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mos. J. ADAMS, pom
EDGEFIELD, S. | JULY ?.. 1881.
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HAVING just opened .my SPRING and SF M M ER SlO*g OF GOODS,
I enrtiiho'.v positively t.hfeT.ai-gest'fM^'-??m^St^^ I have
ever offered^ The ioliowin" are a few ol' the ma nv bargains I am offering*
Prints, o, C.? and T^o. For '''ie can give some of the best brands. Quite
a large variety o? beautiful patterns.
Bleaching, 5c to 9*c per yd., by Pi.-ce, for the very best full yd. wide.
Splendid Pique afc S.e. Victoria Lawns at 10c and up.
Colored Mullins, Lawns, Piques, 10c and np. Very nice Dress (Toods., 10c.
Parasols, from 15c to very handsome Silk ones at $-1.50.
Full line of Dornest ?cs. Tickings. Ginghams, Linens, Cottonades, Capsi
meres, Black Cashmere, Black Alpaca, Black and Colored Silk '.
Splendid Stock of Table Damask, Doilies, Towels, Oil Cloths, &c.
india Linen?, Linen Cambric, Thread Cambric, Irish Linens, Nainsook,
Mull Muslins, Dotted and Striped Swiss Muslins,-and in fact every thing
in the White Goods line at close prices.
Fans, 3 for 5c, ana up to beautiful Silk ones.
Tremendously large lot of Dress Goods, Lace Rantings, Black All-Wool
Bunting at 25c. Immense stock o:' Corsets.
Ladies' Eats, trimmed and untrimmed. Flowers, Feathers, Ornaments, ?cc.
Lace Fichus, Lace and Silk Ties, Silk Handkerchiefs, Ruchings, Culls
and Collars, Veilings, Kid Gloves. Lace Mits, etc., etc.
HOSIERY.-Only an examination of our Goods in this department can
:give any idea ot iii?- extensive and beautiful line of these goods we carry.
RIBBONS:- -I fall special attention to my large and choice stock of Rib
bons., Full line of all the newest shades. [any one.
Buttons, all the.novelties, and an assortment that will certainly please
LACES.-Having devoted a gcod deal of time to this department, we
..r:.?n show a very large assortment of Val., Torchon, Languedoc, Breton and
?many other varieties. Russian Laces, elegant patterns, entirely new. All
?of which are being sold at prices which put them within the reach of every
.one. Hamburg Edgings and Insertions, Irish Trimmings, Cash's Frillings.
Slioes for Children, Ladies and Gents, a very large stock and such as we
?can recommend. Very tull stock of Ladies' and Misses' Slippers.
Gents' Shirts, Collars and Cu fis. Gents' Clothing.
Gents' and Boys' Hats, from 10c to the nobbiest styles in Straws & Felts.
Stationery, Saddlery, Coopery, Tinware, Hardware, Fancy Groceries,
Crockery-complete *?>sorttnent in each department, at prices that will jive
My stock j s positively unequaled, except in large cities. Purchasers will
find it to their interest by giving me a call.
. Alvin Hart.
Edgefield, S. C., April 13, ISSI.-2m 19
Landnira, Bothwell I Co.,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers lu
BOOTS, SHOES, HATS, TRUNKS
Satchels, Umbrellas, etc.,
603 Inroad Street,
_ EA SKIN G our Kdgeiield friends for past favors, we will endeavor to
Oeavefcothing undone to merit their continued patronage. We guarantee
four FflR?CE? TO BE AS ?.OW as any House in the City, for the same class
.sf Goods. Call and -ee tor yourselves.
Vtit'l Line ol' Mackinaw an?! oilier SI raw Bl at*.
LA NDR UM, BOTHWELL &. Co.,
?ipr. ii!. SI.-3CQ?0] 2d Door Above Railroad Crossing,
?tte 3 wk ffil?kfff S to,
\o. 7t?>* Broad .St., linden Central Holet, tunisia, ii?.
Miss NELLIE PURCELL
"DT3SPECTFITLLV announces to lier Kdgeiield friends and patrons, (hal she is
Xi- now receiving ?ii" most beautiful assortment <>t Spring and Hummer MILLI
:XK!:Y i?< ?OHS she lias ever lind the pleasure of exhibiting, embracing
Fine Freur?i Millinery. Novelties in Neck Wear, Velvets Ribbons, &e
xr-Tr Prompt, personal attention given i<? all Orders
Augusta, t SH . Mar. ?... ISSI.
HATS. CAF2 AND FURNISHING 'GOODS
I AM now receiving daily my SPRING und SUMMER Stork of CLOTH
ING, PELT and STRAW HATS, lor Men and Boys, from the BUST to the
1 baw a Residen! Cuver all the time in the market, and am prepared
io give Bargains at any time.
H. S. JORDAN,
Apr. fi, ISSI. mlS?j i% Broad St., Augusta, Ga.
T. M ark walter s
Broad St., Near Louer Market, Augusta, (ja.
MONUMENTS, TOMBSTONES, and MARBLE WORK generally al
ways on hand or made to order. A large section ready for lettering and
delivery at fWiest notice. Several hundreds of new designs of the most
modern styles ot Monuments, furnished at a lower price than ever before
in this market, and ol the best workmanship, similar to that of the new
.Cotdedc-raie Monument, recently erected by me'in this city.
THEO. MARK WALTER.
AUGUSTA. GA., Nov. 25, 1380. Iy51
All kinds of Cookine Stoves, Rangos,
-Slate Mantels, Tu hs, Wash-ltoardaj Bread
Treys, Biscuit Boards, Roiling Pins,
Wooden and Stone Churus, Tin Bed-room
Sala, Bath Tubs, M ilk Buckets and Buns,
Water ftooh rs. Bin! Cages, Lanterns,Tea
and Coline f'ota. Andirons, Shovels and
uponga. Smoothing [rona. Crockery and
(tl&osware, Spoous, Knives and Korks,
.sieves, Knife-brick, Stove-polish., Cotice
Mills, Sheet rron Stove Bans. Wallie and
Wafer 3rons, tron and T>n Saucepans,
.Granite Iron Ware, Hie nicest wareever
litado for rooking vessels Wholesale
*>r Retail. Cheapest Place lo Buy
Kitchen Ku mit H IT.
Augusta, <;a. Mar. I, issi.- id::
KEEP VOI R PROPERTY INSURED
IN THE OLD
Georgia Home insurance Co.
Um TRIED I EVER PROMPT !~?LWAYS RELIABLE!
THE GEORGIA HOME INSURANCE COM- j
PAN Y "i Columbus, On-, continues 1" insure j
DWELLINGS ll 1 BXS, STABLES, MERC J IAN :
DISE, .vc, .vc, at the LOWEST RATES, and
invanal.lv pay- it? losses promptly, fairlyaud hon- ;
I est ly, and without resort to equivocation or eva- :
. h-dinary Dwelling risk* will be carried per an
fnum at ,: percent., or$7.?Vi for-$1,000 insurance.
' On the two-yetir plan, al 1 l-/i per pent., or $12
for.$l,UOO insurance, tin thc three-year plan, at
li ji^r cent., i>r >l"> for $1,000 inauronce. Aud ci
the live year plan, ut i"; per cent., or $22.f>0 for
Parties desiring insurance in a solid and reliable
'.otafsny, mn dr, no better than pKciag their nskH in the joally popular GEORGIA
?.jV- Por insurance, or further information, apply to Mr. W. P. ADDISON, who
A-III canvass the Goan tv, rr tn thc undersigned.
II. B> Wm*M, Affriil.
;Eigefield. C. C., Jan. 24, 1881.
j XO TI .HE TO HATE.
liegone with fend ' away with strife '
j (Jar human hearts nu mating :
j Let nfl he friends again ! This life
ls ai! tor, -hoir for hating!
v^Vdtrrt th? day, -o dim the way.
So rough t he road we're faring
Far better weal with faithful friend,
Than stalk alone uncaring.
The harren lig, th? withered vin?:
Are types of selfish living;
[int souls i hat. give, litte tbinr- and min
i Renew ItVir lite hy giving,
i While cypress waves o'er early graves,
On ali the way we're going,
j I-ar hoit^r plant where seed ia scant.
Than tread <>n fruit that's growing.
I Away with scorn ! since die we must,
i And rest on one low pillow .
There are no rival* in the dust
No foes beneath the willow.
So dry th"- bowers, -o few the flowers
Our earthly way discloses,
l at better stoop where daisies droop
Than tramp o'er broken roses !
I if what are all the joys we hohl
Compared to joys above us '.'
And what arc rank, and power, and gol?
Compared to hearts that love ns'.'
So lleet our years, so fall of tears.
So closely death is waiting;
(?od gives ns space for loving grace,
lint leaves nu lime for hating.
For the Advertiser.
FanciM?c Vagaries in Dlartintowi
MES*I& EDITORS : So many strang
things happen in Martin town au?
Ch o ty that we feel disposed to giv
a small account of some of them a
least. This section is the abode o
novelty. The people are seldom sur
prised at events and are inured b
sensation by au almost daily coutac
with innovation. They are alway
honest and substantial, always evinc
ing a desire for things ^that are prac
ti cal, and always make every effort
to keep abreast with the age of prog
ress and new inventions, but at tin
sarnejtime always wearing gracefully
the misfortunes or failures that would
disturb the even tenor of an ordinary
every day life. Only a short while
ago a farmer ol this section conceived
the idea of making a hoe hand ol' hu
only poor little calf, but no soon et
had the bovine laborer gotten to th?
cotton nal ch, than he was pierced by
the talons oj a tremendnous hawk and
borne away to parte unknown. The
poor man stood up manfully under
this a/diction by consoling him-'el!
thal old "Pide" would calve again in
two or three weeks. Shortly after
this experiment another energetic til
ler of the soil concluder! (hal his
larg? tiiul.'- rf nutt ed loo much forage"
and accordingly sold oil his large
and bought -?nail, very small ones in
stead. Just the second night after
he got home with his little animals ;
his lum and stables were, ransacked
by a lund ol large cats known as the
Maltese stock, and the last mule was
devoured, leaving nothing hut the tail
of one mule. Consequently ike en
raged man went over to h^- next
neighbor, who he knew, had introduc
ed this lueed of cats into the coun
try, and demanded of him that I lie
last, one ol these oat* should db*, ex
cept the tail ol one, as they had eat
en up all of hi? mules except the tail
of one. Ilia neighbor of course had
the eats killed, and they both stood
up under bereavement like doh's, as
one had lost all his cats and the olher
all his mules, making honor? easy.
Bul Messrs, Editors, the most sin
gular phenomenon happened a lew
days ago, something which from our
earliest, recollection or from time im
memorial was never heard of bet?re.
A very industrious energetic larmer
in this section, owing lo the very in
teuse heat ol the sun, had attached
to his back and the back strap o? his
pantaloons a large buggy umbrella to
protect him from the rays of "Sol'
while he ploughed his coi n and col
ton. This plan worked admirably
for a while to the delight ol the in
ventor, but alas! his pleasure-- were
fleeting. The neighbors generally
liked the plan aud all had ordered
large umbrellas trom l?o'u May's.
Before Bob could lill all the orders
while this man was ploughing along
one evening singing the well known
"fi wine away tomorrow, eh! uh! eh! nh !
G Wine away In Oftorgla uh ! eh ! iib !"
there started around him a kind ol
?vhirl wind, blowing the umbrella and
mun in every direction troto North to
South, from l?asl lo West, through
briar patches, swamps, np and down
ravines, over gullies and hushes. The
Hight ol his faithful plough horse
' Selarn 1 brough the liehls and finally
the neighborhood, like unto "Sal Lov
jnggood and his Pa," together with
the shrieks and groans of the poot
man, soon brought to the scene his
faithful wife and doting children, and
(?nally the whole country around were
sjeti (locking to the spot, every one
b ?holding with astonishment the
young Aeronaut, as he dui really
seem tu he practicing ballooning on
a email scale, alcod amazed, while
the still'breeze would toss the um
brella anil its victim lo and fro. His
wife screamed and fainted away, the
children bellowed, his laborers all
le!t Ihe held frightened to death :.t
the antics of the "Boaa" his friends
j and ueighboi'H tried in vain lo over
lake the train and extricate t he poor
man. It was impossible. The wind
began to blow more furiously, when
all at once lhere was heard a loud
noise as the bursting forth of a peal
of thunder, like ihr rushing of the
. mighty waters as if the heavens
; wonld fall, and the umbrella man'
j and all were snatched up as it were
like a firebrand from off the earth.,
lie was seen going higher and higj-jj^
as "Moses ascending to the top of "the
mount, amidst a mighty smoke," till ,
he disappeared in the skies. The
tabled character has never written
back nor has a word been heard from j
him since, But rest assured Messrs..
Editors that all the orders for um- '
brellas to plough under has been re
voked. They say they take no um
brella in "theirn." His good lady
i though carried home senseless has re
! covered and finds great consolation
i in believing that, at last her dear
husband was only translated to the
good place like Enoch or Elias only
using ? buggy umbrella instead ol a
chariot of lire. The last that was
heard of the horse he was in the up
per edge of North Carolina going at
full speed with nothing but the coi
ar on. The freedmen have all re
turned but very sad about the fate
of "de Boss." I will write yon again
when the man is heard irom or the
Ou ibe Hagged Edge Again.
Rev. Henry Ward Beecher is a
great genius. No one who has failed
to hear him preach or lecture can
comprehend the extent, variety and
brilliancy of hi* intellectual gifts.
Whether for good or evil, he will be
a prominent factor in American life,
so long as he lives, aud, after life, he
will leave behind him a memory of
singular nower and long-enauring
fame. The worst of him is a busy
body spirit that leads him into very
bad scrapes and will continue so to
lead him while his head is hot. There
seems io be about him much of the
reproach that cliugstoColeridge, who
is said to have had "the soul of an
angel in a pig-sty." Time had, in
some degree, covered the 'Pilton abyss
with a mantle of chanty or indiffer
ence. By intrepid facing of the
world and marvelous displays of abil
ity, that age seems not to abate one
jot, this extraordinary man was win
ning back not a little of the applause !
and something of the respect he had !
forfeited. Bin, by some unfortunate
conjun< lion, possibly because of the
ti.r.?gn in?!nenea_nll, UH? so-called AJ?
lan?a comet, Mr. Beecher has again'/
come before the people in a most un
pleasant way. The facts are about
these: His lecture agent is named
Bond, a big, strapping fellow, full of j
cheek and animality. This "oiled
ami curled Assyrian bull" had al
ready experienced some of the un
canny vici.-situdes of a New Engiaud
marriage and, at the time Beecher
w.i- projecting his California lecture
tour, had his heart lacerated by the
misconduct of adaughter. Pond was
a widower, but not averse to a second
marriage. Strange to say, though!'
practical in business, he was a terri
ble fool on the subject of womankind,
ami fixed his affections upon a sing
ing female, who had already disposed
by divorce ol several husbands, as
her mother had done before her.
Bond offered to marry this musical
female and brevet-widow "by a large
majority." She declined. Nothing
daunted, Bond appealed to Beecher
and did so with such eloquence and
enthusiasm that the Reverend busv- !
body and marplot, as is his wont, \
took up the cause ol his agent, as if
it were his owu, and plunged into the
matter heels over head. Beecher's
letter is so unique, so characteristic
and so valuable a contribution to ero
tic literature that we do not wonder
the woman was bewildered. Bond
was pictured, in a wealth of phrase
ology peculiar to Plymouth Church, j
as suffering from every symptom of
love madnees mentioned by Montaigne
and Michelet-to say nothing of
Rousseau. She was beseeched to un*
dertake the cure. The woman re"
sisted i-ven this clerical attack, which
had so olteu succeeded belore. She
was an old bird in love and matrimony
mid could not be caught with even
Beecher'- first installment of chaff
She again declined to marry Bond,
who appears to have forgotten, in his j
grief, io allay the wounds of his bo- !
som hy a resort t" an extract of that
linnie. Nothing would appease his;
sickness but the affection of the sing-1
?og woman. The wily Beecher then
sent her a telegram that cost S IO. ]
This snared the bird. II. W. B. be.?
sought his "dear young friend" to
excuse the liberty he took, but Mr.
Pond was leaning on him and Mrs.
Beecher, so that they felt "a fearful
responsibility" in the matter. She
could not know, he said, what had
come over Pond. He was no longer
a calm and unruitled Bond, but a
much disturbed one. "l?e has," said
Mr. Beecher, "lost vivacity, sleep, iu-1
terest in business, everything. Ile is |
not the same mau, nor does time Heein
to help him. Jt. grows worse. 1 give :
him night by night strong meiliciues ;
to procure sleep. Ile hangs upon 1
; me and my wife like a child." Tue j
conduct of his daughter was unman- j
j uing him, aud unless somebody came j
! to his. rescue he would sink under it.
"lt. is ou this account 1 write you,"
continued Mr: Beacher in his forty -;
?ollar telegram. "Von are the only
fcllcient and sure salvation to him
: pm his unworthy daughter. Now,
you ever mean to he a help to him,
?$ ia .the time. I know the reason
your delay. In ordinary occ-i
ions they would be more than suili
ieiit. But his case is peculiar und
frange. J; is no longer your health,
mt bia that must, be looked after,
le is as tender-hearted and generous
w?oul as 1 ever met, and he is. worth
living. BUG now, by his daughter's
iisconduct, he is like a 'roil .shaken
a the wind,' a 'bruised leed,' which
lay fall at any moment. Were you
y his side, I think everything would
ie saved and he would regain his
trength. I dread to think oi what
' ie must, go through-if he has not
onie such counselor and help, and
hat soon. I have hitherto beeu of
?pinion that he was too urgent in
>ressing you to meet him. I am now
ure that it should be done, and done
iromptly. If you were my daughter
should lay upon you my commands
xi wait not an hour before you make
neparations to come. Come by the
trat train to Council Bb fis. You
Will never regret it."
J The old lox knew the particular
kind of wotnsn nature he was deal
ing with, and felt satisfied of the re
vtf!'. He was not deceived. In au
evil hour, confiding in her dear pas
or and friend, who has such a lamil
arity with people of questionable
norals, she packed her trunk and
ourueyed to assuage the grief of |
?ond, who was supposed to be at the
apt gasp of agony, smote down by
Cupid's Jiery dart. Bat, from her
iccount, the $-10 telegram was a lie
pl what Kev. Sidney Smith called
"forty parson power." Pond was as
a stalled prize animal and as smiling
as a daisy. He admitted that the
?telegram was an artifice-that is a
lie-to get her to him, and Beecher,
being appealed to, admitted that it
was a joke-Lhat is a lalsekoud.
Caught in the toi!.?, in spite of her
former robust experience with de
signing men, she submitted to what
looked like tate, and was married to
rond ly the jocose and dazzling
Beecher, who no doubt performed the
ceremony with tue same unction that i
k*e united the mat ried McFarland i
woman lo her dying paramour. Ob, j
these be ghastly jokes, and no man i
'?t beecher could perpetrate them I
:unl live Willi-!'1 fro titTi TTrSE3 : ? Jj
The se??ucl ?rf what Nemesis pre- j
pares for all snell Conds ?md j
ill such Reedier*.? The marriage j
turned out bailly. Tond accused
llie woman ??l unutterable things,
Luit could aol pi ove them. Beech
ina letters and telegrams were
made the sport o! a Court room ?md !
iiad wide circulai iou. The Judge dr-,
tied the application ol divorce lor ?
ivant of .substantial proof, and Pond
remains tied to ?1 wife he has no conti- j
lenee in, and she adh?res to the man i
*he abhors, for vengeance upon him :
md his trickery. Pond is sick sine!
snough now, and nobody can console
tiim. As the curtain is rung down
Lo slo.v music upon this beastly scene,
Rev. II. W. B. "grins horribly a
gbiictly smile'" at lite back ol the
?tage and then skip? nimbly away
from the ruin bc has made. Down j
?gain into the unclean pool lie goes,
like a greasy porpoise, when to rise
Igain to the surface we shall present
ly perceive.-Augusta Chrmn'Ir,
Unlined Hie Degree.
Rev. A. W. Clisby, of Macon, pas
tor ol the Presbyterian church de
clined to accept the degree ol Doc- \
Lor of Divinity tendered by Mercer
University and I he Telegraph awi
Messenger gives his reasons therefor
"Mr. Clisby a position is, that ?ti
the church no position or lille should
have place, except; as assigned l y
church authority and regular action
of church courts, and as designating
always oilice to be lilied and duly to
be performed, and never mote honor
ary standing. On thia ground he de
clines this ?legree ;in?.l title of Doctor
of Divinity, as conferred not only ky
Mercer University, controlled by the
Baptist church ol' Georgia, but by
Davidson College, of North Carolina,
controlled by the Presby cuan church,
ol' which he has just received notice,
at, the s..me time being deeply sensi
ble of the honor involved in this fa
vorable judgment ol' brethren so em
inent in these two branches of i lie
church, and of their kind feeling to
ward himself as thus expressed."
The suggestion ol our Columbia
correspondent to utilize a column ol
granite now in the Granby < j narry,
as a monument to commemorate the
evacuation ol the State House by the
United States troops, und tho surren
der of the Chamberlain Government
on the lUtli ol' April, 1S77, is an ex
cellent one. A col it ni 11 which so cotn
memorates the deliverance 0 the
State fruin tuisiule will ainu hand
down lo posterity the name of Wade
Hampton, under whose leadership
the deliverance ol South Carolina
was Accomplished, sud by whose wis
dom the Imita ol victory, were peace
fully secured.- Netos raia Courier,
The sweetest, prospect is (bat !>?..
low. into the errors ol othei-.
j PLINKING THE BU E KftM.E,
A PRACTICABLE ROUTE FRO
CHA lt I. US TON TO TH li WES I'.
: A'?antif ami l-'reuc-h Ilma* Valley Rall
: .road-.Cheap TrannportAtion ot We^
tern Product* tu the Smith Atlantl
. C'orri'.yjtiiinli i},;' nf iftf. Xt'ir.s nuil ?oio ic,
ABBEVILLE, June -1.-This is pr?
eminently 'the Jay of Railroad:
Scarcely a newspaper comes to us tha
does not. contain some account of th
doings of railroad men. Powerfu
moneyed combinations have been an
are being formed all over the conn tr
for the purpose of getting < ontrol c
the railroad lines now in existenc
and of building others. Every city
towu and village in the South is uo^
prepared to favor any scheme barinj
for its object an increase of railroai
facilities. And very naturally be
cause additional railroads signify en
hancement of the value or property
a more satisfactory development o
industries and growth in populatioi
and wealth. Progress and prosperity
cannot now be looked for without tin
aid of railroads.
The South Carolina Railroad is ad
ver Used for sale on the 28th p-ox
Whoever may be the purchasers o
that road will reasonably look to tin
adoption of means by which an earl}
connection can be effected with th<
great West and Northwest. As yel
but little has appeared in the public
prints concerning the Atlantic and
French Broad Valley Railroad. Thn
letter is written with the view of at
tracting the notice of the public lc
this road as affording such a connec
tion with the great West and North
west a9 is desirable, and as possessing
advantages which cannot ba claimed
by any other route that has been pro
jected. The Atlautic and French
Broad Valley Railroad being com
paratively anew enterprise, doubtless
many ol' your intelligent readers nei
ther know where the route lies nor
what is designed by it. The grand
aim of the enterprise is the connec
tion ol Knoxville, Tenn., with the
South Atlantic ports, by which a
near and direct outlet through these
ports can be secured for tiie teeming
producta ol the West and North
, From Knoxville to Asheville, N.
C., by way ol' Morristown and Woll
Creek the distance is li! I miles. Near
"?T ali SJ iii ?Vt'j ure i.uo I.e..:; -.owp+cteu
and the remain 1er will be finished in
a very short i ?me. From Asheville
to Belton, S. C., across the mountains
at Easlatoe Gap, and ( tossing the
Air-Line Railroad atEasley's Stationl
it is '.'?'. miles: hom Belton to Abbe
ville, \ia I ?ne West, UT mile?; from
Abbeville to Trickein, a point on tue
Augusta and Greenwood FUilroud, JG
mile-: from Trickem to Edgefield
Courthouse ill miles, and hom Edge
field to Aiken ll! miles, making the
entire distance from Knoxville to Ai
ken -)0$ miles, lt is Ul miles from
Aiken to Charleston. Thus the dis
tance I rom Knoxville to Charleston
would be I-".' miles. This is proba
bly about ten or twelve miles further
than the route would be by bite Blue
Ridge Hoad, but the friends ol' the
enterprise claim that Charleston and
Knoxville can be connected by the
Atlantic and French Broad Y alley
Railroad at a cost which would not
exceed one-half the amount that
would be required to connect the two
cities by way ol' the Blue Ridge Rail
road. The mountains can be crossed
at Estatoe Gap with a grade not ex
ceeding seventv-live feet, to the mile.
I This may seem an impossibility to
? those unacquainted with the passage
i through the mountains, but it is by
I no means fanciful or impracticable.
j The survey has leen made airea y by
i two competent eiiginees, Major Lee
and Capt. Kirk, and both their re
ports were in accordance with the
facts .stated above.
The road, too, i= most advantage
ously located, ami from Edgelield to
the mountains there are no formula
j ble barriers to the construction ol' a
I railroad. For a distance of nearly
j one hundred miles there is no water
. of any consequence to be crossed.
' Thus the road can be graded at a
comparatively small cost. Besides)
the portion ol .South Carolina thiough
which the road is to pass is one ol the
best cotton belts in the Slate, ami
the section ol North Carolina and
Tennessee to be penetrated by this
load cannot be surpassed. The pros
pect of grading the road at an eat ly
day is encouraging. Nearly thirty-,
five thousand dollars have been sub
' scribed by thc people living along the
line of the road, and about thirteen
miles have been already graded.
Now the sn veyors ?uv busily eugaged
locating the line I ruin Bolton to Ti Ick
ern, and in a few days the work ol
grading will be begun at Trickem
extending towards Abbeville C. fl.
The people all along the line are in
earnest, aud willing io assist iu the
construction ol tho road to the extent
ul their ability.
J.et Charleston take hold ot this
enterprise vigorously and she will
then Hoon have a contributor to her
growth aud gieatneas, which will be
j to her what the Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad has been to Baltimore. By
1 the Atlantic aud French Broad Val
-I ' __ .. ._
' ley Railroad Charleston will not
! be put in communication with
i upper portion of the.' S^ate by. a
from fifty to sixty miles'shorter
^that now existing, but she wi 1
; placed iii easy reach of "Western
ducts, and will he able to extern
trade into a section of country
which she has hitherto had but I
The entire State is' interests
securing a connection with the W
Wi are compelled to have her ^
and meat, and it behooves us- to
cure them by as "heap'freights as
si ole. The successful operatioi
the Atlantic and French Broad
ley Railroad would accomplish al
could wish in this direction.
It is honed that Charlesfon,
historic "City by the Sea," the
tropolis of dear old South Carol
upon wnose improvement and
vancement the citizens of the en
State would look with pleasure
pride, will not fail to see that
true interest lies in lending favor
aid to this grand railroad enterpi
With increased facilities of trade
rived from a direct Western conr
tiou, and with such an improvem
of her harbor as the Jetties will
doubt accomplish, who-does not
that in a very few years Charles
would become one of -the most J
portant ports on the Atlantic coi
With such advantages, her fore
commerce would be magnified to
ex lent never before known, and ?
would go steadily forward in i
march of progress and prosperity.
The Bible Triumph.
The 20th day of May is doubtl
the most memorable day for the '.
ble since the revision o'" King Jan
was given to the world in 1011.
England and America it was a co
plt-te Piible jubilee. In. New Yo
scores of men and women on the ci
nets of the streets were selling t
"new revision." In the cars m
were seeu intent on the study of t
little red-edged books . Thc topic
conversation at the tea-table was t
amended Testament. The newsj
pera were full of it. The like of t
general interest has never been se
before. What a practical answer
this intense intense interest in t
Word ol God to the boast of inlidi
like Robert Ingersoll, that, the Bil
wrt?'.iuvu '?^ .-/..o'.?-h?rXA fy
do the ravings of scepticism ?nd t
efforts pf sceptics shrivel into nothui
ness in the presence rf such enthui
asm '. The "Age of R?ason" lies tc
ting in the grave ot the atheist, whi
the unlettered Word of God go
marching on. It is the event of tl
age, when in cities of our land pei
dlers are selling the New Testanui
in the streets and ail classes ai
searching the Scriptures. Is it n<
one of the signs of Christ's speed
coming and final triumph'.' Who ca
tell what great events God means I
prelude with this Bible triumph.
This event has something behind i
It sounds like the t ru nip of God ti
tue head of the army of changes. ]
ciies, "Trepare the way for the eon
ing ol the king."
Gen. Grant delivers himself in th
following characteristic style regard
ing Mr. Davis' history:
"I have only seen extracts from i
in the papers. I am not conversan
with its contents, I was highly amas
ed (here the General laughed at th
thought of it) by hi? description c
how be was going to escape-to throi
a man ol? nia horse and the rest of il
The idea of Jell". Davis doing a thinj
of that kind is absurd lor a .man 71
years of age, for years an invalic
and A coward, for Jell'. Davie was al
ways a mortal coward, although li
had great moral courage. It "Wa
amuaiug." Gen. Grant said he en
dorsed all Gen. Shermau said ahou
the burningof Columbia. He though
Mr. Davis'book would do good. I
will not affect Uniou men, and mai
I have the eil'eot of driving some o
Davis' old associates over to the righ
The Athens Watchman recalls thi
interesting facts that. Alexander II
Stephens graduated at. the Uni versit)
in that eily in 1832, and is the mos
remarkable m n who ever received :
diploma from thai, institution. Hi
has been thirteen, limes electejd as :
Representative lo the Congiessjol tht
United .Slates, and once as Squalor
: he was also elected to the Conceder
ate Congress, ami received the al
most unanimous vote ol the Soiitheri
people for Vice-President . ot thc
Confederate States. He ie now! in hii
seventieth year, having been bom
February 11th. isl if.
A VIII: SLANDER.-A bad boy
j yelled in the btreet yesterday, "Look
out lor your mother in-law," and two?
thirds ol the men present looked
soared and dodged into doorways.
j Lh>*l n Po*l:
\ TUE OHIO 0?'?::ION OF Irl-FOI
one month Cpnkling and Piatt have
been before the Legislature of N. Y.
tor vindication, and they have been
o/erwhelmed day by day with au in
creasing tide of public detieon and
A Hornau (ive* Bit lit lo Sf ven
?ian resnrrhg'in .Iacks'ot?-cbnn+y^ Ten"
;~nyas-ee,'7e.;en.tJ'y' gav'e^B?f?h'-to seven
old ld reu at ?ne1 ace?uc^m?u'tv "After
. the first/mild \vaV b?Vnff?te -pains of
labor" continued. " .?tf^extfarination
I convinced the phy\sim;ir- tli?t*' there
j were two ihsr?.i? oP'cm'ey?nd* the^wo
i man was soon 'dblrverfrloT-'a second
child, both gir!s.fr The physician
gave directum?? as'l?n "locare of both
mother and chiIdr'?n^aii??'? prepared
to take bis leave/'""Before "r?aching
his horse at the gate~Wwas recalled
and delivered the vf&v?&St?t another
girl baby. "Again the*p?ysitt?an.took
his leave, and again" -w?s'' recalled;
uringiug to "light 'another'giil baby.
This was "considered;'remarkable? and
the physician wa's ''greatly-'puzzled
over the*matter. He-however, con
gratulated ?he husband,:'Ou his good
J fortune, a?d departed for- home. He
had not gone more than-'-half a mile
before he wac ?vertake?'-by the exci
ted husband of th'?; AVtt?t?ft.'who, in
breathless haste, informed him that
there was still anoth'er child to be
born. """Hasteningbackrthe' physician
arrived in tfm?* to aid*' in"**'delivering
the woman of her "fifth child.
j The physician was tb'eii-'prevailed
on by the husrJantr' a-n^father to stay
during the remainder of the night,
f He was not'slow to accept the invita
I tion, and sandown -to^await develop
j ments. In the course* of "fifteen or
! twenty minutes he was again called
to the bedside of the*7'woman, and
? very soon the sixth'cbi?ii~"vV??-breath
ing the breath of life.''Morning dawn
ed, and the doctor rook hie'leave.
Having had no sleep- 'during-' the
night, he threw himee$*"'?'?ro88 the
bed on his arrival at bogie and- was
soon sound asleep. ?tio'?t eighro clock
he was aroused 'by lM wife; wh* sta
ted that Mr. B.' was^af"th"e gate, and
wanted to see him immediately.
''What's the matter now ?"->sked the
doctor. "Mary appears - to be going
to-you know,"-'replied Mr. ll,
"What, another* one ! "'-exclaimed the
doctor, excitedly.' "That's" it," said
Mr. B., a smile spreading hie mouth
from ear to ear. The. doctor mount
ed his horse and w$s soon at the
house ol Mr. B He-.was-, too late,
however, to be of any service, as the
seventh child, a girl, was born a f*?w
?/a i not ea previous to his ? . i val. The
doctor Vemaine.i a'do'ut ? .? premix
during the. J est, of the day,- hot his
services were not again needed.
The gentlemau y ho made' the
above statetaeut, and. it is almost in
I his exact words, says he has seen the
! babies several times, and, while not
large, weighing from"'four to live
pounds each, they', appear io be
healthy, well-developed children. The
occurrence has created considerable
excitement in the ^neighborhood, and
the people for miles 9 rc und flock to
see th? woman and.her-, babies.. The
hnobaud is described asbeihg of small
stature, and, in fact, exceedingly
thin, while the wife ..is, said to be
strong and healthy. A most airign
lar feature of the children is that ail
of them have blue eyes, and so close
ly resemble each other that it is hard
to tell "which from .-. t'other."
A Lady's Reason Tor Not Dancing.
1. Dauciug would lead me into
crowded rooms and late hours, which
are injurious to health ami uselul
2. Dancing would lead me into
very close contact with very perni
cious company; and evil communica
tions corrupt good'manuei's.
o. Dancing would .- require me to
use and permit freedoms with the
other sex, ol' which I should be* heart*
ly. aehamed, and which, I believe to
be-wrong. . ;i
4.' My parents and friends would
be auxioua about me if ? were ont
late, keeping company with they
know not whom.
Ministers and good people in
general disapprove ol' dancing and I
think it is notsafe tosetmyselfagainst
them. If a thing be--even doubtful,
I wish to be on the safe side..
G. Dancing bas a bad name, and I
mean to stu/ly things thal .are pine
and lovely and of good; report.
. 7. Dancing ia geir?ra?h* accompa
nied with drinking,, and I see drink
ing produ?e?.a gr,eat)leal of evil.
8. I am'-told thnt trancing is a great
temptation and .snare ru young men,
and J do. not wish to have any th ii g
to do with leading t-betn astray.
Dancing unfits the'nfind for se
rious rellectioujiud prayer, and 1
mean to ito uo.thiug that, will estrange
me from my-Gerti and Saviour.
10. The; e. are ? plenty of graceful
exercises and; Cheerio 1 amusements
which have n'?iie ot the objections
connected with' them that lie against
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No Hospital Scened. '
No palatial., hospital ' needed tor
Hop Bitters patients, nor large sala
ried talented puffers to tell what Hop
Bitters wilPdo or cure, as they tell
their own story by their* certain and
absolute cures at home.-New York
Independent. ? ,
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