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MiKBTIN? A BEAUTY.
A LOVE STORY. When I first became acquainted with Maurice Nelson, he was a single gentleman, bnt I am glad to say that he is now as happy and contented a Beoed;ct as ever presided over a do aestic establishment. We were young men together, and formed one of those youthful attachments that outlive the giddy period in which it was created, and now, there is no place that seems moro like home to me, than when T am sitting with his family around the hospitable ' hearth, talking of old times and well remembered friends, while quietly smoking our cigars in the cozy little 'sitting-room where Maurice spends his evenings. I bivr? noticed that there is never a really nnited and loving family, where fhe children have that affection and rev erence for their parents which makes the home circle so pleasant and cheer ful, except in those countries wi:ere all may.gather around a fireside; there is something in the genial warmth and cheerful glow of a grate that draws the young toward it, and makes home so attractive, that all eagerly gather around the hearth when evening approaches, and find there thai 'amusement and instruc tion which gives a bright coloring to the youthful minds, and a soft tinge to their young hearts. I fancy Mrs. Nelson is not particu larly fond of the perfume of a Ha vanna ; but she knows that men will smoke, and prefers to have her hus band solace himself at home with a cigar, to going out to a saloon where ho might be tempted to imbibe those villainous compounds which are palm ed off upon the public under the name of imported liquors. Maurice-is very proud of his Fannie, I often think he loves her far better now, in '.he full meridian of her beauty, than he did even in those old days when he was contending with many others, for her heart and hand. Some peo ple imagine that beauties make cold hearted wives, and that wild young men will never become affectionate husbands, that the spirit of coquetry, which seems to be the atmosphere the pretty girls breathe, still envelopes them, even when they have subsided into sober matrimony, and that the desire for admiration, once so fully gratified, .still lingers around them. Perhaps it does, to a certain extent, and what can possibly be more charm? ing in a wife than that attractiveness which makes her the . cynosure of all eyes in public, but which impercepti bly draws her nearer to her husband; for there is no reason .why a husband tan \ not continue to admire the beau ty which first captivated and secured the lover. ' Those old maxims, and I hate max- j . -tt? they are the distilled lies ol . 'nies, say, among other fo<di h .gs, that " beauty is but skin deep : Truly that adage must have beer manufactured in an age when women were uneducated and men, too, for that matter ; for I contend there can j be no beauty in woman without in telligence, howevpr matchless the form or regular the features-the lace must be irradiated with that spiritu al illumination, thatinmr light, which comes from a highly educated and in telligent mind. It gives depth, clear ness and expression to thc eye, a inort finished touch to the delicate color ing of the cheek, blending the white and red so exquisitely that one pauses to sec where the one deepens and th oilier jeales. Beauty must also be harmonious, not in the features only, but in form, shape and stature Could we see ii in a short, dumpy little woman, even if she had a pretty face? Certainly not ; but Nature seldom fails, when she endeavors to make one of those charming beings ; and yet they are so rare that thc heart instinctively pay. a tribute of admiration to her handi work. The tracery of the form must be as perfect as Hogarth's line <. beauty, gently undulating, ?weliir.:. out as Natuio intended, until tin curves are all formed, and then, whether tall or short, the beautiful woman becomes an object of admira tion, the most admired of all the works of the Creator. Maurice Nelson iirst saw .Miss Fan nie Howard when she was the ac knowledged belle of the country, and seeing her, fell desperately in love with her at first sight. She was a: that time visiting some friends in Burlington, intending to remain bu a few months in that lovely town, vkhere she could enjoy that delightiul climate, and behold the splendid mountain scenery that stretches along the shores of the lake which separates New York from Vermont. She became at once the centre ol attraction and counted her admire ic by the d' <zen. She was peerless even in tlai place, which is noted for its . .-women. i."ie is an indefinable something tu remade beauty that attracts witi. UAW* than magnetic strength the liefert oi masculinity. 'Tis the omy ming men should adore here belo w ; ami .'. iierever civilization ha* relined the nature of mail he has elevate th'. position of woman, aol mad? her the divinity at whose shrine lo is ever willing and anxious to wor ship. The one whose devotion to the sex stands out most prominent in history was MaTC Antony, who gave up ail the splendors of Borne, when Koine was mistress of the world, for the mistress of his. heart the beautiful cleopatra, sacrificing on the altar of love, ambition, power and magnifi cence, coveting rather the smiles of Egypt's queen than the applause and admiration of Hs martial country men. Eislifewas a willing sacrifica to ilk tete?wp?-? ? "-S tkftften- she, _ -- _ ? . allowed the venomous ?asp^ to eui the blood that had w^r???d'for a 1 er, and still the" heart which beat to the measure of his affectif But to my story. When Mau first saw Miss Howard he beca rai once enraptured with her surpast beauty. He belonged to the ai circle in which she was the cen and expected in time to become quainted with her ; but he could brook any delay, nor was he ".asy a moment until he procured an troduction. It was at. a small pa of voung people, and he was only rimons; a dozen who were as dee in love with her as himself. He 1 not in any way superior to the 1 iori ty of the gentlemen, althougl must be confessed that his knnwlei of w^man w:?? <?n?ater than mam them. He sperapd to h ive an in?i into the character of the P^X. ? knew how to amuse and interest dies whprp other young men. wo be stiff, drill and formal. It is s (hat we inherit from o?ir parents 1 distinct organizations : the menta the one and the physical of the nthei man may resemblp his father in cc pl<?xion, strength and vigor and have all th delicacy, succeptibili and intuition of bi* mother's in1 lect and such m^n a rp gpn- rally vorites with women, for they comb all the gentleness and energy of \ two sexes, and are far more agreea companions and dpvotpd admir than those who have the coarse m cnline minds. 'You have beautiful surroundii here,' said Mus Howard, after 1 usual forms of introduction had bi gone through. " Yes, few place- can boast grea diversity of scenpry than ours, wi the Grepn Mountains on, the ea Lake C ampiain, with it? placid v ters and historice.l associations at o feet, while beyond the'ofty-Adirc dacks loom up in the distance, for ing a charming picture on which t eye delights to linger." " That is one of the resons why like to visit beautiful places," she i [ lied, " for we carry with us ever i ter the scenes firmly impressed upi thp imagination, and it is like tui ing over a volume of plots to lo? back into memory and call up tl pictures there carefully stored away ' You must be a great admirer the beautiful in nature ?' 'Certainly I am ; nothing I delig in more thu "travel, where I can vit the ever-changing scenes.- I have s ready been through m"?t of tl Northern States and now I long go to Europe, not alone to see its ri ers and mountains, but those worl of art which have been so long ace mulating there.' 'I am passionately fond of tl beautiful,' replied Maurice, 'both : nature and art,' and his eyes spol the admiration he felt for her, a though his lips dared not give u i renee to the sentiments of h 'teart. 'Love of the beautiful,' she ai >wered, 'seems implanted in all ot ouls, and one would be false to tl teachings of nature, did he not a< aire tue works o? its Creator.' 'Wc ake allowed.' he- replied, '? gaze with pleasure, and even raptur upon the productions ol thepainteran go into ecstacies over the works of th ' sculptor, but ure not-permitted to giv expression to the emotions which th animated works of God raise iii th neart, or ? should tell you how deer ly I mu impressed with your dazzlin beau y." 'Ah, you are inclined to be core plimentary, like ihe rest of you sex," and her lip curled with implie sarcasm. 'Lo yen compli:::- nttheartist who: you praise his creations? No, i is not compliment but truth.' sai. Maurice. 'But there is an old adage tha truth should not be spuken at al times.' 'If we do ?.ut iiive utterance to it wc must at leas be imbued with it. Maurice (prickly perceived thai h< was trespassing upon dangeroui ground, and had said more than hi? short acquaintance warranted; bul oo great was his admiration ol' tin beautiful girl thal he hud lost sighi ot thar, decorum which he so wei! understood, but in an ungua:ded mo ment had forgotten. However, he had not. given m rtftl offence, tor few pretty women but are aware of thc emotion which their beauty excite. in a manly heart. Other partiet joined them at ibis time, and th?" conversation becoming general, he had no other opportunity of convers ing with her that evening. The next time they met, Maurice had no chance of speaking with Miss I Howard in private ; he could only dwell upou her beauty among the crowd, and though he drank ia with his eyes all of her radiant charms. y<sD there is nothing more Qtnatisfao tory to a lover than to merely gaze upon the object ol' his desirer , lu Ve xs a mania, or mure property .-.p^.k mg, a disease. It creates a lever in the blood, and sends it prickling thiough the veins causing the heart to beat faster, as it does under other stimulante, and thus wear oui the . \ organ that nourishes it ; lhere .? muon trutn in the oft repeated say ing, that persons die of a broken heart, for* it will soon languish and ? lecline, unless relieved from the for ture it experiences, either by securing its choice or by weanug out che pas sionate. * Fortunately for most of us, we tor get, i:i che basy .whirl of life, the bright vision which Once entranced us, but there are many who carry buried in tho inner recesses of the breast one fair face to the grave and often, when surrounded by the gay and irivoioujs, when others think them light and taft)?* they m commun* ing with the lost'darling and are b sad and wretched. . If once love has entered the ? and buried, itself around the he taking root there, it, flourishes : ever, cherished by the smiles of ? living, and kept ever verdant by j tears which moisten the memory the dead. In the course of the week a they last met, Maurice called evening at the house where Miss Hi ard was staying and found her alo she received him very kindly, there was nothing in her manner warrant him in believing that passion was in the least reciproca she was neither cold nor distant, far from being warm or affections still she knew he loved her. or ^ .len rear1 the heart quicker than n .lo. and see the dawn of affection man's breast often before he is o scions that it has lodged there. She was considerable of a coque and what pretty woman is not? H can it be otherwise? Continus surrounded by men wno always attentive and polite, and anxious please her admirers, she instinctiv falls into coquettish habits, wh grow upon her, and become a par! her being. It does not follow any means that she becomes a fliri most despicable characteristic in * man, which shows at once a lack intelligence as well as of heart, whe as a coquette fascinates as many her wit and learning as she attra by her beauty. Maurice had often seen worn that he liked, yet never before h he beheld one who could compare beauty and grace with the fair bei he Was now with. Some say that love is a plant slow growth, that it must be bas upon respect and esteem to be end ri ng ; this is the veriest nonsense in t world. It springs up at once in t fruitful soil of the heart and bb s^ras and bears fruit while the see of friendship are germinating ; wh creates it is a mystery, alike inscrul ble to those who feel it, as to t friends who observe it. There seei to be some mysterious influence tb awakens it, some majestic phenome that draws two he.irts together ; i know that the loadstone attracts rn? . al, but philosophers h?ve not yet d: covered the principle upon which acts. If we could fathom the secre of the Creator, and behold .the u seen agencies that are constant working around us, we might percer invisible spirits at work drawing imperceptibly toward those whom \ are destined to love; fortunate is th couple whose souls are in union, f< they will easily blend together ar become one flesh. It is said that : the course of years husband and wi grow to resemble each other in fe tores, as well as in disposition, so tn it is that perfect harmony influenc not only the facial lines, but tl minds of the two, and as the com tenauce is changed by the culture the mind, when both are instruct* by the same thoughts, and actuate by the same motives, it is not bingi Jar that we can trace m their fact the same expressions ana similar pu poses. 'Do you believe in love at fir; sight?' said Maurice, after they hu coi.versed for some time on indiife; e:it subjects. 'Really, I could hardly say,' r< plied Fannie, 'for I have never expt nenced the sensat'OH. 'Well, I own I have been skej. tical heretofore, but I am becoming convert to the doctrine." "What has converted you so sud denly,-'asked Fannie. " My own heart bas been the mos powerful advocate, and it has bee very eloquent of late," said he, look ing the fervor that was consum? ni him, and the eyes are very expressiv when they speak the feeling that i within us. " But we are told that love is th result of long acquaintance, that i springs from a knowledge ol* thosi higher qualities that are discoverer in our intimate friends, and thougl sensitive at first, are liable to be sha ken at the slightest cause, yet, whet once it has been engrafted into th? heart, it remains forever." .'Why, pray, should love be an exception to other rules ; does it tak< time to appreciate the beauties of na irne'? to admire eloquent specimens of art ? to acknowledge the presenct of Deity in His mighty woiks ? and ii we can see G?d iii all His creations, why can not we love Him most while beholding His most beautiful pro ductions?"' said Maurice, passion ately. " Ah, but love must be reciproca ted, and it does not follow by any means, that the passion needs be re turned simply because one of the par ties experiences it." M True, I had forgotten that.' re plied Maurice, " and when I thina myself, I muatconfess therein uot.li lng about me to cause a worn;, i love me." " Women do not fall in love with wen's personal attraction," said Fan nie. " They admire in men thos ? characteristics which ennoble and elevate niaukind; the;- throw ou* delicate tendrils, clinging to the strong intellect of man, content with sharing their toils and struggles, and finally to partake with them the glory which rewards ambition.' " Then you are ambitious," cried Maurice. " Yes" she replied, "all true wo men are fully as much so as the ster ner sex." "Are you one of those who are in favor of womens rights, who would vote and hold office?" and he looked for a moment as if he would shun such a one as he would the plague. . "Ob " th? ?rd sailings kc tor] quick perceptions read his thoughts, " you fancy because I am ambitious that I would step out of my proper sphere and infringe upon the privi leges which are so exclusively claim ed by the lords of creation. No, I would have the man I wed carve but a noble name, and raise me with him t" one of the higher positions in the gift of the people ; for such a one I could live and love, and no other," and her eyes flashed with the enthu siasm which filled her soul. Poor Maurice was naturally lazy in his disposition, and somewhat in dolent, and although possessed of fine talent and superior attainments, still he had done nothing thus far to jus tify the hopes of his friends. For a few moments he sat quietly thumb ing a book, thinking. . Those rapid introspective thoughts, which some times change the whole tenor of our lives were busy at work in his active brain'; he was conscious of possessing greit mental powers, but had never yet exerted them ; alas, . he had here tofore no object. But there is always a turning point in a man's existence, a time when he conceives new pur poses and builds new castles. Few men but what feel their late nt strength first, when in love ; it idealizes eve rything, painting the world, even, with its roseate colors, gilding the fu ture with brighter hues, while filling the heart with promises, which, alas ! are seldom realized. Rising pud-' denly, he approached Miss Howard, and taking her hand in his exclaimed : " Promise that you will love me, become my wife, and I swear to you that I will accomplish all that my intellect is capable of perform ing-" " Really, you , surprise me, sir," said she, withdrawing lier hand. " I have not thought .for a moment of marrying any one at present and, much less one almost a perfect stran-1 ger to me," and she turned haughtily away. " Pardon me, but my love for a momeut got the mastery of my judg ment ; you will surely excuse a warmth which you have yourself ex cited." f Maurice was now cool aguin, for his spirit was as proud and sensitive 'as hers, and although under the influ ence of a passion that for a moment controlled him, yet he waa no boy. although love makes children for a time of us all. .' Forget those hasty word's, and let us be friends again," said he gayly. " I will," she replied, " provided you will r.ot presume to trespass upon ny forbearance in the future." " What, make me promise not to love you ? As well make the birds pr mise not to sing, the flowers not to bloom in the spring, or the sub not to shine at. midday ; no, I do love you, but you need not love mein re turn," said he, " it shall be all on '-ne side." " Passion does not linger long with one when it is not returned ; love disdains to nourish itself upon any thing but love," said she. banter ingly. "Well, you have awakened new hopes in me, andi will at least en deavor to become worthy ol' yon. and if ever I succeed in ii ie. the lauri ls shall be placed at your fe?! 'Tis strange what confidential friendo those who might have been lovers often become. Although Maurice and Fannie had only been acquainted a few weeks, yet each had read and understood each other as if they had grown up together from childhood. Each knew the other's secret, and both were strongly attached by the subtle magnetism that acts upon tin human heart, drawing them toward each other, and binding them with silken cords that are more enduring than hooks of steel, for time or rust never corrode them. Maurice was now fully determined to accomplish something that would make him worthy of the love of the beautiful girl that had refused him ; he would leave his home and friends I for a new country, where he could get fame and fortune sooner than in the old States. At that time the re port of the discovery of gold in Cali fornia reached the Atlantic seaboard and awoke that enthusiasm which spread with great rapidity through out the whole extent ol' the Union, causing thousands of the young and adventurous to leave home for the nev,; El Dorado in search of those glittering sand.-:, which allured alike the generous as well as the avaricious, drawing them to this Northern slope ol sudden wealth, that would enable theiA to return in a few years to their iormer abodes, and then spend the remainder 0/ their days in peace and plenty ; yet how many of the few who came here, in all the pride and strength of early manhood, ever re alized their delusive dreams, or re turned to their loving friends 1 Few ni lb" j-io)icers of our GMden Sl.-i' .iirvived Hie excitements ol tho ^ reckless days; borne away by tl;e resistless tide, they drifted along wiih its tumultuous currents, until, carried too far Irom the landmarks of virtue and sobriety, they became the victims ul the ungovernable passions which lucir wild career excited. Many a brave and noble youth ended his days in a gambling hell, then found anywhere in the Statt ; or worn out with toil and exposure incident to memory, sank into early graves, without a stone to mark their resting places, or a friend to weep over their remains. . Even yet there will be lound in old mining camps some wreck ol early times, shattered and broken, strug gling to preserve an existence that has outlived its hopes ; forgotten by those at home, who, from their long silence, deem them dead, with no prospect tn life? $ey Q?^fo&j gulch, to gulch, pitching their tel wherever night overtakes them, w the ground for their conch and 1 stars, always bright and clear in c sonny clime, for a canopy ; and tl they wander on, true 'nomads of i mines, until death shall claim the when perhaps pitying community w send them to hospital and genera furnishing a rude coffin, and a p? per's burial. . Some of the brightest intellects the age have here miserably perish yet there were many who withatc the temptation ; who came out of t fiery ordeal anscorched, and help to lay the foundation of thia, t Empire S tate of the Pacific, whi< ere many generations, will ra among the first ! ; our glorious TJnif Maurice called one morning *o I adieu to Miss Howard, who hea from himself, first, of his new inte tion. " I have made up my mind to lea for California," said he, " and sh? start to-morrow for New York." " What, going away so far ? Wh did you come to this sudden cone] sion ?" " When you refused me your hes and hand," he replied smilingly. " You don't seem to feel very bad about it." "If I carried my heart' in n sleeve, as many do, you would s that it is deeply affected : but I ha learned to hide my feelings from world that always laughs at love, ? pecially man's love when it is n reciprocated." " It seldom proves a fatal malaV with your sex," said Fannie, with ? almost imperceptible sneer. " There is where you deceive you self," replied Maurice, " and mo women fall into the s,ame error ; man love is purer, stronger, deeper, ar more enduring tha.i is that of w man ; for it he sacrifices everythir but principle, and often becomes knave to testify his affection." " More freouently becomes a fool said she, sotto voce. " He will leave friends, home, an everything that makes life pleasant continued Maurice, " and go to the u turmost parts of the world to g< wealth for the object of his desires '. I hope you are not bound upo any euch Quixotic errand." " Yes, my dear Miss Howard, am going to the Pacific for you, an you alone. I shall strive to get gol and fame, and then I shall ask yo to become my wife." Could it be true, thought Fannii that this man would do all this fe her, and only an acquaintance of few weeks. Such devotion touch* the heart of a woman, and, for tb first time, she really began to lov him. " You will allow me to write t you once in a while, won't you? said Maurice, beseechingly, for h dreaded to part with tar for yeai without a hope of hearing from he occasionally. " Oh, yes, I will answer your lei ters, for it will be pleasant to hav a correspondent in a far off country. " You will lind me a very prorar one, at. any rale." And so he b;ule her farewell, har. py at least inlier proiui.se to writ? for he knew tho heart often went on with thc letters, and lol lowed tiler to dista-1 shores, and ero long, fror expeciing auswen?, it looked* to se thc wanderer come back in person t receive a more gratifying acknowl edgrnent from tho lips than the pei cm put upon paper. Time flew by, and mm-ths length ened into years, and every stearne brought a letter from "Maurice lull o vivid descriptions of life in Califor nia. Her replies imperceptibly grev warm, for he wrote beautiful letters and they often giye one a better in sight into character than mere per sonal observation furnishes ; and Fan nie, who refused the passionate ap peals of an ardent lover, felt- he: heart already clinging closer to he: friend as shu anxiously watched foi the arrivals of the mails from tin Pacific coast. Maurice was a lawyer by profes sion, and after trying his luck for ? year or more- in the mines, finally settled in San Francisco, where he opened an office. He succeeded beyond his most san guine expectations in tbe practice ol his profession ; but while still in the mines, long before he had acquired either wealth or reputation,. he re eeived a letter from Fannie which plainly showed that her heart was his.' " Forgive,'" wrote she, " my foolish speech when you asked ray hand ; I want neither wealth nor fame, but a kind, true, warm hear' ; thooe girlish notions have given plade to more ma ture and womanly sentiments. I am willing to share your toils and trials, and for weal or woe will bi? yours forever. Love asks nothing but a loving beni band willing h?ands, and if ii is your fate to struggle against adversity, ifis no more than right that I should share your troubles, as I know I should your, prosperity if *ver fortune smiled upon you. When ready to receive me, write to meto 'come to you, and I will start at once iur that golden, clime whose, beauties you have made meso anxious to be hold." ' When he had prepared a cozy little home he sent for her, for his business connections were such that ho could uot well' leave for the journey home and back. When the steamer with Fannie on board arrived at the pier, Maurice was there to rec?ve her, and before they left the gallant ship those two loving hearts were made one ; and here where love often has to en dure the severest trials, there is no happier couple than Maurice Nelson ^dfc?beA?tifolmfe, j New Goods for S^VrW* ? H. 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BALK, 172 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga. May 8 2m 20 INSURE YOUR LIFE IN THE Brooklyn Life Insurance Co. Of New York. Cash Capital an(J Assets, Over $2.000,000. _k. 1. Because it is acknowledged to be perfectly solvent by all Insurance Commissioners. 2. Because it is the cheapest. 3. Because it endorses the Surrender Value on its .Policies, in Dollars \ and Gerrits, for ten consecutive' years. According to the statement of the rates of the different. Life Tnsurance Companies of tirst- class standing in the United States, made by "The Uni versal," in its advertisement entitled " Facts arc Stubborn Things," and published in the Edgefield Advertise)-, it appears that the Mutual Ratesi of the Brooklyn are Cheaper than those of any named Company. For instance, according to that statement : M the age of 2U $150 Will Insure At tho age of 30 ?200 Will Insure At the age of 40 $2.50 Will Insure tn the Brooklyn " " Equitable., Balance in favor of the Brooklyn In the Brooklyn. " " Piedmont <fc Arlington. Balance in favor of the Brooklyn. In the Brooklyn. " " New York Life. Balance in favor of tba Brooklyn. In the Brooklyn. " " Carolina Life. Balance in favor of tho Brooklyn fn the Brooklyn. " " .Etna. Balance in favor of tho Brooklyn.. In the Brooklyn. M " Cotton States. Balance in favor of the Brooklvn.. Tn the Brooklyn..,. " " St. Louis Mutual. $8,S75 73 7,541 47 $1,334 20 $8,875 43 8,455 46 $420 27 $8,875 73 7,541 47 $1,334 26 $8,875 73 8.503 41 $9,250 69 8,810 57 $440 12 $9,250 69 8,810 57 ?440 12 $9,250 69 8,810 00 ?372 32 $8,875 73 8,426 96 ?448 77 ?8,875 73 8,455 46 Balance in favor of the Brooklyn In the Brooklyn..:.... " " Southern Life. Balance in favor of the Brooklvn, In the Brooklyn.Y. " " Knickerbocker Balance in favor of the Brooklyn, $420 $8,875 73 8,841 36 ?34 37 $8,875 73 8,615 73 $260 00 $8.875 73 8,(165 50 $440 69 $9,250 69 8,841 73 $408 90 $9,250 69 8,798 94 ?451 75 $9,250 69 8,810 57 ?440 12 $0,250 60 8,841 - ?40S 96 ?9,250 69 8,877 55 ?373 14 ?9,250 60 8,630 30 ?210 231 ?61L 39 $8,389 27 7,987 22 $402 05 $8,389 27 7,987 22 $402 05 $8,389 27 7,987 22 $402 05 $8,389 27 7,916 40 *472 87 ?8,389 27 8,108 10 $281 17 $8,389 27 7,987 22 ?402 05 $S,389 27 7,916 40 ?472 87 $8,880 27 7,93? 50 $452 77 $8,889 27 7,859 10 $530 17 STOCK RATES. At the ai;e of 30, ?200 will insure III the Brooklyn....'.. $11,750 00 In the Universal. 11,306 01 At tho a^e of 40, $250 will insure ?10,651 90 10,266 ?H) Bal. in favor of the Brooklyn at ?toe* rates $353 99 '?385 00 The greatly advantageous feature of the Brooklyn in endorsing the Sur render Values upon its Policies, in Dollars and Cents, for ten consecutive years, has met wi'h unqualified praise from the most celebrated American Actuaries, as also lV"m the Press. East, North and South. The Hon. Elizur Wright, who is admitted to be the greatest Insurance Mathematician and Actuary in America, congratulating The Brooklyn upon this new and distinctive feature, says, among other things, ".I am particularly pleased by your departure in tho right direction from the ordinary method of computing the Surrender Values." "One of the great est drawbacks to the popularity of Life Insurance, has been the disap pointment and dissatisfaction of retiring Policy holders, at the smallness of thc surrender value paid," &c. "All this would have been prevented by a distinct statement on the .Policy, in advance, of the sum to be paid." This statement, it.will be seen, The Brooklyn makes in dollars and cents, so that there can be .no mistake. ? Read H liai Southern Papers Say of This Feature : Thc Sentinel, (Raleigh, North Carolina,) Jan. 27, 18C9.-" This gi'eat Feature of cash surrender values is an improvement that signalizes the era in Life Insurance." Sun, (Columbus, Georgia.)^-"Theve is no better Company in the land ; a comparison with other corporations of asimilar character, will convince all of the superior safely in taking risks with The Brooklyn Life." Dispatch, (Si. Louis, Mo.,) Jan. 7, 1869.-" A Policy in Thc Brooklyn Life is thus worth so much in ready money. This is the only Life Com pany in the country that has carried tins excellent feature (of endorsing the cash surrender values in dollars and cents,) into its business." "Pol icy holders being doubly assured, the system cannot fail to become very popular." It will be seen that we assert nothing in the above advertisement, but make a simple statement of the superior advantages of Tlie Brooklyn, as it appears from disinterested parties. The Hon. M., L. Bonham has been associated with us in the General Agency of The Brooklyn for this State. BONHAM, BACON & BUTLER, General Agents and Managers. Office over the Citizens' Savings Bank, Columbia, S. G., And at Edgefield. S. C. March 20tf Strange, Yet Ism I -0-! Twenty Cents on the Dollar SAVED BY PURCHASING DRY GOODS FROM OF AUGUSTA, GA., WHERE the BEST VARIETY and QUALITY OF GOODS in* the City are to be found. Aud where everything, from a Spool of Thread to the finest Silk Dress, may be purchased . Cheaper Than in any Other House in the City. EXTRAORDINARY BARGAINS Sent down EVERY WEEK by Old Man CHRISTOPER from New York. This Week, for instance,- . 1500 yards Siriped and Chene BARAGE are offered at 5 cts. per yard. 2500 yardfi Striped JAP. POPLIN, at 12 J ctsper yard. 3000.yards Plain. JAp? POPLIN, at 15 cts. per yard. 120Q Honey, Comb QUILTS at $1 each. Write* for Samples and Quotations of Prices, to AM April i? CHRISTOPHER GRAY 6 CO. ..QUI .. -y Sa 17 WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALEB IN A.ND PEBIODIGALS, 183 BROAD STREET. A?GFSTA, GEORGIA, -0 t Manufacturers' Agent and Wholesale Dealer in all kinds pf Blahk Books, for Mercantile use, including Ledgers, Journals, Day B??ki>fRecortb; Pass Books, Memorandum Books, Tim? Itooks,tDrawing and Scrap.Bo?ks,'Au?o?; } graph Books, Copy, Cyphering and Exercise Boofs, for .School-use, Ac,]&6?' \ The'^riti|l^? jK9f?i^including Cap,'Letfcer.,and> Kote,1 American^ English* and French,'Ruled and' Plain, Stamped and Unstamp?d. ' The stock of lEnvelloj^ep ; embraces ?Letter, Note and ;?%ial sizes,, of. all colors and qualities, besides .ajft?ll. ?in? of- General j^a^one^^nc^g^, all the innumerable minor items for use iii the Counting Boom*, Also, many articles that would.be appropriately designated as Janey Sta tionery. In the Book Department, will be found the Standard Text .Bcolis for Schools and Colleges, Dictionaries, Bibles and Prayer "Books* Music. Books, and a . large assoffcment of Juv?nile and Toy Books, and a well selected stock. jr?~ General Literature.. In the Miscellaneous Stock, in which we deal, we can., offer to buyers as favorable terms as any establishment in the trade. A new Price List will soon be issued, which will enable-, purchasers . tc? make selections and order by mail, if desired. Such orders;will receive., prompt and careful attention, since the most thorough system marks rtne-. mode of doing business in this establishment. Augusta, April 3, 1872-15m3 j H. W. ADDISON, LAWfER LAW RANGE, EDGEFIELD, C. H. Brick Ornee, formerly office of Mo ragne & Addison. Jan. 1, ly 2 Law Notice, THE undersigned, have formed a Co partnership for the PRACTICE OF LAW in Edgefield County, and the Counties of the Fifth Circuit, under the name and style of MAGRATH cfc ABNEY.' They will also Practice in the Courts of Trial Justices for these Counties; THOMAS??. MAGRATH, JOHN R. ABNEY. Edgefield, Dec 13, tf 51 JOHN E. BACON, JEFF. D. TALBERT. BACON & TALBERT, ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW, Will practice in Edgefield and adjoining Counties. Edgefield C. H., Apr 2 6ml5 M. L. BONHAM. R. G. BONHAM. BONHAM & BONHAM, Attorneys at Law, Office, at Edgefield C. H., S. C. Jan 24 ff 5 W. H. SHAFFER, Dentist, HAVING located at Edgefield offers his Professional servic.es to the cit izens and surrounding country. Office at the late residence of S. S. Tompkins, Esq. Feb 28 A-r? tf 18 Refreshing Soda Water ! The Ladies Praise It ! The*Gentlenien Like It! Everybody Drinks It I My Superb Soda Fount is now in full blast, and stands ready at all hours of the* day to furnish customers with de lightful Arctic SODA WATER, flavored with the best and purest SYRUPS. Prompt attention given to every one. A. A. CLISBY. May 22 tf 22 Vinegar ? Vinegar ! LT is an impossibility to make GOOD PICK LES without th? use of GOODWIN EG AR. All porsons in want of such an article can find it at the Drug Store of A. A. CLISBY. Ho has just received Two Barrels White WINE and Pure CIDER VINE GAR. Also, a fresh assortment of Pickling SPICES of,all kinds. Juno 12 tf 23 Thc Chicago FaVra Pumps -AND- J Patent Po rr plain-Lined Iron Cylinder Pumps For Cisterns and Wells of any Depth. Are Cheap, Durable and Efficient OVER 3,000 SOLD. EVERY PUMP WARRANTED. Any Person Can Set Them. Sold everywhere by dealers in Stand ard Farm Machinory, Hardware and Plantation Supplies. Descriptive Catalogues sent on appli cation. For terms, address the manu facturers. JT. F. TEMPLE dc SONS. CHICAGO, III. May 15 3m 21 t? RE AT O?THERN MONTHLY MAGAZINE? Two Dollar* per Annum. 64 PAGES READING MATTER. 30 PAGES ADVERTISEMENTS. WALKER, EVANS A COGSWELL, AJTD 2). WYATT AIKEN, CH AJfEESTOH, S. G. B. M. TALBERT, Agent at Edgefield Court House, S. C. March 6 ly*ll My Soda Fount IS opened for the Season. To all who will patronize my Fount I promise good and pure SODA WATER, as cold as ice. My SYRUPS shall be of tho choicest kinds. A liberal patronage so licited. W. A. SANDERS. May 8, tf 20 , _j_ Bed Rust-Proof Oats ! FROM 500 to 800 Bushels for sole by 'the Subscriber.- -Pout Office ad dress, Phoenix, Abbeville Co.. S. C. ELBERT .DEVORE. Jfenaia; .? ia" ? , BADffATS 8?1DT BELIEF ' CLUES THE WORST PAINS ' In from One to Twenty Minnies. After reading this advertisement need aar one. 8UFF?B WITH PAIN. . - - EAD WAT'S BEADY BELIEF LS A CURE FOB EVE lil' PAIN. Ii was the flrai and la the Q-rsIy J=>s\lx? H.opae<ay That Instantly stops the moat excruciating' paias, al lays Inflammations, and enies Congestlone^wbcther of the Langs, Stomach. Bowel?, or ether gland? or organs, by one application. IN FROM ONE TO TWENTY MINUTES, N>o matter how violent or exerneialaig the pain the RHEUMATIC, Bed-riddeL,- rhflrm, CttppleVN??' TOO?, Neuralgic, OT prostrate-! with disease may suffer, RADWAY'8 READY -REiOEF WILL AFFORD. INSTANT EASE. - INFLAMMATION OF THE -HONEYS.-; ' INFLAMMATION OF THE BLADDER, INFLAMMATION OF TUE BOW ELS. J CONGESTION OF THE LUNGS. SORE THROAT, DIFFICULT BREATHING. PALPITATION OF THE HEABTI IITSTEEICS, CROUP, DIPT HERIA. . OATABBH, INFLUENZA HEADACHE, TOOTHACHE. NEURALGIA, RHEUMATISM.. COLD CHILLS, AGUE CH ILIA The application of the Reilly Relief to the part or parts where the pain or d ifflcnlty exlata wil aflord ease and comfort. Twenty drops in half a rambler t>f water will in a few. moments euro CRAMPS. SPASMS," SOUR STOMACH, DIABBHEA, DYSENTEBY, WIND Iff THE BOWELS, ?od ail INTERNAL PAINS. Travelers should always carry a bogle of Rad. way?' ? Ready Rr lie f with them. A few drops in water will prevent sickness or pals? from changa of water. It ls belter than French Brandy or Bitten aa a stimulant. SPoTTex? ?.rj cl ^cSLgrue. FEYEB AND AGUE cured for fifty cents. There is not a remedial agent in the world that wiU care Fe wr and Ague, and all other Malarious, Bilious, Scarlet, Typhoid, Yellow, and other Fevers (aided by Badway'a Pilla,) so qalck as BADWAYU BE- j LIEF. Fifty cents per bottle. HEALTH !~BEAUTY ! ! STRONG AND PURE BICH BLOOD-INCREASE OF FLESH AND WEI6HT-0LEABSKIN AND. BEAUTIFUL COMPLEXION SEO?BED TO ALL. DR. RADWAl'S sMKiuiii mm HAS MADE THE MOST ASTONISHING CURES; SO QUICK, SO RAPID ARE TUE CHANGES THE BODY UNDERGOES, UNDEE THE IN FLUENCE OF THIS TRULY WONDEBFUL MEDICINE THAT EVER Y.D A Y AN INCREASE IN FLESH AND WEIGHT IS SEEN AND FELT, THE GEE AT BLOOD P?KTFTBBJ Eotry drop of Ute SAHSPARILLIAN BESOL VENT communicate* Utrovgh Ute Mood, Sued, Urine, and oUter fluids und juice* nf the try stem the cigar of life, for it repair? Vie vatUt of Ute body with neic and soutuJ material. ?Scrofula, Syphilis, Consumption, tilandular diseases, Ulcere tn the TItroat, MouUt, Tumor?, A'odes in the Glands and oUter part? of the system, Hore Eyes, Strumorout discharges front Ute Ears, and tte worst 'Trtnsqf Skin diseases, Eruptions, Fiver Sores, Scala. Head, Rino Vurtu, Halt lihevm, Erysipelas, Acne, Black SM4S. Worms in the Flesh, Tumors, Cancers in the WoBib, and all weakening aiu ' painful discharges', ' Xi g ht Siceats, Loss of Sf tent c nd ali wastes of the lije principle, are wt'Unn Ute ctratite range of this inonder af Modern Chemistry, and a few days'we will prate to any perton usin.j it for eiUur of these orms of disease Us potent power to cure theta. ir tho patient, daily becoming reduced by the wastes and decomposition that ls continually progressing, succeeds in arresting these wastes, and repairs the same with new material made from healthy blood and this the S ARSPA BILLIAN will anddoea secare -a care is certain ; for wnen once this remedy com mences its work ot' purification, and succeed* in di- - m Irtish In g the loss of wastes, Its repairs will bc rapid, and every day the patient will ' feel himself growing better and stronger, the food dijreettng better, appe tite improving, and flesh and weight increasing^ % Not ouly does the SA??APA?ILUAN BZSOCVXKT ex cel all known remedial agents in the caro of Chronic, Scrofulous, Constitutional, and Skin diseases; bot il is the only positive cure for Kidney de Bladder Complaints, Urinary, and JLomb diseases, Grovel, Diabetes, Dropsy, Stoppagvof Water, Incontinence of Urine,' Bright's Disease, Albuminuria, and in allcascs where there arr brick-dust deposits, or 1he water is thick, cloddy, mixed with substances like the uhlte of aa egg. or threads like white silk, or there is a morbid, dark, bilious appearance, and white bone-dust de posits, and when there ia a pricking, buming sensa tion! when passing water, and paJn in the Small of the Back and along tho Loins. DR. RAD WAY'S P?rfect Purgative Pills, perfectly tasteless, elegantly coated with sweet gum, purge, regulate, purify, cleanse, and strengthen. | Railway's Pills, for the cure of ail disorders ol the Stomach, Liver, Bowels, Kidneys, Bladder, Nerroo? ' I diseases, Headache, Constipation, Costiveness, Indi- : gestion, Dyspepsia, Biliousness, Bilious Fever, In flammation of the Bowels, and all Derangements of the Internal Viscera. Warranted to effect a pceitire cure. Purely Vegetable, containing no mercury minerals, or deleterious drags. JJT" Observe the following symptoms retailing from Disorders of the Digestive Organs: * Constipation, inward Piles, Fullness of the Blood in the Head, acidity of the Stomach, Nausea, Hean bnrn, Disgust of Food, Fullness or Weight la the Stomach, sour Eructations, Sicking or Fluttering al the'Pit of the Stomach, Swimming of the Head. ' Hurried and Difficult Breathing. A few doses of RAD WAYS riLLS will rmi the system from all the above named disorders. Price, ?cent?per Box. SOLD BY DRUGGISTS. BEAD "FALSE ANDTBUB." Send one lette- I stamp to RADW AY li CO.. Mo. 33, WARREN STREET, Cor. Church 8treet, New York. Infor mation worth thousands will bx sent rom. J?y8_ _ i-OUTZ'S . C K L E B T T ?sD iffSB jj Cal Poi fa ?This preparation, long and favorably known, will thoroughly re-Invigorate broken down and low-spirited horse?, by strengthening an>. cleansing* the stomach and intestines. It ls a rare preventive of all dis**?? I incident to this animal, aoch as Ll'N? I iNORRS, YELLOW V I 'ES. COUGHS, DIS. ??ES. 3 rEIlPER, FKVERS, FOUNDER. **Bs\ S L09S OF APPETITE AND VITAL /P?L?r\ I ENERGY, fcc. Its ute-improve? H ihe wind, increases thi appetite- fpwf fl jives asmooth and glossy skin-?nd vf Ey fl transforms the miserable skeleton ?S&AUT /~. fl mt#a fiuc-lookinK and spirited horse. ??S3??*^ fi \ a To kteper* ?f Cowa thia pre?ar? 9 ?rfc.i I li tiun U '"valuable. It ta a sure pre- ? MCVSA* J? S-'ntive against Rinderpest, Hollow fl| ^?BiaV?! Hom-etc It has been proven by fl x\J^0?lwtu?I experiment to increase UM fl &l^Jt3lJ*<llVintitJ of mtlk TA cream twentv fl gl?S25!vrr<'recnt. and make the butter fl rm fl . ' . " ?ud sweet In fattening cattle, it fl gives them aa appetite, loosens their hide,and makes H them thrive much faster. M In all diseases of Swine, such as Coughs. Ulcer? in I the Lungs. Liver, kt., thta?rUdeacU^^^,D jfl ss a specific. By putting from one- ^^JRST^frA ?fl half a paper to a paper in a barrel of fl swill the abovedlseases will bc ?radi nH"flbn ' BB eated or entirely prevented. If given //^Rf? fl in time, u certain preventive and agc?sler IS cure for tbe Hog Cholera. ^aoaW^rr IP DAVID E. FOUTZ, Proprietor, BALTIMORE, Md. For sata by Druggists and Storekeepers thromrhoirt the Unltwl States. Can idas and South Amrrksv . For sale at Edenfield by A. A. CLIS BT. , Feb 27 lylo Tntft HedieiHes. LIGHT. ^*?=wo v*r Price fl per bottle. . G.I^PpN.Dmg^fe