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BY Di R? DUR?SOE.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., SEPTEMBEK 21, 1871.
VOLUME Xm.-Ko. 39,
Piedmont ? Arlington
LF? INSURANCE COMPANY.
Home Of?i?e, [Richmond, Va.
Annual income^ 1st Jan'j. 1871, $1,440,954,94 !
Policies Issued to 1st January 1871, - - 13,345 !
ALL CASH PREMIUMS, REDUCED BY ANNUAL DIVIDENDS,
ON THE ? CONTRIBUTION PLAN."
The Largest Southern Company.
STATE DIHBCTORS :
J. P. THCMAS, JOHN MCKENZIE, R. W. GIBBES,
W. B. GULICK, DR. ISAAC BRANCH, JOHN T. SLOAN,
THOMPSON EARLE, T. C. PERRIN, JOHN S. PRESTON,
DR. H. R. COOK, EX-GOV. M. L. BONHAM
|3^**Active Uanvassers Wanted.
LEAPHART & RANSOM,
' General Agents,--Office: Columbia, S. C.
-JBL-KEESE,. Canvasser and.Collector.
Capt. B. M. TALBERT Canvassing Agent for Edgefield District.
Ex-Gov. M. L. BONHAM'S position in connection with this Company
remains,the same as before thc withdrawal of Capt. E. E. JEFFERSON.
July 5 .; ; ; ly li ; 48
JOSIAH SIBLEY, S. H. SIBLEY, GEO. R. SIBLEY, ROBT. P. SIBLEY.
J. SIBLEY & SONS,
Cotton Commission Mercha'ts
t'<thm?? %?i??Minitr? '?il'?? U?*?i . \?T\ . . ;. ?
No. 159, Reynold Street,
.attics SGG bas adtQlobsc S ??s
We again offer our Services in the WAREHOUSE BUSI
NESS to the Public. -
LIBERAL CASH ADVANCES made on Cotton in Store.
ORDERS for BAGGING and TIES promptly filled.
Sept 5 3m 37
Life Insurance Company,
Principal Office, Itlacon, Qa.
EE business of this STRICTLY SOUTHERN and HOME CO}l?A
NY is confined by law to legitimate Life Insurance alone.
Policies issued on all the approved Mutual plans. It also issues Policies
at Stock rates, 25 per cent, under the mutual rate. But it does not advise
its patrons to insure on the Stock plan, that-plan being very expensive in
the Jong run.
?t is known that dividends in a good Mutual Company will average about
65 per cent., especially at the South and West, where investments bring
90 per cent, of profits on the Mutual business divided annually amongst
all the Mutual-Policy Holders without exception.
One-third Loan on Premiums given when-desired. Interest charged only
upon first loan.
Where all Cash is paid, Policies will become self-sustaining; that is, pay
out, and have 50 per cent, added to their faces, which is one-third more
than the original sum insured.
Ample provision against forfeiture of Policies in the expressed terms of
The Company will always purchase its Policies at their Cash value.
We offer the people of the State the same financial security as Northern
Companies, the accumulating premiums of the insured, and in addition
thereto a Capital commencing with $500,000 !
Millions of dollars have annually hitherto been-lost to the active circula
tion of the South, in payment of premiums in Northern Companies. In
benefits derived from the investments made by these Companies in Northern
real estate and securities, our people can never share on equal terms. Let
then sustain our own Life Enterprise, and thus keep our money and the
profits too at home.
Officers at 3Iacon, Ga :
LffiM. B. JOHNSTON, President.
WM. S. -HOLT, vice-President,
GEO. S.'OBEAR, Secretary.
JOHN W. BURKE, General- Agent.
C. F. McCAY, Actuary.
W. J. MAGILL, Superintendent of Agencies.
JAS. MERCER GREEN, Medical Examiner.
J??Hfhe Cotton States Company is a Georgia and South Carolina enter
prise, is a good Company, and is now fully identified with the interests of
our people. This State is ably represented in thc general management by
South Carolina Directors.
LAYALL & ABXEY,
' General Agents for North and South Carolina.
WM. J. LAVALL, Esq,, Oiiice, Columbia, S. C., ]
M. W. ABNEY, M. D, Edgefield, S. C. /
JuneT ";: ' tf 24
Again sajutes^he Good People of Edgefield, and the many readers of the
/' Advc-riiacr, and invites them, when tiny are in want of
Boots and Shoes,
To call at his Reliable House,' next dcor to James A. Grav & Co., where
they-will find NOTHING EUT THE BEST WORK ! And all made to
order, in Baltimore aftdVPhilade?phia.
Having made a flying (tip io the .-.hove cities, and taking advantage of
the u^rh times,prevail in g\\ th r?re, I can conscientiously say that I have
The Best (foods Ever Brought io this Market i
/ind every style %f-Gen tl em en 's ILnd-Sewed Shoes, at $5 per pair!
Low-,Strap?hoes-Prince AlbertV- made ot Morocco and Calf, with and
jLj- ' without Box-Toes.
And Every Other $ty!c Known to the Trade!
Nothing will be left undone to merit the confidence of my Fellow-Citi
zens. I would just as soon force a paper, as beguile the public with any
thing other than Facts.
2S0 Broad Street, Under Central Hotel,
Aug 8 tf 33
IVIRS. R, B. BOULWARE respectful
ly announces to the Edgefield public that
she has opened tho SALUDA HOUSE,
and will use every exertion io please all
who may favor her with their patronage.
She solicits the encouragement of her
Board by tho Day, Week or Month
it as low figures as cnn possibly. be af
forded. . > . -
Edgefield. May 80 tf 23
W. H. BRUNSON'S.
1 CASE NEW FALL PRINTS,
10 Pieces Domestic CHECKS,
10 " " STRIPES,
1 Bale Graniteville HOMESPUN,
Ball Sewing Thread,
Soda, Starch, Soap,
Smoking and Chowing TOBACCO,
A choice lot of SEO ABS,
AU for sale low.
Sept 0 tf 37
NEW GOODS! M Crts, taTtt^T
fj UST Received FIFTY Pio<-?s FALL | "??T
PRINTSfOjl style?. j I VV E can furnish these OATS, deliv
Si) Doz. COATS' COTTON, *I per doz. : ered itt th" T><?po?. Siwkn included, ut
1 Bale BROWN SHIRTING, 13 ct?. -31,25 ,x>r Bushel of 32 tibs. Apply by
nm- Y a rd. Cash order to
r * , J. H. CHEATHAM, | T. C. LIPSCOMB A SON,
Ninety-Six, G. <fc C. R. 14.
At Sullivan's OW Stand.
Aug 30 8*
Sept 5 im 37
I believe if I should die,
And you should kiss my eyelids when
Cold, dead, and numb to all the world
The folded orbs would open at thy
And from its exile in the aisles of death
Lifo would come gladly ' back' along my
' .' '.
I believe if ? wera dead,
And you upon my lifeless heart should
Not knowing what the cold clod chanced
It would find sudden pulse beneath
the touch j
Of him it ov?r loved in life so much,
And throb again, warm, tender, true to
I believe if on my grave,
Hidden in woody deeps, or by the
Youi eyes should drop some wann tears
From every- >salty Beed of your dear
gi grief r
Some' "fair -sweet blossom would leap
To prove death could not make my love
I believe if I should fade
Into those mystic realms where light
And you should long once more my face
I would come forth upon tho hills of \
And gather s tai a like faggots, till thy
Lcd by tho beacon blaze, fell on mo! [.
' I believe my faith in thee,
Strong as my life, so nobly placed to be,
I would as soon expect to see the sun
Fall like a dead king from his height
His glory stricken from the throne of j
As thee uuworth tho worship thou hast
I believe who has not loved
Has half tho treasure of his lifo un
Like one who with the grape, within his
Drops it, with all its crimson juice un
all its luscious sweetness left un
; guessed, t
Out from his careless and unheeding
I belicvo love, pure and true,
Is to tlic soul a sweet, immortal dew
That gems life's petals in its hours ol'|
The waiting angels Seo and recognize .
The rich crown jewel love of Paradise.
When life falls from us like a withered
MT BLIND WIFE.
MY one-and-twentieth birthday
came during the.periud of my meander- \
ings. I am ? steady-going old fellow t
enough now,-,but in youth my life'was i
crowded with adventures. At eigh*
teen I broke through the limitations
of the old homestead, deserted my J f
father's farm, and became a rover. -
There .must have been nomadic
blood in me. As a child I was rest- f
less and enterprising. My grand- i
lather, narrowly observing me, said a
that I just escaped being a genius. I c
hope that this view of my possibili
ties reconciled my father to my ter- t
rible delinquencies in farming, but I *f
do not think that it ever did. I was 1.
the black sheep of the family, and
finally allowed by my parents-more
in sorrow than anger-to go ruy own | 1
ways, which were many and diversi
The night befove ray final depart
ure, my mother c-tuie up to my ?oom,
after I had gone to bcd, and sitting
down by my pillow, put her gentle I I
hand on my head. I o
" You are not asleep, Jack ?"
" No, mother."
" I have something to say to you, I
dear, which I could not say before
the others. I have never been an cry s
with you because you did not bke I
farming, as your father has been- \
only a little disappointed, because a
farmer lives a safe and virtuous life, ?
and I hoped to see all my boys settle ii
down around me, to support and
comfort my old age. But 1 think I 1
see that you were not made for a 1
" No, mother ; I am certain that I I
was not ! I am heartsick of the r
monotonous routine of drudgery thal
leads to nothing but eating and lyin
down to rest. The singing of thc \
insects in the fields chafes and frets t
me. Something from a distance
scorns calling me, and my strength
and courage are equal to anything
Don't fret about me, little mother; 11
you shall be proud of your scape
grace son yet."
" 1 am proud of you now, Jack
and .shall only be more so, if, after a 1
few year? out in the world's templa- 1
lions, you bring back to me your un
tarnished self-respect and bono
Keep out of evil, for my Bake-for
mother's Rtke, Jack;" and she laid
her pale cheek down to mine.
" I will, mother ; trui-t me-don't 11
A few more last words, and then
she kissed me good-night. I rolled
over in the darkness, vowing, as
never had vowed before, to kee]
straight, for my mother's sake.
A week later I was far down the
Missouri River. I had my own way
to work in the new life Iliad chosen,
and at New Orleans I fell among
thieves, figuratively, and received my
first lesson in human depravity.
On my way to Mexico I had yel
low fever, but recovered. At Mon
tezuma I fell in love with a Spanish
girl : also recovered.. The next win
ter I was in Florida, from whence I
worked my way West.
I had reasons for wishing to go to
Omaha. It was then little more
than a military outpost. From St
Joseph I went on a buckboard as far
as the headquarters of the most re
mote Indian agencies, and when com
pelled, procured a pony, and contin
ued my travels, alone, over a most
dangerous portion of the country.
I know no*? the course I took was
simple madness, and the wonder is
that I escaped with my life. The
Indians, different tribes of which
coursed the plains in every direction,
were, one and all, hostile to the
whites. But indifferent to all warn
ing, I went forth, anticipating no
trouble, fearing no evil, though I
carried an unusually fine scalp.
With my gun slung across my
shoulder, I sung to myself as my
pony galloped over thc plains, then
brilliantly green with May verdure!
-skiping soundly at nighty wrap- .
ped in tny blanket, upon the ground
-and.'happy as the day was long,
for three daj.; I pursued my way
? Upon the evening of the fourth, I j i
stopped at a spring, welling like 11
crystal from the' ground, to let my
horse drink. The pony, though thirs
ty, sniffed the ground and gave voice
to low whinnies; which was explain
ed when T suddenly discovered hoof
tracks and moccasin-prints in the
mud around the spring.
I turned in alarm to mount, when
there* was a rush through the hushes
a chorus of yells, and I found., my
self surrounded by Indians7J Their
camp was close af hand
There were thirty of these men
women and children. Their wig
warns were among the bushes, and
here their ponies grazed, their dogs
quarreled, and the filth of their Jiving
gathered around them
J expected, as a great hideous sav
age laid hands on me, to be instantly
killed and scalped ; but after depriv
ing me of my gun, and binding my
hands and feet with deer-thongs, they
carried me into one of the wigwams
and laid me down upon a bed" of
skins. It was evident that they did
not mean to kill me immediately.
For twenty-four hours, without
meat or drink, I was left to wonder
what they did mean to do with me
My lashings had become very an
noying, for I was bound with unne
cessary tightness. The rude leather
compressed the flesh upon my wrists
and ankles, and rendered my hands
and feej; almost numb and very pain
ful. The pain gradually extended
through my whole bodyj and . no
words can tell what I suffered.
I think, upon the second day, I
must have become somewhat delirious,
for I had forgotten where I was,
when I saw two* faces turned atten
tively upon me.
One was dark and repulsive-the
>ther fair and delicate. I turned be
?eeching glances* upon .tkfrm. :"aijjd
tried to speak.
I don't know what I succeeded in
saying ; but the dark face was distor
ted with a horrid grin. To my as
tonishment, the other murmured, in
" Poor fellow !"
My senses cleared a little
"Kill me at once," I said. "I
lad rather die now than bear ah
lour more of this suffering!"
As I looked at the one who had
ipoken, I saw that she was a young
vhite girl. She was wrapped, like
he other, in skina and furs, wore
noccasins upon her. small7 feet, and
md a string of tawdry ornaments
ibout her n?ck ; but her hair flowed,
air, fine and silken, upon her slender
She could not "have been more than
ourteen years old. I looked at her
n wonder- as she knelt down by me
md passed her small fingers lightly
iver my lashings.
Something in her manner of doing
bis made me look narrowly into her
ace. She was blind i Her-lovely
due eyes did not see me at all.
She rose np and .-poke to the
quaw who accompanied her. The
atter replied by a harsh laugh.
The conversation was continued
n a language I did not understand ;
?ut. 1 sav; thai thc- young girl assum
d something of authority.
Shoseeinedto-demand something for
oe, to which thc oilier gave no CH
She was an oki hag, stolid and
udeou.sly ugly, yet, as she pleaded
saw the sweet young girl put bel
ittle hand, on her shoulder, and
troke her tawny cheek. Finally, as
'. watched them in agonizing sus
>ense, both left the wigwam.
In vain I waited for their return
Che terrible hours went bv unbroken,
.nd daylight began to fac?e.
Through a half delirious slumber I
leard the voices of my captors, heard
torses neigh, and knew that they
vere going to and fro around me
nit none of them brought relief to
ny protracted agony
If they had not taken my knife,
ind I could have got my hand to my
locket, I think I would have cut my
h roa t.
It was nearly, if not quite, dark,
vhen I half realized the sound of a
tep beside me, and tlfen water
leavens ! how refreshingly cold and
?weet !-was held to my lips
"Who is it?" I asked, for thc
?kin at the entrance of the wigwam
ind fallen and shut ont what little
ight there was.
"Hush!" whispered a soft voice.
There was a light retreating step,
md I felt that I was again alone.
But the water had revived and
?Irengthened me. A wild plan of
?scape darted through my head, and
[ fell to gnawing the thongs upon my
I must have worked for hours.
A.t length the thong, worn to a shred,
My heart bounded with joy.
Though my hands and arms were
much swelled, and acutely sore, I
managed to use them sufficiently to
intie my feet.
At first I could not stand, but by
nibbing my limbs, and urging them
gradually to the task, I was at length
ible to walk about the wigwam. Af
ter a little of this exercise, I lay
Jown to rest again, and consider the
possibilities of my escape.
I felt that my danger was now
greater than before. I was weak
and ill, and suddenly the great tears
welled up to my eyes. In the dark
ness I seemed to see my mother's
face, with its mild eyes and chasten
ed cheek. The touch of her hand
was on my brow. I wept bitterly.
The paroxysm passed, and I grew
calm, and resolute of spirit. I would
make an effort for my life, at least.
I rose to my feet, and listened.
All was still. I could hear no
oound but the running of water, and
the hooting of owls. Moviug cau
tiously to the door of the wigwam, I
pulled aside the skin, and looked
out. I could see absolutely nothing.
It was a pitch-dark night. I never
since have seen so dark a one, I
think. And in the silence'I seemed
. But I knew only too well' that I
was not alone. I dared not stir
forth a step for fear of falling over
Home guard-Indian or dog. I. wait
ed, ami listened. T,
Soddenly some hing touched me. ?
It wag,a light, but firm ano!, magnet- \
c hand. My instinct taught me
.o be afraid.
" Come on, quietly," said a
'dice-the same that had epo
vhen I received drink. I had <
duded it to be the blind girl.
The little hand grasped m
ind led me forward. There was
i ray of light, but she drew me
vard with a speed and prompti
hat bewildered me. Suddenly
leard the low whinny of my hoi
t was peculiar ?nd unmistakable.
?ut out my hand, and touched
,nimal. The next minute we mo'
rn, and I found that my compan
ras leading him.
"We must have proceeded in t
ray for several hundred yards, wi
re heard the distant sound of eaj
nd confused voices. I sunni!
hat my escape was discovered. 3
ompanion stopped, and I felt 1
and close nervously upon mine.
" Where is the horse?" I sa
I will mount him, aud run for it!
" No ; it istoolate," she whisper!
Come with me."
Turning sharply, she proceeded
nother: direction-H?till leading t
ony, who paced along briskly to o
eadlong speed. It was a stran
ight, for it.was I 'who seemed t
lind one. I felt that we we
ireading our way through the trun
f trees, but I passed them all Bafel
uided by the small hand whi
rew me unhesitatingly on. Tl
arkness, which would have baik(
iv course unaided, was no difficul
) one to whom it was always rayle
ight. With one hand in mine, tl
ther holding the halter of the pon
ie must have avoided the trees e
rely, without touching them, ar
Lerely to have feli their propinqu
At length we commenced a rap;
escent. Suddenly the pony slippe
od rolled to the bottom. Forti
otely he was unhurt. He rose
look himself-and sagaciously awai
1 our arrival. Again securing hin
e moved on.
The air around me was dense an
arm, and I suspected that we wei
i a ravine or crevasse.
" Stop, now, and be careful," sai
y companion ; and I found that w
itered a ca ve,,tho bosom of wilie
as strewn witLdxied leaves whic
istled loudly beneath our feet. A
ngth we paused.
" You must stay here now," sail
y little guide. "Lie down am
at.. : I. will watch."
In my weakness I did as she com
anded. The pony also lay down
s for herself, she took up her sta
on at the monti); of the cave, am
tmained mute as death.
"Will they come here?" I asked
hen, after a few moments, I had re
ivercd from .my exhaustion.
" No," she answered, after listen
g an instant. " They do not know
' this place." -
I was literally starving, and t-wc
oak to .speak. I fell into a light
ia dod slumber at last-weighec
)wn by a sense of misery rathei
inn which, death would have beer
referable. When I awoke, the hoi
!ay sunshine penetrated oven to om
treat, and the voung girl was com
g softly into the cave with a brace
' small birds. She showed me that
io had woven in thc night a lair ol
?r own soft hair, by which she had
'trapped, them at daybreak. She
ul also a handful of succulent
When I realized that she was
inciting a tire, in order to cook these
lings as food, I raised a faintrenion
" They will see the smoke ?"
" No," she answered. " They have
1 gone west. I heard them go.
hey think that you rodo away on
mr horse, and expect to overtake
She requested me to watch the
toking, while she went out, and
turned with other birds, which she
messed and hung in thc smoko to
I ate, and rested all day, while
ie cooked for me, and dried the tiny
rds-for which she kept a fire all
iy and night, I suspected, for I fell
?lecp at dark, and knew nothing un
1 the next morning. Then, for thc
rst time, I felt equal to the situa
on. I sprang up.
'. Rest now, and I will cook your
reakfast," I said.
She crept into thc leaves, ?and lay
awn like a little child. After she
ad fallen asleep, I saw that she
lowed traces of her efforts for me,
id looked worn and weary. I felt
lat I had been selfish and inconside
ite to depend so far on the strength
? a delicate girl, disabled though I
In a few hours she awoke, and
ime to the mouth of the cave. She
;e a little, and then commenced
bringing the dried birds upon a loop
" These will last you four days,"
ie said. " In that time you can
nd your way back to the frontier,
"ou must go back. If you try to go
n, some of the Indians will kill you.
hey are all your enemies."
" And you ?" I asked.
" I can find some of the tribe to
hich my friends belong. Through
lem I shall finally find my foster
v Who is she ?"
" Old Nesho, whom you saw."
" How did you como to be with
" I was captured by them, from
ae people I lived with, long ago. I
ras an orphan child, whom some
ood people adopted, from an orphan
sylum in an eastern city, when I
ras very small. They came West,
nd settled upon the frontier. The
ndians made an attack upon them,
urned their cabin, killed them, and
ld Nesho saved me from being scalp
d, and protected me. All the tribe
now me; I have been''among the
ndians for eight summers. I have
ot forgotten my English, and when
hey have any dealings with white
len, they make . me interpret for
" Are you happy?"
She smiled slowly.
'. I have no other friends but thom.
Vhcre could I go to bc better off ?" ?
he asked. ,. . ,
"At my home," I said, readily.
" I have a good mother, who will take
care of you, and teach you all you
ought to know, when she learns that
you have saved my life. You will
have there friends and books, and
society. Will you go with me?"
She assented readily. In brief, I
traveled home, and left "Sunshine,"
as she said she was called, with my
parents. I had no need to urge her
adoption, when they learned what
she had done. My good mother
rechristened her Mary, for my little
sister, who had died.
But when, after two years more of
travel, I returned home-having en
gaged in a prosperous business in
Cincinnati-I fpund my protegee more
suited than ever to her old name, and
I chose to call her by it. Never was
a sweeter, happier little maiden
Though she was still blind, she was
always busy as a bee. She had grown
very beautiful, and was everybody
My good mother thought that she
had a household pet for life, and was
astonished when I told her that Mary
and I loved each other, and were go
ing to be married. But I would not
be gain-said, and took my darling
with me to my new home. There
me abides, lovely and beloved-my
I have been told that people com
passionated me. They have wonder
3d that I chose to marry a girl who
was sightless. They do not dream
that I was saved from a horrible death
through this very blindness-that
with the instinct bred from her mis
Fortune, my wife saved my life.
Whose should it be, if not hers?
I have been contemplating the
character of little Nydia, in BuTwer's
' Last Days of Pompeii." The story
is not stranger than my own, nor was
die more heroic than my Sunshine.
The Wages of Sin.
The Memphis Avalance, of Wednes
lay, gives the following particulars
jf the killing of Captain J. Theodore
Adams, of which mention has been
nade by telegraph :
The eau se of the shooting^ was the
illeged seduction of Mr. Brown i's
laughter Millie by Mr. Adams. The
atter gentleman last Monday spoke
;o one of his brother clerks, and said
;hat he was in trouble. Asking him
vhat was the matter, he replied that
Vir. Browne had said he must marry
lis daughter, to whom he had been
>aying attentions for sometime. He
laid he had had criminal knowledge
>f the lady in question.
Mr. Browne has made the foliow
ng. statement :
Friday last I first discovered my
laughter's condition, but never learn
?d its author until yesterday morli
ng. As soon as I learned of it, I
vent immediately to Mr. Adams, who
vas staying in Seesel's, and told him
hat ha must marry my daughter,
rbis was about eight o'clock, and he
old me to go away, and he would
neet me at my store, No. 315 Second
?treet. I went away and waited at
ny store until about half-past ten
/clock, when, he not coming, I again
vent to Seesel's. Going up to liim
'. asked him why he had not come to
ny store, according to promise. He
nade some frivolous excuse about
onie one being sick, and that he could . o
lot neglect his business. Telling me ! 1
o come around to a certain store on
Inion street, he went away. In corn
tony with my son I did go around,
nd there met Adams. He said that
ie could not marry my girl because
ie had no money. I told him that
vhile I did not have much, I could
md would help him along all in my
jower. My daughter was willing to
narry him, and 1 had nothing to say
Jpon his again flatly refusing I said
' I will go unarmed to-day, but if
rou do not marry my (laughter this
lay, you take your own life in your
lands." He laughed atme, and said
hat was a game two could play at
ind that he could pull and shoot as
fuick as I could. Coming on on the
ddewalk, he said : " Well, I supli?se
rou will not take any advantage ol
ue. You will give me a show." Says
! : " What sho .v did you give me ?
iVhat show did yon give my daugh
er? I will take any and every ad
vantage of you that I can, as you
lave done the same with me."
We then separated, and I return
sd to my store, where Colonel DuBose
:ame with John D. Adams about
Avelve o'clock to see me. Colonel
Du bose said that he had come as a
nutual friend, to see if this thing
:ould be arranged amicably. Says I,
' This is no child's play ; I am terri
fy in earnest, and that man must
narry my daught.-r." That was the
ast talk I had with any of them.
When I returned home last night I
net my daughter and questioned her.
She told me that Adams had asked
1er if I was a Mason. She told him
1 Yes ;" and he said that he also was
i Mason, and that Masons were un
3er obligations to protect each other's
families, and that whatever they did
that way was all right. By this kind
if talk he succeeded in effecting his
purpose and ruined my daughter,
well, this morning I got up and told
jonie of my folks that I was going af
ter Adams. I had some trouble in
getting a gun, but finally hired one
for three days, telling the man I was
joing a hunting. I just walked into
the store and had the gun pulled down
Dn him before he saw me, when he
iropped as if shot behind the coun
ter. I ran around some ladies who
ivere in the store and shot him. I
jave him every show, but he would
not repair the damage he had done
me, and this is all that was left me to
While making his statement Mr.
Browne evinced much emotion, at
times half suppressed sobs welling
ap in his throat so as to stop his
5peech, while his eyes filled with
Famine and cholera are marching
hand-in-hand through Persia. From
last accounts, the inhabitants were
in dismay and flying like sheep' to 11
sscape their assailants. The famine j c
in the Southern provinces appears to \ \
have become far worse than was at1 ^
first reported. In Khorassan one- t
third of the whole population is said a
to have perished from it. At lapa-.
han twenty-seven thousand have died
of hunger. Meanwhile, in many
quarters where rice is the staple of
hie, the drought has dried up the
swamps, and caused a total failure of
the rice crops. Ever since the Shah's
visit to Kerbela, says the Levant
Herald, a great curse has weighed over
Persia. Cholera, typhus, small-pox,
famine and cattle-plague have com
bined to ruin the country. The great
er part of the oxen and buffaloes
are said to have died, and substitutes
in the way of food have been sought
for in vain.
A Most Horrible Tragedy.
The AVabash (Ind.) Republican
contains the following account of the
horrible affair mentioned in our des
patches Thursday :
" Yesterday morning, Mrs. Mary
M. Finley, living on the Chippewa
Gravel road, about five miles north
west of this city, in a fit of insanity,
murdered her three children by cut
ting the throats of the oldest two,
iged six and eight years, with a
Dutcher-knife, and crushing the head
)f her babe, aged some two months.
The oldest waa a girl, the other two
joys. Last spring she buried her
?usband, and her neighbors have at
;imes since thought her mind unset
;led, but regarded her as inoffensive.
" She had recently made an occa
;ional remark that these neighbors
low see the horrible act which yes
,erday morning she perpetrated.
Sven with her there was a method
n her madness, for she sent away a
itep daughter older than ^.tho^other
ihildren, on some errand, before pro
:eeding with her bloody work. No
iffort at concealment of her crime
vas made by the murderess. The
)ody of the infant was found in the
ront-door yard, and those of the
wo other children in the road, about
ifty yards distant. The girl at
empted to escape, but was overta
:en and beaten down with a club
>efore the knife was used.
" Mrs. Finly was arrested ,'and
(laced in the county jail last eve
ling. She expresses no regret for
ke crime, but thinks it was her duty
o commit it, as they 'were all devils." 1
" A coroner's jury wasempannelled ,
nd au inquest held yesterday, but
io official report had been made up.
o the time of going to press, although .
hey found the facts substantially as j
INHUMAN OUTRAGE.-An outrage, .
lendish in character, was committed \
ome time ago by a one-armed color- .
d man named Tom Butler, who keeps j
. small store in Beaufain-street, upon
, colored child, Dora Williams, twelve -
ears old. He was standing in his
tore door when she chanced to come .
?y, and he enticed her in. As soon
s he found that he had her ?in his
tower, he seized her, carried her into
he yard in the rear of an outbuild- *
ng, and there, while ? she screamed
or help, sated his inflamed passions
n her. She managed to cr^wl out
nd inform her mother of the suffer
ngs she had undergone. A physi
ian, one of the most prominent of
he city, was called in, who declared
hat she had undergone pangs that j
irould have tested the strength ol'
ne of maturer years. She has been
vi ng since, until yesterday, when,
Dr the purpose of having the fiend
ommitted for trial, she was carried
o a Trfal Justice, who sent the mon
ter to jail in default of heavy bail ?
o stand trial on a charge, the details
f which are heart-rending. As soon
d Butler was brought into Court he
..as recognized by the child, who de
lared, with a weakened voice, that
he was the man who made her
We would not wish it, but it does
eem that the vengeance of the Al
mighty would justly fall on such a
reatare.-Charleston Courier, 13th.
?id Gen, Butler Steal a Negro? <
The full text of General B. F. But- '
srs's last speech in advocacy of his (
laims to the governorship of Mas- |
achusetts, as reported in the New ?
Tork Tribune, contains the following I
ignificant passage, which is as near
o candor as could be expected. Gfen
al Butler says :
" I did not love slavery much bet
er than men who prated much loud
r about it. I see that I am told by
very Springfield paper that I voted
hirty-seven times or fifty-seven times
or Jeff. Davis. I did-to preserve
he Union. They tell you that eve
?time, but they don't tell you
at the boat on which I came away
rom Charleston had a ?ugitive slave."
It is evident here that General
Sutler wishes to make capital for
limself in a quarter where he thinks
he violation of law in connection
nth a then existing domestic insti
ution of some of the States was re
eded as a tolerable if not a noble
hing. He takes care not to assert
latly that he himself did run off a
lave ; and perhaps it is well that he
Ices not so assert, for there are few
hat would believe that he had eith
ir the courage or the feelings in op
losition to slavery that would have
nduced such an act at that time.
A KICK AT CIVIL RIGHTS.-The
Washington Chronicle has the follow
ng card :
To the Editor of the Chronicle :
On the 31st of August, 1871, Hon.
i. B. Elliott dined, by invitation,
vita a gentleman, at the place known
LS "Tho National Dining Saloon," on
Cwelfth-street. A man ny the name
if Samuel R. Clark, of Ohio, now a
Jerk in the Postoffice Department, :
:aUsed considerable disturbance about ;
he matter. Said Clark claims that
L " nigger" has no right to dine at a
estaurant where he takes his meals ; :
md also stated that if he (Clark) j
' had $300 in bis pocket to purchase 1
he Court with, that he would take a 1
hair and break tht d-nigger's
lead." I am informed that Clark 1
ras dismissed from the Treasury De- 1
?artment on the ground that he was (
i Democrat of the worst sort.
ONE WHO WAS PRESENT. ?
Bow the Money Goes.
A correspondent of the Central
Baptist, after visiting President Grants ;
farm a few miles from St. Louis. Mo.,
says he " was received by Mr. Eldred,
a relative of the President, who is i
intrusted by him with the superin
tendance of property valued at not
leas than $300,000. The Jarm in-j
eludes, with recent purchases, 809
acres, mostly rolling land." Refer
ring to this statement of the Central
Baptist, the Brooklyn Eagle says :
" President Grant went into the
army not worth a cent, and has lived
quite freely ever since. His horses,
equipages, etc., are the theme *f ad
miring descriptions from correspon
dents not only at Washington, but
at Long Branch, and wherever else
he takes up his temporary abode. It
is, therefore, quite consolatory to find
that out of his not excessive salary,
first as General and now as Presi
dent, he is able to keep $300,000 of
blooded stock and such like property
idle on a Missouri farm. * * * *
These boss politicians, whether called
Supervisors or Presidents, contrive
to live at the highest point of luxu
ry, and on moderate salaries, and yet
to roll up riches."
Then there is the State Treasurer
of South Carolina, Mr. Parker. He
refuses to allow his book to be ex
amined. The Charleston News says
" Three years ago he was little bet
ter than a beggar. W hen elected
State Treasurerhe was in the depth
of destitution. Now he drives last
horses in gold mounted harness, buys
fifteen thousand dollar diamond pins,
and has the reputation of being worth
a cool quarter of a million. AU this
in three years upon an annual salary
of twenty-five hundred dollars."
Another bit of romance is related
by the New York Sun :
" A follower of Wesley and a
preacher of righteousness came to
the Senate from a Western State,
pious and poor. Serving first in the
North wing of the Capitol, then in
the Department of the Interior, and
then again at the Capitol, he waxed
rich and dwelt in his own lavishly
garnished brown stone mansion, and
kept a carriage which the Archbish
op of Canterbury would have envied.''
SHAEP AND DECISIVE TALK FEOM
HOEACE GEESLEY.-Mr. Greeley was j
recently in the West attending agn- [
cultural conventions, but he, never
theless, did not leave his politics at jt]
borne. In passing through Chicago j r
be was met by Mr. Wentworth and
Mr. Grinnell, formerly member of j
Congress from Iowa. In reply to
3ome personal suggestions from the
latter, he is reported to have said :
If we nominate Grant we shall cer
tainly be defeated. The public will
?tana no more horse jockey and pres-11,
ent-taking Presidents ; we have had | a
enough of them. I tell you, gentle
men, we must take- a new departure ;
and I can assure you that we of the
East are determined that it shall be
:lone. I have been rather quiet about
it so far, but I a-ant everybody now
to understand what I think. When
we take hold of Grant it will not be
with silk gloves on our hands. It
lias got to be done. We must throw
Grant overboard, or we shall be de
All I want ie te have a good man
nominated, who, if elected, will con
sent to give up the office at the end,
)f his term. Besides, I want to nom
inate a man who, if elected, will ele
vate the office to where it was in for
mer days-a man who will not take
^resents or me the military or his o?-1 [i
lice-holders to advance his own aspi
rations for a second term, and, iii the
meantime, neglect the interests ol
those whose ruler he is. Besides, I
want a man who is above m^re pleas
ure-hunting; a man who will not
lawdle away one-fourth of his term
tmid the follies and frivolities of a
watering-place, and one who, when
jailed upon lor an expression of his n
views on political and other subjects jj.
of national interest, can give them in p
?lear, comprehensive language. That's \
ihe kind of a man the people want,
md (bringing his fist down on the n
table) that's the kind of a man we tl
haven't now. I want you, gentlemen,
to tell your people here in the West
that w are going to fight against
Grant to the extent of our ability.
We will not remain passive or indif
ferent, but, to use his own words; j /
"we are going to fight it out on this
Brevities and Levities.
'Why is the root of the tongue like
a dejected man ? Because it's down in the
' Two twin brothers in London are
so much alike that they frequently bor
row money of each other without knowing J
?3ST A Terre Haute paper wants a
nocturnal accord?on player to change his
tune, or else sit where he can be scalded
when the engine has steam on.
B??* A Kansas paper speak* of a young (
lady who " appears as fresh and buoyant
as the budding rose after passing throng!) (
the dew gilded sieve of a fragrant dawn.''
JSSfA young man who has tried it un
til he knows, tells us that if you go t ?
call on a young lady, and she sews dil:- o
gently all the evening, and only fays e
" yes" and " no," you can go o way about "
nine, or a quarter past, without anybody ^
feeling bad about it.
" What would make a good leading ar-1 F!
tide for me to-morrow?" asked a wicked I *
editor of a wit. "A halter," was the
16?" A hr.t and robe dealer of Detroit r
advertises pome handsome buggy lap-dus- l|
tors for sale ; but whether he sells them j
tiny cheaper for being buggy is not set
forth in the advertisement.
JB^"Thc quiet breakfast of a family in
Lowell, Mass., was rudely interrupted a
few mornings ago by the laundress, who
bolted into the room with the exclamation.
" An' sure, Missis, I thought I'd come and
tell yez that I couldn't wash for ye this
mornin', as me boy is sick with the small- F
pox, and is black as mc old man's hat." d
She was allowed to depart without further
apology or explanation.
JOT Up in Boston, where they have
a prohibitory liquor law, and so" many J
good people are total abstinents, they are
very fond of " teapunch." The ingredi- (
ents thereof are one bottle of champagne,
one of whiskey, one of rum, two of claret,
a lemon, and a tablespoonful of black tea!
The Sparenburg, Laurens and
In another column we publish the
resolutions of a meeting held at Lau
rens Court House on last Salesday,
for the purpose of setting on foot the
project of building a Railroad from
this place to Augusta. We are glad
to see that our Laurens friends ap
preciate the advantages of a connec
tion with Spartanburg, and that their
meeting was characterized by so much
'.eal and unanimity. We pledge to
he Committee appointed, our most
rearty and cordial co-operation in
mushing forward this enterp iso.
The importance of a Railroad line
rom this point to Augusta, via Lau
ens, Ninety Six and Edgefield Court
?ouse, can hardly bo overestimated,
[t would make the distance to Char
otte, N C., from. Augusta about ten
niles shorter than by Columbia, and
is soon as connection is made from
his place with Cincinnati, it will
horten the route from Augusta to
hat city, some three hundred miles.
5ucha road will give the cotton
danters of Laurens, Newberry, Ab
>eville and Edgefie'd, all the Rail
oad facilties they could desire. It
vould enable them to send their cot
on direct to the best markets, and
nable them to draw their supplies
rom the cheap and abundant stores
if the Northwest.
The people- of Spartanburg, also,
lave a deep interest in this project;
G will run through the wealthiest
.nd most productive portion of our
district, a distance of some twenty
r twenty-five miles. It will add
-astly to the importance ?of our
own and the number of its inhabi
ants, and thus indirectly, benefit the
Let us havea rousing meeting on
lext Salesday ' and put the ball in
aotion at once. We commend the
latter especially to our friends on
.Vger, in the neighborhood of Wbod
ufi's and Cross Anchor.-Spartan
Office Xe. G, McIntosh Street,
ILL give their strict lttention to
ie Storage and Sale of Cotton and other
'roduce on Commission.
Will furnish Planters with Groceries,
?agging, Ties, tte, at market rates.
And will make the usual advances on,
roduce consigned to us.
O. N. BUTL?R.
Sept 6 3m 36
ggf Abbeville Press & Bann5r and
AurensvUle Herald will copy 3 mouths,
nd forward account.
LOGO Rolls Domestic Jute BAA -
100 Bales Host Gunnv BAGGING,
50 Bales Romeo BAGGING,
100 Bundles Arrow TIES,
500 Bags Rio, Java and Laguayra COi -
>00 Barrels Relined SUGARS,
50 Hhds. Porto Rico and Demarara SU
>00 Bbls. Reboiled MOLASSES,
100 Hhds. Reboiled MOLASSES,
200 Boxes Bar SOAP,
100 Boxes and Half Boxes Adamantine
50 Casks C. R Bacon SIDES.
20 " Bacon SHOULDERS,
PEPPER, < ; INGER, STARCH. SODA
WOOD WARE, and ether Goods usu
ly kept in our line, at Lowest Prices to
HORTON & WALTON,
302 Broad St., AUGUSTA, GA.
Sept G 3m .'?7
L WOULD beg leave to respectfully
iform my friends (particularly tho la
ics,) and the public generally, in Edge
cld, that on the 1st August, and thencc
?rward, I will be found at the popular
?ry Goods Establishment of V. RICH?
.RDS ct BROS.,-the"Fredericksburg
toro,"-Augusta, Ga., where I will bc
lost happy to sec and serve them, giving
lem perhaps as advantageous bargains
i every respect as m:iy !>c obtained in
. HUGH B. HARRISON.
Augusta, July 26, Lm31
IURP?IY & MAY, Proprietors.
take this opportunity of returning our
?anks to th<? citizens of Edgefield for their
ist kindness to us.
Our ?OUKC is thoroughly renovated for SU 31
1ER ACCOMMADATIGXS-Rioms large
nd airy, and Tnh!e always supplied with tho
L-i-t thc market affords.
We will bc pleased to wclcor.io our Edgefield
.iends and customers, cud wi:l uso every
(Tort to render their j-journ with us pleas
nt and agreeable.
tngnst?, Mar 29 3ml4
?corgia Lime & Fertilizer Co.
3FEER their "SHELL LIME"' to the
Planting public in full confidence of
ts excellence asa
It was extensively used the past year
n Wheat, Corn and Cotton, ana has giv
n entire satisfaction, as is shown by a
umber of certificates from some of tho
est planters in Georgia and So. Carolina.
Our XXX LIME is equal tc any in the
Harket for all Mason's purposes, and
rom its whiteness, superior to any other
jr whitewashing and for hard-finishing
Our price for Fertilizing Lime is $15,00
er ton. Cash, put up in Casks or Bar
els, delivered in the City of Augusta, or
t any landing on thc Savannah River.
Tic prieo of XXX or Mason's Lime is
2,00 per Barrel, delivered os above.
COLES & SI2ER,
No. 14, McIntosh Street, Augusta, Ga.
AGENT: M. H. MIMS, Johnson's Depot
Aug 8 6m 33
rHE Undersigned offers his services to
the public Lands Surveyed and
.iatting neatly done on short notice. Ad
ress mo at Mino Creek P. O., 8. C.
JAMES M. FORREST.
Aug 30 lm 36
SAVE YOUR MONEY
\j Preserving your Harness
'SALL and get a Can of tho Colebra.ed
O VACUUM OIL BLACKING, war
mted to give satisfaction. For salo at
G. L. PENN'S Drug Store.
Sept 7 tf