons, who hail manged her
business for years, esme HS soon as
he received her mearage, and the will
was made. Ile hardlv left.the house
t i jr. <lu
before Tom called. ,
"I'm worse," said Miss Silence,
feebly,but I'm not-afraid to go.
Perhaps I'm peculiar in that aa in
other thing0. Deacon Bonney und
the minister, Mr. Craig and Mr. Dar
by have all been here a urgin' of their
several claims. I told each o* 'em;
I'd consider the matter/'!!
"Will they be disappointed, Cousin
Silence?'' asked Tom.
Poor fellow ! he was in such a sore
strait that he could not help a' d?aire
to have rome small help from bis
cousin's horrd. He hardly dare kopo
.he had left him a cent, and yet he
w.43 her only relative.
'"That remains to be seen," wa* the
unsatisfactory reply he received to
his question. "But don't you cher
ish no hopee, for I ain't left yon a
A bitter emile curled Tom's tips,
but he made no reply.
- "I eupposa yon think me. peculiar
in not loavin yon my money, eeein'
you are the only I've got," went on
M ss 8ilence, "bot you've taken euch
precious care to convince rae that you
don't want it, that I're believed you
and acted accordin'."
Tom w?nt home and repeated the
convereation to Prisey, who ehed a
few tears, bot tried to cheer her hus
band's drooping spirits with hope?8 of.
more law,baeine6s in the 6pring,
That night Miss Siknce died, and
the whole ? town turned out to her
funeral a few days later.
UI expect Wolfboro Aiademy will
fi?u..i?self able to erect a nevfclbuild
ing when Mies Silence's will is read,"
said old Mr. Craig. ''She's told me
she'd .consider the -matter, "and J
know ?he was.:impreaaed,with my ar
4:? rather think^jrojHire mistaken,''
said 'Squire Darbf^'/or I feel mor
ally certain she has left her money .
to found a library." i
The minister, who stood near, smil
ed1 to himself. He had not the slight
est doubt that "the debt which hung,
over his* church like a pall would
now be lifted through Mi?s Silence's
Tom did not want to go. to the
reading.of the important document^
but Pi issy insisted, s ?'they went to
gether, though neither of them look
ed very cheerful.
Mr. Simons made no objection' tb j
the presence cf 'Squire Darby. Mr. j
Craig uud thc minister "chuck!?d""'a? .
Deacon Bonney entered with a pleas- j
ant Huiile for Tom, who well knew j
what sarcastic triumph lay beneath i'? j
The will was dated three days pre
vious, and every penny in the bank,
and the large farm were left uncc-n
ditionally tb Prcs'y L?w?y. Her
husband's name was not mentioned.
Tom's face was a study, while Pris;
sy almost fainted from the sudden
relief to all her trouble.
The fuces^of the other men present
were studies, too. The deacon left
the house without a word, and the
'?quire looked grimly at Mr. Craig
. "She was a very peculiar woman',,'
said the minister, wiping his brow, j
on which the beaded drops of perspi
ration stood thickly. His auxiety
about his church had been very great,
I But Tom and Prissy could ?fiord
to forget their dead cousin's peculiar
ities, since sue had kept" her vow
never to give Tom a cent, "and yet
lind managed to muke him comforta
ble for life. There wasan immediate
flitting to the<*mlorttible farm-house,
and Tom furnished a nice cilicta: ?in?
town and drove iu every morning in
the spring wagon. .Past troubles and
cares Were forgotten,, the Baldwins
were made more comfortable, and,
considering all things, Miss Silence'
did more good with uer money iban
if she had lett it to to found a library
or lift a church d?bt.
CorrcJipnntlctice oj thc Columbia Ilct/isttr'
ABBEVILLE, S. C., April r>, 1881,
Yesterday was saleday and quite a
number of people from the country
were in town. The matter bf chief ]
inteiest occurring during the day,
aside from the public sates, was the'j
meeting held in the interest of the
Atlantic and French Broad .Valley
Railroad. ! By an amendment of the
charter, made at tho last sesf-ion o|;
the Legislature,.thi rortd was author
ized to he extended from Belton,
where it was ] roposed to stop, to
Trickeiu.on the Greenwood and AIT
gusta Railroad, by w*y of Due West
and Abbeville Court House. The
Meeting yesterday was composed of
the citiz?iis of the townships through
which the rJad will run, and, the
question before it was whether, under
the charter as it stands, an: election
upon the question of "taxation or no,
taxation" should be ordered, or wheth
er tho friends of the Dad should
proceed with what anbecriptione they j
could obtain. , The amended charter;
provides that none but land awncrs'
shall vote upon the question1 of taxa-ij
tion, and there being a grave doubt
as to the constitutionality of thia pro-?
vision, it was determined to proceed'"
at present upon the subscription plan ",
and if hereafter laxation shall be vov
ted, the subscriptions to be a cr?dit!
upon the assessment of the Bubscrib
er. Thia-meeting was attended by
ti.J ;good) substantial men. .ol, the.
County; ann I believe it 'is safe io.
predict that this road will' be built.:
Abbeville realizes the importance ot^
it. Work is already begun 'ou the
line from Belton, to pasley. If then"
the road crosses .the mountains at
East-toe Gap and goes on to Ashe
ville-as it will do, because it i,s tl
eisiest and cheapest route over th?
mountains-no whee will the gradeij
exceed sixty-five feet lo the mile. We j
will be iu direct connection with th?
West. 1 Thon wheu Ed'gefield extenls
her road, which . is now graded front*
Aiken to Edgefield, to;Trickem or
Dom's Mine, we have the connection
with the Atlantic seaboard either by
way ol Charle'-bu or Augusta an$
pasa by;Port Royal, which has beer,
eo long desired by the West. Txuef.
the road is not yet built, but the work
is in progress on various portion's ol
ii, and I believe it will b? built. ' At
auy rate, Abbeville intends to do ber
share of it.
The general opinion is that the
continned cold weather baa killed the
peaches. ATHOS. ?
Thc merchants and farmers in Bare*
well, S. C., are agitating the exten
sion of the road which now connects
Blackville and Barnwell, to Allen
dale. Should this be carried out, tte
road would pass throngh a 'richly
timbered country and prosperous cot
ton region, and connect the South
Carolina railroad and Port Royal and
The flew U. 8. Officials.
Col. Samuel W. Melton, the Nominee
^ for. District Attorney.
?tefi^ ' : -
Gol."Samuel.. W\ Melton, who was
yesterday nominated by the Presi
dent- for_-District-Attorney of South
Carolina, is a native of York County?
in-th?? State- He was graduated from
the ^uTh Carolina College, about the
year 1862, in the class with Attorney
General Yonmans, and studied law
in the office of his brother, the late
C. D. Melton. He was admitted to
practice after the regular coursa of
study, and practiced for some time in
the Courts of what is now known as
the---Sixth Circuit. He- bas always
been distinguished for the skill and
ability/in criminal causes.
During the war he "did not see
much active s/rviue, and alter the
cd to the adjutant-general's office of
the Confederate wir department at
?iohraonci, with the ra?k'Ofcolonel,
ile is supposed to have ha l a potent
voice in the appointments in the Con
federate army from South Carolina,
and in this way wielded a good deal
After the war be removed to Co
lombia,, where he practiced la,w with
much succeds... In 1868. he.ypted for
Seymour;.for President, bat, as he af
terwards told his Republican oppo
nent, "bet his money on Grant."
Soon after Grant went into office he
rjfras''elected judge of the Fifth Oir
rhiit bj a:-'lt??^iublican ' Legislature.89
the successor of Lemuel Bboz'?r. ' H*e
i?Viii .?.? . .:. ?: ' ... i.
2jd.not serve his fuji term, .but re
sign, * vbe oilice. aud; wci'C into a law
partnerbhip with ,Mr. Chamberlain.
lu 1874 he was elected attorney-gen
ital of the Stat? on the Republican
ticket, but resigned before tht expi.
ration of his term. Since his resig
nation he baa practiced law .at Co
lumbia, and is reported to nave had
J^te. jjurgest a;;d mo3t lucrative pr?c
.ticd 'in tho up-country. He is genn
ailiy regarded as one of the most for
cible pie iders in the State..
Mi. Absalom Blythe, tho Mew United
Ul}. Absalom Blythe, the nominee
jfbr United States marshal, is a uative
of Greenville County, in this Statp,
where hoiias lon'^ held a prominent
jpo-ition atVvhe bar. He served wt<*h
fcredit (lurJHftkhe war as a inenller
?^^ite_Spi,on^Soiltir Caroii tm Cavat^
ry.Vhic'hT?e-M^companieil, we believe,
in all its campaigns. He' claims tc
.be a Republican from conviction, hav
ing never held' extreme; views upon
??^9 ?.'iue?itioL. o? State Sovereignty,
p^ft?r.the war he actively affiliated
swith the. Republican party, and in
1872 was elected solicitor of the
*Erghth Circuit, lie ran for this ollie*
fag?in iti: 1876, but was defeated by Coli
J**. S. Cotbraii. of Abbaville, the
tfl&lil '.?1J Ul Illili.''.- . . .
cresentincumbent. Alter the resig
iaAion\<>f Mr. E trie, he wa9 appoint
?d\assistant- United States district at
torney .for., i&e, Western. District, .of
)Uth Carol in a* He Was afterwards
^appointed ^United ;States commission
er in Greenville, andin the campaign
of 1880 was the Republican candi
?date for Congres*. The vigor of his
?canvassili a district so strongly Dem
-ocratic has probably been his pasa
.port to favor with the Garfield Ad
!?Wr, James R. Randall.
? it may. not be generally known to
:'our readers' that Mr. James R. Ran
I'dall,-editor of the Augusta Chronicle
and' ' Cons/itufiona ist, and who has
: been jn Washington during the past
[winter, writing the most charming
[and n&wsy letters .to that paper, is
the aJKj^-of llie beautiful Mid pop
ula ^Confederatetong, entitled, "Ma*
ryland, My-M-tryl ind." It wa&wjit
tentlurihg the first yea.s of-lhefw?r!
and was so filH of :,ihe"patfiotlc senti'
nj? n t 'o j ' th ?'SodVli11 T?Hnat 't i me t h at
it^o'??'became'Vecognu-nl us ont ol
thc^njiti?nal airs of the Confederacy.
Mr. Randall has been residing in Au
gusta since the war, and has been ed
gaged most-, of the time, as. editor ol
the Constitutionalist. He is one ol
the most polished gentlemen engaged
on 'the Sbuttiferu press, aud his letten
from Washington :have not been ex
celled in elegant diction or scholarly
style, by any of the. ,countless army
of W.a-ihingto.nttQ*rre3ppndent3, wh?
write professionally* from the capita^
He is .now at home in Augusta, hav*
i ig returned Inst week and resumed
hi? editorial duties..-Covington Star
A singular case waa before a Mi?
sisfippi court a few days ago. A
planter decided to plant his landa ii
grasa seed and raise stock instead 0
cottou. His neighbors, who all stiel
to eottob, applied to the con rt for ai
injunction to restrain the planter frod
sowing grass seed, on the ground the
grass will not confine itself to thi
land of the planter of it, but spread
j over surrounding plantations and uri
j fits the groand for cotton. The in
; junction was grant?'d.
j The mor? yeti readvetud;* andpra;
j over the B?bl'Cthe more you will lak
j heed to if, BB unto ? light 1 hat shin
j eth in a'(lark pl ace. I have been read
i ing the Bible for forty years, and a?
'.but an A. B. C. scholar in it yet. . ?
I is still as fresh as evBr.-Homawt. J
Elidir aa -?asa
What a marvel is Fashion ! so rjpw
erful, and yet so* undefinable f Arul?r
alike pf the sirapte'aHdHutf *
timid and the braye-almpl? 'the 'only*
s?vereigni^&a?ajUo.v . desp^t?P?
fears no rebellion," and, without a
standing army, dreads no excitement; *
trembles not?t the diffusion of knowl- .
edge among ita ...subjects-whose pro
tocols are obeyed without., dispute- ,
against whom is brought .iio.-nbteach.
of faith-Whose dominions!are held ..
by other than the fragile, tenure of a .
treaty,*or the necessitous or m?ghan- .
imous permission ' of ? mighty'heigh
whose titles d^j^^obraea1^
wo?S<L?urp;iKS . thofiffpi^?he "Sultan" (
Mahmotui>*L?^Palfeh ? ci vi l:>.er, _ wl,o v.
fields bis^eaxl-?afc hilt ten minutes'.
p"trcha?e,:'?bough'!i deserving o;. a bet^-.
fcrr lire; n*y,would weii nigh ? qua! ...
those of the Celestial Espire, the
Brother of the Sun'! the Uncle of the
M ion ! Why. the power of the Auto
crat of ail the Ku'ssias, that gigantic
punster, who revelled in-the wrongs
of Poland, who would stride in. his
seven-leagned boots ovei the four
quarters of the globe'; not excepting .
our own "bright ocean gem;" to crush
Beneath his iron heel "thought, free
dom, will:" why, even his' power~? H
as nothing to the might of Fashion !
Even Metternich, who governs Amv':
tria, seeking to . subject to his high
"??le Italy Sardinia, Switzerland, the
Tyrol, and all those .delicate little
?arman states, which, i^ot ohis* .truly .
paternal care, bk considers^ ??nnet.7
guide fhemselves-^even: -he ho??--*
down beforVfH'e power''of Fifcnion;:'
its miracles have never been equalled .
?but by those of Prince Hohenlohe
?hat wonderful worker, of marve.au
'and, since he has declined busineiP,
-and the Fire, King has; erpsse.d, the.
Atlantic, -Fashion's wonders have
"stood forward to the admiration of.
Ifhe world Without a competitor:
Burns might be correct in writing;*
^A mari's a mau for a "hat," indepen
dent of rank or wealth; bur Fashion
ii abovtj either, and >?I? its ' value' .
. . .> [f\ aaa: aatae
upon all thiugs. Soma seek to^tue.j
ha great, and some the little; _sonio.
he rich, and som? the poor.: but
??hion rules all. Rings, governor?;:'
and president?; 'philosopher, fo?lsy*
and wise men; chanceliers, ' magis-:
rates, and" overseers; constable?, po
j3jcejw?-n. or!'" ******* ; tJv-y-twid^iUjaie^--"''*
I ? .a.oj itu ???ii . The peer*
j ejs, radiant iu splendid attire anti
natural beauty, reclining Qn :her silk
en couch in the gilded bou loir, daz;.r
zling with bijouterie aud china; tilled^,
to the prevention of movement, with
nothings "rich and rare,a is not; more
the slave of Fashion than the awk-1
ward ugly girl, the caricaturist of the'
I mode; with bercoarseskirt biais, her
cleeves gigot. her body Scvignc, who *
leaves the pots and kettles she has
scrubbed in her underground apart
ment six days in the week, co take
her Sunday walk upon th? seventh;
It matters not to my theory " that the
latter may not have been correctly
informed as to the latest variation ;
"her slavery, her devotion, to what she
deems the right, is still the1 same.* ' *
" ' . . ?
Spanish lace is combined with braid
in a tlat trimming, which'has leaves
of lace on the edge. t -.
Albums containing photographs of
adies in each new dress they receive,
colored to the exact hues of the ma
terial, are the latest society toys.
A sea-green tulle* trimmed with
Br?msels lace and water lilies, is worn
j with a low, square cut coat- of dark
",J green velvet brocade on a. sea-green
ground. ^pray of.. water lilies on bod
i eMnd another in the hair, both fas
tened with diamonds. .
. A ?'*nnflowefv dre?s'kas a skirt of
Mau ? i i- -.i . ? ,
T-arj?ou? ?.a ?yin^ Wh ws;?r. of
brown ,velvet,-ov?ifck'i'rt' cut' in points.
with similar _pi)?3js..of dark-green
showing"' ben?ht!?.- 1 A tieck We of
?dwarf sunilowers is worri.
Among the. novelties Tor' the
ing Heason arc rich and e?t-gant^
sois, shaded sombre-stripe covers, wit!
rich hand embroidered lace, placed
I plainly around the edge a-quarter of
a yard in depth, satin linings, and
tips alternately of gold and 'silver.
ThehauaMe.|s perf?et?y \ lam.
A noticeable walking suit ia of ? lum
cplored silk, combined with a silver
tint, having a deep plaiting ,on the
lower skirt, with shirring: betweeu(
pleated" tablier sea ri with bias folds
of silver color above, draped dow on
the left side, finished with loops and
bowH.^asqUe with thirred froiir, failor
collar, coat sleeves. '
A lovely toilet, absolutely* perfect'
in its delicate shading, consists of
pine-apple cloth in a new, delicate
shade of pink, on the ipwec edge of
the skirt is a : narrow, side pleating
and above a deep box plaiting, .?with
inserting of Mirec?urt lace between.
The basque polonaise -has a pleated
vest, with revers of the lace pleating
of Languedoc lace on the lower edge,
loor ed back fai; below the waistline,
with loops ..and . ends ol pink satin
"8tlli o'er the.se scenes my memory
And fondly broods -with miser ?ar,e i
Time but tho impression deeper makes,
As streams their chambers deeper
wear." ' . ,.\