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EDGrEFIELD, S. C.," NOVEMBER 23, 1871.
VOLUME XIXT.-No. 48.
OF NEW YORK.
Paid up Cash Capital and Assetts, Twa Million Dollars.
CHRISTIAN W. BUCK, President. W: M. COLE, Sccretarv.
W. H. WALLACE, Vice President. D. PAJRKS FACKLEK, Actuary.
Office No. 141, Broadway, New York.
JOHN E. BACON and W. P. BUTLEB, General Agents for the State of |
South Carolina and Augusta, Georgia.
As general Agents we take pleasure in presenting this well known and responsi
ble Company to the public and in recommending it as FIRST CLASS in every way.
We might add much more in this regard, but being interested as its Agents,"prefer
to speak through DISINTERESTED PARTIES. Therefore, read and digest the
following notices (among many others) from both Northern and Southern papers as
to the virtues of this Company.
Sun-Columbus, Georgia, January 27, 1869: " There is no better Company in the
land. A comparison with oilier corporations of a similar character will convince
all of the i
Insurance Times-New York, January, 1869: "The Brooklyn has placed itself in
tho van guard of insurance reform, and is the first Company that has done full
justice to the insured," etc., Ac.
The Sentinel-Raleigh, N. C. : " This great feature of cash surrender value is an
important improvement that signalizes the era in insurr-nee.''
Boston Poet-Massachusetts, 1869: " This plan (guaranteed surrender values; re
moves the sole objection existing to making ait application for insurance. Euch
policy, becomes a piece of negotiable paper, as easily transferred as a Registered
Dispatch-St. Louis, Mo.'. January 7, 1S69: "A policy in tho Brooklyn Life is
thus worth so much in ready money, <fcc. This is the only Life Company that luis
carried this excellent feature into business,*' Jfcc, ?fcc.
We call especial attention to this distinctive and advantageous feature of guaran
teed surrender vah?o of the Brooklyn Life, particularly characteristic ; and also to
the fact'that there are no classes in thc Brooklvn Life. All fare alike, whether from
the North* South, East or West
Above all, we direct the public attention to the fact, that Polices can be obtained
in this Companv, ?wing to ?ts careful management and superior advantages, at
LOWER RATES ftiar. in any other Company of EQUAL RANK AND SOLVENCY
BAG'OX Sc BUTLER, General Agents.
Office, over Dr. FISHER'S DRUG STORE, Columbia, S. C., and nt EDGEFIEI D
C. H. . *
Agents wanted in every county and town in this State, and also in thc city oi
Augusta, to whom liberal commissions will be allowed.
Nov. 9 tf 46
New Fall Dry Gr o o els.
H. L. A. BALK,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
172 Broad Street, Augusta, Qa.
I AM now opening a CAREFULLY SELECTED Stock of
One yard wide English and American PRINTS, for Dresses, Shirts, Curtains,dre
Black ALPACA of the best makes-Black French SILK,
English, French and American DRESS GOODS, Opera FLANNELS,
JEANS and CASSIMERES for Gents and Bovs wear,
White and Colored Cotton FLANNEL,
All wool Plain and Twilled FLANNEL, in Red, White, Gray and Blue,
White and Colored BLANKETS and QUILTS,
SHAWLS and CLOAKS in great varietv,
TaSle DAMASK, TOWELS. NAPKINS,
RILEONS. TRIMMINGS, BUTTONS GLOVES, STOCKINGS and SOCKS,
Linen Cambric H'D'K'FS, Umbrellas, &c.
733- Plaid and Striped HOMESPUNS, WOOLENS, Brown SHEETINGS,
SHIRTINGS, OSNABURGS and DRILLINGS, / Sell at Faet?n/ Prices.'
Also, the best makes of CORSETS, IIOOPSKIItTS, UNDERGARMENTS,
SHIRTS, COLLARS, Knitted Woolen SHAWLS and HOODS.
ty An experience of thirty years justifies me in asserting that 1 can Buy as
Cheap as anv one-AS I BU Y ONLY FOR CASH !
t$Tl can Sell as Low as any one-AS I SELL ONLY FOR CASH.
In my establishment every article is marked with the lowest price thereon, and
no ono injyy establishment "is allowed to rusk more. This insures justice to all cus
tomers,because all cnn buy my Goods aMhe Very Lowest, Marked Price:
;7??"*My assortment is iubst Complete in all thc Departments. '
Those ?t a distance who wish to avail themselves of all these advantages, but not
having tho time to come in person, can send an order, and save, besides the time,
EXPENSES and FARE. An Extra Discount of Five Per Cent.' ! on all orders,
off (?rom the price every one pays, in order to reduce their freight expenses on same.
I guarantee satisfaction, and should any article not come up to expectation, it can
bc returned, and the money will bc refunded. It is rot necessary to send the
money with the order, as it can bc collected on the delivery ot the Goods.
jg&-Cut out this advertisement, and be sure to give mc ? call. Or, in sending an
H. Ii. A. BALK,
172 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.
Sept 26_._2m 40
Netr Fall Goods I
BUT GOODS MMHAITS,
262 Broad .Street,
BEG to inform their Friends and Customers of Edgefield and vicinity
that they have DOW Received their EXTENSIVE STOCK of
Fojf tie Fall Trade of 1871 !
These Goods are all of the FINEST and BEST DESCRIPTION OF
QU ALT Y, the Parchases being very Heavy, and all for CASH, have been
bought-with Extra Facilities and Advantages, andar? well worth the in
spection of Visitors to Augusta.
To thc Cafth Wholesale Trade they offer the most liberal
inducements, feeling assured that all purchases made at their Establishment
cannot fail but ai ve complete satisfaction.
DRY GOODS .MERCHANTS,
Broad Sbra?fc, A.uimsta3 Georgia.
Sept 13 ? 3m to 38
W. D. TURNER And Dr. W. NICHOLSON,
Of Edgcfiehl, S c-.
BOOTS, SHOES, HATS, TRUNKS, VALISES,
324 Broad Slreft, Opposite Piauieis iiolel,
A ir; Ci TA, GEO LOI A.
Jffl-Pricea guaranteed a.s Low as anv House in the City.
Oct 18^ t , 3m 43
J. H. BENNETT. J. W. THURMOND.
BENNETT ? THURMOND,
''"r? ! 131 Broad Street, Augusta, Georgia,
RETURNING thanks for the liberal patronage heretofore extended to
them, would respectfully announce to their friends and the puhlic generally
that their Stock of Grocerfe*. i?nd Plantation and Fami
ly Supplies is now FULL AN I? COMPLETE, and that they are
prepared to snpply their customers with EVERY ARTICLE in their Line,
of the Best Qualify, niul ai Brices na Low as thc I oiwsl.
Their Stock consists in patt ol BACON, LA CD, SUGAR, COFFEE,
SALT. MOLASSES. TOBACCO. HAGGING. TIES. ?fee.
l*r^Sti i.-r j...?>w <\urtenlion giw ti to the SALE UF COTTON and all
other Produce entrusted to their i-are.
Augusta, Sept 13 3m 33
69 LibertySStreet, New York.
The Original Stock Life Insurance Co. of the United States.
WILLIAM WALKER, President.
HENRY J. FUR UER, vice-President JOHN H. BEWLEY, Secretary.
GEORGE L. MONTAGUE, Actuary. E. W. LAMBERT, M. D., Med. Ex.
This Company Offers the Following Important Advantages to those
About Effecting Insurance on their Lives:
1st. Insurance at Stock'Rates, being from 20 to 30 Per
Cent, less than thc Rates charged by Mutual Companies.
2d. Each Policy-Wider is regnrded as a Stockholder to the
extent of one Annual Premium on his Policy, and will share
iu the Profits of the Company to the same extent as a Stock
holder owning an equal ainom.t of the Capital Stock.
3d. Every Policy issued by the Company is aon-forfeitable,
and contains a Clause stating its exact Surrende* Value.
BEFORE INSURING You rt LIFE oit ACCEPTING THE AGENCY OF ANY
R34AD TtU? ?' OkLOTOIN? :
A lengthened expone di I iii t th . rates of Premium ordinarily
charged uv Life .Insurant-. Cow pani eft nty-jive to tliiriy. per cent, in excess
of what are necessary for a sale and legitimate couduet of thu business. Ju other
words, carefully and prudentlv-managcu Cumjtanicscharging " Mutual-' rates Lave
been able to return to their policyholders from 25 to 30 per cent, of the amount charged
When Life Insurance Companies were first organized, the reliability of tho data
upon which the premiums were constructed had not undergone the test of experience.
It was thought, therefore; no more than common prudence to adopt a scale of premiums
which would, in any event, meet all the presumed and unforeseen contingencies of the
As long as the matter was involved in some doubt, it was better to fix the vate too
high than to incur thc risk of making it too low ; because, in the former case, the error
could be easily remedied, at least in part, by returning to the policyholders, af; certain
intervals, such portion of the premium eharged as was found unnecessary for the
purposes of the business and the complete security of the Company.
Exp?rience, however, having satisfactorily demonstrated that these rates are exces
sive, what possible excuse can there be for maintaining them ?
Availing themselves of this experience, thc Directors and Managers of the Unitcrsall
Life Insurance Company, at it s organization, adopted a scale of premiums in accor
dance therewith, and which has proved to be fair and adequate, and all that was
necessary to meet the requirements of the business. These premiums are about twenty
five per "cent, lower than those charged by Mutual Companies.
It also appeared, inasmuch as the rates so established were as near as could possibly
be determined fair rates, and not in excess of what Insurance has previously cost the
Policyholders in Mutual Companies, that any profits arising from prudent manage
ment justly and properly 'belonged to the stockholders of the Company, for the risk
incurred by them in undertaking the busin ss.
Experience has shown that there are sources of profit in Hie practice of the business
which theory will not admit of being considered as elements in the calculation of the
premiums. These results from a saving in the mortality of the members ol'a Com
pany owing to the medical selection of good lives, a gain in interest on the investments
of the Convpany over that assumed in thc calculation of its premiums, the profits
derivable from the lapsing and surrender of Policies by the members, ?md from other
Profits from these sources, in a Company possessed of a capita] of ?200,000, and do
ing a fair amount of business, would give to tho stockholders dividends largely in ex
cess of what were counted on by the Directors of the Universal at the tune of it.?
,organization. They have, thetefore. deter;:.hied to divide muong the policyholders oi
the Company a large' ?Bfrtff tm?"profits accruing norn thc sources named, ail of which
have heretofore been divided among the stockholders.
The plan adopted for such division is as follows : Every person who may hereafter
insure with the Universal will, for thc purposes of division, be treated as ? stockhol
der to the extent of one Annual Premium upon his Policy : and will share in thc profits
of the Company to precisely thc same extent as a Stockholder otcing an equal amount
of the caudal stock.
By this system ul' Insurance, original with thc Universal, thc policyholder secures
the following important advantages :
FIRST. Insurance al the regular " Stock" rales, requiring a primary outlay of \
about twenty to thirty per cent, less than that charged by Mutual Companies, and
which is equivalent to a yearly " dividend" paid in advance of that amount on mutual
rates. This low cost of insurance is worthy of attention. Since its organization this
Company has received in premiums from its policyholders the sum of $1,517,000. To
effect the same amount of insurance in a Mutual Company would have cost them an
initial outlay of $2,000,000. By allowing its policyholders lo retain in their own pos
ition this "excess of $4S3,000, the Universal has virtually paid them a " dividend" of I
$483,000, and paid it, too, in advance, instead of at the end of one or more years, lt
is 'inpossible io find any example ofa Mutual Company furnishing insurance at so
low a cost by returning to its policyholders an equal amount upon similar receipt:
SECOND. Participation in the legitimate profits of thc Company, ripon afilan which
secures lo thc poiieyholdcrs the same treatment which Directors and Stockholders award
lo themselves. This system of participation, in connection with the low " stock" rates
of premium, must necessarily secure to (he policyholders every possible advantage to
be derived from prudent and careful management.
The low rates of premium compel economy, and, independent of participation,
guarantee to the policyholder his insurance at a rate which is not in excess of tfie cost ?
m well managed mutual companies; while, by the proposed plan of participation in
what may be considered the legitimate profits ol' the business, tho cost will be still
Thus by thc corni:- : advantages arish
the profits ii is con! . v ly I ii? vc
COMPANY offers insun ai il? lowest practicable cost.
Those of .the?. existing Policyholders who desire to participate in ihe Profits
undi r thc new Pian can .!'> so bj making application to the Head Ofllce, or to any of
the Agents of the Company.
The Company is in a sound financial condition.
Polio of Assets to Liabilities 130 lo 100.
a@*GOOD RELIABLE AGENTS WANTED, who will deal direct with
the New York Office, r.iid to whom full General Agents' Commissions will
GLO. B. LAIUS, General Agent.
May 24 2?22
New Fall Goods!
sing from low stock raie and participation in
;.t the UNIVERSAL LIFE INSURANCE
Graniteville, S. C.,
Desires to inform his Friends and the Public Generally thal
he has just returned from the North with the LARGEST,
BEST, MOST DESIRABLE and COMPLETE STOCK OF
GOODS that he has ever brought to this market, consisting in
SUPERB DRY GOODS,
READY MADE CLOTHING,
BOOTS AND SH ES,
HATS, CAFS, T2RTTISTIAS, VALISES,
Hardware and Cutlery,
BAGGING, TIES AND NAILS,
SOLE LEATHER, CALF AND KJP SKINS,
BACON, LARD, SUGAR, COFFEE, TEA, CHEESE, RICE, SYRUP,
MOLASSES, MACKEREL, BUTTER, SALT, CANNED FRUITS.
TOBACCO, SEGA RS, CANDLES, SOAP, STARCH,
In fact Everything usually found in a First Class Country or Village Store.
COTTON consigned to me for Bale in this market, will receive my perso
nal attention, FRKE OF COMMISSIONS.
Graniteville, Oct 4
GRAND PRIZE DISTRIBUTION
TICKETS TO THE CONCERTS
Ready for sale and delivery. Orders promptly filled.
Three Old Saws.
If thc world seems cold to you,
Kindle fires to warm it ;
Lot their comfort hide iVom view
Winters that deform it.
Hearts as frozen as your own
To that radiance gather;
You will soon forget to moan,
" Ah ! thc cheerless weather. '
If the world's a wilderness,;
Go lmild houses in it;
Will it help your loneliness
On the winds to din it?
liaise a hut, however slight,
Weeds and brambles smother,
And to roof and meal invite
Some forlorner brother.
If the world's a vale of tears,
Smile till rainbows span at ;
Breathe tho lovo that lifo endears,
Clear from clouds to fan it.
Of your gladness lend a gleam
?nto souls that shiver ; ,
Show them how dark Sorrow's stream
Blends with Hope's bright river.
Fromlhe Columbia Phoenix.
The Governor and the Taxes.
Tho Union, of Monday, contained the
following notice :
OFFICK OF AUDITOR qp STATK,
COLUMBIA, S. C., November 10, 1S71.
lt having been reported ip some of thc
papers in mis State, matapromi.se had
been made by his Excellency Governor
K. Iv. Scott, to me late Taxpayers' Con
vention, to extend the time for the col
lection of taxes for 1871, I-" would say,
for the information of all concerned, and
flor the purpose of doing away with any
ill effect which such a report might in
duce, and and at tho sumo time to loave
no excuso for non-paymcnt&t the proper
time, that, in conference with his Ex
cellency, this morning, lie informed me
that he made no sn?h general promise as
has been ascribed to him.
His Excellency informs me that thc
committee of thc Tax-Payers' Conven
tion who waited upon him lu reference
to matters rehiring to th? collection ol'
tuxes, alter a discussion o;f the subject,
decided that November was thc proper
time for the collection of Eaxcsin thc up
per Counties ; but that in mose Counties
where sea island cotton is grown, pay
ment could not be made until March,
Iiis Excellency, therefore, agreed to
suspend thc collection from those upon
the sea-board until that time, where they
were unable to pay sooner.
Persons desiring to xivail themselves
of the benefits of this promise will be
required to lile a petition with thc Coun
tv Audiior previous to the time at which
the penalty attaches, accompanied by
allidaviU, that returns fr?m crops had
not been received ; sueh^pctitions will
The public will, therefore, place no re
liance upon thc report referred to, as I
am assured by his Excellency that no
extensions of time, other than those
mentioned, will be grant?d.
The collection of taxes*;for this fiscal
year will commence on the 20th instant,
and continue until thc l^th of January
next; aftcrwhich time, thepenalties pre
scribed by law will attach, and be strictly
County Treasurers will proceed nt
once to enforce the collection of all de
linquent taxes for previdns vears.
EDWIN P. GARY, State Auditor.
Our readers will observe the statement
of the Governor as to tho time for thc
payment of taxes. Lotus now i<. the re
cord. On page 101, " Proceedings of thc
Tax-payers' Conventions wc extract thc
"Thc special commifteo directed by
the Convention to confer .with the Gover
nor of the State in reHgro to thc post
ponement bf the cojiecTO>T?"'of- taxes in
November ensuing, (this month,) beg
leave to report :
"That, impressed with thc conviction,
under the peculiar circumstances of the j
caso, and in view ol' the fact that the
people bf the State arc thus called upon
to pay the taxes for two separate years
in one, of thc justice of thc measure of
relief proposed, they have had an inter
view with the Governor, who has au
thorized them to state to the Convention,
that while the various offices will be
open in November for the reception of
taxes at that timo from such of the citi
zens as may be then prepared to pay
them ; yet that thc period for their pay
ment will tic extended to the 1st March,
1K72. within which time if payment is
made, no penalty will attach.
"(Signed) ' T. Y. .SIMONS,
Again, Gen. Butler, Chairman of the
Committee of Eleven, on page 104, in
his report, says : " Your committee urg
ed thc inability of thc people, after pay
ing thc taxes now being collected, to pay
a second tax in November next. His
Excellency said in reply that it had been
represented to him by well informed
citizens, in several parts of thc State,
that for a large class of citizens whose
taxes wert! small in amount thc month of
November'was a more convenient time
of payment than any other, and he hop
ed that to this class of our citizens the
collection of thc tax at that time would
not prove oppressive, But, yielding to
thc representations of your committee,
he requested them to report to the Con
vention that ho would authorize thc
Comptroller to suspend thc collection ol'
the taxes in all cases where the payment
thereof was inconvenient to thc tax-pay
ers. That this postponement shall extend
to thc 1st of March, 1872, and that thc
penalty for non-payment shall not be en
forced in thc meantime" Thus report
Col. Simons and Gen. Butler-thus the
record stands, not disputed by Gov.
Scott until November 10, 1871 ; then as
above, according to the Auditor of the
State, he denies that he made the promise
reported to the Convention by thc chair
men of two important committees. What
shall bc thought of such a Governor?
Comment, for thc present, we shall not
A Lady's Heart Torn ont by n Mad
A correspondent of thc Louisville
(Ky.) Courier-Journal, writing from
Round-About, gives the following ac
count ol' a shocking affair :
On Sunday, bofore noon, an old lady
named Sarah Tuttle, who resided in the
eastern part ol' Rockcastlo county, while
going through a pasture on her'way to
church, in company with a daughter
aged eleven years, was attacked by a
mad bull, a horn of which pierced bel
lell side, tearing her heart open. After
this, the animal chased the girl, and just
before she reached the fence, thc bull
struck her with its horns and threw her
thirty live feet over tho fence. Her in
juries consist of a broken arm, leg and
Persons who live in Mrs. Tuttle's
neighborhood knew mat sho intended
going to church, and, missing her from
the congregation, they visited her house,
and not finding any oncat home, and thc
pros being* otta a 'search was - instituted.
Tito bull was found first, and the bloody
horns created suspicion Further search
was mado, and tho suffering girl was
heard groaning at a disance. She told
the sad news of her mother's fate. Still
further search vas made, and the dead
body of Mrs. Tuttle was found waitering
in its gore, a terrible sight tojbehold. Thc
neighbors in thc mountains around then
formed asquad to kill the enraged brute,
and a volley of seven guns were iircci
into it at a given signal, which only had
thc effect of maddening it oven moro than
it had been before ; then, with a few fear
ful leaps, ?io animal shuwed fight at hi.
oncmyj and in lew? than liv? minuter
I cleared thc hold and held thc ground foi
about five hours, when a well dlrcctcc
1 rille ball'brought him down, and hiH ca
rcer was ended. The funeral of Mrs
Tuttle was preached atnight bj' the min
' Jstcr she was going to hear preach in tin
morning, and the wounded girl lay ii
bed iu the same room, and heard' tin
For thc Advertiser.
Wc regret to learn that the recent Cou
venti-jn held in Columbia to further tho
project of a Railroad to Spartanburg,
took no practical step other than appoint
ing a Committee to apply for a charter.
Plussing resolutions at public meetings,
und obtaining Charters, gobutalittle way
towards building a Hail road. Since the
war about twenty charters for roads have
been obtained, and ol" that number only
three are being constructed. What is
needed is an earnest purpose on tho part
ot* the people along any proposed route,
to aid and assist-to depend on them
selves instead of looking to others for
Judging by what was said by the Au
gusta delegates, but little assistance can
bo expected from that city for a road
which would pass by Edgefield C. H.,
for, as stated by Col. Johnson, the only
practicable routo is tho ono by the Pine
House and Horse Creek Valley, in which
is already located the Columbia aud Au
As subsequently remarked by one of |
thc deleg ates, Augusta already has, (and
road or no road) will continue to have,
tho trade of Edgefield County. What
she desires is transit to and from New
berry, Laurens and Spartanburg, and
their policy would be to cross the Savan
nah river above the Canal, and them
strike "Northward, leaving Edgefield C.
H. to the right.
Since thc meeting of tho Convention,
wc learn that the Greenville Road has
been sold to thc South Carolina Railroad
Company. If this is the case, it is pro
bable that the objections of Gov. Scott to
signing the Bill passed at the last session,
chartering thc North-western Railroad
Company, will be obviated, which will
enable the people of Edgefield to go to
work without delay. At any rate thc
Greenville Company has a charter for a
Road from Aiken to Ninety-Six, and no
doubt thc South Carolina Railroad Com
pany will cordially co-operate with the
people if they desire to build this road.
Experts assert that a narrow guage
Road can bc built and eqinpped at a cost
of $8,000 per mile. Allowing $9,000 per
mile, it would only cost ?450,COO to
construct the Road as far as Ninety
Six, and it is probable that one-half of |
this amount could be raised by bonds.
An advance in value of ?1.50 per acre ol' j
the lands for five miles on each side of |
thc Road would amount to $450,000
alone ! If the land owners have not thc
cash to subscribe for stock, they might
make their subscriptions payable in
land, and the Company might then mort
gage land and Road to raise the funds in
It would afford a handsome profit to
the owner of 500 acres to substribe one
half of his land, to aid in building tho
Road, for the remainder would be as
valuable as the original whole, besides
whatever value the .-tock might have. A
home market would be created for wood,
tics, timber, poultry, fruit, and many
It would bo to the interest of the S. C.
Railroad Company to assist in building
this Road, but should they refuse or neg
lect to do so, then application Rhoubi be
made to the Wilmington, Augusta <t
Columbia Road for aid, in case the people
were unable to carry it through. By
building it ind?pendant of either Com
pany, however, butter terms could bo
eventually made witli both roads in re
ga?? to freights and passage.
Tiie Great Southern Piano Manu
Wc refer with special pleasure to the
advertisement of thc Great Southern
Piano "Manufactory of Messrs. Wm.
Knabe it Co. of Baltimore.
This factory is now ono of thc largest
in the world; it is a magnificent fivestory
structure, fronting an entire block on
liutaw st., and covering, together with
thc Lumber Yards attached, some two
and one half acres of ground. Three
hundred and fifty men arc constantly
employed turning"out over forty irstru
Among the thousand and one Pianos
offered to the public, we scarcely know
any instrument so fully uniting* all the
desirable qualities sought for :is the Knabe
Piano. It is a matter of some difficulty
and perplexity to inexperienced persons
to select a good instrument of any ca
pacity. We too often rely upon thojudg
mont of friends in the selection of a
piano, and are thus frequently disap
pointed. The only sure way,* in our
opinion is to go to ?lie best maker. For
this reason, wc recommend toour readers
to purchase Pianos of Win. Knabe it Co's
manufacture. This will relievo them ot
thc vexatious necessity of wastingtime in
alongseareh. The reputation of thc Knabe
Pianos is an infallible guaranty of excel
lence. For durability wc would special
ly recommend thom, as being made in a
Southern City, with special view to the
trying chungas of a Southern climate.
Brevities aud Levities.
?li" " Indian Toe," a Piutc medicine
man, well known among thu whites, was
stoned to death by his tribe, having fail
ed to restore to health two sick Indians.
The practico of medicine among Indians
evidently hus ita unpleasant features.
?Sf While a country parson was preach
ing, the chief of his parishioners, sitting
near thc pulpit, was fast asleep : Where
upon he said, " Now, beloved friends, I
amina great strait | for If I speak too
softly, those at tho farther end of the
church cannot hear me, and if I talk too
loud, I shall wake thc chief man in thc
?Si" A young man generally gives a
lock of his hair to his sweetheart before
ho marries her. After marriage she
sometimes helps herself, and doesn't use
??- A Massachusetts clergyman has
resigned has pastorate and asked his dis
charge-probably' believing it to be high
time, after being presented by his con
gregation with a burial lot.
??)" An Iowa farmer, delirious with
fever, jumped down a thirty fop.t wall,
climbed out, and speedily re'ooverod.
Two ladies wore traveling, when
a stranger asked tho older what relation
ship sho bore the younger. "She is my
sister's daughter, and my daughter's
Josh Billings says that opera mu
sic don't have any moro cfl'ect on him
than castor oil has upon a graven image.
??- " A girl of the period" comments
thus on Mormonism : " How absurd ?
four or live wives tor one man, when the
fact is each woman In these times ought
to havo four or fivo husbands. It would
take about that number to support me
t^A clergyman at Council Bluff,
Iowa, has made a new departure in the
mutter of " hitching up" folks. He has
swept away the old established rules of
marrying for fee, and announces that ho
Hhall hereafter marry by weight, charg
ing four cents per pound for tho happy
mun, and two cents for tho bride.
??r The Louisville Courier-Journal,
under the heading of " The South Caro
lina Shame," says:-"There must be
some end to such a course of uniform in
justice and oppression and fraud and
malpractice as that -with which the peo
ple of South Carolina have been afflicted
solong The frauds of the Radical oili
cials who have ruled there so ruthlessly,
and been mainly instrumental in bring
ing on the present outrageous condition
of affairs iu tho outlawed districts, are
about to be exposed. They have been
carried to such an extent that the solven
cy of the State is imperiled, and Gov
ernor Scott himself is uuable satisfacto
rily to explain. The dispatches tell th?
whole story. There are still a few peo
ple left in this enlightened country wau
would not bo at ali surprised to timi
Grant protecting with his bayonets such
a horde of thieves and swindlers as this.'1
jjafir Some fathers aro too hard-hearted
for anything. A mau scolded his twelve
year old son fully live minutes the ot?ei
day because thc child used his (the fatn
ess's; best Sunday razor to open oysters
with. Wc don't soo how tho razor couui
kurt thc oysters anyhow.
?zafir The Union 2'i m cs bays: Tnat tia
exodus of the white men iu tho neigu
borhood of Pacolet has been so great that
it is seriously thought of calling on tilt
United States authorities lor a garrison
to protect thc women and children from
the depredations of the negroes.
jJ2?r- For a hual vote in Franco, say thc
best authorities, about one-half the pop
ulation would go for tho Republic-one
half for the Empire.
$33- '72 is leap year, on which occasion
(says a hopeful exchange) the Democratic
party will leap into power, and the Rad
icals leap out of existence. Whereat all
good people will leap for joy. There are
to bc two eclipses of the moon, two ol
the sun and one of General Grant-which
latter will be total and visible in all parts
of tho-United States. The now year be
gins on Monday, which is to give the
girls a fair start in thc race for leap year
.$3f Mrs. Crossland, of Sumter, who
had nearly reached her one hundredth
birthday, died last weok.
Some movers, en route from
Georgia to Texas, were passing through
Little Rock on Monday, accompanied by
negroes raised with their family, and
following them to Texas as a matter of
choice. A crowd of about 200 negroes
?surrounded the wagons and took the ne
groes from them by force and against
GARY Sc KARY,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW AND SOLI
TCRS IN EQUITY,
Will Practice in the Courts of the State,
ind Augusta, Ga.; and also in the U. 8.
Courts for South Carolina.
Edgelield, S. C., Oct 4,- 3m
l?orney and f onusellor at Law,
COLUMBIA, S. C.,
ILL Practice in Edgefield, Lexington,
Columbia, Mar 8 ly ll
Tl GOODS !
jClIE Subscriber is now receiving his
FALL AND WINTER GOODS,
To which he invites all to call and ex
imine for themselves, as I SELL FOR
?ASH, and will SELL AS CHEAP AS
THE CHEAPEST. Now in Store
A nice lot of Winter CALICOES,
Plaid POPLINS, Striped POPLTNS,
Ladies' Velvet HATS, Trimmed and
Bonnet RIBBONS and PLUMES,
1 Bale North Carolina PLAIDS,
1 " Brown SHIRTINGS,
Sea Island SHIRTING,
KERSEYS, J EA NES, CASSIMERES,
Geo. PLAINS, LINSEYS,
White and Bcd FLANNELS,
Opera and Canton FLANNELS,
Bleached SHIRTINGS and SHEET
[NGS, ? }
Men's, Bovs, Youth's and Children's
Ladies, Misses, Mens, Youths and
Childrens SHOES and BOOTS, of all
Gloves, Hosiery, Handkerchiefs,
Ladies SHAWLS, Large and Small,
GROCERIES, all kinds,
HARDWARE and (/'ROCKERY,
FANCY ARTICLES, NOTIONS, and
Ul other articles kept In a Diy Goods
U. C. BRYAN, Agent.
Oct. 4 tf 41
BEST BAGGING AND TIES
Notice to Planters !
w E are now receiving, and arc pre
pared to furnish our customers,
No. 1 Bengal Bagging
In quautltlos to suit their requirements,
and would be glad to have your orders.
All who have no Brand to mark their
Cotton, if they will so stato when they
order Bagging and Ties, we will send
them free of charge,
^3-Orders left with Maj. Z. W. CAB
WILE or Capt. T. W. CARWILE, at Edge
field, S. C, or sent direct to the House,
will receive early attention.
WARREN, HALLAGE & CO.
Augusta, Aug 2 tf 32
Branch, Sons & Co.
Planters' Loan & Savings Bank,
CONSIGNMENTS respectfully solici
ted, and Liberal Advances made on same
Bagging, Ties and Provisions furnish
ed Customers at lowest rates.
Storage on most favorable terms in the
largo and commodious Warehouse of th?
Planters' Loan <fe Savings Bank.
Augusta, Sept 13 Sm 38
6Dc zen LAMPS now in Store, anc
more to arrivo, of the latest styles
with the Improved Burner, which ii
warranted to give a better light, and h
more durable than any ever offered ii
Our CHIMNEYS are superior for du
Call and examine foryourselves.
MARKERT <fc CLISBY.
Sept 20 tf 39
C. K. HENDERSON 4 BRO.,
GRANITE VILLE, SC.,
BEG to inform their Friends and Customers of Edgefield and adjacent
Counties that they are now opening their ?Stock of
FALL AND WINTER GOODS.
And take great pleasure in proclaiming it the BEST SELECTED and
MOST COMPLETE STOCK they have ever offered.
'These Goods were bought in New York and Baltimore, from the Beat
Houses, and for Cash, for which we obtained a liberal discount, and are
therefore enabled to SELL VERY CHEAP, and this we intend to do. '
We keep ? VERY TH IM? usually lound in a First Class Village
Store, such as
Dry Goods and Notions,
; I Ready Made Clothing,
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Hardware, Tinware, Crockery,
BAGGING AND TIES,
BACr * LARD, FLOUR, MEAL, COFFEE, SUGAR, M?LASS??
.rt RUP, RICE, MACKEREL, SPICES, SOAPS, SODA, &c.
Also, a full line of SHOE FINDINGS, Sole LEATHER, Kip and Calf
tt?yWe are at the same old place on the Corner, and most cordially invite
all to call and examine our Goods and Prices.
aOrWe continue to SELL COTTON in this market Free of Commissions.
C. K. HENDERSON,
F. H. HENDERSON.
Graniteville, Sept 20 3m 39 .
Piedmont & Arlington
LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY.
Home Office, [Richmond, "Va./
Annual Income, Ist Jan'y. 1871, $1,440,954,941
Policies Issued to ist January 1871, - . 13,345 ! 1
ALL CASH PREMIUMS, REDUCED BY ANNUAL DIVIDENDS,
ON THE " CONTRIBUTION PLAN."
The Largest Southern Company.
STATE DIRBCTOns :
J. P. THOMAS, JOHN MCKENZIE, R. W. GIBBES,
W. B. GULICK, DB. ISAAC BBANCH, JOHN T. SLOAN,
THOMPSON EABLE, T. C. PEBBIN, JOHN S. PBESTON,
DB. H. R. COOK, Ex-Gov. M. L. BONHAM
JgP? Active Canvassers Wanted.
LEAPHART & RANSOM,
General Agents,-Office: Coi na bia, S. C.
E. 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 the withdrawal of Capt. E. E. JEFFEBSON. fi .
July 5 ly 48
New Cotton and Produce
The Planters' Loan & Savings Bank.
Subscribed Capital, $1,000,000,00!
HE WAREHOUSE OF THIS BANK, corner of Reynolds and
Campbell Streets, Augusta, Ga., is now ready to receive COT
LIBERAL CASH ADVANCES will be made upon Cotton in Ware
house, or upon Railroad Receipts.
P rties Storing Cotton with the Bank will be furnished with receipts for
same that will be available in this city or any otha- for borrowing money.
The Bank is pr?pared at all times to make Loans on Produce or Provi
sions, on the most reasonable terms.
Parties would do well to apply at the Warehouse, or communicate with
CHAS. J. JENKINS, President.
JNO. P. KING, Vice-President.
T. P. BRANCH, Cashier.
Augusta, Sept 20 tf . 80
Ohoiee Family Groceries
JAMES G. BAILIE & BROTHER
HAVING set their STORE in order, and having received a Large Supply
of the BEST GROCERIES, ?c., that can be bought for money, now offer to
their customers and the trade, a large Stock of FRESH GOODS, viz :
Stuart's, Cut, Crushed, Granulated, A, B, C and Yellow SUGARS,
Java, Laguayra, Maracaibo and Rio COFFEES,
Green and Black TEA, of Best Quality,
Stuart's SYRUP, GOLP-EN DRIPS and MOLASSES,
Sugar Cured HAMS, Breakfast BACON, New FLOUR,
Factory CHEESE, English Dairy and Dutch CHEESE,
Gilt Edge Goshen BUTTER, Prime Leaf LARD,
CANNED FRUITS, PRESERVES and JELLIES,
English CRACKERS, English Albert BISCUIT, Fresh,
American CRACKERS, of ali kinds, Fresh,
MACKEREL, CANDLES and SOAPS, of all kinds,
BACON, Sides and Shoulders ; Liverpool SALT,
BAGGING, of all kinds, and TIES,
WINES and LIQUORS, of first quality.
WE EAVE ALSO ON HAND A LARGE STOCK OF
Market, Fancy and Traveling Baskets, Tubs, Churns, Buckets, Trays,
Straw Brooms, Feather Dusters, Counter Brushes and Hearth Brooms?
FRESH GOODS RECEIVED EVERY WEEK.
And our customers can rest assured that we will do our bet?t to please.
J AJIES G. BAILIE Sc BROTHER,
205 BROAD STREET.
Augusta, Ga., Oct. ll . 6m 42
WE will make application to the Pro
bate Judge at Edgefield C. H., S.
C., on the 23d day of January next, 1812,
for a Final Discharge as Administrators
of the Estate of Elias Mc Ca. LY, doe'd.
Those interested, either as hpirs or credi
tors, will take due notice thereof.
WM. R. MCCARTY,
Nov 16 6t fl
FOUND AT LAST.
A LOTION for REMOVING PIM
PLES FROM THE FACE. Warranted
to cure when used by directions. Call,
and get a bottle. Prepared and sold by
G. L. PENN, Druggist