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EBGEFIELD, S. C., ?LY 24. 1873.
roLOME ?XXVIII.-NO. si.
DEALERS IN
DBU6S, MEDICINES, PAINTS, ?IL
TOILET AO FANGT AEHCLIS,
GROCERIES,
TOBACCO, SEGAES, ?DC.
HA/VE now in Store full stocks of all Goods in the Drug or Gro
cery Business, which? are Fresh aud Genuine, and which we will sell
as cheap as any other House.
03~ PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED day or night.
May 7, tf 20
DAVID L. T?MER,
Dealer in
Drugs, Medicines, Groceries,
&C, &C.9j ?DC,
EdijefieJd, S. C.,
WOULD respectfully state to his Friends and the Public Gener?lly tha;
he has purchased of Dr. W. A. SANDERS, his Entire Stock, and will
keep on hand full supplies of
ill 3
lil
Paney Goods, Foreign & Domestic Perfumer j,
HAIR BRUSHES, QOM BS, TOILET ARTICLES,
. Bathing and Surgeon's Sp'-ngev,
Brandies, Wines and Whiskies for Medicinal Purposes,
PAINTS, OILS. VARNISHES, GLASS, PUTTY,
Paint, Varnish and White V\ ash Brushes,
FULL SUPPLY OF ALL ItliYDS GARDE* SEEDS.
Together with a general assortment of
GROCERIES, TOBACCO, LIQUORS, &c,
Such ns
BACON SIDES, HA3?S, SHOULDERS, LARD,
MACKEREL. FLOUR, MEAL, SALT,
SUGARS, SYRUPS, MOLASSES, COFFEE, TEAS,
RICE, CHEESE, MACCAKONI, CRACKERS,
Soda. Starch, Soaps, Candles,
WINES, BRANDIES, WHISKIES, &c.
Fine White Wrine and Apple VINEGARS,
Chewing and Smoking TOB ACCO mid SEGARS,
Citron, Currants, Raisins, Pickles, Jellies,
Almonds, Pecan Nuts, Brazil Nuts, Walnuts,
Buckets, Tubs, Brooms, &c,
All of which will be sold at the lowest rates for Cash. A share of the trade
solicited.
Dr. Sanders will be on hand at all times to COMPOUND PRESCRIP
TIONS a? the- shortest notice.
D. Ii. THRIVER.
Jan 28 tf 6
NOTICE
TO THE CITIZENS OF EDCEFIELD
WE are receiving our SPRING and SUMMER GOODS, consisting of all
the Novelties of the Season.
Our Stock is much larger than usual, and never more complete. Close
buyers will save money by giving it an inspection.
Also, full line of FURNISHING GOODS on hand.
WHITMAN & BENSON,
339 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga,, Opposite Masonic Hall.
Augusta, Ga., April 2 3m 15
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DRUGGIST,
JOHNSTON'S DEPOT, 8. C.
^ A VING just opened a Drug' S?ore at this place. I take this method
of informing my friends and the public generally that I now ha,ve in Store
a full line of
Dru?s, Patent Medicines, Toilet Articles, Perfumery,
GLASS, PUTTY, KEROSENE OIL,
Tobacco. Seg a vs,
In fact everything usually kept in a Drug Store,-all new and warranted
genuine. .
My prices are as low as such Go->ds can be sold in any market in the
same quantity. .
T. J. TEAGUE.
Johnston's Depot, Feb 19 ly 9
MILLER, BISELL * BURUM
, WHOLESALE SROCERS
-A KD
Commission JVXeroh'ts
175 and 177 Eroad Street,
Augusta, Ga.
E are now in receipt of our Fall Stock of GROCERIES, consist
ing in part of
Bacon SIDES, Bacon SHOULDERS, Dry Salt SIDES,
SUGARS of all grades.
SYRUPS-New Orleans and New York Drips,
MOLASSES. Rio, Laguyra and Java COFFEE,
TOBACCO, SALT, PEPPKR, SPICE,
Crackers* Pickles. Cove Oysters,
CANNED GOODS consisting of Peaches, Blackberries, Tomatoes, &c.
MACKEREL in Barrels, half and quarter bbl?, 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 BARBE
LIQUORS of any House in the City, and selling at prices that will indue
buyers to purchase nearer home than in Eastern markets.
To the Planters and Merchants of Edgefield we would take this occaeior
to express our thanks for their past liberal patronage, and respectfully re
quest a continuance of the same.
H?J-Buying our-Good - for CASH, we are prepared to sell as low, and oft
times lower, than any other House in the City.
Augu$ta,Oet9 tf tf
TRUE HEROISM.
Let others write of battles fought
On bloody, ghastly fields,
Where honor greets the man who wins,
And death the man who yields ;
But I will write of him who fights
And vanquishes his sins,
Who struggles on through weary years
Against himself, and wins.
He is a hero staunch and brave
Who fights an unseen foe,
And puts at last beneath his feet
His passions base end low ;
Who stands erect in manhood's might,
Undaunted, undismayed
The bravest man who drew a sword
In foray or in raid.
It calls for something more than brawn
Or muscle to o'ercome
An enemy who marcheth not
With banner, plume, and drum
A foe forever lurking nigh,
With silent, stealthy tread,
Forever near your board by day,
At night beside your bed.
All honor, then, to that brave heart,
Though poor or rich he be,
Who struggles with his baser?art
Who conquers and is free.
He may not wear a hero's crown,
Or fill a hero's grave ;
But truth wi H place bis name among
The bravest of the brave.
For th a Advertis?r.
Lights and Shadows.
Tais is emphatically a world of
contrast ; the curtain that shuts out
light brings in darkness; a smile ir?
absence is substituted by a tear;
the beauteous flower that unfolds its
' tiny petals to 'the rising sun, is, at
the same time, encircled with thorns..
All harmonies, whether in the physi
cal or moral world, result from dif
ference of tones and aspects ; show
ing that variety in human experi
ence, as in other things, is essential
to beauty and utility. These marked
changes are conducive to the devel
opment and expansion of man physi
cally, mentally and morally; for
crises must be presented to him be
fore, his faculties can be sensible for
anv high and noble purpose ; times
in which every energy is to be ren
dered plastic by exercise ; when the
frame is to be burdened by honorable
toil ; when the intellectual powers
are lo be strengthened by a laudable
ambition; then deeds ol'individua!
heroism will illuminate the whole
man, and make him embody, in .it
tractive form, the excellencies oi
genuine manhood. Every flash ol
the Divine Spark in. the soul is b.ut
the occasion for the waking np of the
natural powers from a passive stat1 ;
and every awakened capacity, in the
very act of its awakening, begins a
struggle against natural vices and
inclination; but with a moral power,
perpetually energizing, and the thoik
ing principle, in ceaseless motion, the
developed powers of man will strive,
with undaunted zeal, to rebuild the
demolished edifice of human gran
deur-to enrich it with furniture
from the handiworks of the Great
Architect of nature-and to adorn it
with all the brave ideals of virtue.
We, by no means, say that dark
periods of incessant toil, in every in
stance, exemplify the statement. Con
stancy of labor may deprive man of
those facilities for intellectual pro
gress which intervals of leisure might
afford. Cold penury or the chilling
breath of calumny may freeze the
genial current of the soul ; the ethe
real fires of genius may be extin
guished in the gloom of an unsym
pathizing world; and imperial pur
ples and fabled ancestries may be
narcotics to many a gigantic intellect,
who might have been the moving
star to guide the nations to deeds of
usefulness and undying glory.
The instruction of the world has
been carried on by sacrifice. A wri
ter-no less renowned than Wm. C.
Preston-remarks, " that, as you in
crease the circle of light, you in
crease the circle of surrounding dark
ness," and so, as you widen the area
of positive knowledge, you widen
the boundaries of positive ignorance.
How contracted the scope of intel
lectual exertion ! How restricted
the possible boundaries of knowledge !
Man may, with Hugh Miller, cull
many a gem from coral caverns, and
sum up this old engine earth of ours ;
he may with Herschel keep an un
broken vigil on the watch-towers of
science, and bridle with an eclipse
" the celestial horse ;" he nay walk,
with the grand old masters of poetry,
around many a classic fount, and
snatch the bay and iv.y from the fin
gers of the Goddess of Literature on
many a Parnassian height. Even
then, he is heard exclaiming in the
bitterest agonies, how little we know I
How little we know!
Dalton's theory of chemical combi
nation may lead you into the atom
world, and the microscope may reveal
to human vision the teeming anim?l
culo; that collect in a' drop of water,
and yet. do they disclose their origin,
their variety of motions, perceptions,
and appetites?
Newton's law of gravity may ex
press, in a few lines, the dynamics of
the universe, but does it attempt to
explain the circumvolution of the
multiplied systems of worlds, -with
orb within orb, and cycle within cy
cle, around some central sun afar off
I in space ? Or the telescope assay to
i trace * the fading of stars to faint
i nebulae ? " Ossa will have to be piled
: upon Pelion in the grapd arena of
: thought" before the arcana of nature
will yield to the human mind, or the
absolute First Cause come within the
scope of the flights of transcenden
talism.
Tho instability,.of popular senti?
ment is a characteristic feature
ages. Peoples, in every age,
disregarded the principles on
political fabrics rest, and.uncon
ly, have torn from the structi
j governments their vital pow?
cowering before the mandates
! ambitious diplomacy, and comj
idolizing the sophistries of a
fanaticism.
" Liberty," says an eminent
ist, " is the growth of revol
the roots of its mighty tree are
ished by rich libations of 1
blood; and the Bible .itself ha
sword as its selected pioneer."
all the glorious triumphs of |
and extensive conquests of ind
which render immortal the a
which we live, questions are
hurled into tEe ears of christel
as to whether "civilization imp:
to any considerable degree, the :
and social condition of the ma
Or whether the extension of ki
edge favors tbe growth of infic
and rationalism? The tendenc
convert every shapeless form of
ter into a luxury-producing in
ment, and the invention of so 1
labor-saving machines by chri
countries, are efficacious in prodi
pauperism and licentiousness -
lionaires and beggars. As a c
quence the strong oppress the 1
and "Might makes right" bec
the real, though not acknowled
standard of morality. The i
kingdom is weakened by the force
influence of the sense-kingdom,
virtue of civilization fixing the I
so intently upon subjects of the
terial world.
The American Republic, the <
boasted Utopia of thirty million I
men, having lost her national bal
State Sovereignly-is the prey ol
vultures from the four quarters ol
globe. Sad to tell, from the
Grande to the Potomac can still
seen the slime tu?t marks the trai
i he huge anaconda that crushed
the life-blood of our republican
s'it ut ions ; and parallel with its tr
ol' desolation are strewn the grave
our honored dead, over which bli
flowers of a ma rn ii th, watered by
tears o\ widov .r ?nt
which a grate : ... ?ti .
brightest an .
which bedeck .... ?ur M,
er Earth !
" The Sac-feu* ? :
virtue have .
prints of an
misnamed " Righ
now, the fair qn : ? i
this occidental land (occidental
more than one sense) weeping for]
stolen vases.
The late war was but the penu
bra of tbe grand eclipse, which
now in its totality-an eclipse p
dieted for the last century by Jeff
son, Calhoun, and McDuffle, thou
they have not lived to see it verifl
Thank heaven ! we have left us
Davis, a Stephens, anda 'loomis
great political astronomers-to ma
observations and transmit to genei
tions, yet unborn, their instructi
records.
France has entered the shadow pi
jected by false principles- Austria,
fifteen days, made a revolution th
has thrown her in the procession; ai
conservative England, too, with h
rich stores of wisdom, suspended u
on the frail life of her venerated Vi
toria, is espected soon to join the sc
emn march to national deteriorate
The infernal orgies of ?Communis
are spreading the flesh and blood
the good and great over their ba
quet boards; weapons, long laid v
in ancient arsenals, are drawn in ope
warfare, making the dust and smol
of the battlefield of sects to rise i
columns to the very Throne of Go<
Dynasties rise on the bloody ruins ?
dynasties; new governments are cn
ated in a day, as if a new fortuitoi
concourse of individual sentimenl
were sufficient guarantees of const
tutional systems. Labor, armed wit
the thirst for "bread or blood," i
ready to wage a war with capita
such as never before cursed the work
Bismarck's code may mitigate, bu
cannot remedy, the evils; nations mus
learn anew and practice aright th
decalogue of Moses.
Let them be guided to Truth b;
their ^iaji, and there lay down thei
wealth, prejudices, and long cher
ished policies; then, and not til
then, will the jubilant throng of new
born nations fill the earth with theil
thunder-shout, and gather with om
accord under the Elean groves of thc
heavenly sciences ; and then our re
generated earth "will join in song
with the morning star and shout foi
joy with the sons of God."
ELIXIF.
Batesville, S. C.
THE YOUTH OF THE PERIOD.-Thc
Lcmdon 8a urday Hevicw says : " The
growing emancipation pf young peo
I pie from old fashioned forms of re
epect would seem to be making them
j so unendurable in- society that they
; are more and more exiled from it.
j What does it prorit that they possess
i all knowledge if they do not behave
?1 according to their tige and condi
tion?' Affection is damped for the
; learned little roughs, who would Have
been delightful if only they had been
I trained in habits of respect by atten
tion to its outward and visible signs.
1 Kat ute ie' bet eitogetfcer '? holy
i
thing,' whatever^?' ap??s and Rous
seau may assert ; she Has to be re
formed irom the cradlej, and infant
school teachers can witness how im
portant the conduct of ^fhe body is in
training children. We see how charm
ing it is in a Russian child to kiss
his parent's hand, tx&?m?in standing
until bidden to sit, "?jed listen until
asked to speak. The]'^ discipline of
these Tartars and Cossacks is the same
in which our Philip.'Sydneys and
Jane Greys were trained, which gave
models to Vandyke, and kept green
the family affection tirait was once our
boast; and we hardlytfo well to neg
lects." _
How a Young Lady Feels When
She is Engaged.
The following " int^efted letter,"
from the Home. Jour?a), tells funnily
how a young lady feils when sur
reptiously engaged :
DE AB ALLIE : I haste got a real,
live, grownup beau';'?ind isn't it jol
ly. He's perfectly Splendid : just
like those lovely 'waXjfignres in the
windows, only they "fean't use their
lips. It's the French teacher, and
he says ".ina petite"^st like a coo
ing dove, and he allays smells so j
sweet of pond 'lilies-jfq I don't have
anything to do with;i?ie boys now ;
those |?ttle boys of^eeventeen ?ind
eighteen do very we??tyhen there are
no men around, if they1 can get money
enough from their pw''to buy us Gun
ther's candies, but they can't amuse
us girls of fourteen ;gthey seem just
like babies ; and whgn they try to
make love-0, my ! arji'tthey mushy ?
Now, Monsieur Fondue acts as il rle
had been engagedtiyfcnty times, al
though I'm his fir?Move; but we
don't let on before oi and Thnse. Il
makes-Arethusa awful mad to have
me call her Thuse, aiidihat's the rea
son I do it. . I hear*'her ask ma the
other day ii that Rfeuchman'? man
ners were not tooj?aar..iliar toward
tba', child. Child-f She's awfully
afraid of my being-.'ia young lady ]
What need she care,* now she's mar
ried ? Wasn't she -Spooney, though,
about Fred ?t Wh?rjfhe.used toc?me
abd sse her,. I worj^? drag Tommy
into the roora and pufcrny arm around
his waist and squeeze his hand until
her face would bens red asa beet.
Such fun ! I caught her kissing him
once-sjnch a little.1 nipping ki.-s, just
as if she wore tasting pepper Pance.,
Now, if I pretended -!to ki^-s a man,
I'd do it in right good e u nest ; ju.??
plant my feet square on the ground
and give to him sure pop right or. tho
Hps. 0, Allie, pQor-'?liqse would go
uti' on a dead faint^t my low-bred
... and -infirm me, for the
Kur? dr? d ertff?-Jih'h ::f.;-- l1 '
mg to the i.. : . :.:
her. I promised Tommy
day five cents' v.'c.th o? poa nuts to
let me hold him oiitof our third story
window. He'd let me skin him for a
paner of pea-nuts. So I got him out.
aim knelt down under the window
ledge, where I couldn't be seen, and
held tight hold of his wrists. Thuse
thinks my strength is disgusting.
Pretty soon there wa? an elderly shriek
and then an elderly form rushed
across tho street to mother, hut- bv
thc time they got.up stairs I was
seated quietly at my crochet-work,
and Tommy was turning scramersa[ts
on the bed, over the lovedy fluted
I pillow-cases. And still thinks it is
poor Miss Tracy that is " a little wild
at times."
I loye my brother Fi ed ever so
much, but I don't see how he ever
came to fancy such a die-away speci
men as our Thuse. Because she is
so awful pretty, I suppose ; bu,t she
just turns bira around her thumb.
If he refuges to get. what she wants,
she just looks like a martyr in thc
flames, and lets down all her back
hair like the Magdalens in the pic
ture gallery. -And although they
are real pretty hanging on the walls,
even an artist does not want to sit at
tho table three times a day opposite
a live one, with her eyes rolled up
and her hair down her back.
So poor Fred always gives in, and
she smiles a forgiving smile, puts up
her hair, and goes off to buy the fine
silk or thc set- of jewelry that has
taken her fancy. And when she
gets it she keeps tight hold of it, too.
?he has never given me even a cuff
button. Thuse always was stingy.
And she is so stuck-up. because she
has got a sen. Just as if it were
something wonderful. Why, Mrs.
Tubbs, our laundress, has eight of
them, besides oue that was drowned,
and one scalded, and she isn't a bit
set up. But Arethusa says " my boy!"
and does the maternal all to'pieces.
She thinks Alexis is made ont of nicer
materials than most babies, and I
know she does'nt believe the cate
chism where it says he was made out
of the vulgar dust of the earth. I
suppose she thinks rose leaves and
corn starch were used to make up
his delicate organization. It would
relieve my feelings to see a speck of
dirt on that child's lace; it, makes
me ache to see him so painfully clean.
And she things he is going to bea
little Solomon, or some humbug or
other.
Now, Allie, I have got a secret
that vou musn't tell a living soul.. If
you do I will never forgive you. I
have promised Monsieur Fontaine to
be married in three weeks, on my
fourteenth birthday, and if mother
seems likely to object w- are going to
elope, inst like the girls in the nov
ela. ' Won't it bo splendid ? Just
think what a sensation it will make!
The Chicago papers will be full of it.
" Elop ment, in high life. The lovely
daughter of the. rich and elegant Mrs.
E h eloped, with her teacher."
Poor Thuse.would do high tragedy,
wring her hands, and talk of thc dis
grace to their noble house of Ells
worth. I.should think her delicate
shoulders would ache from carrying
our noble house so long. Now, don't'
you breathe a word about it, and I
will stand by you if you run away
with a shoblack*
j. Married at fourteen ! Just think !
i I imall beat Thuse out and out. Then,
j too, something might happen to Mon
; sieur Fontaine. Of course I wouldn't
I have anything happen to him for the
i world ; but then something might,
j you know-the railroads are always
i smashing up; and if there should,
j why then I would be a young and in
teresting widow; and black crape
' with my fair complexion would be so
! sweet, and 0, Allie, do ypu think that
I am too young to wear a widow's
cap? What a blow that cap would
be to Arethusa. She would rather
receive a whole paper of needles in
her side-that ia, gold-headed ones,
not your common steel things. Now,
Allie Wyndham, ii you tell you'll be
just as mean as you can be.
CELLA ELLSWORTH,
(for a little while.)
-. i ? .
La Mouniahie's Terrible Death.
The following details of the death
or the aeronaut, La Mountaine, at
Ionia, i.Iichigan, are printed in the
CMcago Times of Monday : A heavy
squall of wind delayed the ascension
for three hours, but at the end of that
time the air became perfectly calm.
Under the direction of the professor
the balloon was got into position, and j
its inflation with hot air commenced, j
The canvas was soon'filled and loom- j
?cl up nearly seventy-five feet high.
The basket was a willow one, o? a |
size sufficient to hold one person com- j
lbrtably. It was attached to the
balloon by ?six or eight long ropes,
which were fastened at the tcp to a j
round piece of wood, some two or j
three feet in diameter. The ropes
were in no manner fastened together j
between the top and the basket. As i
each piece was one hundred feet long,
i t seemed even 'to the inexperiem ed
eye that there should have been some
webbing or network, at least-, over
the bag or bugle of the canvass. *It
was also noticed that the ropes were
unevenly distributed, three or faur
being in a comparative cluster, leav
ing the other strands far apart.
Everything being in readiness, the
words, " Let her go," were given, and
the air-ship darted up with great ra
pidity, while the daring aeronaut
waved his hat to the uneasy, uncer
tain multitude who almost breath
lessly and in silence watched his
flight. Immediately upon leaving
the ground the mouth ot" the canvas
began to flap around with great vio
lence. When tully a hall' mile from
the earth, ?nd when the whole struct
Hie looked no larger than a hogshead,
the balloon slipped from between the
ropes and was instantly inverted.
The car and its occupant dropped
like a shot, and when the ropes were
.vim hint, the round piece of wood
'? ? ?
about one hundred feel ni^L Ii?: io ?
his hold, folded his hands and anns
before his face, aud his feet first
struck the ground with a dull, heavy
thud. Then ensued a panic and up
roar in th** crowded multitude which
is indescribable. Wpmen fainted ;
strong men wept, and, to arid to the
confusion, the canvas came flying over
the crowd like a Huge bird. Some
one cried out to get from the way,
aa it would fail with crushing loree.
Then the cry VMS taken up, and a
general rush was made for safety, in
which many were more or less injured.
La Mountaine was crushed to a liter
al pulp. Not a sign of motion or
life was visible when he was reached.
A medical examination disclosed the
fact that hardly a who]** bone was
left. ALiuy were ground and splin
tered lo, powder. His jaws fell upon
his anns and were pulverized. The
blood spurted from his mouth and
ears. The corpse waa laid out and
placed on the public square, where it
waa viewed by thousands during the
afternoon, and was sent to his home
at Brooklyn, Mich., on the following
day.
A Terribie Tragedy in Belgium.
The Belgium newspapers give the
following account of a dreadful-trag
edy that occurred three weeks ago in
a little village near Brussels. A far
mer and his wife h\\<\ plaited lo mur
der their niese during her sleep, to
roi) her of 1,800 fran es that she was
taking to her sick mother.- In order
to foil the future searches of the
police they, previously to perpetra
ting the crime, were engaged in dig
ging large hole in their garden, so
as tc bury the body in it, when the
young girl, who, nqt l?eing asleep,
had heard her terrible ' sentence,
rushed out by the window and ran
to tho police station, distant one mile
only. But as soon as she was out, the
daughter ?d' the wicked farmer, who'
was not. expected home that night,
came back, and, not wishing to awaken
anybody in the house, went noiseless
ly into the bed where her cousin had
been lying a few minutes ago. She
soon fell asleep, and thus her mother,
not being aware of'the providential
substitution, owing to the darkness of
the night, broke her own daughter's
bead with an axe.
This being done, the two were go
ing to the garden, carrying the corpse,
enveloped in a bedspread, when two
gendarmes, accompanied by the fugi
tive girl, rushed into the house with
lanterns in their hands. At the
sight ol their niece, whom they
thought they had murdered, the two
wretches took off the covering and
found their unfortunate child killed
by their own hands. The man, taking
a large butcher's knife, plunged it
into his breast and fell. dead on the
ground. As to the woman, who was
prevented from committing suicide,
she became insane, aud is now shut
up in a lunatic asylum, where she is
expected soon to die from mental ex
haustion. A more horrible account
has rarely beon registered in the an
nuls of crime.
?jr A wicked man in Davenport, bo
' ins on his death-bod, wished to consult
some proper person regarding his future
stato, and his friend sent a fire insurance
agent to him?
! The Attorney-General has given
j an elaborate opinion in Gen. How
I ards case. His paper is a legal cu
, riosity. It shows that the Govern
. ment has no possible hold on Gen.
j Howard, who somehow, strangely
j enough, has dropped through a suc
I cession of -loop-holes in the law be
I yond the reach of justice. Some
j $700,000 have mysteriously disap
peared under his mismanagement;
: he cannott account for it; the Freed
i men's Bureau has been run so loosely
'?. that nobody can tell into whose pock
I ets the money has leached. And for
j this, the.Government has nothing to
i show but Gen. Howard's bond for
! $10,000, and his certificate of church
membership ''in good and regular
j standing." The thing is exceedingly
unhandsome. Gen. Howard may be
a very good man, but gifted with re
markable incapacity, and superhuman
gullibility; he may be a very bad
man playing a game with consum
mate skill ; but it is immaterial which
he is, so far as the Government ie
concerned, while he has manipulated
three-quarters of a million dollars
from t..e Treasury. One thing looks
badly for Gen. Howard. He has been
apologized for and explained con ti n
! nally and interminably for a half
dozen years. Every week or two. he
has had the benefit of a new c-<at of
whitewash. He rms required a vast
deal of writing up. It looks suspi
cious. He has been explained roo
much by half. No honest man could
stand so much puffery and palaver,
so many polishings and perfuming?,
as have bee : found necessary in his
case. We see no' barm in his berne
interested in churches and speaking
in meetings; but what the public
want to know is, how a man can re
concile the holding of an office for
which he knows he is incompetent,
and in which he is a confessed de
faulted for nearly three-quarters of ti
million, with any religion that recog
nizes "common honesty as a virtue.
To admit his honesty is to impeach
his capacity-andan incapacity which
can no more be distinguished f?om a
crime than two peas, growing in the
same pod can be distinguished from
each othe,r.
? ??<^>fr-? -
BrcvUies anti Levi lies*
???- " Ture love Is monarch ul" all dif
ficulties. Beautiful ?md light-footed, like
the leopard, it leaps tho chasm of sepa
ratio?, and crouches delighted al the feet
? >f its own !" Just-so.
f ?
gmt* A Memphis lawyer tell down
while speaking 'ho other day. It will
make th** case clearer to .say that an ink
stand thrown by the opposing counsel
hit him just before ho fell.
r^3t>r Conundrum from the Chicago
i,- Why is it that lightning nov
Uga .ia!;.'1 me puke.*
v-no rigs --iLietc? ~? thu
rules 01 etiquette, went home one night
and found his wife sitting in another
man's lap. Next day hg told a friend of
tho circumstance. ' What did you do
about it?' said his friend. 'What in
thundor could I do ? I never had an in
troduction to the man.'
jsS- A youth and a maiden were danc
ing the lancers. In thc course of the
inane conversation which the dance ne
eus.-i i; it o*, betook to questioning bora-,
to her accomplishments. " Do you paint?"
lie asked, lie wonders what on earth
she got mad about.
??r A little boy being asked " What
is the chief end of man?" replied:
H The.end what's got the head on.''
Married ladies should be cautious
about disciplining their husbands, when
Hie latter come home tipsy, by sticking
their heads into a bucket of water. At
such times the husbands arc not fitted
for receiving water. Mrs. Junk, of Ma
rietta, Ohio, was in the habit of .so dis
ciplining her husband, but she knows
bettor now. La.st week she tried it and
hold lils head in the pail till he was
subjugated. And now she is a lonely
widow.
^.O- A mild and affectionate wife in
Lancaster, Pa., overheard an acquain
tance remark that her husband was too
fond of loo. She waited up for him that
n'r.'.bt, und when ho came hume demand
cd to know if he had been spending his
time with loo. Thc unsuspecting hus
band admitted that ho had. when, with
out niving him time to explain, she
wont for liim with a fire shovel. Thc
husband docs nut remember how the in
terview ended, but could never convince
his wife that loo was a game -at cards;
and ho always j.lays euchre now and
trots hume before ten o'clock
A citizen of Connecticut, recently
introduced to a newly married man, con
gratulated him warmly, and said: " Ah,
those Litchfield country girls make clov
er wives. I've had three of them."
jjacr The intensity of dignity is au old
female darkey sitting at a second story
window sewing, with brass barred spec
tades on.
ty Ho oareful vhen you make some
suggestions oof your landlady dot you
dond make some mishdake like myself
did on Tons j ay. I lind it pud in-dhcr
Noos bedder last veek sonic receipt vol
you make Cako tings oof. I eut it oud
and gif it to mine landlady, but I vos so
oxtonished like tunder afterwards when
I find I cut dher wrong piece, and T gil"
her instead, a piece of paper vot say,
" how to manage a vicious cow"-und
now X haf von tooths der lesser, my head
asks oufully, und she dond took oil* my
board pishness not fifty cent a veek oed.
Dis vos convidenshall.
i'4r If a man has any religion worth
having, he will do his duty and not make
much about it. It is the empty ket tie
that rattles. %
?&- A boy on the 4th exploded a pack
of fire-crackers in his sister's piano The
intercession of his grand-father saved the
youngster a well-morited thrashing, and
out of gratitudeto his deliverer, ho sprin
kled tho inside folds of thu morning pa
per with Cayenne pepper, and the old
gontleman, on opening and shaking it,
aa has been his custom for years, was
taken with a violent fit of sneeziug, and
throw both of his knees and one thumb
out of joint, before a servant, whoso nose
he broke, could control him. The old
gentleman has temporarily retired from
the business of intercessor.
naifs of V?ily,
General Beauregard's support ol'
the amalgamation resolutions, as they
are called, recently adopted ata large
political meeting in New Orleans, has
been the subject of considerable com
ment on the part of the Southern
press. Much regret has been ex
pressed that one 59 distinguished and
possessing so enviable a reputation
; should nave fallen from his high
! estate, and have his hitherto honora
ble name covered with, reproach and
dishonor General Beauregard has
[ fallen immeasurably in the estimation
of the Southern people. After the
war, among the surviving chiefs of
the " lost cause," he ranked second
only to the noble and peerless Lee.
But in consequence^!' Iiis late obnox
ious political teachings his name has
been cast out as unworthy, ami he is
resting under the shallow of the dis
approval and condemnation of the
people who once loved and honored
him. "From the heights of honoree
: has fail eu to the depths of disgrace ;
there let him remain until he gives
abundant evidence of sincore sorrow
and repentance for his folly and crime'
in recommending the social equality
of the races.
It is true that General Beauregard
in a recent address to the people of
Louisiana iii vindication of his sup
port of the ama'gamution r?solut inns
takes "the ground^ ?at they^ do not
nece-sarily lead .t- the social equality
of the races. But in the entertain
ment of this ojltaioii he is ab variance
with tlie editim of the prominent
and repr?sent?t^ Southern journal ,
who have given -the resolutions due
considemii,.ri and&arried them cut to
their logicjJ consequences. They
claim thar, tljfr inevitable result of the
close comtningliiig of whites and
blacks in schools, hotels Slid every
place of a public nature witf lead to
amalgamation; General Beauregard
in his address of vindication has not
succeeded in meeting the'*objections
raised against the resolutions of which
he is said to be the author:' And it
isa matter of simple impossibility
for him to meet Lnese objections which
aro founded on the instinctive feel
ings of our nature, and^gSpnsequently^
entirely out of the domain of argu
ment. If he is' possessed ot any.
powers of penetration or discernment
ne must see and feel that he*hascom
mitted a grav ? error and taken a false
step. It is to bebopecfthat he will
repudiate his own resolutions, and do
works meet for repentance of, the ig
noble and ignominious course that
has brought ins once honorable name
into such unspeakable disrepute.
Chester Reporter.
. IHanni^f.tur'nsr fn At*?i!Sf??
?'.- - ' ?:
cuiarion. Last ^vening we'o">t?:?*? j
lars in regard to the matter.
About the middle ot March last
Mr. J. J. Gregg, a well known citizen
of this place, long prominently con
nected with cotton manufacturing
interests, met in Boston an English
capitalist, whom he induced to come
out to this eily for the purpose ot
investigating a projected land scheme
connected with manufacturing as a
basis. The capitalist, after 1 caching
the city and looking into the ?latter,
was so well satisfied thai ke proposed
that if a company with a capital ol
$100,000 were formed he would take
stock to the amount of |?i ?L'O, jal
culating to use a portion o? ?be capi
tal in laying our, sti eets and construct
ing sewers. No difficulty was expe
rienced in forming the company,
several of the most prominent citi
zens of Augusta making UP the re
quired amount above the f-32,000.
The capitalist returned to England,
and, as an evidence that he meant
business, immediately remi ted thir
ty-two thousand dollars to the eom
ccmpany in Augusta. The com
pany at once |went to work to pur
chase land near the city and contigu
ous to the canal, and now owns a
very large tract adjoining or in the
vicinity of the canal. The company
has pretty nearly completed its pur
chases.
The English capitalist referred to,
as an inducement for citizens here to
join him in a manufacturing enter
prise to be established on the Augusta
cana', stated that he would head a
subscription list in England with
?11,000 ($55,000) to organize a com
panv lor the purpose of buil ling or.
said canal a factory of 25,000 spin
dles, and use his inlluence to get up
a comp my with a capta] of $1,001 ?,000
?with that view. Mr. J. J. Gregg
will leave for England this morning
to perfect the scheme in concert with
the capitalist. He is sanguine of
success, as he has received great en
couragement from prominent English
capitalists. If the scheme is perfected,
as we trust and believe it will be, a
great impetus will be given to the
manufacturing interests of Augusta,
and a large ad/li rion made to her ma
terial wealth and prosperity.-Chroni
cle & Sentinel, 15th.
"Come In!"
M Como in !" . -voet words of welcome,
Of confidence and cheer ;
A saying uttered every day,
Yet grateful to the car!
" Don't stand upon the threshold,
Or sit outside the gate ;
I send you simple greeting, friend,
Come in ! no longer wait."
.
The. guest may bo a peasant,
The host may be a king,
Or vice oerwi, yet tU?: words
liavo still die same sweet ring.
' Then be not. slow to uttor
Tho syllables, we pen,
For angela have been entertained
Sometimes, you know, by mon.
We'll give no chary welcome
While in this .world of sin,
. That angels may in turn 1ml us,
When lifo is o'er, " Come in !"'
rv "An Illinois wind-mill 'lately'
run 181 days without stopping." Small
? matter to boast ot We have a largo mun
j ber ol' -wind-mills in this Stale, that hove
not only run 365 days without stopping,
! but they keep this fun up for the tenn ol
1 a natural life.
A Faul ; ????.
The Marietta 'qunial s&jB: *
On i H nt Svrfid.iv week, Jefferson
Weaver, who is about '17 \<-irs old,
and the son gf a widow Jach, got into
a difficulty with u young man named
James Worley, who is about lil years
old, which terminated in the death dt
the latter. The Smilies of both
these young men live on i'joining
I rms. and the joint fen'e? ! etween
the respective farms being i:t a bad
c ndi.tion permit? d thestocknf Mri:
Weaver to trespass nu the field of
i Mr. Worley Tfiifi fact ms li e ceca- .
j sion o?' several quarrels between the
young men* and consequently there
existed bad feeling be*.wi un them.
On last Sunday week, Wca\mand
several young lads went dofl'n ?oEto
wah liver five miles from Canton, on
the Jasper road, forth..' pm post? of
bathing. They had aboutg"t ?irough
and were in a bateau, when young
Worley came up, with, one or two
friends, and boasMngly said ho could
whip any one in that crowd. Weaver, .
it seamed, v. as of n contrary opinion,
and so stated i?o young Worley m
language not to be misunderstood.
Woids not and angry ensued, then
blows were ?ruck, and they grap
pled in a fearful struggle. Worley
being older was the st;rongeat of the
two and Weaver was thrown to the
ground.'Worhn tailing on lop. ??Then
commenced that sf r?gale for Iif& which
driyi .. me,: tu d<->p.-;r.re deeds. Weav- ^
er$va?'not .-.low in recognize his own
.disadvantage, and that bc would be
("worsted in^tlre combar, by his antago
nist. In a momen??e bad his knue
open ami plunged nRnio the side of
f?&?hy, wiiile^h'e warufbloud flaped | *
from i he,, wound profusely. Still Wor
?y did 'not relax his .hohl upon
Weaver. Tiien again and ag?an did
Ar Ja
.rn
the kt ^n blade oPthe knife bads its
way in\o the body of ?Worjey, until
''.leven s^abs ? wejSf?nllicted. Worley
was taken ff of Weaver and expired
almost instantly. "A i tb garments
bloody; bis gashed and lifele^ xorin
was carried home to hie parents. Wea
ver went ar, once to Canton and gave .
himself up to Sheriff Gramling; and
last week he was tried and acquitted.
?Jp?foii factories, Kvnh and 3ou!b.
The Wilmington Slur contains the
following, article upon the subject of
cotton factories, winch ia entitled to
the earnest attention of capitalists.
No State in the Union p.obablv offers
so Urge natural inducements for the
establishment of cotton factories as
South Carolina. The obj?ctioas that
nave been raised in the past are rap
idly passing away, and there is no
room for doubt but that one of the
*rst things done by the ne^t T :
ture will be tb-j i-r-; f-.aucj
i&iragementsj h > w exevj *.
l.o . iron- tv . t.h?.t .- ???ii ; ?i
.ir gu?
i. , . \ ?u ..?2 or hear, of
;' cs in '.vhic? largs und remu
nerative profit? have rewarded those
who have had the foresight to embark
in such enterprises, while communi
ties have become prosperous and idle
hands found employment through
their instrumentality. In our neigh
boring State of ?eorgia, we find that
the Eagle and Phoenix Manufacturing
Company, located in Columbus, re
port profits equal to twenty-four per
ceut. of the e..piral invested, by the
operations of the past year, while
tue Columbus Manufacturing Compa
ny report 23 per cent.; and the Ros
well Factory 9 per cent, for the last
six months of 1S72. The factories of
Macon and Augusta have also been
steadily yielding handsome profits,
which we have every assurance will
compare favorably with those of tho
factories at* Columbus. In Virginia,
where these factories ave in operation,
the results have been equally encour
aging. In fa?t, we have reliable data
ro the effect thet the cotton mill in
Petersburg, which runs one hundred
looms and ?iree thousand and twen
ty-two spindles, yielded a net profit
in 1872 of 25 per ceut.-on its capital
stock. The reports from Northern
mills, where the facilities for running
them are nothing to compare wi"h
our own, the profits ar? said.to have
been from eight to twelve per ceLt.
for the year just closed. There is
every inducement for our people to
invest in enterprises of this charac
ter. There can be no such word a?
fail, as what can be accomplished iii
Georgia, Virginia- and other Stat( s
can most assuredly bo accomplished
lier??. There can certainly be no i?.
vestment which will be .-o certain
and satisfactory in its results, or oi .>
calculated to add more speedily ai Y
:;.?( tuai ly to the commercial impoi .
lance ot our city, than one or :noi
well cond ctcd cotton factories. WI .
will be first to put the bail in motion*.
A WESTERN GIRL'S GRIT.-A
young man from a New Brunswick
city, who has been visiting in Mil
waukee, Wis., recently, passed Ban
gor, on his way home wit h. a fail
daughter of the West, to whom he
had been engaged, and who he was
takiug to his provincial hume to s bow
to his fond parents. Ile took Iv* to
his father's house ; the father lo dred
coldly on her, and the young man
quit "the paternal roof, loudly pro
testing that he would take Ms girl to
the States, and after procuring the
services of a clergyman, proceeded
to win bread forvhims.elf and t':eidol
of his affection. But the fellow had
been so influenced by the papa's
threats of disinheritance that hfi- in
wardly resolved to send the poor girl
off to shirk for herself. In pursu
ance of this plan, he, on the .arrival
of the train at Vanceboro, re-checked
his trunk to his home and waiting:
on the platform till the last moment,
he let the train go on, and -took the- '
next train back. The girl, on discov
ering the cruel 'desertion of har lover,,
t.. ok the matter cool ly and "with
genuine giit. She told a confident
whom she uad made on the train that,.
W-and-by, she would come back and
put a revolver bullet through-that
young man's heart if it cost'her alife
sentence in the provincial peniten
tiary.

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