Edgefield Advertiser from Edgefield, South Carolina on August 10, 1876 · Page 4
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SAINTS. They est on the steps of the station Aid waited for trains to connectA colporteur eating his. ration, And a skipper who twice had been wreckedAnd the strangers began conversation. The skipper was wrinkled and hoary, His akin was the color of leather, The other looked hungry and sorry ; And after discussing the weather The skipper struck into his story : " Til tell ye of three saints Tve knowedof, Thatgiv' up their lives for their brothers- brothers- ersA sort you may not hev allowed of, But folks that'll die to save others Is beins for God to be proud of. " Tho ship Swaller, Cap'n James Bee, In a fog off the Hatteras coast, ft Was wrecked on a ledge to the lee ; Jim stood like a rock at his post, And went down in a gulp of the sea. "He showed how to buiid us a raft, And Crowded her full as she'd float; He sprang to the davits abaft, And lowered and loaded each boat, Then stuck to the battered old craft. " He saved every life but his ownWomen, children, the men and thecrew Cheered when the last dory was goneNo room for him in her he knew, And he went to the bottom at last!" " My friend," asked the colporteur grim, "Bad Bee made his peace with the Lord?" And be laid down his cracker. " What, Jim?" Said the skipper ; " I shouldn't s'pose God i 'D be mad at a feller like him !" " Another was young Andy Bell, Who worked in trfe Cumberland coal ; He stood at the ?noutkof the well,. The mine was afire, and the hole Blazed up like the furnace of hell ! "The^nen was imprisoned below. The women was screamin' above; The boss shouted, 4 Who'll face the foe, And fly to the rescue for love?' And Andy remarked, ' I will go.' " * I ken die in the shaft, for I hain't Nary father, ner mother, ner wife !' And down in the bucket he went ; Saved fifty bv losin' his lifeI say Andy Bell was a saint." " Did he pray God," the colporteur cries, *' To help him to tight with the flames ?" " Now I think on't," the skipper replies, " I've heard Andy mention his nameMore frekent than some would advise!" " The third one. Newt. Evans, mv friend, Took his engine to Prairie du Chien ; Saw a speck on the traqk a ie Bend, And cried to the stoker, -Eugene! Ef that a'n't a brat I'll be denned ! " '. A baby-an' makin' mud pies ! Mind the train.' To the shriek of the bell ? He'ran forward, sprang out for the prize;" " Saved the girl ?" " Yes, but parson, he fellBoth his legs was cut off at the thighs." " Was he washed in the blood of the Lamb?" Asked the preacher, "and cleansed from his sin?" The skipper arose-" Am-ster-dam !Let me just get my bearings agin, An' sorter make out where I am." He walked to the office-was mute; When the agent asked what he desired, He tapped on ms pate in salute, Then turned ont his thumb and enquired, " Who-ii-this 'ere crazy-galute?" -1 ? x?? ? ?A THRILLING TALE. Romance of the Battle of the Iiittle Big Horn. Those who have read the accounts of the disastrous battle on the Little Big Horn are familiar with the name of Lieutenant De Rudio, who was cut r from his command and lost for thirty-six hours. The particulars of his adventures while endeavoring to get to the fellows of his command has not yet been given to the public, and but for the' kindness of a friend in this city, to whom he has written 3, letter containing an account of his adventures, the interesting story given below might never have reached beyond his own small circle of army companions. Through the kindness of Lieutenant De Rudio's friend we spread before our readers a story of a thrilling and miraculous escape e^ual to anything ever'conceived in the mind of a novelist. It contains an element of truth which makes it stranger than fiction, and shows what a world of romance and interest may be concealed in a single line of telegram. Every one knows that De Radio had been cut off from his companions for thirty-six hours, bat the story of how that time was spent has been reserved for him to tell. LIEUTENANT DE BUDIO'S LETTEE. The letter is dated " Camp on the north side of the Yellow Stone River, opposite the Big Horn, July 5, 1876," and, referring to the disastrous battle of the Little Big Horn, it says:" I had a narrow escape at the battle of the Little Big Horn on the 25th and 26th of June, and I will endeavor to give you my experience of Indian fighting. At about ten A. M., on the 25th of June, after having marched all night, General Caster's scouts returned and reported that they had discovered an Indian village, about fifteen miles distant, on the Little Big Horn, and that from what they had seen they supposed the Indians to be retreating before oar advance. We continued our march two or three miles further, when a halt was ordered, and General Custer began preparations for attacking the enemy. He detailed companies H, 1) and K, under the command of Colonel F. W. Benteen, to take the left of our route, with orders, so I hear, to sweep everything in his way. Companies M, A and G were pat ander the command of Colonel Reno, and teing temporarily attached to company A, I found myself with this division. General Caster took companies E, I, F, L and occupied the right - ?f the line of attack. The remaining company (B) was left to guard the pack train. After marching two Or three miles, our command, the centre, was ordered to trot and hold the gait until we reached the river, .six or seven miles distant. Having reached the river we forded, and on reaching the plain beyond the opposite bank we were ordered into line of battle. Everything being as was ordered, we started on a gallop, and two miles pursued close on the verge of an immense and blinding cloud of dust raised by the madly flying savagea ahead of us. The dudt cloud was so dense that we could distinguish nothing, so Colonel Reno halted the battalion, and, after dismounting, formed a iikirmish line, the right flank resting on the ecfge of a dry, thickly wood?d creek. . While the horses were beings, jed .tjp shelter in', .'the woo^tho^^^ians ^ojpergrj^ gail? I ing fire on us, which was immedvj ly responded to, the skirmish COL uing for about an hour. It wasn^i discovered that on the other sidef?-^ the creek, in a part-like clearing there were a few lodges, and t whole line crossed the creek to fiy';.the lodges deserted and be receiv^Vij by about 200 yelping, yelling re)p y skins. The fire from the num?rica^** superior force necessitated a retread which ?ras almost impossible, as ? were now surrounded by warrioir Vj When we e&ered the engagement were only 100 strong and the fire ot the enemy had made havoc in our little band. THE DESERTED GUIDON. When we were half way over the creek I, being in the rear, noticed a guidon planted on the side we had left, and returned to take it. When coming through the wood the guidon entangled itiself in 'the branches and slipped out cf my hand. I dismount* ed to pick it up and led my horse up the south bank of the creek. As was about to mount, my horse was struck with a bullet, and, becoming frightened, he ran into the Indians, leaving me dismounted in the compa ny of about 800 Sioux not more than fifty yards distant. CUT OFF FROH HIS COMMAND, They poured a whistling volley at me, but I was not wounded, and managed to escape to the thicket near by, where I would have an opportunity of defending myself and selling my life at a good high figure. In the thicket I found Mr. Gerard, the interpreter, a half breed Indian, and Private O'Neil, of Company G, Seventh cavalry. The first two of the quartet had their horses, while O'Neil like myself, was dismouLted. I told the owners of the horses that the presence of the animals would betray us, suggesting at the same time that they be stampeded. They declined to act on the suggestion, and I left them and era ?vied through the thick underwood into the deep, dry bottom of the creek, where I could n .a easily discovered and from whence I hoped to be able, under cover of darkness, to steal out and rejoin the command. I had not been in thia hiding place moro than ten minutes when I heard several pistol shots fired in my immediate vicinity, and shortly thereafter came the silvery but to me diabolical voices of several "squaws." I raised my head with great caution to see what the women were at and to discover their exact location. SQUAWS AT SCALPING I found the women at the revolting work of scalping a soldier who was perhaps not yet dead. Two of the ladies were cutting away, while two others performed a sort of war dance around the body and its muti lators. I will not attempt to describe to you my feelings at witnessing the disgusting performance. You, as the father of a family, can imagine what another father would feel on such a terrible occasion. I confess I thought of my dear wife, my dear children, relatives and friends, whom I would probably see no more, and there before my eyes was being performed what, in the event of discovery, would be my fate. I determined to hope to the last, die as I had lived, and sell my life as dearly as possi ble. Finally the squaws went away, probably to hunt for more victims, and I employed the time thinking of my perilous position. . SURROUNDED BY FIRE While thus engaged I heard a crackling noise near me, which on investigation I found proceeded from the burning wood, the Indians having ignited a fire. The wood being very dry the fire made rapid headway, and I was forced from my hiding place. I crawled out of the creek bottom the same way I had^ approached, and as I was about to ascend the bank I heard a voice calling, " Lieutenant ! Lieutenant!" I could see no one, but the call was repeated, and advancing a few yards in the direction from which it proceeded I found all three of the party I had left a short while before hidden in the bottom of the creek. Mr. Gerard told me he had left the horses, tied together, where I had seen them, and followed down after me I found that the party, like myself, were afraid of the progress of the fire ; but fortunately for us the wind subsided and a little rain fell, which, thank God, was sufficient to arrest the flames and revive our hopes that we might be able to remain there till night. It was now three o'clock P. M.-six more hours to wait-and you may imagine how immensely long we found them. During this time we could hear and often see Indians around us, and could hear them talk quite near us. AWFUL SUSPENSE. I cannot find words sufficiently expressive to describe my many thoughts during those six or seven hourra of suspense. Many times I asked ?r* self if it was possible tY_ uould end my life in so barbarous, inglorious and obscure a manner. Sometimes I would answer myself that it could not be ; I had gone through eo many dangers, had made so many sacrifices for my adopted country, I could not think I should die in such a way. I could not believe I had been preserved so long to end in so unjust and obscure a manner. Finally the time came when, under the protection of night (it was very cloudy), we were able to come out of our hiding placa and take the direction of the ford, which was two miles to the south, through an open plain, i i Mr. Gerard and the F -out mounted their horses and the soldier and myself took hold each one of a horse's tail ancLfollow?&ihem. Mr. Gerard proposed that, is case he should be T : ?tip}- i?" Dbliged to ran and leave us and s seeded in joining the command, would notify Colonel Reno, the cc mander, of my position. During i transit through the open plain passed many Indians returning their village and could hear but i see them, as the night was very da We reached the wood near what took to be the ford we had pas) in the morning, but we were mic ken and had to hunt for the cros?i Once we forded the stream, but fou it was at a bend and that we woi have to ford it again. When we crossed the river we ran full int band of eight savages. ANOTHER THRILLING AD VENTURI The two mounted men ran their lives ; the soldier and mji jumped into the bushes near us. cocked my revolver, aud, in a kne ing position, was ready to fire at 1 savages if they should approach i They evidently, thought from 1 precipitate retreat of the two mci:: ed men that all of us had decampi and began to talk among themselv In a few minutes, to my surpri they continued their course, and so after went out of hearing. I rais ap from my position, approached t bank of the river and called to t soldier,, who immediately answer* We then saw that the fords were i well guarded by the savages, ?[ai that it would be very dangerous attempt to cross any part of the ri er. Of course, we did not know t condition of our regiment, and kn< nothing about the extent of their c feat, so that we hoped if we cou find a good hiding place for the nig we could wait for the probable i turn of our command in the mor ing, and could then easily join thei We also hoped that the India would leave during the night. A cordingly we searched for a goi place in the thick underwood ai briars near the river and there wa ed with much anxiety our fate on tl morrow. The night passed, and the dim dawn of day we heard i immense tramping as of a large ca airy command, and the splashing the water convinced us some troo were crossing the river. I imagini it was our command, as I could di tinctly hear the sound of the horse shoes striking the stones. I cautiou ly stepped to the edge of the bush to look out (I was then no more thi three yards from the bank of tl river), and thought I recognized son gray hore*? mounted by men in mil tary blouses and some of '.hem i white hats. They were, I though going out of the valley, and tho that had already crossed the rivi were going up a very steep blu: while others were crossing after thet I saw one man with a buckskin jae] et, pants, top boots and white ha and felt quite sure I recognized hi: as Captain Tom Custer, which coi vinced me that the cavalrymen wei of our command. A DANGEROUS MISTAKE. With this conviction I steppe boldly out on the bank and called 1 Captain Custer, " Tom, don't lea; us here !" The distance was only few yards and my call was answere by an infernal yell and a discharg of 300 or 400 shots. I then disco; ered my mistake and found the sa; ages were clad in clothes and mourn ed on horses which they had captui ed from our men. Myself and th soldier jumped into the bushes (th bullets mowing down the branches" e every volley) and crawled off to ge out of range of the fire. In doin so we moved the top branches of th undergrowth, and the Indians on th top of the bluff fired where the; saw the comrcc'ion, and thus coverei us with their riHes. We now decidei to cross a clearing of about twent; yards and gain another wood, bu before doing this I took the precau tion to look out. The prospect wa terribly discouraging, for on our im mediate right, not more than fift] yards distant, I saw four or five In diane galloping toward us. Near bj me there were two cottonwood stumpi nearly touching each other, and be hind this slender barricade mysel and the soldier knelt down, he witl his carbine and I with my revolver ready to do for a few of the savage! before they could kill us. We determined not to fire until they came so near that we could not miss them and there we waited. I had gives up hope and made my mind up to ii that the end had come. They had not seen us, and when the foremost man was just abreast of me and about ten yards distant I fired. THEY KILL TWO INDIANS. They came in Indian file and at my fire they turned a rightabout and were making off, when Private O'Neil fired his carbine at the second savage, who at that moment was rein? ing his pony to turn him back. The private's eye was true and his carbine trusty, for Mr. Indian dropped his rein, threw up his paws and laid r1 vn on the grass to steep his long sleep. The gentleman I greeted rode a short distance and then did likewise. The reBt of the party rode on, turned the corner of the wood and disappeared. We remained in our position, expecting every moment that a hundred desperate savages would appear to put an end to us. During all this time the fire from the bluffs continued, but after we ha,d fired our shots it ceased and we retted to the thicket, where we await<? \ our fate, possessed alternately by t pe and despair. From our posits ?n we could see the Indians on the I offs, their horses picketed under T ver of the hill, and,a line of sharpr oters, all lying flat on their stomi HB, -We could hear-the*s battle.ga? ii j on abc-v?. ne ?n..$he hflitft&efffiE \ ted rattle of the musketry, the r ering bf our. command and the; ' uting of tho savages. Our hopes revived when we heard the fami cheer of our comrades, but deBp dency followed fast, for we disco! ed that our wood was on fire. IN TEE CRUCIBLE AGAIN. The sharp crackling of the bc ing timber approached nearer i nearer with awful rapidity, and had to shift our position. We era ed almost to the edge of the wc when we discovered that the fie had fired both sides. "We mo1 around until we found a thick cl ter of what they call bull berry tn under which we crept. The grass on the edge of this pl was very green, and as it had b raining a little before, and there \ no wind, when the fire approacl our hiding place it ran very slow so that I was enabled to smother with my gauntlet gloves. The : consumed all the underwood arov. us, and was almost expended by t time. There we were in a little oa surrounded by fire, but comparati ! ly safe from the element, and w the advantage of seeing almost e rything around us without be; seen. We could see savages goi backward and forward, and one stai ing on picket no more than eevei or eighty yards from us, eviden put there to watch the progress the fire. At about four o'clock M. this picket fired four pistols sh in the air at regular intervals fri each Qther, which I interpreted a signal of some kind. Soon after t fire we heard the powerful voice o savage crying out, making the sa ; sound four times, and after those t signals we saw 200 or more savaj ! leave the bluffs and ford the riv evidently leaving the ground. Abc one hour after the same double s nais were again repeated, and ma mounted Indians left at a gall? Soon the remainder of those left the bluffs also retired. HOPE BRIGHTENS. Hope now revived, the musket rattle ceased and only now and th we could hear a far-off shot. By i o'clock everything around us was ? parently quiet, and no evidence signs of any Indians were near i We supposed the regiment had 1 the field, and all that remained i us to do was to wait for the nig and then pass the river and take t route for the Yellowstone River, a there construct a raft and descend the mouth of Fowder Eiver, our su ply camp. Of course during t thirty-six hours that we were in si pense we had neither water nor foo at ten o'clock P. M. we dropped ot selves into the river, the water reac ing our waists, crossed it twice a: then carefully crawled up the blu and finally reached the broken, hi( country, took our direction and slo ly and cautiously proceeded sout ward. A CAMP FIRE IN THE DISTANCE. After marching two miles I thoug i would go up a very high hill look around and see if we could d cover any signs of our command, ai on looking around I saw a fire on n left, and in the direction where \ supposed the command was fightii during the day, probably two mil from us. Of course we made t\ conjectures on this fire-it might I an Indian fire and it might be fro our command. The only way to t certain was to approach it cautious and trust to chance. According we descended the hill, took the dire tion of the fire, climbing another ai another hill ; we listened a whi and then proceeded on for a mile < more, when on the top of a hill ? again stopped and listened. Wecoui hear voices, but not distinctly enoug to tell whether they were savages < our command. We proceeded a litt further and heard the bray of mule, aud soon after the distinct yoi: of a sentry challenging with the fi miliar words, " HALT ? WHO GOES THERE?" Tho challenge was not addresse io us, as we were too fat off to fc B -en by the picket ana it was to dark, but this gave us courage t continue our course and approacl ?hough carefully, lest we should ru into some Indians again. HOPE FULFILLED. We were about 200 yards froi the fire, and I resolved to call out t the picket and tell him who I wai I told my companion to be ready t follow after me, and when I hai well surveyed the ground I cried ou " ?icket, don't fire ; it is Lieutenan De Rudio and Private O'Neill," am started to run. We received an an swer in a loud cheer from all th members of the picket and Lieuten ant Varnum. This officer, one o our bravest and most efficient, cami at once to me and was very happy ti see me again, after "having countet me among the dead, and his joy af fected me so much that I entirely forgot the adventures of the thirty six hours just past, and was happy t< be once more in the company of mj brave comrades. My first question was about th? condition of the regiment. I was ii ! hopes that we were the only sufferers, but I was not long allowed to remain in doubt. Lieutenant Varnuir said he knew nothing of the five companies under Custer, and that our command had sustained a lost in Lieutenants McIntosh and Hodgson. My dear friend Varnum now procured me some coffee and hard bread, but I was so happy and excited over my eecape that I could eat nothing, but drank the coffee, It was about two o'clock A, M. when I got into camp and I soon after tried to go to sleep ; but though I had not .?.{rHpfe^rstTT?Qr-.siiisbta-. I^pi^^a^?^oiift my eyes. I talked with Lieutenant Vernum about raw"bat?l?,1' narrated to him adventures and narrow1, es?, capes I had had,' Morning.soon cams and I went to see\ the officers and told them that 'the Indians had left, and I supposed there would not be any attack made by them that morning. There, my dear friend, you have my personal story of the great fight', and the rest you will learn from .the newspapers. At eight o'clock we. saw cavalry approaching, first a few scouts and then a dense column, and soon learned it was General Brisbin's command coming up to our relief. Presently a long line of infantry appeared on the plain and General Gibbon came up. Ah ! who that was there will ever forget how our hearts thrilled at sight of those blue coats, and when generals Gibbon And Terry rode into our camp men wept like children. Yours trulv, CHARLES C. DE RUDIO. P. S.-I should do injustice to my feelings if I should omit to mention the fidelity and bravery of Private O'Neil. He faithfully obeyed me and stood by me like a brother. I shall never cease to remember him and his services to me during our dangerous companionship. This brave soldier is highly thought of by his company commander, and, of course, ever will be by me and min?. ? ? I?I ? ?Twenty-Two ?logs Raised Without a drain of. Corn. ATHENS, GA., June 15th, 1S76. Editor Athens Georgian:-It was my privilege to attend the State Agricultural Convention, held at Thomasville in February, 1875. Among the many good things said before this body was one that I think would be interesting to many of your readers who seem desirous that we farmers should make our own " hog ana hominy." A gentleman who seemed to know well what he was talking about, and was urging every farmer to have his smoke-house at home, stated that it was practicable, as he could testify from his own experience and practice, to raise an abundance of pork without feeding a bushel of corn from the crib. His plan was, as near as I can recollect, about as follows : In August, 1873, he sowed two acres in turnips; in September he sowed three acres in black- oats ; ia September or October he sowed three acres in rust proof oats ; in February 1874 he planted two acres in Irish potatoes ; in March, he bedded two or three varieties of sweet potatoes sufficient to set two acres ; in February or March he planted peas in it for early pasturage. In April he planted two acres of sorghum, and in the same month planted two acres of chufas, and two acres of ground peas ; on the first of March 1873 he bought three sows with twenty-two pigs, these of course had to be fed from the crib until the first of June, when the oat pasture of '72 would ripen and the Irish potatoes mature, then com?s in the sorghum, then the sweet potatoes, then comes the early pea field pasture, and lastly the chufas, grouud peas, sweet potatoes and turnips for fall fattening. Then allowing two shoats for fresh pork, to have twenty fat hogs to slaughter on the 1st of Janqary 1873, each nine months old and weighing 200 pounds each. Besides fattening the twentytwo shoats, your sows each have twenty-two more pigs to go into the next year's supply, and you have turnips to feed your cows with, Irish potatoes and sweet potatoes for your family, and a barrel of syrup, chufas, field peas and ground peas to bring on your second lot of pigs through the winter of 1873 and '74 until Irish potatoes and early oats. The chufas are intended only for rapid fattening and for young shoats in early spring. Hogs should be housed every liight to protect them from bad weather, to prevent thefts, to secure them against breeding from other stock, and to have them breed only at the proper time. The manure from the same will repay the trouble of housing. DELEGATE. An exhibition of the Olstburg fireextinguishing apparatus took place in Berlin recently, in the presence of the Emperor, the Empress and other distinguished persons. The inventor is a Swede named Olstburg. Captain Aldstrom, who performed the experiment, appeared in a peculiar looking costume, made of the Olstburg invention, and walked into an immense fire made of wood saturated with petroleum. The heat of the fire was so intense, that no one else could approach within eighty paces without being burnt or scorched. The Captain, however, walked around in the glowing pile perfectly undisturbed, leaning on the burning wood,' and finally quietly seating himself on the coals. He remained in the fire for fifteen minutes, and on his coming out every one pressed around him to see how much he had been injured. He was unharmed, and in spite of the Emperor's asservation that he had seen enough of so dangerous an experiment, Captain Aldstrom went again into the fiery oven. On finally emerging, he took off the suit and appeared in red flannel. Popular Authors, and Their Earnings. Dr. Holland has made $100,000 from his writings. Whittier lives frugally on $1,000 a year-from the muses. Hawthorne never received from his writings enough to live on. Mrs. Stowe has got $25,000 from " Uncle 'lom's Cabin" up to datethat 's all. Bryant has made $400,000 from the Evening Post and only $15,000 from i his booka. Longfellow received $200,000 with his wife, but has earned only $60,000 with his pen. Emerson lives on a small patrimony and has made only $20,000 from all his works. Bayard Taylor gets $6,000 a year as editorial writer on the Tribune His work8 have yielded him some $50,000. --?-?-???.-*WHILE GOV. Tilden was riding on horseback a few miles from Albany last Friday evening, his horse ran into a buggy containing a man and a woman. Both 'the occupants were thrown from the buggy, and the maD was badly injured.-H. Y. Post. 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Nainsook and Humburg EDGINGS, Embroidered Linen TRIMMINGS, Ecrti ind other LACES, BUCHINGS, NECK RIBBONS all colors and styles and ai my price. CORSETS, KID GLOVES, HOSIERY, HANDKERCHIEFS, FANS of everj style and quality, and hundreds of other articles too numerous to mention, hut tc which we call the special attention of the Ladies and others in wan c of sn .h Goods, For the Gentlemen we have a superb selection of CLOTHS, CASSIMERES TWEEDS, LINENS, COTTONADES and JEANS. We havereceived from theManufacturersalargeinvoice of partly made SHIRTS, now so popular on account of tho good material of which they aro made and the low price at which they are sold. Tney are all complete except the putting in o! the Gussets, the working of the Button Holes and putting on the Buttons. They ire made of Wamsutta Cotton and the best Linen. We will sell them at $1.00 each, They are the greatest bargains ever offered in the way of a Shirt. All we ask is an inspection of our Stocks, at either bf our Stores, and you will al mee become convinced of the Superiority of the Goods, the Great Variety w( keop, and the Very Low Prices at which we sell. 7H3T- To those who cannot pay us a visit, we will urea application send SAMPLES of any Goods that can be cut, and if an Order is sent us to the amount ol $10 or over for Goods in our Retail Department, we will pay the Express freight ya. same to the customer's nearest Express office. Address either JJ. RICHARDS & BRO., or V. RICHARDS & BROS., Wo aro Agents for tho DOMESTIC PAPER FASHIONS, "and. will send Catalogues of same dn application, and Patterns on receipt of the price. April 26, 1876. Iy46] Augusta, Ga. AUGUSTA SAVINGS 1110117 240 Broad St., Augusta, Ga. (NATIONAL EXCHANGE BANK BUILDING.) -o-:Incorporated February 16, 1875. COMMENCED IWSINESS MAY 1st, 1875. -0Deposits received to October 30, just six months from day ?f opening, over $100,000. And over $180,000 declined because not offered according to our terms of deposit. THIS INSTITUTION is founded upon the best and only safe principles foi SAVINGS and ACCUMULATIONS. THE MANAGEMENT is in the hands of eleven of our best citizens-worth in the aggregate, over ONE MILLION DOLLAItS (1,000,000)-and while all the property is liable for tho Deposits, they are prohibited hythe charter from borrowing or using a dollar of the funds of the Institution. DEPOSITS received in sums of ONU DOLLAR and upwards. INTEREST paid on Deposits remaining under six months, and all profits dividod amongst permanent Depositors, instead of paying them out to Stockholders, as is done in all other Institutions in this State. Mechanics, Laborers, Charitable Institutions, Executors, Administrators, Women and Children, will find it to their interest to deposit their money hero, where it will not only be safe and secure against fire and thieves, butalso be accumulating. We will buy and sell Bonds and Stocks on Commission, and will be prepared to give market quotations on prominent securities. Coupons on Bonds and Stocks left with us for-safe keepiug will be collected and placed to credits of Depositors on our books. MONEY loaned at reasonable rates on good securitv. FOREIGNERS and OTHERS, wishing to send money ?broad, can obtain Sight Drafts here on Englandf Ireland and Scotland, in sums of ?1 and upwards ; on France, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy and the Orient, in sums of 10 francs and upwards; on all the cities of Germany, Holland, Russia, Poland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Hungary, Portugal, and Spain, in small or large sums, in the currencies of the various countries. Save Your Earnings and be Independent. J. S. BEAUT, Jr., Treas. ALFRED BAKER, Pres. Nov. 2, 1875._ly_46 ROSE, WW, HEUOlfPEm W ALL THESE AND' NUMBERLESS OTHER SWEET PERFUMES ENTER INTO THE COMPOSITION OF :o:ONCE again we would call the attention of the readers of the ADVERTISER to the excellence of this well-known Perfume, and to its claims upon their patronage. 1st. PENN'S BOUQUET COLOGNE is equal to the finest extracts of Paris or Vienna. In Price it is two-thirds cheaper. 2nd. It is HOME-MADE-and you should encourage home enterprises. 3rd. None but the purest Oils are - used in its preparation. 4th. In sweetness and durability it is unsurpassable. 5th. Taking everything into consideration, it is the cheapest Cologne aver offered in this market. Prepared Solely by W. B. PETO. {ggp We Confidently refer to any one who has ever used it. For sale at the Drug Store of G. L. PENN & SON, May 1, 1876. [tf20]_No. 3, PARK ROW, EDGEFIELD, S. C. I. MONROE WM, Agent, TTJSTS HOUSE, S- C_3 KEEPS constantly on hand a splendid assortment of DRY GOODS, HATS, CAPS, BOOTS, SHOES, NOTIONS and GROCERIES. Also from the finest Liquors down to the cheapest, such as old BAKEE WHISKEY, pure CORN WHISKEY, RHINE WINE, St. Louis LAGER BEER, &c. t?* Our LIVERY STABLE is in first rate order. Parties wishing to liait Edgefield, or any part of the District, can get saddle horses or buggy aorses. I6T For sale at our Stables, BUGGY HORSES and SADDLE HORSES -all well trained, and will go low for cash, cr paper secured beyond a ioubt. J. MONROE WISE, A?t, June 27, tf 47]_ PINE HOUSE, S. C. Re-opened & Re-established, AT GRANITBVILLB, S. C" WHERE I have been doing business for the last ten years, with the ex3eption of last year. I have in Store, with frequent additions, a full line ol FANCY AND STAPLE DRY GOODS, NOTIONS? HATS, CAPS,- BOOTS, SHOES, CROCKERY and GLASS WARE, WOODENWARE, HARDWARE & TINWARE. A COMPLETE ASSORTMENT OF GROCERIES aud PI?AT10N SUPPLIES ' j b . , -VJ.'i. . . . ' r ?? I :.r,vj" v? {"..v.i.'?i }..':'?'. All of which I sell at prices to'suit the times. Call often and^ypu.-shall De satisfied -,wj;ta every purchase^ i * ' I.' _ ..... . j JAMES E. COOK, , ;May li 1S76V J?y20] "i jj ? ;,.,U G^^Y?IAE,.S.,.0.,v -, . jiv^.^y... . ~ . .? ? LMgga THE Edgefield Advertiser! 1835. EDGEFIELD, S. C. ?876, Now In Its Forty-First Year! EIGHTEEN HUNDRED and SEVENTY-SIX is the Centennial Year of the United States of Amer? ca. It is the'first time for sixteen years that the lower House of the National Congress has been Democratic ; and the frauds and corruptions of the Republican party during those years will no doubt be now investig?ted and exposed with a merciless logic-and without fear, favor or affection. The aspirations of Grant for a Third Term, as well as the general tendency in every department of the j government towards Centralism, is also to be checked ; or Grant and an Empire must be the result. THE ADVERTISER will keep up with the News and Prospects of the day in these respects-and will make its columns VEHICLES OF TRUTH, PROGRESS, PATRIOTISM AND PURE DEMOCRACY. This is also the year of the Presidential, State and County elections. The coming/ elections in South Carolina in November, are of greater importance to the people than any event for the past hundred years. In fact, the present year is to witness the triumph of the advocates of good government or their defeat. And a defeat will be absolute ruin. In such a case mongrelism and miscegenation must ultimately be more or less the curses of South Carolina. There can be but little difference in this respect between the whites of South Carolina and the people of the West Indies and the South American States. The white people of this State must control the negroes or be controlled by them. And the latter consummation will ultimately sink the; identity of our race. 45 A. Straight ?CigM ! 55 Is the Motto of THE. ADVEKllftim loi' Hie iiexr campaign. It is better to fight it out on that line, even if we be defeated, than to win on any other. It is the only honest course ; it is the only manly course ; and it is the only path in which white men can consistently tread. Terms of Subscription: vi ? . . ' \ '.:^ , ' . . II,. One Year, (Payable in advance,) - $2.50 Six Months, " " " ' - 1-25 (Q* When sent beyond th? limits of the County, 20 cents additional, for Postage, will be required. Advertising Rates: 1 Square, 10 Minion lines, first insertion, ?1.50 Each subsequent insertion, - -. - , 1.00 (CP A liberal discount made to those wishing to ad* vertise by the quarter or year. To MERCHANTS and MANUFACTURERS, THE ADVERTISER offers great inducements for advertising, enjoying, as it does, a large circulation in its native County-one of the largest and richest in the State, with a population of 42,486, twice as many as the city of Augusta, Ga., and nearly as many as the city of Charleston, & C5-as well as quite an extensive circulation in the neighboring States of North Carolina, Georgia and Florida, and a limited circulation in a number of the Western and South-Western States. We earnestly appeal to onr Friends to give us their heart? support, that we may be the better abie to make a good fight against the combined forces of Radicalism, Mongrelisni and Centralism, and in the interests of White Supremacy, Honesty and Economy in the Government, and Low Taxes. . T ?fl j .'..W. i '? . -. - ?? ; January 20,1876. \ EDGEFIELD, Ci &X-Jb.l vi .. .

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