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BY Di R. D?RISOE.
jM-t|.,...,....?....Ik^WWMMWW ^^^to.MH.tWH.'UHtffiwil.fw'H.' (uH>.".,"<lu..ul,.,,HUM,fl|l'.^...?II,,..,?,,.!,,.^^^,'.,.,,.,,,.,,...u'WWU'lllVlUWW^Xl EDGEFIELD, S. C., DECEMBER 21, 1871, TOLMIE' XXXV.-Ko. 52. il T OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS, AT PLATT BROTHERS, (Formerly C. A. Platt A Co.,) 214 Broad Street? Augusta, Ga. 1,000 Maple and Walnut Bedsteads, 95 to $10! TTTE particularly call the attention of VV purchasers to our SOLID WAL NUT CHAMBER SUITS for Beauty Durability and Cheapness. Our MANUFACTURING DEPART MENT is still in operation. Special or ders will be promptly, attended to. Re pairs done in all its branches. UPHOLSTERING DEPARTMENT. Hair Cloth, Enameled Cloth, Reps, Terry and Springs and all articles suita blo for Manufacturers, we offer at Low Prices. Augusta, May 2 lyl9 Georgia Lime & Fertilizer Co. OFFER their "SHELL LIME" to the Planting public in full confidence of its excellence as a Permanent Manure. It was extensively used tho past year on Wheat, Corn and Cotton, and has giv en entire satisfaction, as is' shown by a number of certificates from some'of the best planters in Georgia and So. Carolina. Our XXX LIME is equal to any in the market for all Mason's purposes, and from its whiteness, rxperior to any other for whitewashing and for hard;finishing walls. Our price for Fertilizing Lime is $15,00 per ton. Cash, put up in Casks or Bar rels, delivered in the Cjty of Augusta, or at any landing on the Savannah River. The price of XXX or Mason's Lime is 82,00 per Barrel, delivered as above. COLES & SIZER, No. 14, McIntosh Street, Augusta, Ga. AGENT: M. H. MIMS, Johnson's Depot Aug 8_vim_33_ THE COTTON PLAN! Cooking Stove ! SlNCE the death of the late WM. HILL and closing up of his business, I have taken the Agency for tho Sale ol the j ni mm nnnvi fl Persons wanting a good Stove such as the **? Philanthropist," " Chief Cook," or " Cotton Plant," can be supplied by call ing on . F?LLERTON, Stove Dealer, - .._. ... - AIWCSTA, GA. No. 6 Stoves for $20,00 and $26,00. No. 7 Stoves for $25,00, $31,50, $33,00 $35,00, $45,00. No. 8 Stoves for $28,00, $37,50, $40,00, $50,00, $65,00. Augusta, Oct 4 6m 41 FTX Brahe~&~Co7, 20$ Broad St., Wot- LD respectfully announce to their Friends and tho Public of Edgefield Dis trict, that they have^ust received, direct from Europe, and now offer, a large and magnificent Stock of GOODS, consisting of Fine Gold and Silver WATCHES, of tho best makers. Ladies' and Gents' Solid Gold CHAINS, of the latest stvles. DI AMONDS of first water, in Sets, Pins and Rings. Superb SETS for Ladies and Misses. Stone, Cameo, Seal and Plain Gold | RINGS. Steriing SILVER WARE of the latest designs. Triple PLATED WARE. American and French CLOCKS, A large lot of Imported FANCY GOODS, Ac ^??T WATCHES and JEWELRY will be repaired with tho usual care. . Oct IS Rm 43 a 6. HEWITT & ? 282 Broad Street, A U GUST A, G E O F. G I A, f Importers and Wholesale Dealers in Foreign and Domestic LIQUGKS, BRANDIES, WINES. GINS, Rums, WhislievSj BITTERN TO UTE lix, A ES Of ail Grades. Tobacto and Segars Of overv Variety. Oct 18 Ut 43 Rapidly Increasing Trade ! TI-I3S POI>XJlLAi]R MiHiner? AND * Faaey Goods Store, 251 Broad St., Augusta, ta. MRS, N, MUM CLARK -ELAS returned from New Yi>: !< and offer? the ri?n;est Best and Cheapest Stock of ..i.'LL.'NERY and FANCY GOODS to be foiind. BONNETS, HATS, FLOWERS, FEATHERS, RIBBONS, LACES, COLLARS, EDGINGS, 1NSERTINGS, CHIGNONS, CURLS, Ac., etc., VELVETS, VELVETEEN, SILKS, FRINGES, GIMP3, BUTTONS, Ac., Ac, HOODS, CAPS, SACQUES, SCARFS, HOSIERY, HD'K'FS., CORSETS, Velvet RIBBONS, Ac, Ac, in variety. ??T- New Goods received semi-weekly. ?Sf Cheapest Hats and Bonnets in the City. Small Profits arid Quick Sales .' Mrs. AT. SR UM CLARK, 251 Broad St. Augusta, *a. Oct 18_ 3m_43_ WITH J. H. CHEATHAM. I herewith respectfully announce to my old friends, and the friends of my father, that I will be glad to see and serve them at tho popular Dry Goods and Misceila neons Storoof Mr. J. II CHEATHAM, where nothing irr. my power shall bo spared at any.time, to exhibit them the b?xt poods, and offer them the most .ad vautageousbargains. I solieittheirkind consid?ration.. Wi E " LAN DRU M. Nov 20 _V _ . . tr_. .??_ Stono ..Fortiiiz r.~. ~ WM^ JOHNSON. Agent, iiorn,sAtiils;S.C^ JQMS aar SB New Fall^Goods James E. Cook. Graniteville, S. C., Desires to inform his Friends and the Public Generally that 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 part of SUPERB DEY GOODS, READY MADE CLOTHING. BOOTS AND SHOES, HATS, CAPS, TIRTTJSriBIS,, "V ALISES, Hardware and Cutlery, BAGGING, TIES AND WAILS, SOLE LEATHER, CALF AND KIP SKINS, BACON, LARD, SUGAR, COFFEE, TEA, CHEESE, RICE, SYRUP, MOLASSES, MACKEREL, BUTTER, SALT, CANNED FRUITS, TOBACCO, SEGARS, CANDLES, SOAP, STARCH, In fact Everything usually found in a First Class Country or Village Store. COTTON consigned to me for sale in this market, will receive my perso nal attention, FREE OF COMMISSIONS. Graniteville, Oct 4 3m 41 69 Liberty ?Street. ISTew York. The Original Stock Life Insurance Co. of the United States. OFFICERS : WILLIAM WALKER, President. HENRY J. FURBER, vice-President. JOHN H. BEWLEY, Secretary. GEORGE L. MONTAGUE, Actuary. E. W. LAMBERT, M. D., Med. Ex. This Company (?flers the Following Important Advantages io (hose About Effecting Insurance en their Lires: 1st. Insurance at Stock Rates, being from 20 to 30 P?? Cent, less than the Rates charged by Mutual Companies. 2d. Each Policy-holder is regarded as a Stockholder to the extent of one Annual Premium on his Policy, and will share in the Profits of the Company to the same extent' as . holder owning an equal amoui.t of the Capital Stock. .. 3d.. Every Policy issued by the Company is non-foi and contains a Clause stating .its exact Surrender Yah BEFOEE INSURING YOUS LIFE OR ACCEPTING THE ?GEI COMPANY V READ THE FOLLOWING : A lengthened experience has demonstrated that the rates of Prcmiu charged oy Life Insurance Companies are from twenty-five to thirty per i of what are necessary for a sate and legitimate conduct of the business, JU other words, carefully and.prudently-mcnagea Companies charging ".Mutual" rates has* been able to return to their policyholders from 25 to 30 percent, of the amount charged for premiums. 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 aud unforeseen contingencies of the business. As long as the matter was involved in some doubt, it was better to fix the rate too high than to incur the 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, at certain intervals, such portion of the premium charged as was found unnecessary lor the purposes of the business and the complete security of the Company. Experience, however, having satisfactorily demonstrated that these rates are exces sive, what possible excuse can there be for maintaining them ? Availing themselves of this experience, the Directors and Managers of the Universal Life Insurance Company, at its crganization, adopted a scale ol' premiums in accor dance therewith, and which has proved to be fair and adequate, and all that was necessary to meet thc requirements of the business. These premiums are about twenty rive per cent, lower than those charged by Mutual Companies. lt also appeared, inasmuch as the rates so established were as near as could possibly be determined fair rates, and not ju 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 thc business. Experience has shown that there are sources of profit in th? vraciic? of th? hiuines* which theory will not admit of being considered as elements in the calculation U the premiums. These results from a saving in thc mortality of the members of a Com pany owing to the medical selection of good lives, a gain in interest on the investments of the Company over that assumed in the calculation of its premiums, the profit? derivable from the lapsing and surrender of Policies by the members, ?nd fbc?m other minor sources. Profits from these sources, in a Company possesed of x capital of $.200 000, and do ing a fair amount of business, would give to the stockholders dividends largely in ex cess of what were counted on by thc Directors of thc Universal at the time of its organization. They have, tb?re?bre; determined to divide among the policyholders ol ;!ie Company a large part of the profits accruing from thc sources named, all 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 thc Universal will, for the purposes of division, be treated as a stockhol der to the extent of one Annual Premium upon his Policy ; and wiU share in the profits of the Company to precisely thc same extent as a Stockholder owing an equal amount of thc capital stock. By lins system of Insurance, original with the Unlvrsal, the policyholder secures the following important advantages : FIRST. Insurance at the regular "Stock" roten, requiring a primary outlay oj about twenty io thirty per cent, less than thal charged by Mutual Companies, ami .which is equivalent to a yearly " dividend" paid in advance of that amount ph mutual ates. This low cost of insurance is worthy of attention. Since its organization tin.? ?ompahy luis 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 to retain in their own pos session this excess of $483,000, thc Universal has virtually paid them a " dividend" of i>lS3,000, and paid it, too, in advance, instead of at the end of one or more years. It is impossible io find any example of a Mutual Company furnishing insurance at BO low a cost by returning to its policyholders an equal amount upon similar receipts. SECOND. "Participation in the legitimate profits of the Company, upon apian which secures to the policyholders the same treatment which Directors and Stockliolders award to themselves. This system of participation, in connection with the low " stock" rates of premium, must necessarily secure to the 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 the cost in well managed mutual companies ; while, by the proposed plan of participation in what may be considered the legitimate profits of the business, the cost will be still further diminished. Tim's by the combined advantages arising from low stock rate and participation in theprofits it is confidently believed that the UNIVERSAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY offers insurance at its lowest practicable cost. jgajg- Those of the existing Policyholders who de3ire to participate in the Profits under the new Plan can do so by making application to the Hefts Office, or to any of the Agents of tho Company. The Company is in a sound financial condition. Ratio of Assets to Liabilities 136 to 100. fiSrGOOD RELIABLE AGENTS WANTED, who will deal direct with the New York Office, and to whom full General Agents' Commissions will be paid. *? GEO. B. LAKE, General Agent. May 24 - 2m22 W. D. TURNER ^F^rTWJ^^m?H?IjS^^ Of Edgefieid, S, C., WITH A. Brandt, BOOTS, SHOES, HATS, TRUNKS, VALISES, .UMBRELLAS, <fcc. 324 ?road S?refl, Opposite Pianlfrs K?lel, * . v AUGUSTA, GEORGIA. ^?rl'rices guaranteed as Low na any House in the City. Oct IS 3? 48* Vanity. Tho sun goes np, and tho sun goe* down, And tho day and night are the same as ono; The year grows green, and the year grows brown ; - And what is it all when all is done ? Grains of sombre or shining sand, Sliding into and out of the hand. And men go down in ships to the seas, And a hundred ships are tho same as one; And backward and forward blows tho breeze, And what is it all when all is done? A tido with never a shore in sight, Setting steadily on to the night. The fisherman droppeth his net in the stream, And a hundred streams aro the same as one: And a maiden dream eth her love-lit dream, And what is it all when all is done? The net of the fisher tho burden breaks, And after dreaming, the dreamer wakes. Vft&dolfs Yoageaaoe, -0 Major Vandolf had been a daring soldier, and he came out of the war with his right arm gone, anda wound through the lungs. His wife attend ed him in his invalid condition, with a patience and assiduity which were the theme of much praise through out the community ; but the major was a fretful and suspicious man, and he had his reasons for believing that his partner was anxious to be reliev ed of him, that she might mate her self with a companion whose health and manhood were not so marred and maimed as his were. He was jealous, in short, of the handsome physician who visited him professionally al most every day, and thus formed an intimacy with Mrs. Vandolf that drove the disabled soldier nearly frantic with rage. Every day as Hie doctor went down stairs from his patient, he paused a while in tho parlor with Mrs. Van dolf, and these pauses grew in length from day to day, till at times they ivere so long ard so torturing to the jealous major, that he would with his left hand hurl the furniture of his room about, thereby creating so great \ row that one or both of the suspect ed would have to run up, and attempt to compose him. . "Harriet," he had said, "ycm. are i ired of me, and you long for my ;leath, that you may many this in fernal soft-handed and sweet-tongued ioetor. I know it !" " And I," h ui been her cold, firm reply, " have given you every assur mce by word,and deed that you do me injustice by these vile suspicions. What more can I do'?" " You can avoid this Doctor Cor bet!-ye;' c. n cease those mysterious, :onfideu'tial and affectionate dosetings ivith him !" ?v^y'is I can, since matters between you'have progressed so far!" " As you please." Oftentimes these angry colloquies were much more extended, tierce and violent, at boston Vundolfs part, and it very, naturally came to pass that the gossips of the town heard ol them ; and the verdict of the gossips, on a clue canvass of the whole mat ter, was that the "uajor had reason for his jealousy. However that may bc-and far be it fi om me on trifling evidence to im peach the honor of a wife, or the chastity of any woman-it is certain that the major nursed and nourished his jealousy till it became a monoma nia with him. He knew that he did not have long to live, and as he lay on his couch, or feebly tottered about his apartment, he fancied that he could hear his wife and Doctor Cor bett downstairs making their calcu lations upon his death and the ar rangements for their marriage. It maddened him to an insane fury. Yet there were times when he seemed io castall feelings and thoughts of jealousy from him, treating his wile with every appearance of affec tion, and the doctor with at least the semblance of friendly confidence. These intervals were sometimes quite prolonged. During one of them, when he had been unusually kind and con riding in his manner, he insisted that Mrs. Vandolf should go East, and visit her family and friends. " You are worn and wearied," said he, " and if you do not take some holiday and recreation from your long attendance on me, we will be both tumbling into the grave together, like John Anderson, my Jo, aud his fond old lady !" " I assure you that I prefer to re main by you," the said. " We do not know what may happen any day." But Vandolf insisted, and the doc tor was quite confident that Mrs. Vandolf might go for at least one month without alsrm. So she went. The day after the departure of his wife,-Major Vandolf wrote a letter to Captain Alfred Brogden, which, having carefully sealed, he endorsed with this injunction : " Not io be open.' ed until three years after receipt" He enclosed this in another envelope, to gether with a note, in which'he sol emnly enioinsd Captain Brogden to faithfully carry out the trust that he thus committed to him. These were all promptly sent to mail by a servant. A few evenings after, on the usual call of the doctor, Major Vandolf complained greatly, protesting that his pains were inceseant and most acute, and that he could get no sleep. It was unfortunate that there was no apothecary in the town, and Dr. Cor bett or bin assistants had to compound hie own prescriptions for his patients. Where there is an apothecary, the physician, be his intent never so vile, has to be exceedingly cautious in what he prescribes for the patient whom he lins no desire to save ; and the up right praotiiioueis in cases where somebody has fatally blundeied,. or criminally interfered in the treat ment, can boldly appeal io his w'rifc ten pmxrint^, on Ole -at the apothe j cary's. In the preseSt "case, a ser vant was sent with Etti Corbett to his office to fetch the meaicine. "Who fixed this stuff ?" inquired the major, as the returned servant handed him a vial. " The doctor himself," replied the man. " Hang kim !" said Vandolf. "I'm afraid of him, anc^?fVfcm obliged to trust him. Did h^ayAnything?" "He said that he sent you but one dose, which you must take right away, and that he hoped you- would sleep soundly." "He would like it all the better should I never waker.I suspect! But, no matter-here it; goes," and he swallowed the eontents ofc-thei vial. " You can go now. I Bh?il want you no more to-night." When this same "servant went to his master's room next morning, he found him dead, cold and stiff! As ,oon as the alarm was given, the room and house, were thronged with the curious. One of these per sons found on a table in the room a brief paper in the handwriting of the deceased, to which die eagerly called attention. It was as follows : "I have just taken a prescription of Doctor Corbett's,: which makes me feel dreadfully. I fear that he has given me poison, aad that I am dy ing, as he has reaso? to wish for my death." That was all-but in the unmista kable writing of the left-handed major. There was an inquest and a post mortem, examination of the body, Verdict: that Major Vandolf came to his death by pois'pn. administered with malice aforethought by Doetor Corbelt. Of course; the doctor pro tested his innocence^ but the proofs were too overwhelming. A vi:il was found, conbdning.traces of the s;me poison which had paused Vandolf's death. This vial thc servant swore he believed to be tile one which held the last dose he had seen Iiis master take, and which hejiad received from j Doctor Corbett's own hands. It was j too much. The doctor was of course \ committed to prison to undergo trial j for murder. I Mrs. Vandolf had bcv-n telegraphed ] tor. She came iu time for the fu- < lierai, and immediately after left, ] never being soen again in the town. < In due time Doctor Corbett was i tried. It is needless to latigue the reader of this report with the details , of the testimony and argument. The j doctor was convicted of murder in | the first degree, arid sentenced to be < hanged. Everybody said it was a < most righteous judgment. , About three vekri after., the don tl. < J f - ---- r -j-.- ; .". .??> their lona dalliance, exulting in the prospect of my speedy death, which ( they think will enable each to fully possess the other. Dut I am resolved , to disappoint them and avenge my self, and to this end I shall hasten my own death by poison which I have had by nie for along time; butin doing this, I shall so contrive the cir cumstances as t? point our. my physi cian as my murderer! I sh di l-ave a dying declaration charging him with thc crime ! This will upset thc nice-laid plans concocted under my very nose. The dear doetor will b . hanged-and I shall die happy in that conviction. " Within three years all I wish will have been accomplished, despite the law's delay, except the publication of the facts here revealed. I desire all mankind to know bow I have avenged myself, so that ' Vandolf's Vengeance' may become a proverb. I solemnly enjoui upon you that you have this communication published to the world." There was no need of the injunc tion. Captain Brogden found thai Doctor Corbett's death sentence had been commuted to imprisonment for life-and so the worst had not oc curred. Of course the unlucky phy sician was liberated as soon as the facts were made known; but many held that he had received no more than he deserved. On inquiry, Cap tain Brogden learned that Mrs. Van dolf was dead. Brevities and Levities. ?"JT- A younjr lady being asked by a rich old bachelor, " if not yourself who would you rather be?" replied sweetly and modestly, "Yours, truly." ??" A young lady having called ont an ugly gentleman to dance with her, he was astonished at the condescension, and believing that she was in love with him desired to know why she had selected him from the rest of the company. 'Be cause, sir,' replied the lady, 'my husband commanded me to select su-.-h a partner as would not give him cause for jealousy.' 0jr Another humble imitator of George Washington has turned up. A Michi gander presented himself to the Sheriff, weeping, and said ho could not tell a lie ; he had killed his -fll^and child with his little hatcliet. The Sheriff told him ho was too good to live much longer, and the chances are that he will not. This Michi-^anc/er was a " goose." p&- An exchange tells that at " twenty years of age Lehmand Stanford arrived in California with only one shirt to his back. Since then by close attention to business, he has accumulated over ten millions." What tho deuce can a man want with ten million shirts? One of the richest specimens of an Irish bull which has ever fallen un der our notice, was perpetrated by the clever and witty but blundering Irish knight, Sir RichardStoel,, when Inviting a certain English nobleman to visit him. "If Sir," said he, "you ever come with in a milo of ray house, hopo you will stop there." ?ar It is cheerful to bo silting in a j railroad car going at tho r*ie of forty ' miles an hour, end havo a -man pass 1 through the train and leave *a tract in your lap entitled, "Prepare to meet your <JotL" X, ??3~ Youth and ago have toolittlo sym pathy with each other. If the young would remember that thoy may bo old, and tho old remember that they have beon young, tho world would bo happier. A nico young girl at Green Bay, Wisconsin, was being courted by a nice youngman. He was generously inclined, and made her presents of hair oil, which ho purchased from tho store of the father of his adored. After giving her some twenty bottles of the oleaginous fluid, he discovered ho was working in a circle as fast as he presented them she returned thom to tho store, thus dutifully making trade for her father. No cards. ?S3" The weather still continues as cold as Egypt and resembles cheese. Now. can any one tell us why ? 83?"A muddy stream,'flowing into ono clear and sparkling, for a time runs along by itself. A little further down they unite and the whole is impure. So youth untouched by sin, may for a time keep its purity in foul company, but a little later and they minglo. ?Si" The romance of trade-buying on credit, selling for cash, failing and pay ing twenty-five cents on the dollar. TUE KU-KLUX TRIALS. COLUMBIA, Dec. 12. In the Ku-Klux Court to-day ap plication was made for an authoriza tion of the summoning of witnesses at the Government expense, and the Court decided to give no such orders until the prisoners indicted in the :ase of the United States vs. R. Hayes Mitchell, and others, from York county, for conspiracy, had been jailed up. The defense severed for the chal lenge bf jurors and the Government severed fur trial. R. Hayes Mitchell ivas then arraigned. The counsel for the prisoners avail id themselves of the right of ten peremptory cliallenges, and for this purpose severed. The prosecuting jfficer then severed, the parties named n the indictment, ana put Robert Hayes Mitchell upon trial. The next nove in the comedy was to procure a pry, and such a crowd to select from kvas probably never before seen in my court in any county ; but at it ;hey went, and from the mass of ig norance, thc defence hoped, by exer cise of gre it diligence, to separate a ittle sense, with what result will be seen in the perusal of the composi tion of the jury mentioned hereafter. A quest'on was raised, when the usual interrogatory was put to each uror, by Mr. Johnson, that the juror must answer if he had formed any "ipihion as to the Guilt or innocence if ali the persons nam-d iu thein^ .Hutment, not the particular pernon ivlu :.. the prosecution had selected s- ~ . but with right to set aside jurors, ano1 ne wourn exercise it until the panel was ex hausted, when he would either accept or peremptorily challenge them. In this manner Andrew W. Birney, white, James T. Holloway, colored, William H. D?Berry, white and John A. Pugh, colored, were disposed ol'. They were the most intelligent look ing of all the jurors called. Belore thc defence bad exhausted the number of cha Heng s they were entitled to, a jury-if it can be dig nified by such a name-was formed. Ten blacks and two white men, and such a spectacle. Tho following is H list of L mies of the twelve persons who are trying Mr. R. II. Mitchell for having, ns is charged; violated :i constitutional right of an, as is held, unconstitutional law, and this before the law was passed, viz: January Simpson, colored, Columbia; William Smith, colored, Columbia ; Gabriel Cooper, colored, Columbia; Josapb Taylor, colored, Columbia; Isaac Black, colored, Columbia; Philip Sal ters, colored, Charleston ; William F. Dover, colored, Charlesron County ; Jo-eph Keene, colored, Statesburg; James McGill, colored, Georgetown; Ephraim Johnson, colored, George town; William Mooney, white, Co lumbia; James McMacken; white, Newberry.(?) The ten negroes are all bitter rad icals, and the two white men arc Wm. Mooney, a member of the Radical City Council of Columbia, and Jas. M?.Macken one of Scott's Constabu L j from Ohio. Tho jury formed, witnesses were placed upon the stand to prove the horrible conspiracy about which the charges have been rung until they're stale. To do this the famous Ku Klux constitution and by-laws was read, which the man who judges of the average gentleman of South Car olina tried to immortalize. Several witnesses were put upon the stand to prove the genuineness of the docu ment, and the remainder of the af ternoon and evening session was occu pied by the examination of these wit nesses and other testimony, with the endeavor to show that in 1868 a con spiracy did exist of the nature de scribed, and which the prosecution is trying to bring down to the present time so as to embrace his charges and the acts of Congress. One witness testified that an organization was formed for the purpose of security against incendiarism. ^ COLUMBIA, Dec. 13. . The Columbia correspondent of the Charleston News, of the 13th, fur nishes the following synopsis of the day's proceedings : The proceedings in the Ku-Klux Court to-day have been monotonous, the same ground having been gone, over by the prosecution in the case of R. H. Mitchell as on yesterday, for the purpose of proviug some kind of a conspiracy as having existed in York County. Additional Vitnesses were called for this purpose, who testified very much us if they had great hopes of creating an impression favorable to themselves, by making statements that would adroit of ?or? thaa oat construction. Whether or not these witnesses have learned their lesson well, it appears as if they had tried very hard to do s \ The scrutiuy of the counsel for the defence reached the bottom of the matter, and in every instance it appeared upon the cross examination that there had ex isted, at the time when it is alleged a secret organization was formed, a ter rible state of fear and uncertainty as to security of life and property. It was shown that numerous gin houses had been burned, and in some instances dwellings and barns had been destroyed by the ruthless incen diaries. The women of the county were living in a continued state of uncertainty, and when the father left bis family in the morning to pursue his daily avocation, the feeling that he might return to find his dwelling in ashes, and his family homeless and houseless, accompanied him. These .are about the facts that have been elicited to-day upon the cross-exami nation of the witnesses for the prose cution. It is under this state of feeling that there might have been entered into some kind of concert of action, in 1868, for mutual protection against evils, imaginary and real, and at the best, a very uncertain state of socie ty ; and it is this that the govern ment seems inclined to twist into some kind of conspiracy, so as in some way to bring it within the meaning of a vague and uncertain law. It also appeared iu the cross-examination that threats had been made that if the election at that time did not go as it was desired it should by the blacks, the rumor was prevalent there would be a killing which would em brace all, as it was expressed, "from the cradle to the grave." The prosecution closed during the afternoon, and the defence was opened by placing upon the stand Mrs. Julia Rainey, who not only verified the facts brought out on the cross exami nation concerning the burning of houses and other property, but stated that she herself had thus lost a gin house and twenty-five bales of cotton by incendiarism. At the cloce of the testimony of Mrs. Rainey, which produced a pro found se.isatio the court adjourned until to-morrow, at eleven o'clock. The defence have many more wit nesses to testify as to the alarm, and the cause of the alarm, that existed i| at the time the people took precau tionary measures for safety. Among these witnesses are many persons ol more than local good repute, who are cognizant of and perfectly familiar fc?ith the state of affairs that then existed, and the old saw, that it is a long lane that ha.s nn tnrn ~c- ??. .; i . . ". ill I . I tick*' pirv? jedi?g, ttuu among the crowd a nv?mber of ladies whose attention to the details of the evidence was more than observable. The grand jury returned true bills against Edward T. Avery and others, Lawson Armstrong and others, and Thomas B. Whitesides and others, all charged with compiracy, and all of York County. COLUMBIA, Dec. 14. In the United States Court to-day, the defence placed upon the stand a number of witnesses, who testified to the great excitement and fear caused by the organization of the negro mi litia during the last election, and that rauch alarm existed among all classes in York County at that time, occa sioned by the apprehension of an outbreak. Judge R. B. Carpenter, Bill Lindsay, (colored,) and other witnesses substantiate the statement. The examination of the witnesses for the defence, in tbe case of Robert Hayes Mitchell, was resumed and continued until four p. m. The general character of the testi mony established the occurrence of numerous incendiary fires and the ut terance of threats to kill from the cradle to the grave by Jim Williams, prior to his execution. Among the witnesses was ex-Judge R. B. Cai pen ter, who testified to the general alarm of the unarmed people of York, during his canvass for Gov ernor, in view of the armod negro militia. Thegra'.d jury returned true bills against John Lyle, John L. Parker, Wm. Thotnosson, Wm. Lowdry, John Miller, Bishop Sandifer-except as to Sandifer and Thomasson-for con spiracy against Dick Wilson ; also, against John L. Parker, et al, for conspiracy against Hiram Alexander; same finding also against John W. Mitchell, Joseph Mitchell, Thomas B. Whitesides, Melton Watson, Wm. Good, Robert McCreight, Newton Os born, Herod Neal, Charles Byars, John Davis, Capers Scott and Pinck ney Weber, for conspiracy against Charles Good. Look to Your Interest! WEAT BARGAINS AT ATKINSON & GUY'S, (Formerly John L. Atkinson) QJtANITEVILLE, S. C. WE bog to inform our friends and customers of Edgefield and adjacent Counties that we are opening our Fall Stock of Goods, Consisting of DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, READY MADE CLOTHING, BOOTS, SHOES, HATS, CA?PS, Hardware, Tinware?. Crockery, BACON. LARD, FLOUR, MEAL, COFFEE, SUGAR, M0LA8SES, SYRUP, RICE, MACKEREL, Spices, Soda, Soaps, &c Also, a full lino of DRUGS and MED ICINES. > tST Physicians' Proscriptions carefully propared day or night We are next door to the Post Office, and most cordially invite all to call and examine our Goods and Prices. We will also Sell Cotton in this market Free of Commission;. J. L. ATKINSON, B. J1. GUY. Grantville, 0*4 . SwU To the citizens of Edgefield. -o Persons visiting Augusta will find it GREATLY TO THEIR INTEREST to stop at WHITMAN & BENSON'S, (One of the Finest MERCHANT TAILORING ESTABLISH MENTS in the Citv,) previous toibuying elsewhere. We Guarantee EVERYTHING which we represent will GIVE PERFECT SATISFACTION. So remember that at No. 229, BroadStreet, op osite Masonic Hall, you eau be fitted out most fa^ionably and genteelly at VERY REASONABLE PMC?S. Augusta, Oct 18 8m 43 Sto v es ! St o v es ! W. H. GOODRICH & SON* "M . , Jr A 265 Broad St., Augusta, Ga., WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN COO? AI HUTING STOVES, GM1 Mantles, Tin Warer Wood Ware, &c, fcc.. ^^-Manufacturers of all Kinds of TIN WARE, jggrSpecial attention given to ROOFING and JOB WORK. They keep constantly in Store a full supply.of the "HENRY CLAY" Cooking Stove. This Stove has no superior in this or any otirer market; as hundreds who have used it in Edgefield, Abbeville, and Barnwell'Counties can testify. Ask for the "Henry Clay" when'wanting a fi i-s? class Cook ing Stove. Each Stove warranted to give satisfaction in every rrspe'et. W. H. GOO?Mft?C?? ? S<E?, 265 Broad Street, Augusta* Ga.,- ... Novl ' ?.: . ?.m. 45. ," Kavanagh"" 4 Jj^ch, No. 36, Jackson Street, Augusta, Ga., n (In rear of Globe Hotel, and opposite Schneider's,) i y ? Have in Store a Large, Perfectly New and Very Fasbiona ble Stock of French and English Cassimeres, Broadcloths* testings, Scarfs, TiesJ&c,, &c, and will maka * GENTLEMEN'S CL?TH'NQ TO ORDER, IN A STYLE UNSURPASSED. KAVANAGH & LYNCH. Augusta, Oct 25 2m 44 * aas opened a large and complete assortment of SHOES and BOOTS ft r Ladies, Gentlemen, Misses, Boys, * And Children. And is daily making accessions to his large and varied stock. Call and gei suited from the Tatest styles. Copper-Tipped Boots and Shoes for Children. Kid, Morocco and Calf Skin Shoes ku- Ladies and Misses, with a fall sup ply of Congress and Laced Gaiters, Calf Skin Boot? and Shoes for Genth-mon and Boys, with either Single or Double Uppers and Soles. DRY GOODS AND GROCERIES. A lull line of DRY GOODS-and GROCERIES kept .constantly on hand at III 0. SAMS. Oct 4 , tf 41 "x~ s A?S i B-sr7" No. 3, Park Row, EDGEFIELD, S. C., -Dealer in FUIE BETOS, MEDICINES, CHEMICALS," PAINTS, OILS, VARNISH; PUTTY, GLASS, DYE STUFFS, BITTERS, PATENT MEDICINE-*, PERFUMERY, FAN CY ARTICLES, TOILET AND FANCY SOAPS, CONGRESS AND VERMONT WATER, "?. ALL OF THE LATE AND POPULAR REMEDIES OF THE DAY, SEGARS AND TOBACCO, IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC WINES, 1 . LIQUORS OF ALL KINDS, &?; Begs to announce to the public that his Stock is Fii?S, Complete. Fresh and Genuine, and all articles sold as low ns the same can be bought in any market in the State. PRESCRIPTIONS carefully prepared, day and iii,Li, and warranted from tested Medicines. NOW IN STOKE, A CHOICE SUPPLY'of FAMILY GROCERIES, embracing all arti cles for family purposes. My Groceries are chore, and special attention is called to them. I have also received 10 Barrels Pure RYE WHISKEY, from G to 10 years old, 10 ". " " " from 4 to 6"years old, 5 " " Old RYE " 2 years old, " , 4 " " Copper Distilled CORN WHISKEY, . 2 " " Mountain WHISKEY. Also, Pure FRENCH BRANDY, Holland GIN, Imported Jamaica RUM, WINES of all kinds, &c. . My Liquors are tmre and nnrectified. Persons wishing to purchase will please can, and I know satisfaction will be given. : Nov 1 . . tf ..' 45 . SHOES ! "SM?IS I have recently added largely to my already hea^y stock ol'. SHOES consisting as follows : 1 Case Men's Heavy BROGANS at $1,50 1 " . " " M $2,00 1 " " " " extra sizes, at $2,25. Cases Men's and Bovs BOOTS, lower than ever. 1 Case Ladies' Waifing SHOES only $1.25 1 fi " " Calf, Sewed, $2,00. Cases Ladies' Congress and Lace GAITERS, $2,00 and $2,50. Children, Misses and Boys SHOES, in great variety, all of which arc guaranteed to be the best that can be made. 3 Cases BROWN SHIRTINGS, 8,30 and 12* cts. Bleached SHEETINGS and SHIRTINGS, alf qualities and priced SADDLES, BRIDLES, GIRTHS, Saddle BAGS. &c. Parties visiting the Village to purchase Goods are cc?dial'y invited to examine my Stock and prices before purchasing elsewhere, as I think I will make it tp their interest to do t>o. My St ck is large and complete"'in' all. departments. p^u o r w ,, 0. F. ?HEATHAM. Edgefield, S. CM Nov 15 tf 47