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The Ballad of Farmer Brown.
A SONO"FOB THE TIMES, WITH A MORAL. Old farmer Brown came into the house, And wrathfully slammed the door, And flopped himself down into a chair, And flopped his hat on tho floor. For larmer Brown was dreadfully wroth And his dander it was up ; And he. looked around with an angr scowl. And wrathfully kicked the pup. 44 I'm tired from head to foot, he said, " And hungry as I kin be ; I'd like to havo a mouthful to eat; Is dinner 'most ready?" said he. Tlie farmer's wife she was pale and thin ?... And hungry and wan was she ; . And her eye was dim and her step wai slow, And her dress was a sight to see ?fc "Your dinner is ready," she meekly said " And tho dodgers is smoking hot, But I've scraped the meal all out of the **? box, -, And the last jin?s jest from the pot " "The mischief you have !" said farme Brown, t. Heaving a doleful sigh ; u Thar's plenty of bacon and corn in town, And I've no money to buy." Up spoke the farmer's daughter, Marier And she hadn't spoke before ; "Thar's cotton out under the shed," said she, "Some dozen bales or more." "Cotton, th? devil," said farmer Brow (It's dreadfully wrong to swear) " My cotton's all mortgaged for last year's work With never a bale to spare." "Well, then," his daughter upspoke again, 44 If that won't do for feed, You've two or three wagon loads or more Of Dickson's Prolific seed." " Do you think mea beast?" said farmer Brown, *' Pm neither cow nor steer ; And what if I was ? I've hardly enough Of. seed to plant this year." "Then," said his daughter, Marier, again, " Thar's guano, lots," she sard, u Thar's twenty sacks full into the barn And barrels under the shed. " Guano ? Oh, Lud !" said farmer Brown "I need all the precious stuff To put on nay cotton land this year, And then not have enough." But when the farmer had eaten his fill, He fell Into thought prolound, And smoking his tobacco, which cost at least Some ninety cents per pound. Then he muttered-" Thar's something wrong About my farming, I swear ! We don't have even enough to eat, Nor half enough to wear ! " My mules are starving almost to death My cows are dreadfully thin ; Thar's hardly an ear of corn in the orib And narry oat in the bin ! "The times ain't like they once have been> When I was young and spry ; We had fat horses and mules in the lot And fat hogs left in the sty. . " My cribs were always chock full of corn My smoke-house groaned with meat ; We had plenty of clothes to wear, And always had enough to eat. "Byjings ! I'll changemy habits at once From woeful experience learn This year my cotton I'll plant in a patch Ana plant my fields in corn." MORAL. All you whose farms are going to wreck Who've neither corn nor meat Just make the resolve of farmer Brown And go for someting to eat ! SANDY HIGGINS. The Mistake of My Life. What was the mistake ? "Why, in plain words, it was for me. (me, poor Jack Johnson, with only fifteen hun dred dollars a year out of my fagging, toilful clerkship) not to succeed in marrying Mrs. Horatio Mackenzie, as she still liked to call herself, a widow of, perhaps, forty, and with fully for ty thousand for her yearly income. That was the mistake. Ohl Luck, Fate, Fortune, whatev er be the name of that mysterious power that " shapes our ends, rough hew them as we will," how I have vituperated, anathematized, scorned you since that most miserable of events ! But lamentation was wholly useless. I had to bear it. I have been trying . tD bear it ever since. I met Mrs. Mackenzie at the Elixir Spring.?, during the two final weeks of August. Everybody was rushing to the Elixir Springs that year ; why. it would need an Odipus correctly to answer, except that they tasted like eggs whose first freshness is a memory of the past, and that three glasses of | their water was enough to demoralize the most well-behaved of livers. I had two weeks of vacatiou, and followed the general rush to these springs. At first it was rather stupid. Plenty of vulgarity, plenty of pre temiion, arid a little refinement. There was no use of my trying to mix with people, however, for I knew nobody, and nobody seemed even to observe the presence of humble me. At last it happened that I encoun tered, one morning, upon the piazza of the mammoth hotel, an exceeding ly jolly-looking fellow, with an ex ceedingly ugly-looking giri on his arm The jolly-looking fellow and I in stantly grasped each other's hand, - and showed many mutual signs of j being delighted at the meeting. "My dear Jack!" exclaims Harry Tallman, "you're the last person I expected to see. Your bright face does me good. Let me present Mr. Johnson, Euphemia, my old friend, of whom I am sure you have often heard me speak. Jack, this is my sister Euphemia." Whereupon Harry disengages him self from the altogether unpleasing Misa Tallman, who simpers profusely, and looks very much as though she would like to be talked to. Of course I am compelled to launch myself into a little current of small talk, to which Miss Euphemia mikes responses, now and then, that deserve at least to be called amiable. And I have just made the ungratifying dis covery that she is about as stupid as she is homely, when I am rapidly called upon to make the second dis covery that her brother Harry has rambled away from us. Well, any soci?ty, I philosophically conclude, is better than none. Pres ently, Euphemia and I are strolling ma. and down the piazza, side by side. ^Conversation drags horribly. The ill-favored Euphemia can giggle 'Yes,' and titter " No," and simper, "Do you really think so?" but she isn't capable of doing much else. I begin to have very rancorous.feel ings, indeed, toward the absent Harry. Suddenly I am rather surprised to gee him in converse, at a short dis tance from wtmirm, with * stately, imposing, stout female, of certainly forty, dressed in a sort of showy sec ond-mourning. The lady wears upon her august acquilme face a look of unconcealed, satisfaction; Harry is talking with evident earnestness and volubility. Euphemia gives a marked giggle, whilst her eyes follow raine. I look interrogative. " Who is Harry s majestic charm er ?" I presently ask. "Mrs. Mackenzie," I am promptly inforn.ed ; " Mrs. Horatio Mackenzie she likes to have people call her, I believe." "Harry seems to be enjoying him self," I state. Another giggle. " Yes. They've been quite inti mate for several days past." . And now I suddenly recollect that I have not known Mr. Harry Tallman for the past ten years or so without also knowing some of his pet theories, too. Among these there is one of a very pronounced character. If ever Mr. T*allman marries, he has more than once confided to me that he means to marry for money, and (pro vided he can be so successful) for a great deal of money as well. "Oh, yes," I immediately make haste to fib ; "I have heard this Mrs. Mackenzie spoken of before now. lihe is-ahem!-rather rich, is she not, and"-this last is a somewhat audacious venture-M a widow ?" " Her husband died about two years ago, I think," announces Euphemia, " and everybody agrees in saying that he left her an income of forty thous I and doll -irs a year." j " Indeed 1" I try to look wholly j uninterested. " Do you know her?" "Oh, yeal" Then follows more tiresome talk about nothing. At last, I make a daring pause not thr?e feet from where Harry and Mrs. Mackenzie are stand ing. Then I take the bull by the horns, and address a direct appeal so to speak-toward Euphemia's com mon politeness. . "By-the-by, Miss Tallman, if it isn't too much trouble, will you have the kindness, at some time during the day, to-to present me to this Mrs. Mackenzie? I like her looks ex tremely." "Amiable Euphemia!" " Why, certainly, Mr. Johnson," is the prompt answer ; " I shall be most happy to present you nora). I know her quite well." Harry' jusfr saves himself from the impertinence of an out-and-out frown as, a few moments later, he sees me formally presented to his companion. Mrs. Mackenzie acknowledges the introduction with great graciousness. I strain every nerve to be agreeable, and completely ignore (like the wretch I am) the benevolent Euphemia, who still stands at my side. Harry is evidently nonplussed at my cool assurance. Presently he finds the concealment of his chagrin alto gether too hard a task, and, offering his arm to the complacent, sheep-like Euphemia, moves away with her. A good hour passes after that, du ring which I level upon Mrs. Mack enzie the fullest broadsides of affa bility. It seems to me that the more I exert ruy.-elf the more gracious she becomes. I have not talked with her ten minutes before I discover that she has one pet foible. She wishes to be thought girlish, and soft-mannered, and gentle ; she shudders at the idea of being called masculine or impres sive. Of course I cannot help marveling at her willingness to believe that she could ever, under any circumstances, appear anything except masculine and impressive. But, notwithstanding this firm conviction of mine, I behave like the most hypocritical of caitiffs, and murmur something to the following mendacious effect: ' " Whatever cnn have made you imagine, Mrs. Mackenzie, that your style was an) thing of that ridiculous, sort? Indeed, where can greater sweetness and womanliness of manner be found, if-" " Oh, I fear you are a dreadful , compliment-monger," she interrupts, with a*laugh, doubtless meant to be low and musical, but having, in re ality, a hard, Amazonian efiect-like everything about the woman. The next time I see Harry Tail man, I cannot fail to observe his evi dent self-struggle in the matter of treating me with common civility. Harry has set himself to win the wid? ow, if such a thing is remotely feasi ! ble. My sudden successful interfer ! ence is, no doubt, giving him sensa tions toward me that, are little else than canmbalistie. Never mind; I will persevere. What is Harry Tall man's personal enmity when weighed against forty thousand a year ? During the next week or so, we run a nearly even race, Harry and I, in our pursuit of the prosperous Mrs. , Mackenzie s preference. Nor at the end of that time is the race yet deci ded, as regards who has proved win ner. Mrs. Mackenzie beams upon me, but she also beams upon Harry. There are moments when I almost feel my pockets bulging with bank notes, so encouraging are her smiles and words ; but hope leaps into such active life only to fade into something much less pronounced ; for to-day, I seem the preferred one ; * to-morrow, it is Harry. At last, the period of my departure from Elixir Springs has drawn no ticeably near. I shall be needed most imperatively by my employers in New York, on the first.of Septem ber ; and it is now the twenty-ninth of August. Can nothing be done to conduct-if one might so phrase it-avente to an immediate, yet tell ing crisis ? ^ Oil the evening of the thirtieth I j aeourt Urs. Ifanlmnnt for ? oooa-1 light stroll, and without darin? tread upon the sacred ground c absolute proposai, it must, neve] less, be admitted that I positi wallow in sentimentality. That night I part with her, f?( certain that Harry Tallmanu s ch is slim, indeed, compared with own. Was not her behavior the of indulgence when I murmur?e and-so ? Did she not look down actually simper (in her bungling itation of girlishness), when I ' tured upon thus-and-thus? Heavi I can almost feel the wheels of own carriage rolling beneath What an emancipation-what amelioration-for poor Jack Johns The thirty-first is my final da effort. On the thirty-first I n either speak, and speak boldly, or ever after hold my peace. * To le the field in Harry Tallmann's ] session, with no decisive understa ing between myself and Mrs. lt kenzie, will be openly to court an evitable defeat. As a special favor, owing to approaching departure, I have b able, on the previous night, to eng Mrs. Mackenzie's exclusive comp ionship for the night following. And never, as it turns out, 1 night more propitious for such occupation as that to which I des dedicating it. A full moon holds the great olouded heaven ; a light breeze w ders murmurously through the silv ed foliage ; the air has not a tpi of chilliness, and yet is fresh as ti of some early May evening. I do it. No matter exactly hov, is done, but I do it. There is no dot at all that I make Mrs. Mackenzi proposal of marriage". She accepts me without mu humming or hawing, to speak ii businesslike way of so hallowed subject. After feeling certain that I am i changeably and irrevocably accepti I seem to take the rest of that wt on a succession of exceedingly co fortable thrones. Just before we say good-by tl night, for what is to be at least week of separation (since my bu ness imperatively demands that shall leave early on the followi: morning), I ask my new fiancee tender question regarding some t ken of remembrance which I pr pose sending up to her from the cit " The ring I shall brng mys? next Saturday," I softly whisper; " b I want to send you something b tween now and then.. Pray sugge to me what the gift shall be." An immense affectation of tim bashfulness on the part of my af anced. " Anything you please," she ri] pies ; "only let it be something qui simple and inexpensive." Suddenly it crosses my mind thi a few days ago she greatly admire a certain shawl worn by a certai very young lady in the hotel-a go samer-like, voluminous garment, e: tremely youthful in'character. " Very well,' I answer. " I wi send you something that you are I wear, and that whilst you wear yo are to think of me-something th? is just suited to your style. I hoj. that you will have on, my love, whe we next meet." Oh, unlucky words ! I shiver t my very marrow as I recall and writ them S Arriving in town the next day, immediately make search for a shaw similar to that which Mrs. Mackel zie has admired. I at last succeed in finding such shawl, purchase it, and give order that it shall be sent to my boarding place. When I reach home that night, find the bundle containing (he shaw lying on my table. There is also an other bundle, at which I glance, an< as I do so, I discover that an envelop? addressed to myself! accompanies thi latter package. I open the envelope, and. find it contents to be a bill ; whereupon look at the bundle, and mutter, an noyedly : "Impertinent fellow! he promise* to send them the day I started foi the Springo I shan't take them now it's the only way to punish his bat faith." That night I am so happy that ] burn to celebrate my happiness ir some fine, convivial way. My frienc Peterkins has not yet heard the joy ful tidings. I pay Peterkins a visit, and quietlj permit my bombshell of news to ex plode during our conversation. Pooi Peterkins is monstrously amazed He stares at me with great saucer like eyes for quite a while, and is speechless. " Let us stroll to Delmonico's, Peterkins," I propose, " and eat some supper." Whereupon my friend sigbj aBhort jealous little sigh. My future is to dine .and sHp ala Delmonico, he ia probably thinking, as long as I live ; whilst his must be connected with cuisines of a very inferior order. But presently he bursts forth in a very torrent of congratulations, apd -as sures me that I am the luckiest fel low of mis acquaintance. Whilst he gives my hand a congrat ulatory wring, I make up my mind that we shall sup sumptuously, Pe terkins and I. True', I . have over drawn my account more than a little of late ; but how can that possibly matter to a man whom forty thousand a year are waiting to beatify ? Indeed, as it turns out, Peterkins and I Bup " not wisely, but too well.'' It is nearly two o'clock when I must record that I stumbled upstairs hor ribly-befogged*.'' " Befogged," in the sense in which I employ it, has a gen tle originality that I think my least acute reader* will not fail tb di?cov er. j The next morning I awoke wit frightful headache, and in all depths of physical (if not precis moral) wretchedness. But I do forget the bundle that is to be s per express to Elixir Springs. I no; I do not forget that. Would heaven I had forgotten it ! Three days lateral am appalled receiving the following note : '' ELIXIR SPRINGS, September, 1ST "SIR-Your insult has been rece ed, and is duly appreciated. 1 will please address any further co munication which you may ci about making me, to Mr. Henry Tc mann, a gentleman with whom have just contracted an engageme of marriage, and whose wife I he to become in the course of a f weeks. Yours, etc., " KATHARINE MACKENZIE.' For fully five minutes after readi this extraordinary letter I sit in i room staring at it, turned into ste by sheer amazement. ? Presently a horrible light brea in upon rae. I stagger to my clos and search about for a certain br. die. Where is it ? Ah ! I have here on the top shelf ; doubtless has been put there by the chambi maid, and so forgotten by me. With quivering fingers I open tr bundle, having brought it forth fr< the closet. And presently I give great cry as Mrs. Mackenzie's sha meets my sight ! I have sent the ?wrong bundle. What did the other bundle cc tain ? Il contained a pair of pam loons. Ah, if only I had not taken th bacchanalian supper with Peterkin That was the cause of it all ; or, rat er, the headache and bewilderme and wretchedness that followed it tl next morning, these were the cause Mrs. Horatio Mackenzie has bei Mrs. Henry Tallmann for years ai years. I am so horrified by the tu which events have taken, and so co vinced that Harry has, all in .a m ment, as it were, found such an ii pregnable fortress of defense again me, that I yield to a sense of ove whelming defeat, and resign mysc to the dreary realization of havii committed-the mistake of my Iii Carving a Turkey. There is nothing, says Max Adele a young unmarried man likes betti than to go to a dinner at the house i a friend and to be asked to carve turkey. He never carved a turke in his life, and with an old maid c one side of him, watching him dosi ly, and on the other side a .fair gi: for whom *he has a tenderness, I feels embarrassed when he begin First he pushes the knife down t.( ward one of the thigh-joints. H can't find the joint, and he plunge the knife around in search of it unti he makes mince-raeat out of on whole quarter of the fowl. Then b sharpens his knife, and tackles i again. At last, while making a tei rific dig he hits the joint suddenij and the leg flies into the maide lady's lap, while her dress front i covered with a shower of stuffing Then he goes for the other leg, am when the young lady tells him h looks warm, the weather seems t him suddenly to become four h und re? degrees warmer. This leg he final!; y.iulls loose with his fingers. Ile lay it on the edge of the plate,and ?hil he is backing at the wing ho grad ii ally pushes the leg over O'i the deal table cloth, and when he picks it ti] it slips from his hand into the gravy dish and "splashes the gravy nroun< for six square yards. Just as he ha made up his. mind that the turkey has no joints to its wings the hos asks him if he thinks the Indians cai really bc civilized. The girl ne.x to him laughs, and he says he wil explain his views upon ' the su bj ec after dinner. Then he sops bis brov with his handkerchief and* presse the turkey so hard with the lork tba it slides oil' the dish and upsets ? goblet of water on the girl next ti him. Nearly frantic, he gouges awa] again at the wings, gets them off in ; mutilated condition, and digs inti the breast. Before he eau (rut an; oil', the host asks him why he don' help out the turkey. Bewildered, he puts both legs on .' plate and hands them.to the maid el lady, and then he helps the young gir to a plateful of stuffing, and whili taking her plate in return knock: over the gravy-boat. Then he sib dov. n with the calmness of despaii and fans himself with a napkin, wliib the servant girl clears up and take: the turkey to the other end of th< table. He doesn't discuss the Indiar question that day. He goes hoint right alter dinner, and spends th? night trying to decide whether t( commit suicide or to take lessons ir carving. -.-mt^t?-? Masquerading in Boy's Clothes. A correspondent at Little Ptock Ark. writes: That a marshal has just returned from Allenville, Mo., hav ing in his custody a young girl namec Mollie Sherwood, who for interval? during the past two years hat .been passing for a boy under the name ol Bill Henderson. About two yean ago her parents, residing in Cape Gi rardeau, died. She was then thirteen years old, and her two brothers plac ed her out to work in a hotel at Al lenville. Becoming tired of this em ployment, she donned boy's clothing, called herself Bill Henderson, and applied for and received a situation as post-boy to carry the mail to and from Allenville. For one year, un suspected, she fulfilled the functions of this post. Then her sex was sus pected, arM at Allenville she was placed under arrest and compelled to wear the female garb. 'After this she tried working in a hotel as maid ser vant, but soon tiring of this, again resumed the trousers and worked as a farm hand. Subsequently she came to Augusta, in this State, as a dro ver's assistant, and thence went to .Jacksonport to work in a livery sta ble. After awhile, the men and boys about the stable, believing her to be a wornao, began to call her names, and, as she says, in order tog?t away from the place, she took certain hors ("es belonging to the stablemen and made off with them. The marshal I followed her and.overtook her with ' the horses at Allenville and arrested I her on*a oharrge of horse stealing. The people there knew lier well and were inclined to prevent the officers from arresting her. Pistols were drawn on both sides, but finally the girl went of her own free will with .the marshal. She is now in the Jack Ifonport jail awaiting trial for horse stealing. The girl ia a pretty blonde, and duringj all ter vicissitudes her virtue has pever been questioned. For livery Man to Uead. We have pfbbably all of us met I with instances in which a word heed lessly ppoken against, the reputation of a female1 has been magnified by malicious minds until the cloud has been dark enough to overshadow her whole existence. To those who are accustomed, n"t necessarily from bad mo'tives, but from thoughtlessness to-speak lightly of ladies, we recom mend these hints as worthy of con sideration : Never u9e a lady's name in im proper places, at -an improper time or in mixed company. Never make an assertion about her that you think untrue, or allusions that you think she he-self would blush to hear. When you meet with men who do not scruple to make use of a woman's name in a reckless and unprincipled manner, shun them; they are the very worst members of the community ; men lost to every sense of honor, every feeling of humanity. Many ? good and worthy woman's character bas besn forever ruined and her heart broken by a lie manufactured by some villian and repeated where it should not hive been, and in the presence of those whose little judg ment could not deter them from cir culating the foul and bragging report. A slander is soon propagated, and the smallest thing derogatory to a woman's character will fly on the wind and magnify as'it circulates, until its monstrous weight crushes the poor unconscious victim. Respect the. name of woman ; your mother and sisters are women, and as you would have their fair names untar nished, and their lives unembittered by the slanderer's tongue, heed the evils your words may bring upon the mother, the sister or the wife of some of your fellow-creatures. Not Ready to Die. The following is.no fabrication of an irreverent secular journal, bul from the orthodox Memphis Presby terian: "Traveling in his hujgy alone, not lona ago, in going to one ol his appointments, one of our good brethren in the Presbytery of Mem phis overtook a " footpad," with his carpet bag in his hand. The roads we're muddy, and he was just at the time about entering a miry bottom. With the politeness for which he is noted, he asked the pedestrian (an entire stranger) if he would not take a seat in the buggy until, at least thev had crossed the mud and the mire. The invitation was readily ac cepted, and the conversation for a time was free'and easy, about thing ordinary and general. Presently, however, the good brother, with a view to make the conversation profi table, asked the. stranger if he vjas ready to die? Not knowing the char acter of the person who had invited bini to a seat with him, and misap prehending his-meaning and suspect ing foul play, he waited not to reply, but sprang from the buggy immedi ately and ran for life through slush and water. The clerical brother, wishing to assure the stranger that he meant, no harm, called to him at the top of his voice to stop ! But this only hastened his speed, and, like a scared hare he ran until be yond hearing and sight. In his hasty flight he left, his carpet sack, which our brother now has in his possession, being the richer for his faithfulness by the addition of a coarse shirt, pair of thread4ftre trousers, and little " backer.' " success in Life. You should con-dan fly hear i1 mind ilia: ?nw-tenths of us are. fron: tile V-TV ?i iiui-e and m-ce.-sit?es id Lin world, ii-.rn b> gai ii our livelihood by flu-swear i.f ?he brow. What lea then, ?iave we to presume that ?..it children are not :o do the sain.' '?! Tin patli upwards i?? steep ami long. In dustry, care, skill, excellence m ' [Mirent, Uy lite found ahm ol' a r 'Hider more favorable ein-nmsl.-inec. for the children. The children - these take an -I her rise, and h\ hy descendants of the pivsenr lu Wi ere become gentlemen. Tins is lin natural progress, lt is hy ai tempi mg to reach the to,' at a single leap Lhat so much misery is produced in the world. The education which i.? recommended consists in bringing chi I 'Iren up to labor with stead i ISP.**, wi:!, ware, and with skill-to show tln'iii iiow to do as many useful thing* possible ; to teach them how Lu do ali in the best manner; roset ihem example of industry, sobriety, clean ?mess and neatness; to m.-ik- all these habitual to them, so that tliey shall never be liable to fall ililli contrary; to let them always see good living proceeding from labor, and thus remove from them tem pt a (ion to get the goods ol* others hy violent and fradulent means.-Ex. To Wnoir IT MAY CONCEKX.-Are yon insured ? Do you feed the little birds? Do you kiss your wife before you leave in the morning, and when you return home at night? Do'you sleep in a garment at night that yon wear in the day-time? Do you fail to make good the prom ises you make to the children? Do you speak of your father as the "oldman," or your mother or wife as "the old woman"? Be ashamed of it if you do, and quit it. Do you scold? If you do, und are a man, go hide yourself.; you are ? disgrace to the household'of-which you are supposed to be head. 'If you are a wife and a mother, quit the country, and go to Salt Lake. You are past saving here; drowning in salt may do it. Do you subscribe for your County paper? Do vou pay for it? Do you grumble when you pay for ii? If you can answer the above to ihe sat isfaction of the printer, the preceding questions amount to naught. Colored men of Bourbon cor.nty, Ky., who voted thc Democratic ticket atPthe late election, are persecuted and maltreated. Their noiise* have been forcibly entered, and their dishes, stoves, and other furnilnre broken atid made useless. Some of them have been stoned at night and mob bed in the day. The arm' of the law ought to be strong oiictiglte in KL ii tucky to put down these G.ant KuKlux. A reward of $50 a hoad has been offered for the apprehension of offenders.-New York Sun. Spear'? Fruit Preserving Solution ! 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EVERY GIN GUARAN TEED TO GIVE SATISFACTION. Price lower than any other first-class Gin. Orders solicited earlj' in the season to prevent delay. Old Gins REPAIRED on reasonable terms. . By permission we refer to the follow ing gentlemen : Gov. M. L. Bonham, Messrs. C. A ?heatham and T. P. DoLoach, Edgefield C. H. Maj. A. Jones, Pino House. Mr. J. A. Bland, Johnston's Depot. Messrs Jas. Fullmer and P. C. Spann, Leesville. Maj. Josiah Padgett, Mine Creek. Capt. tj. G. Hawthorn, Saluda Old Town. Mr. L. Hartley, Batcsville. Gen. M. C. Butler, Columbia, fmf Capt. LEWIS JONES, at Edge ield, S. C., is our authorized Agent. 0*r- Send for Circular and Price List. .A. cl cl ros S NEBLETT ?fe GOODRICH, Augusta, Ga. Apr. 15 6m 17 ARE ENDORSED AND PRESCRIBED BY MORE lead-: log Pbyalcltns thin toy other Tenta or Sttm- ' ulara now la UM. They Bra A SURE PREVENTIVE, For Ferer ind Ague Intermittents, Blliouinui iud til dil* nrdrn irising from malarious eausci. They ire highly ree* ninuendrd as an. ANTI-DYSPEPTIC, ind In SUM of INDI BESTION tro ISVUL'AJM. Al 0* APPETIZER ind RE CUPERANT, ind In casca of GENERAI, DEMLITY thor biro never In o singlo instaneo rilled lu producing tba zuoet hippy results. Thej-Arapartloalarly BENEFICIAI. TO FEMALES. Strengthening tho bodv, lnvigoratlne; thomtnd, lind giving tono ind elasticity to ibo whole rystea. Tho BOUE BIT TERS iro eompouaVlcd with tho greatest of eire, lad n?ten le stimulant na? ever beforo been offered to tb? publlo to PLEASANT TO THE TASTE ond at tho limo time combla lug to maur remedial tgenu endorsed bj the uiedlcil fraterni ty at lb* beitknown to tboPharmacopoeia. Iteoiu bat Ut ile to giro them a fair trial, amt Every Family Should Have a Bottle. No preptration In the world can produeo io min j unquali fied endorsement! bj physicians of ibo very highest standing la their profusion. Kndorted alt* hy lae Clergy and O?a Unding dmovcina llontl papen. KIT. Wa. it. TUtcocic. ibo ol.?cit Methodist minister In St. ' r.oul v UTI tho Home tlltten wera mott grateful In eonlrlbd tins in the ru ?tc ratio s of m j itreng?i, and tn ?ac rt ut of .partite, Ottow Mo., Juno 33,1871. . Persons greatly deblllttted, tl I hare been, and woo require a TOXIC or STIMULANT, need sou?; for nothing better than the Home Bitter?. S. W. COPE, Presiding Elder M. E. Chnrch. Plattsburg Dlitriet. ' UMTBD STATU MAJUxaHotrrrAl, ( .Sr. I.OI-M Mo.. OCT. 8, 1870. J JAMS A. JAOCSOX a Co.-1 have examined tho formult fer maklig the " Home Stomach Bitters," and used them lo tull hospital the lan four months. I consider them the mast Ttlu iMt tonic ind stimulant now In ose. 8. H. ME LC UER, j Resident Physician In chargo U. S. Harina Hospital. , v I JAUH A. JACHO? tVCo.-Gentlemen : As jon hare com nunleated to the medical protoilon the recipe of tko "Home Ritters," il cinnot, thercforo be considered IIB patent aiei icloe, no pilent hiring boen taken for lt. Wo hive exsxajned the formula for making tbe " Homo Bitten." and unbent tingly say tbs combination I? one of rare excellence, all the articles used In Its composition ire tho best ortho olese to whlch'they belong, helot highly Tonie. Stimulant, Sumaehle, Cirmlnlltvr, aa 1 slightly Laxatif*. Tho modo of preparing them ls strictly in aflordance with the rulct af pharmacy. Hu ies used them lu onr private prtctlce, wc take plctiurein rccomm-ndlng them to all persons dcilrout or taking Bitten, as belcx the best Tonic and Stimulant now offered to the pub lie 1 FRANK G. PORTER, Prof. Obttetrlct tnd-Dltetiet af Waraco, College of Ph jil clam, and late member Board of Health. e> L. C. BOISLINTERE Prot*, of Obstetrics and DI ?vises of Women, St. Louis lied. Collage. DRAKE aicDOWRLL, ll. I)., Late Pres't. Mo. Medical College, , E. A. CLARK, IL D., Prof.8urgerr, l?o. Mcdlcol College ind lite Resident Phyil. clan City Hospltol, St. Loult lllttourl.____." , * HERBERT PJIIHH. Prof. Prtetlenl Phirmaej, St. I.ouii Collcre of Pharmacy. J. C. WHITEHILL, Ed. Medical ArohlTei. Air. HBAOOCX, M. D. Dr. C. V. F. ttrnwits C. CHUCKI, ll. D. 8. OBATX ll ot IS, H. D. C. 1. WABI, a. D. W. A. Wawi. M. D. W E. C. FRANKLIN, ii. ?.. Pref. Burgerj. HomeeopaaBlo Medical Coi late. T. J. VA8TINK.il. D., T. Q. COMSTOCK, M. ?.. Prof. of Midwifery and Dlseaaee ofWomeu, College of Homet*. . p?talo Phytioloni and Burgtont._" _ 4 ? JOHN T. TEMPLE, sf. D., Prof. Materia Medica and Theraupeatlce, Homceopttbio Medi cal Collego of Mlasouri. ; * , . JUC. CONZLEMAX, M. D., Lertnror ' O'n'Dlietiet of Children, Hbmcoopithlo Collete of Missouri. CHARLES VASTINE. M.D., Prof. of Phyilology, Hotnuepttblo Medici 1 Collete *f Mo. JOHN HARTMAN, M. D., frat. Cllnlctl Medicine, Col. Homesoptthlo Phytleiint ind Srrrg't. Thar are superior to til other Stomach Bitten. J MOTO 8A5DE11B. Analytleat Chemist, No Bittors lu the world eui ex:el them . SIMON HIRSCHVAntlytlctl Ciemltt. Eminent Physicians or Chlcag-o. Theformula for the Hame Bitten hat been submitted to ni, and we believe them lo be the beet tonio and stimulant tor general uee now offered to the pabilo. ; J H. WoonSOlT, M. D" * 0. A. MABIBXB, Analytlaal Chemist. H. S. Hau?, M. D" B, MCVICAB, M. D" Non ?. 8. BABXXI, M. D., It. LOMAX, M. D., JAB. A. CotxiKi, M. D., Eminent Phynldans in Cincinnati, Nearly all of whom ara Professors In one er tbs other af tba Medical College?, _ _. " _? No othor Bitten hire erer been otTtred to tho pnblifl ?av bricing to mtnj rtluiblt remedial tgenu, JAI V. Z. BLAMBT, M, D. Tn!. Chemlitry. ButB Medical College. J. B. WAUCXB, M. D., T- 8. Honra, M. D., _ Taos. T. Eu.it, bf. V.," J. A. Haws, M. D. J. L. VAtnta. M. D., C. T. BUSTBOB, M. D., C. 8. M irs CHA rr, M. D., tr. T. TAUtAtnao, M. D., J. H. Buen MR, M. D., O. A. DoaBarr, M. D., C. WOODWABO, M. D., D. W. MCCABTRT. lt, t>., X- H. JoBiraoN, M. D. l.'X. JAUH, M. D" 1 B. P. BOBBIB, M. D.F O. W. BioLxa, M. D.f J. J. O?iBX, V. D., W. R. WOOBWABS, M. D., R. 8. WATMB, Chemist. O. K. T AV LOS, M. D., P. P. MALBT, M. D., B. B. TOHUBSOB, M. D. Eminent Physicians in Memphis? Tb? Home Bitten ire tn hunluiblo remedy for Indigestion and dlicite? irising from miltritl ctuiei 0. B. THOUrrov, M. D Iu<hirgo of City Hoiplttl, 3. M. Roootaa, M. D., H. W. PcntBUX, M. D., RiXDtnu) But, M. D., ALIX. Eattrrri, M. D., M. K. HOBO ts. ?. D., PACT. OTBT, H. D., M. AWEOHOBD*. M. D., Joe. E*. l.xxau, il. D., . Eminent Physicians in Plttsha#gh| fi. F. DABI. M. D.. Wu. Ctowae, M.D., W. R. Cmioa, M. D., D. H. WnxABD, M. D., 0. H UTU, Chemist, J.H.McCLtixAtro, M. D., And Hundrpds>of Others la all part? or (ne North, Wert and South. t% J. X. O Anata, M. D., Milwaukee. COOKCTL Burrrt, Morck 17, : sri. ' J. KU A. J ?exton ? Co.-ilivlag examined tie rormula af the " Homo Stomach Bitten," I traVe prtteribed them tn my praa ticeTer ?erne lime, ind pren? un ce them the bett Tonie Bitter* now In uie. . . p. H. MCMAHON, M. 9. I (rj*For>olebTilldrugg!iteindtToe?rt. f Jnmes A. .inohsun ?t- Co., Proprietors? Libratory 10?end 1?!N, Second St,, Bu Letti Mltmnri, ^ j?tr- For sale by A. A. CLIS?Y, Brug : AR WI LE & SAMS JOHNSTONS DEPOT, c. c. & A. it; E. 9 WE woul 1 respectfully an'n'ounce.to our friends and the public generally that we are now opening at Johnston's Depot, a complete Stock of Goods, consisting of '. DryCBrbocL's," Grroeeries5 SHOES, HATS, HARDWARE, &c. ^ And we are prepared to make Advances to Planters in Provi sions and Guanos, upon satisfactory papers, payable 1st November neit. An examination of our Stock and Prices respectfully solicited. CARWILE & SAMS. . Mar. 19 tf 13 T. W. CARWILE & CO., GROCERS -AND Commissi?* Merchants, 270 Broad St, Augusto, Ga,, pREPARING foi- ;he ?p::ng and Sumjner Trade, to meet the wants of j friends and customer*in int- way of Plantation and Fatuity Sup plies, are daily making heavy additions to their already large Stock, to which they invite attention. Our Stock comprises in part: BACON, LARD, COFFEES, SUGARS, TEAS, SYRUPS, MOLASSES, RICE, MACKEREL, SALT, ' FLOUR, MEAL, CORN, . ' BUTTER, CANDLES, SOAP, STARCH, WHISKIES, BRANDIES, WINES, ALE, PORTER, ' . TOBACCO, SEGARS, &c., And in fact EVERYTHING usually on sale in First ' Class Grocery Houses. We are ?lso'Ag??t? for the sale of Wm. Massey & Co's. Celebrated Phila delphia ALES. "Will be glad at all tim?6 to see our Edgefield friends, and will sell the Best Goods at the Lowest Market Prices. Augusta, Feb 5 If . 7* NOW IS THE TIME -FOR-. ?pring Remedies ! ^|ow in Store many of the most popular Medicines for the Spring season -for PURIFYING THE BLOOD and RENOVATING and REGULA TING THE SYSTEM-ouch as Dr. Tutt's Sarsaparilla and Queen's Delight, Rad way's Sarsaparillian Resolvent, Jay n?s Alterative, Ay er's Cherry Pectoral, Wistar's Balsam Wild Cherry, Dr. Simmons' Liver Regulator, McLean's Liver Pills, Dr. Tutt's Liver Pills, And many other well-known and invaluable Remedies. -Also BITTERS! TONICS ! . BITTERS! In great variety, embracing HOME STOMACH BITTERS-the people's favorite tonic, Ijostetter's Walker's Vinegar, Plantation * Panlcnin's Hepatic Tutt's Golden Eagle, &c And the genuine Imported Schiedam Snapps, very fine. ??"For sale by A. A. CLISBY, Druggist. Apr 23 tf 18 iis?aace Hotice, f-HE Undersigned having established his ofiice at Edgefield, as General Agent f r the Co!ton Males kile insurance Company, nvites attention to one or two of ti.e advantages offered those who may desire to effect insurance on their live.- in a safe Home Company : The Board of Managers at a recent meeting passed unanimously the fol .lowirg Resolution': " Resolved, That in view of the faed that there are unusually large sums paid for Life Insurance, to the Companies ol the North and' East, which ?sums, being there invested, contribute to tho enrichment of' those sections, whilst our own South is greatly in nee I of cash capital to prosecute success fully our Agi ?cultural and Mechanical enterprises ; it is ordered, that for the purpose of retaining these sums in our midst, hereafter ti certain pro portion of the net cash receipts from premiums, amounting to not more tuan F0 per cent, of the same he invested in such manner as may be in accord ance with the regulations of the Company, in those sections from which the =aid premiums arc attained." * (Signed) WM. B. .JOHNSON, Pres't. GEORGE S. ?'BEAR, Sec'ry. In accordance with the above Resolution a Board of Advisory Trustees has b?en regularly organized at Edgefield C. H., S. C., with the following Dfficere, viz : Maj. W. T. GARY, President. Capt. B. C. BRYAN, Vice President. R. 0. SAMS, Esq., Secretary. This Board is new prepared to transact business, and invest the funds of the Company agreeable to the prescribed regulations. The Financial strength of the Company places it in high rank. Its last Annual Statement shows that the Company possets, besides its large Guar antee, $170 for every $100 of its liability. Hf. W. ABIttGY, General Agent. Jun? 21, tf 27 mm ?p ID mm \ 10 Cnscs fine, old Hennesey Cognac, 4 " Imported Champagne, " 6 " . . u Madeira ii nd Sherry Wines, 2' " " Claret and Old Port " 2 11 Rhine Wine, 4 Casks Scotch Ale and Porter. OLD RYE AND CORN WHISKEY ! Rye Whiskey, different grades, 10 " " Corn adjust received and for sale by A. A. CLIMBY, Druggist. Apr 23 tf 18 ESTABLISHED 11ST I860. -A.- Frontaut tib Son, Tho subscribers would respectfully inform the citizens of Edgefield, a*d sur rounding country, that they keop a special establishment for the Repair of Watcha? aiid Jewelry. Also, HAIR WORK, in every design, made to order. All work entrusted to thoir caro wiU bo executed Promptly, Neatly, and warranted for one year. At their Store will be found one of the largest Stocks of Gold'and Silver Watehes Of the best European and American Manufacture in the Southern States, with a select assortment of Rieh and New Styles of ETRUSCAN GOLD JEWlaliMV, .set with Diamonds, Pearls, Rubies, Oriental Garnets, Coral. Ac. Also, SOLID SILVER .WARE/ consisting of Tea Sets, Walters, Ice and Water Titchors, Castors, Goblets, Cups, -Forks, and every thing in the Silverware UH?. Fine Single and DoubloJ?arreled GUNS ; Coli's, Smith ft Wesson's, Sharp's and Remington's PISTOLS, aftd many others of the latest invention. FINE CUTLERY, SPECTACLES, WALKING CANES, and FANCY GOODS of every variety to be found in a first-class Jewelry establishment. Old Gold and Silver takeu in exchange for goods. A. PRONTAUT & SON, 236 Broad St., between Central and Globe Hotels, Augusta, Ga. Sept 25 IT 40 Boots, Slioes & Hats ON TIME. ./E are now prepared io Sell all Goods in our line on approved Fac tors' Acceptances, payable-in the Fall. GAhhAiUuB & ?ll LilittLY. REGULATOR This unrivalled Southern Remedy is warranted not to contain a single particle of MERCURY, or any injurious mineral substance, but is $ PURELY VEGETABLE, containing those Southern Roots and Herbs, which an all-wise Providence has placed in countries where Liver Diseases most prevail. It will Cure all Diseases caused by D?rangeaient cT the liver. .?THB SYMPTOMS ct Liver Complaint are a bitter or bad taste in the mouth ; Pain in the Back, Sides or Joint*, often mistaken for Rheumatism ; Sotar Stom ach: Loss of Appetite: Bowels alternaie ily costive ana lax ; Hgfcache: Loss of memory, with a painful sensation ?f* having failed to do something Which, ought to have been done; Debility, Low ?ptrlts, a thick yellow appearance of the - Skin and Eyes, a dry Cough often mista ken for Consumption. Sometimes many of those symptoms attend the disease, ax otb eis very few: but the LIVER, the largest organ in tho body, is generally the seat of the disease, and if not Regu lated in time, great suffering, wretched ness and 1>EATII?willensue. !^ * This Great Unfailing Specific w?? ?ot be (bund the ' Least Unpleasant* For DYSPEPSIA, CONSTIPATION, Jaundice, Bilious attacks, SICK HEAD ACHE. Colic, Depression of Spirits, SOUR STOMACH, Heart Burn, Ac., Ac, Simmons' Lifer Rep la tor, or Medicine. Is the Cheapest, Purest and Best Family Medicine ihabe World! MANUFACTURED OUT,Y BT J. H. ZEIL!? A CO. Macon, 6a, aila* Philadelphia. Price, fl.Oe. Sold by all ?ruggUt*. June^S . . .> -tf-- . 27 DOORS. Sash & Blinds, ?.?JVyfO?LDINGS, BRACKETS, illYX Stair Fixtures, Bnikiern' Furnishing Haraware^ Drain Pipe, Floor Tiles, Wire Guards., Terra Cotta? Ware, Marble and ! State Mantle Pieces. . J Window Glass a Speciality, j WhiteJPine Ltmnberfor Sate*. I Circulars and Price Lists sent I free on application, by P. P. TOALEV . . 20 Hay ne and 33 Pinckney sra., Charleston, S. C. Oct 2 ly . 41 1*7 PENN'S B 0 V BOUQUET U E T e o i e o i o G s s 6 H Is tho acknowledged BEST, and at the same time the CHEAPEST, Toilet Perfume Ever introduced in Edgefield. Every body likes it, and its popularity is daily increasing. PENN'S BOUQUET COLOGNE is prepared with thc greatest care from the purest Oils and tx tracts by W. B. PENN -and for salo ai the Drug Store of Cr. L. PENN Mario . tf 13 GRIFFIN $ BUTLER. THE Undersigned have formed a Co-Partnership in the Practice of Law in Edgefield County. S. B. GRIFFIN, M. C. BUTLER, Feb 10 tf 8 New Law Firm. JOHN E. BACON. THO?. J. ADAMS. BACON & ADAMS. Attorneys at Law, Will Practice in the Courts of the State, and United States Courts for South Caro lina. Former Office of Carroll A Bacon and Bacon A Butler. Jan 18, 1872._tf 5 M. L. BONHAM, ATTORNEY AT LAW AND SOLICI TOR IN EQUITY. . -*(??. Office, Law Range. Edgefield, S.C. May 28 tf' > 23 SAMS & ?ARWILE, PINE HOUSE DEPOT, ^.NNOUNCE to the public that they are now opening a fine Stock .of GRO CERIES and PLANTATION GOODS, which they will sell at the lowest rates. Examine our Goods and Prices before buying elsewhere. Pine House, Mar. 5, tf ll L Se.wwifl Machine Needles. WA LWAYS on hand the Howe Sowing XJL Machine Necdlos. 0. F. CHEATHAM. Juna 17 tf 2H Horsc-Shociiig a Sp?cmH?y. ALTHOUGH PHIL JOHNSON, a well behaved and polite colored man, makss to order all kinds of Ploughs, Ac, and does likewise all kinds ot Black smith work generally,-and all which he docs in a workmanlike and satisfactory manner,-still, like most other artists now-a-days, he has a Speciality, and his Speciality is HORSE-SHOEING. . In this branch of his trade bo professes to be master of his profession. And he has j ust received a full assortment of Horse shoes, Nails, Ac, which he warrants of the best quality, and which he puts on any horse so that they can bo worn wita perfect ease, and to tho great advantage of tho horse. Try Phil, once, and you will bo his friend and patron ever after wards. Apr. 30, tf 19 Te Make Good Kckles IT is necessary to have tho best VINE GAR. G. L. PcnuASon have just received 2 Rbis, of tho VERY BEST VINEGAR, which they can warrant. , Call and try it. Also^SPICES of all .1 kinds. G. L. FENN A SON. June 18,_tf ? ?. Bed Bug Poison. OR sale at n a Ii, PENN A SON'S F