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.M.H.H^?.^?-?--H.'?-.^i^MH.-^?.^.v^.?.^.?.?N..N>.R'.^'.."M.yrI.'U.?.....?.m.M(<..^M...?.M...n?...^......n...M^...M^...~.^.?.,.M^ EDGEFIELD, S. C., JANUARY 16. 1873. ;.. p#a?4 , < . .-; ?. J ' ' - r. .. ? kiri* . -<.. ? . .r^..x Lc.': ir,*, .;i . ? , .. . '. ;? .. wa -.tr .. VOLUME XXXVUL-R?. A. A. CLISBY, I? addition to bia unusually full Stock of DRUGS, CHEMICALS, PAT ENT MEDICINES of every: kind, PAINTS, OILS, Ac, &c, has in Store and is daily receiving, For the Ladies, Handsome Toilet Set? %cd Flower Vases, new designs, Bouquet Holders, rich and pretty, The Finest Colognes, Superior Hair Oils and Pomades, Imported Extracts, warran ted as represented, Superior Toilet Powders and Beautiful Powder Boxes, Tooth Powders, in variety, Lubins Toilet Soaps, Tetlow'8 White Rose and Mountain Rose Soaps, Hair, Tooth and Nail Brushes, a splendid assortment, Hegeman's Camphor Ice, for Chapped Lips and Hands, All the Best Preparations for the Hair, &c, &c. ?Ind for the Housewife, Crushed, Granulated and Brown Sugars, Superior Teas and Coffee, Syrups, Molasses, -Hams,-Lard, Butter, Cheese, Maccaroni, Flour, Meal, Hominy, Rice, Buckwheat Flour, Jellies, Pickles, Sauces, Spices, Butter, Soda, Lemon and Sweet Crackers, Canned Fruits ?ud Vegetables, all kinds, Oysters, Lobsters, Sardine*, Lemons, Citron, Raisins, Currants, Almonds, Nuts, Cooking Extracts, Baking Powders, Domestic Wines for cooking purposes, &c, &c. Jlnd for the Children, CANDIES and CONFECTIONERIES in endless variety, Apples, Oranges, &c, &c. Jlnd for those in Want of Fine Wines, Liquors and Segars, .Good old. Oxley, Rye and Corn Whiskey, Best American and French Brandy, Superior Gin, Champagne, Port, Sherry and Maderia Wines, Fine Segars and Chewing Tobacco, And the Genuine Durham Smoking Tobacco. The Public are earnestly invited to give my Goods an inspection. Every effort will be made to please my customers and give entire satisfaction to every one. A. A. CLISBY. Nov 13 tf 47 T. IV. CAR WILE ? ( 0., GROCERS -AND Commission Merchants, 270 Broad St., Augusta, Ga., ARE now receiving full lines of FALL GROCERIES, LIQUORS, &c., to which they respectfully invite the attention of the public, being satisfied that none can or will offer a better grade of Goods at lower figures. We have now on hand full supplies of BACON, LARD, COFFEES, SUGARS, TEAS, CHEESE, SYRUP?, MOLASSES, MACKEREL, RICE, SALT, BAGGING, TIES, CANDLES, BUTTER, SOAP, STARCH, WHISKIES, BRANDIES, WINES, ALE, PORTE R TOBACCO, SEGARS, CANNED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES, And in fact EVERYTHING usually found in First Class Grocery Houses. We are JflsJ Agerir? for thc sale of Wm. Massey & Co's. Celebrated Phila delphia ALES. Will he glad at ali times tu see our Edgefivld friends, and will sell the Best Class of Goods at the Lowest Market Prices. Sept. 18, tf 39 MILLER, BISELL t B?RUM C o 11 m ?is?ioii JVIe roll ' ts 175 and 177 Bv?iui Street, Angiiftta, Ga. WE are now ill receij-t of our Fall ?Stock of GROCERIES, consist, ing in part pl Bacon SIDES. Bacon SHOULDERS, Dry Sait SIDES, SUGARS of all grades. SYRUPS-New Orleans and New York Drips. MOLASSES. Rio. Lapuyrn and .lava COFFEE, TOBACCO, SALT, PEPPKR, SPICE, Cracker*, Pickle*. Cove Oysters, CANNED GOODS connoting of Peaches, Blackberries, Tomatoes, &c. MACKEREL in Bar rels, half and quarter bbls. and Kits, Seed WHEAT, Seed RYE, Seed OATS, Seed BARLEY, Case Liquors of BRANDY, WHISKEY, GIN, We are also offering the most complete and largest stock of BARRL LIQUORS of any House in the City, and selling at prices that will indue ?uyers to purchase nearer home than in Eastern markets. To the rlanters and Merchants of Edgefield we would take this occasion to express our thanks for their past liberal patronage, and respectfully re quest a continuance of the same. J6F"Boyi:ag our Goods for CASH, we are prepared to sell as low, and oft times lower, than any other House in the City. Augusta, Oct 9 tf 42 Hotiee. ALL persons indebted to the Firm of Griffin ft Cobb on accounts con tracted during the past Fall, will please come forward'and settle withont further notice, as nb longer induljrenco will ba ?riven . GRIFFIN* A COBR. Jan 8 tf_l_ Strayed, ""GiROM mv place, on Monday, the 23d JL December, 187-, a Mouse Colored Mart MULE,-fresh sheared and marked on each aide with traces-shod all round -supposed to be ten years old. For the recovery of said Mule a liberal reward will he paid, and any information ?Mkeernins aafd Mnle thankfully re ceived. W. L. COLLINS. . Gold Springs, ?an^8, 2t 3 i?euril! \euril ! -A.N immediate relief and cure for Neu ralgia. Call and tret a Bottle, at G. L. PENN ft SON'S Drug Store. Nov. 13 tf 47 $6000 Worth ot Shoe* Now in Store, and sold at low prices. J. II CHEATHAM. Nov. 13, tf L\ Advances on Cotton! F .?.ill make ADVANCES ON COT L TON, and send to Augusta to be sold. B. C. BRYAN, Agent. Doc 17 4t 52 THE OU) GOAT OF GRAY. BY BLONDINE. It lies there alone ; it is rusted and laded Wi t>. a patch on the elbow, a hole in th ? side; But we think of the brave boy who wo? it, and ever Look on it with pleasure and touch il with pride. A history clings to it ; over and over, We see a proud youth hurried off to thc fray. With his form like the oak, and his eye like the eagle's. How gallant he rode in the ranks of "the Gray !" It is rough, it is worn, it is tattered in ?laces, ove it the more for the story it bears A story of courage in straggle with sor rows, And a heart that bore bravely its barden of cares. It is ragged and rusty, but ah! it was shining In thegBilkiest sheen when he wore it away, And his smile was as bright as the glad summer morning When he sprang to his place in the ranks of "tbe Gray." There's a rip in the sleeve, and the col lar is tarnished, The battons all gone with their glitter and gold.: 'Tis a thing of the past, and we rever ently lay it Away with th? treasures and relics of old, As the gifts of a love, solemn, sweet and unbroken, Are cherished as leaves from a long van ished day, We wid keep tho old jacket for the sake of the loved one Who rode in the van in the ranks of " the Gray." Shot through with a bullet-right here in the shoulder, And down there the pocket is splintered and soiled, Ah ! more-see the lining ia stained and discolored ! Yes-blood-drops the texture have stiff ened and spoiled. . It came when he rode at the head of the column, Charging down in the battle one deadli est day, When squadrons of foemen were broken asunder And victory rode with the ranks of "the Gray." Its memory ia sweotness *and sorrow commingled, To me it is precious-more precious than gold; In the rent and the shot-holes a volume is written, In the stains on the lining is agony told. That was ten years ago, when in life's sunny morning, He rode with his comrades down in tho fray, And the old coat he wore aud the good sword he wielded Were all that came back from the ranks of "the Gray." And it lies there alone ; I will reverence it ever, The patch on the elbow, the hole in the side, For a nallan ter hc*rt never breathed than the loved o Who wore it in h? Let me brush oil tors and ta Let nie fold it np It is all that is li . lost one Who fought for of " the G MES. * " It's no U3w. other day," I remarked inuit. .... . self than my great lazy brother, who lay stretched out on the library lounge, just after breakfast reading the newspaper. " Can't put what off?" he inquired, tossing the carefully perused sheet on to the floor-his usual habit. " Can't put off having my dresses made," I replied, a little petulantly, I am afraid, for I knew my answer would disappoint him. Men gener ally have very little sympathy with housekeeping and dress making trials -at least my brothel had none. " Women spend altogether too much time over these things," I had heard him say time and time again, and naturally was vexed at myself for giving utterance to this thought be fore him. " Oh, dresses !" he replied, in his usual tormenting tone when a subject didn't please him.. "I thought from your manner that it was something of importance." " Very probably, Mr. John Bit tinger," I answered, wrathfully, " If you hadn't a decent coat to your back, you would think-1 " That it was a matter to be at tended to immediately," he inter rupted. " And I should go at once to my tailor's ; but then I should never wait to get in such a fix." " Oh, the tantalizing manner with which this was spoken ! If you had heard it you would have longed to box his ears just as I did. " If you had a baby to take care of, and a In use to attend to, and all your own marketing to attend to." I began, my burning cheeks fully testifying to my vexation. But he again stopped me with. " If I Lad a baby to take care of, and a nurse to do it, and a house to attend to, with an experienced house ki eper at the head of the establish ment, I don't think I should have any excuse for not having a decent dress to my back, or for being serv ed more than once with rump-steak, especially when I paid for porter house." This was a sore spot, and John knew it; andi thought it was real hateful of him to revert to the mat ter again, especially as so much fun had been made of me in the past ; but one can never be angry with John for more than aminute-at least I never could. He saw my red face, and concluded he had gone about far enough, for, jumping up quickly, he pulled me down on bis knee (the great, rough, shaggy fellow,) and said, while both arms held me tight. " The little woman can't take a joke any better now than before she was a matron, I discover. I was on ly in fun Kate. Pall my whiskers, box my ears, do anything you choose -only do something. There I" as I couldn't help laughing to see how much in earnest he was growing. "Now it's all right ?Bn't it ? She shall bother about dress making, and buy tough steak, and be just as ridi culous as she chooses-only she must never on any account be angry with her brother for more than a second at a time. And now what kind of d; esses is she going to buy, and how is Bhe going to have them made ? Pompadour and pelerine and flounces, and all that sort of thing, I sup pose ?" " I know exactly how I want them made," I'replied, laughing; for. thu was an unusual condescension o: John's. " The only thing that both ers me is who I can get to make ? them. Somebody told me about s i Mrs. Andrews who fitted beauti , fully." " Mrs. who did you say ?" inquired 1 my brother, loosing his hold of me, and looking into my face eagerly > and almost sternly, I thought. u Mrs. Andrews," I answered, won dering what in the world had come > over him. " But what makes yon act BO funny about it ?" "Funny?" he repeated after me, half musingly. " Do I act funny ? ; I didn't mean to. But truly, Kate, if there is one name that I hate more than another in the whole vo cabulary of names, that one is An drews." "But surely, John," I said, "you muBi have a reason for this. What can it be ?" and I elipffed off his knee on to the lounge ana made prepara tions to listen comfortably to a long story ; for my brother had been a great traveler, and had the power, when he felt like it, of taking his hearers with him to every place he had visited. I soon found that this waa one of the times when he didn't feel like it, for he said, with a smile and a good-natured shrug of his broad shoulders, " You got all fixed for it, didn't you, little curiosity-shop ? l ut it's no go. I had a friend once who bore that name-that's all ; and he dis graced himself and his name, and caused a few of us a good deal of trouble. That's the sum and sub stance of it; but all this happened a good while ago, and it isn't worth thinking about. Come, off with you to your dressmaker of the odious name, while I go down town and see what the news is." It was natural, I suppose, that I should speculate a little about this secret of John's-for that it was a secret I was quite sure by the way he dismissed me from his confidence ; and so as I rode along to the street and number where I was directed to find this wonderful dress maker, who could fit without measurement and trim without patterns, I imagined all sorts of strange adventures for my brother, in which everything con ceivable figured, pistols and coffee, etc. ; in short, everything except love. That could never have befallen him, or I should have heard of it. True, John had been away from us for. at least five years, and during a large portion of that time we had scarcely heard from him. Still, had he been I *v.wMicrh anv love affair, we should the house, mauaiu, a..^ * - that I had rolled into a quiet, clean street, and had stopped before a plain two-story frame house, bearing the number I was in search of. A whole some, motherly-looking woman open ed the door, and in a.iswer to my call for Mrs. Andrews directed me up stairs to the " second story, front," and there I found her. I wish I could give you even a slight idea of the figure that greeted my eye as I entered the room. She was about medium height, with a slender, grace ful-wondrously graceful-figure. I thought then, and I say now, that she was the most beautiful woman I ever beheld. Such exceeding sym metry of face and forni is hardly met with more than once in a life time. It is no use to attempt a|descrip tion. Her eyes were dark blue, veil ed by long, sweepiug lashes, adding to the look of patient sadnesB ex pressed in every feature. She looked about twenty, though I found after war.I that she was something older than this. " Mrs. Andrews ?" said I interro gatively, as she opened the door to my knock. " Mrs. Audreys," she answered with a smile-a smile so sweet and rare that I could have caught her in my anns and kissed her without fur ther parley. "The dress-maker?" I asked again, cdoring to the roots of my hair without the least reason in the wurld. " Mrs. Andrews, the dress-maker," she replied, with dignity, the smile fading from her face. "Can I do anything for you ?" In five minutes more I had explain ed my business, and waited to see what she would say. " I have engagements for all this week," she said, in low, sweet tones, glancing at her memorandum book. " And then, again, Mrs. Sinclair, I never go out. My work is all brought to me here, and when it is finished, my customers"-here she turned her* head, and looked ont of the window for a second-" my customer*"--thia time more decidedly-" send for \t." " You do not mean to say that you never go out of doors ?" I inquired, with a shudder. Some way the idea of this lovely woman forever shut up with her work in this lonely street was more than I could bear. " Oh no," she answered, Bmiling again, very much to my delight, "I only mean that I never go out to work-" " Have you any especial reasons for this ?" wa8my next query. " Do you not find it equally remunera tive?" . " Oh, it ia not that," she replied, quickly ; " but I have a little baby girl, not quite two years old, whom I find it impossible to leave." " But that will make no difference to me," I interrupted, warmly. " I think I should quite enjoy having your little one with us. She will be company for my baby ; and, my dear little woman, I really believe the change would be good for you both. I think I can safely promise not to overwork you." Delicate, sweet, lady-like as she was, kindwords were evidently stran gers to her ears ; for, after a mo ments silence, she said, with achok f ine sob she vainly?,-, endeavored to ? hide, ) " You are veiy jfewd to me ; we i will come next Mqn$e>y morning. That was all-eveiry word: I nev er so longed for power to express my I sympathy and d^ii?;to be of ser , vice as at that moment, butall I could do was to press her-hand warmly, and promise to sent^ the carriage for her. How valueless words are at i such times ! John was home be'fore me. Great, lazy fellow ! he hatLnothing to do but look out a h'tt???fpr the property he had amassed. He-had made heaps .of money, invested 'S wisely, and the result was not only'Jihyaical inactivi ty, but a morbid pental condition which seemed toTnej as in my love I watched him more closely than any one else, developingl-in a marked and disagreeable avoidance of all society. He rode alone, walked alone, sat in bis room and read Jind studied and smoked alone. Hejetin? in, howev er, at all times, anaPseemed desirous of making me hapjyt My husband at this time was abroad, so I sup pose ne felt some obligation concern ing me. As usual, I fountfi lum on the li brary lounge ; reading. "Oh, John !" saf? I, " I " I have lots to tell you. G?'.ess where I have been, and what I jnkve found ! Oh, such an adventurers I have had." " Adventure ?" K? repeated, with a laugh. " Adventure ? why, bless your heart, little water, women are always having adventures. Don't ask me to botherm^brain about such a commonplace subject." " But guess where I have.been." " Shopping, of course. What did you boy me, Kate ?" "I haven't been shopping at all," I answered. " Dont you remember what we were talking about this morning ?" " Oh yes," said he, " I remember. You said you couldn't pot it off an other day ; and hew I suppose you have been cut and fitted in a truly Parisian manner, and will outdo and overwhelm every lady of your ac quaintance." . "That's as much as you know," I interrupted, wrathfully. " I have found a dress-maker, John, just the sweetest, cunningest-I'll tell you all about it-" And while I stopped a second to take breath he broke in, almost harshly. " The dress-maker you epoke of before you went pot? Ishername-" " Andrews-Mra Andrews," I sug gested, in my enthusiasm quite for getful of his horror of the name. .. *-J ?v,a ia coming here," he "But, John, i entreutou, _. you ever seen this woman ? Can it be that any reason for this ajer.iion has originated in her ?" " Good Heavens ! no. What pos sible connection do you suppose could ever have existed between your dress maker and myself? I thought you had some sense, Kate. It was a man who made me a monomaniac on this subject, so don't ask any more ques tions." I didn't ask'any more questions and what was more, I firmly decided that my brother and his freaks were quite beneath my notice. But I did make ready for my dre-s-maker, dedica ting to her use as pleasant a room as I had in the house-one that I knew she would enjoy herself in when her day's work was done, and ?he had time to fold her baby to lier heart and rock her to sleep, as I did mine, in the dim, beautiful, twilight. Monday morning came, and with it Mrs. Andrews and the little one, the last a golden-haired, bright-fac ed, sylph o a child, just a miniature copy of her mother. Day after day Sashed; and, vexed as I was with olin, I couldn't help enjoying and laughing heartily at the comical sit uations bc not infrequently found himself in. It seemed to me that his principal business consisted in dodging this poor inoffensive little Mrs. Andrews. She knew I had a brother, and after the first day or two gave up wondering why he did not come to the table. I knew it bothered her at first, although she had too much goed sense to put her thought-into words. She was a strange woman to manage. That she appre ciated my kindness was very evident; but no argument that I could use was sufficient to induce her to sit with me of an evening in the parlor or library. She was my dress-muka' (hat she was very auxious to impress upon my mind, much to my nnnoy ance. The only way I could ever get her t" ride with me w?a to invent some excuse for shopping, and instruct the coachman to drive to the park afterward, At such times, although cert lin she was made happy by the change, vet there seemed to be al ways something oppressing her. Once I said, pushing her gently back among the cushions, " I wish you would try and enjoy this, and get all the good out of it you possibly can. See what a good time little Maud is having." (That was her baby's name.) "I do enjoy it, my dear Mrs. Sin clair," she replied very sweetly. "At the eame time I do not like to feel that I am neglecting your work." The atmosphere of reserve with which she surrounded herself was as impenetrable as lt was incomprehen sible. Her language was choice and cultured, but she seemed to keep double guard over herself lest she should be betrayed into a conversa tion on other subjects than dress-ma king. One evening as I approached her room intending to sit with her a while, I heard her voice, at first I thought in prayer, but after a sec ond I stood spell bound, as Bhe re cited in tones I shall never forget, the following : " I think we are too ready with com plaint In this fair world of ours. Had we no Indc^jkeyond the zenith and the slope Of yonder grey, blank sky, we might grow faint To muse upon eternity's constraint Round our aspirant souls ; but since the Bcopo Must widen early, is it well to droop For a few days consumed in loss and taint? O pusillanimous heart, be comforted, And Uko a cheerful traveler take the road; Singing beside the hedge. What if the bread Be bitter in thine inn, and thou unshod To meet the flints ? At least it may be said, Because the way is short, I thank the, God." I went back to my room and had a good cry. Before I had half finished a ser vant entered, saying. "Mr. John want* to see you in the library." So down I went, and pre sented myself to my astonished broth er with a face swollen and red with weeping. "Why, Kate, my dear child what is the matter ?" "Do you really want me to tell I you ?" I sobbed. " Why, of course I do." " You never let me speak of her," I continued, burying my head in his neck. "Who is her?" he asked wonder y dress-maker, you know. I -" And I was going on, when he interrupted me with, " I knew j ou would have trouble with her sooner or later. You were bound to. Anybody with that name -" And aa true as Hive my broth er shuddered so that I felt myself growing chilly too from- mere sym pathy. "Oh, it isn't at all what you think," I managed to say ; and after a good many attempts I made him under stand the situation. What was my astonishment to hear him say. " Poor little dress maker ! She has probably had some great trouble. I am glad you have been so kind to her. - If my life is spared till to-mor row morning I will let you introduce me at breakfast." What was the reason, do you think, that I never loved my brother in all my life as I- did at that moment? and the great, big, shaggy fellow knew it too ; for he kissed me over and over again, telling'me all the while what a good little woman I was, and that ne was just as ashamed of himself as he could be. After a while he got at the business about which he wished to consult me. Re wanted me to look over a big box of his papers, selecting all those bear ing a certain name and date, " There is nothing private about them," he ?aid : " but I cannot bear to touch "Why not to-night ?" she asked. " Perhaps he is in a hurry for them. Truly I do not feel in the least sleepy." Neither did I ; so at it we went. " And is this man your brother?" she inquired, holding up a bill, and giving me a look I shall never forget to my dying day-"JOHN BITTIX GER ?" " That's his name," I answered, frightened half out of my wits. " Eut why do you ask?" " The name is very familiar," she explained, in a quiet voice, ami then bent over her task, determined upon guarding her secret with her life if necessary. Such a pale, set, earnest wretched face I never looked upon before or since. I took no notice, for. you see, a glimmering of the truth had dawn ed upon me. and, although eager to know, I could af lord to wait. Fifteen minutes, I think, passed in perfect silence, our hands busy all the time unfolding and sorting anew. " What in the world is this, do you suppose ? Here is a letter, a love letter-it can't be that John Bittin ger over wrote a love-letter-directed to Miss Maude Fanning. Isn't this lunvy ? Here is the way it begins: " My own darling." Oh, isn't this fun-" " Stop, Mrs. Sinclair !" said my companion, taking the letter from my hands and holding it close to her heart. " That is my letter, -and I claim the right to read it alone." And without waiting for another word, she turned away and walked like aqueen into her own apartment. I sat like one spell-bound until she returned to my room. " Where is your brother ?" she said. " Down stairs in the library," I an swered. " Take me to him," was the next sentence she uttered. John lay just where I had left him on the lounge. With a sigh, which was almost a groan, she walked to his s'de, and said, " John I have just received your letter." If you could have seen him, then, you would have thought just as I did, that the fellow was going mad. He cleared that sofa with one bound ; and the next thing I knew my dress maker was in John Bittinger s arms. What did it all mean ? you ask. Only this, that my brother was formerly in partnership with a Mr. Andrews. This Mr. Andrews was desperately in love with the lady John was engaged to. He succeeded in parting the lovers, this very letter figuring conspicuously in the separa tion. This John (who, it seems, up to the time must have placed entire confidence in him) placed with others to mail upon his desk. Andrews must have withdrawn it-not being able just theu to destroy-and mixed with other papers. This letter ex plained the whole situation, which Andrews had been for some time shrouding in mystery. At any rate, he made trouble enough ; and my dress maker married the wrong man, and the wrong man drank up all his money and died. She is John's wife now, and I am happy, for they both love me. H hen Is the Best Time to Insure My Life? Now is the best time to insure, be cause the cost of the insurance ia lower to-day than it will be hereafter. Now is the-best time to insure, be cause, for a certain sum, you can now secure a larger amount of insurance on your life than you can in the fu ture. Now is the best time to insure, be cause your health is good. If you wait until some accident or impru dence has impaired your health, you will be too late. Life insurance is intended for healthy lives only. No responsible company can insure an invalid. Now is the best time to insure, be cause this act, which provides for the comfort of your family in case of your early death, will free yourmind from all anxiety about them, and leave you to pursue your daily busi ness with greater energy and success. Now is the best time to insure, be cause it is the only time when yon can call your life a certainty. All these reasons for effecting an insurance on your life to-day, are ap plicable alike to the man of family, and to the man who is Jiving alone in. the world. For tliere is rarely any person to be found upon whose health and life, some one, near or re mote, is not dependent. The mar ried man must insure for the benefit of his family ; and the bachelor must insure-if for no one else-for ' the benefit of himself, endowing his age with a policy to be paid when he at tains the age of filly, fifty-five, or sixty years. .Under every circumstance of life, there is reason to be insured NOW. In no other matter of importance is indifference or procrastination so haz ardous as in this. Suicide of a Prominent Citizen of Ha gerstown, Md. A special dispatch to the Baltimore American from Hagerstown says : Our quiet town was thrown into a state of great excitement on Saturday morning by the announcement that one of our most respected and weal thy citizens, Judge Charles G. Lane, had committed suicide. He was found in the garret of his house in a kneeling posture with a rope around his neck, which was attached to a beam overhead. Although he had gone up stairs only a few minutes be fore a member of the family went to look for him, life was extinct when the body was found. Mental aberra tion was no doubt the cause of the unhappy taking off. Some three or four years ago Judge Lane lost his ._v..^ uciciiua.ni/ agreeu to pay the plaintiff a large sum of money (some $3,000.) It is under stood that, the final negotiations were concluded a few days since and the money paid. Judge Lane was about sixty-five years of age. He was presiding judge of the Orphans' Court for Washington county for two 'or three terms, and at the time ol' his death was President of the First Na tional Bank of H.iger.stown. he hav ing been Director in this bank ever since it* organization, ?md one of the largest stockholders. IL.' leaves a large estate, which will be inherited by his two surviving children. CURTAILING THE C.VRrET-B.vGGKK.s. Chevalier ferney, in the following paragraph, gives his hearty approval of Gen. Grants intended measure restricting carpet-baggers from hold ing State offices whilst holding Fed eral appointments : " A dispatch from Washington, printed elsewhere in this morning's issue, will be a cause of rejoicing to all sincere friends ol the President. It states no more or less than that he is resolved in his new term to eradi cate one of the prime causes, if not the root, of the Southern political evils by issuing an order giving no tice that acceptance of candidacy for State office, or holding ol such office, especially a position in the Legisla ture of a State, will be deemed by him cause for removal from Federal office. The Government officials at the South, ui.der this rule, will be compelled to occupy seats in the background instead of, as now, play ing the principal parts in political troubles." Everybody has heard of " the Ar kansas Traveler," his private name being Sandy Faulkner. He still lives, and is clerk at the Metropoli tan Hotel, Little Rock. Somebody recently asked him the question: " What kind of a State Government have you got now?" "Well," re sponded the Arkansas Traveler, " I reckon we are cussed with the wust passel of thieves and trash ever sent out from oblivion to Arkansas. They just govern here with a high hand, and if our lives are our own our money aint." There is a good deal of truth in this. The carpet-baggers, so long as they are backed up by the administration, can easily plunder without killing.-iV! Y. Tribune. A NEW GUNPOWDER.-The warlike Prussians are not satisfied merely with improving their army rifles, but are also making advances in the man ufacture of gunpowder. The latest report is that a novel description of gunpowder, possessing extraordinary projectile power, haa been adopted by the Prussian artillery, lt is com posed of a certain proportion of nitre and sawdust, and in this state can be kept in store without fear of explo sion. To reuder this composition ex plosive, it is neoessarv to add a suffi cient quantity of sulphuric acid to make it cohere, and when dried it is ready for use. This composition has certainly the advantage of cheapness, combined with extreme simplicity in its manufacture, and is said to leave I but little residue after it is fired. Brevities and Levities. ??~ A Chicago man ate ten dozen eggt i J on a wager last week. The money hf won has been paid to his widow. ty An old lady is collecting all the Radical papers she can get to make soap of. She says they contain 75 per cent, ol pure 'lie.' They use mules for pulling the Cleveland street cars, and the drivers are not allowed to-swear while on duty. They are given a full day each '?freek, however, to go to the woods and let out the confined essence of ungarmented purgatory. p?r A lady writes us very feelingly upon the subject of the latest fashions. She says that we editors ought to give them a public condemnation, and adds, "lwish you would try your hand on their India rubber bustles." Dangerous experiment, that. We are very careful where we put our hands. pgr A man sent a note to a rich neigh bor whom he was on friendly terms with to borrow an ass for a few hours. The worthy old man was no scholar, and happened to have a guest sitting with him at the time, that he did not wish to expose his ignorance to. Opening the note, and pretending to read it alter re flecting a moment, turning to the ser vant, " Very good," says he, " tell your master I'll come myself presntly." An editor announces the'marri age of a friend thusly : " He has read himself out of the jolly brotherhood 01 bachelors, sold his single breasted lounge -packed his baggage and checked it for Glory, walked the gangplank of court ship to the vessel of matrimony, and is now steaming down the stream of bliss by the light of the honeymoon." An old lady who had heard that a young friend had lost a place by a mis demeanor, uncharitably observed that there was allers a woman at the bottom of it. ^ar- A little boy was sent to the store for some eggs. Before reaching home he dropped them. In answer to his mother who asked, "did you break any?" he replied, "no, I didn't break any, but thc shells came off some of them." A Philadelphian thought he was gored in the back by a Texas steer, the other day, when an ancient maiden lady from the country prodded him in the rear with her umbrella, preparatory to asking him where Chestnut street was, that she might purchase a few chestnut* for present use. jar A San Francisco man laughed un til he had the cramp, to see a lady tali through a trapdoor in his sidewalk; but he never smiled when the court informed him he must pay $500 for his sport. An applicant for a pair of boots at ono of OUr shoe stnvo? wo? o^t-tul what The prisoner is a young man, twenty onn or twenty-two years of age, and the father was aged fifty-six. It is claimed by the Commonwealth in tbt trial that the old man was shot wbile he was quietly sitting by the cooking stove, awaiting his supper. The de fence admit that the accused shot him, but contended that the fathei was a dangerous man. He had given his wife ten minutes to get supper and furnish warm bread, threatening "to kill her if she failed. The allotted time was well-nigh up. She had run.to the cellar for cream, arid had returned to get flour. Tin deceased had followed her and struck her with a dipper. Becoming still more enraged, he threw aside the dipper and rushed for a butcher-knife. Not succeeding in getting this, he en deavored to snatch a large iron shov el. The mother was in the meantime screaming and crying. Thc son, to save his mother, thereupon shot his father dead. Is A BAU WAY.-According to the inaugural message of Mayor Wiltz. of New Orleans, that city must be in a bad fix financially. The debt ol the city proper, and her proportion of the State debt, amount tb mor than forty-six millions of dollars. The oily has two hundred and forty thousand inhabitants, and the esti mated yaiue of city property is one hundred and fifty-eight millions of dollars. The indebtedness amounts to nearly two hundred dollars per capita for every man woman and child, or nearly one-third of the en tire city properly. Taxes are enor mously high, and real estate has de clined thirty per cent, since 1867. High rates of taxation and extrava gance of expenditures have driven away foreign capital and depreciated the city securities until they have become almost worthless and the city credit almost entirely dest: ; ;d. The new Mayor draws a strong but faithful pictur? of the condition of municipal affairs, and seems deter mined to do everything in his power to remedy the evils of which he com plains. He commences by reducing the budget of the current year from seven to five millions, which is a good beginning. In I860, under the con trol of her citizens, the city govern ment cost three millions ; in 1872 the alien plunderers required seven mil lions. Four millions per annum for seven or eight years is very hand some stealing, even for ye light fin gered carpet-baggers.-Chronicle & Sentinel. Never Be Cast Down by Troubles. If a spider breaks his web twenty times, twenty times will he mend it again. Make up your mind to do a thing, and you will do it. Fear not if trouble comes upon you ; keep up your spirits. Troubles never stop for ever ; The darkest day will pass away. If the san is going down, look up at the stars ; if the earth is dark, keep your eyes on heaven. With God's presence and God's promises, a man or a child may be cheerful. ??f Bi the U.S. Senate, on the 10th, Ames introduced a bill to open ail branches of the army to colored men. A Horrible Story? / One of the many recalled stories, which are borne upon the very wind, the following was told a night ot two ago : Some years ago there waa a well-known engineer, whose name h not given for good and 8ufficieat.rea sons, rar. a passenger train on one of the most popular and most traveled roads that run out of Indianapolis. At a certain place on the road, every night for about a weet, as the pas senger trainranby thisengineer came thundering along, it was certain to be thrown from the track by obstruc tions placed there. Several of these, mishaps to the train caused . loss .of life, and the company was becoming considerably alarmed, and the ability of the engineer was being seriously questioned. One night as the unfor tunate train was nearing the fatal spot, the engineer, who had been-sit ting grum and'silent at the throttle,' turned to his fireman and said':- ('K this train jumps the track 'ai tKat place to-night, you follow m?'; don't .stop for anything, but keep close af ter me. Somebody ?as been throw-/ ing this train off the track, and I'm. going to catch him." When the train arrived at the usual place it struck a misplaced rail and was banked. /The engineer, closely followed by the fire man, jumped ?rom the engine aQd . ran into a corn-field, and started up a man that lay concealed there. Upon bringing the culprit back to the wre?k the enraged passengers wanted to Lynch him, but the engineer, ?st?rn, cold, determined man, prevented chem, saying that he would, take charge o? him, and through the ia terces*ion of the conductor the trem bling wretch was left in charge of the enginer. The train was righted, and was 6oon speeding on its way. The prisoner, who had confessed his fiend ish ness, had been seated on the eu gine, and the fireman placed beside him as a guard. When the train was on a smooth piece of track, bowl ing along at a'(speed of twenty-five miles an hour, the engineer beckoned the fireman to stand ont pf the way. The fireman stepped aside, and the engineer-picked np a round stick .of wood and struck the criminal such a blow upon the head that it stunned him. He then caught the quivering form of the poor wretch, and, open ing the furnace doors, threw his body into the hot, seething hell of Haine. The doors were shut, the train rat tled along, and nevar, until upon his death-bed the engineer confessed the act, was it ascertained what had been the fate of thc fiend who had been in the habit of throwing the train, off the track,--Indianapolis Sentinel. twin babies, SbUU: twins, both bovs, $400; triplets, $600; triplets, all boys, $1,000. AND FINE LIQUORS. WINES. &c. 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