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. [We earnestly commend the suhjoi
communication to the attention of the pei
of Edgefield District-farmers, inercha
physicians, mechanics and all. Mr. TB
noLM says the people can make the corre
good. Let us, in co-operation with the ot
Districts of the State, make the effort. 1
reduction of prices is necessary to sust
and restore confidence in the currency,
all means let us make " a long pull, a 'etrc
pull, and a pull altogdher," towards this m
desirable end.. "PALMETTO'S" plan is
admirable one;*nd we hope measures v
>Wf taken witheutdday^have*f-grand m
"meeting of _t he people of Ed g t?i eld. Let
come together,- discus:- the matter andreso
to do all that iu our power lies for the gc
of our common country and our glorie
riff From the South Qarolinian.
To The People of South Carolina.
FELLOW.Ci TI ZENS : The time ha* eel
when you ?~j?Y? the opportunity of striking
most effectivVclow for the .independence
our Confederacy-when you may coveryou
sel ves with lasting honor, and at the san
time oervejajll^pwn interests," while yoii a
serving the interest* of your country. Tl
campaign of 18C4 is nearly over, and/our ei
ernies, by their own confession: have agai
?been foiled. Our armies have done the;
duty nobly, and merit the thanks of the who)
people. Tko -great question 'upon wbicl
under ProTid?nce,-tlie success ol oqr cms
and our future prosperity depends, is th
financial question. The tflorta of our nev
and popular. Secretary of the Treasury ar
already inspiring confidence; and these effort
you are called, upon to sustain- and -maki
- effectual. Th? noble example of the farmer
' of Virginia-has already sent an electric thjril
through the land. It is -worthy of emulation
If followed by the agriculturists, manufac
turers, mechanics and others, of al! the con
federate State*, it will save our young .Gov
ernment from bankruptcy and ruin- if sol
followed, the saddest consequences may en
sue, but the Old Dominion will have vindi
cated her claim to the loftiest patriotism; and
?if di.aster and ruin come, she may proudly
point to her conduct and exclaim: ''Thou
canst not sag-J did it."
-A gracious Providence has blessed our
Sute with an ampi? harvest Io son)? sec
tions the corn crop exceeds any in the mein
cry of mau. The earth has yielded by hand
fuls. There is no reason under Heaven tor
the eierbitant and extortionate prices which
are demanded forthe?iCiwa^'?oflife. Noth
ing huta sordid selfishness-a grasping cov
etousness^- can prompt to the demand of such
price? for food. If it were a time of peace,
corn would scarcely bring fifty cents a bush
el in-iome sections of our State.
Some of the ?gmrant endeavor to justify
their extortionate prices by urging the worth
lessnesa of the money. : They do not see that
it is suchpricx 3 which makethe rooney worth
Ires. If the producers and artisans through
out our country continue these demands,
thc a tho circulation of the currency roust bo
again increased, until bankruptcy and repu
diation Stare us in the face! Low prices will
diminish ike demand fur tconey.and makeihe
currency sound and "afr. Low prices for the
Lecessarief of life,-will arT?ct the prices of all
other commodities. Let the patriotic exam
ple be set bj the plauttrs and farmers, and,
depend upon it, a corresponding action will
follow by manufacturera, importers and others.
The following plan is respectfully sugges
ted to you. J.-st public meetings cf th? citi
zens of tvery Dt>triot be called at tue court
house on next sale-day. Let the planters
take the lead, aud let resolutions be adodted
to reduce the schedule of prices pearly, for
' all (kings', and to stand by the Government
and sustain the currency. Leta delegation
be appointed, equal ia humber to th? Sena
tors and Representatives of each District, to
meet in convention, at Columbia, on the first
Tuesday in October, io com ult tog tber on
tb* public interest, to compare notes, and fix
upon a schedule of prices just and equitable,
and recommend it to the adoption of the Sta*?
Commissioners. Let our people abide by this
action in good faith. Let the people of Col
umbia open their asna and houses for the
entertain merit of such co a ven ti ot ; and all
vie with each other in the exhibition of an
unselfish -and glorious patriotism. Then wo
shall do something to rescue our State from
the pernicious infinenco of an accursed cov
etousness which ia spreading like a moral
pestilence over tbs whole land. Then will
tho old Palmetto State, which fired the first
guu and threw out tfce first banner to the.
breeze in this great contest, stand up beside
her old sister on the Potomac, and their com
bined voice and example will proclaim to
the world that the spirit of liberty is the
spirit-of "sdf-sacrifi ce. .*
. Such a course as. suggested above, is, I
learnt to be proposed to the people of the
District in which Hive, on the firstMonday
in September. . PALMETTO.
ATTEMPT TO MU?ORR.-Cargie Wallace, of
this county, was lodged in jail a few dava
since nuder the heinous charge of attempting
to murder bis wife. It seems that he had
formed bia plan and set the time for execu
ting it, and communicated it to one of bis ce
groes whom he thought be could trust, prom
ising him his freedom if he would assist him
ic the deed. The negro assented very readi
ly, and nothing waa wanted sate the time
set to arrive. lathe mean time Cufie " in
formed his mistress of his design and a cou
ple of the netghbora? They told her to keep
quiet and notsuffer any alarm whatever, as
they would be there in time to prevent him
executing bia der i? c.
On tao arrival of the night on which the
black- deed was to be performed, be had a large
tub of water taken into & roem and called
his wife to come in. She promptly obeyed,
and as anon as she entered the room he seized
her,.commenced eh.AinJ; ber violently anti
forcing her head into the tub of water. At
thia juncture the two gentlemen who had
promised her protection, and who bad been
watching hts operations, stept in and caught
him in the attempt to take uer life. Ile was
immediately arrested and lodged in jul. It
is said that this is net the .first attempt that
he has made to put her ?side. He was poor,
ehe bad some property, which wa? all he
-? ? ?-- J .
AM-I?** auction sal? in Ch*.rJott<\ N. C.
a boy eighteen years old ?old fi?r $5.150;.a
boy eleven year? old $4,100-. a woman twen
ty-five years t ld $.1.020; a girl sixteen years
Old-wy likely $5,000: a boy twenty cae
year? old $5,200; a man r.Dd wife and two
children aged two and four years-the man
TUE BKOOXS COUNTY. AFFAIR-J>hn Vick
ory, the white man who endeavored to rr?
ate an* insurrection among the negroes in
Brooks county, has been hun-r. .The slaves
were ?Iso -hung with bim. Vickory 4s kv J
leave-to make & speech before the execution
took place.and occupied the time allowed
bim, wit? abuse and in proclaiming his in
* noeenee. After the ca-fwaa drawn over bis
eyes, however, and just before tba drop fell
he exclaimed " God have mercy on me for
tay liea." 1
For tb? Advertiser.
Clerks of Courts--Jjaw Befon
MR. EDITOR :-I bar* endeavored. for i
years to obtain from tbe .Legislature of on
tbe enartnitut of aJaw authorizing tho' Cl
Courts of Common Pleas to Uko tbs tassi
of witnesses in civ il causes, between th? te
Court, or, in legal, phraseology, ".during
I tioD," I baye been persistent in this matte
tbe belief that snob a measure would be (
beneficial both to tbe people and tbe bar,
talning for the one speedy,.certain, and oct
cal justice, and in relieving tbe ether tro
unjust and irrational elimination so fruelj
?shed by tbe ignorant and unreflecting.
Some of the most eminent Judges in tho
have highly approved of the project, and >
of them more heartily than the late lam
Chancellor M'a KULIUP But tbe fate cf th
plications, like that of most measure* of 1
reform, baa been sealed sn evry. qccasioi
tbe Judiciary Committee of General A
bly, and. our Legislators j have indulged
constituents with the, pass?e of absurd, an
constitutional acts, rather than improve the
highly beneficial legislation..
I have been so deeply impressed for i
years wirb the value of such an act, that I bro
tba matter to tba notica of tho Grand Jul
Full Term I860, and induced a pr?sentmen
its furor, which ID a y be seen Luroto sabjot
X ana. disposed on this occasion to bring tba
ject directly before tbe people, that tbcya
advise with their representatives in the pram
if the proposition should be deemed worth
: ii cir a ppr. val.
As tbe law now stands we are oompelled to
kmiBe.witBesscB in open CVurt, save in tbe
optional cases of parties living beyond a grui
tlataoce than ose hundred miles from tbe Ct
louse,-parties about to remove from tbe Si
-or aged, sick and inti rm. Many years x
,nd often do elapse between the liming of a v
nd the trial of the canse by continuances, ?
ad important witnesses may-die in tbe meantii
nd their testimony, by whick perhaps, a ca
s mainly to be supported, thereby t irrefrieva
?st. The defect - of a system w hick produ
sch disastrous results is obvions to th? m
asual observer. The ?iec?*??'ry of prod uein ?
.itnos? in opon Court, and taking his- exam'n
ion " dca voce," it in many instances a denial
astice. It places the power is tba hands .ol
unniBg party PlaintiB", whose case bas no me
hate var, to procrastinate a trial until a Defer
nt is wearied into defeat, or compromise,
eath or absence of material witnesses, or
rearincss of the contest in which he is er'gegt
t enables-a party D?fendant, not possessed
ny meritorious defence, to delay the trial of
a usc by continuances and other legal machiner
util tie cause of the"Plaintiff la destroyed 1
he lost of material testimony. Can sucb a di
ensatiop of j ?sticele satisfactory to the poop]
r any other -than a farce-a mere mockery.
IStice ? .
But the mest annoying feature of the preee
iode of trial before juries, consists in the e:
sase to' the State, to suitors, jurors and wi
esses generally. Continuances delny the tri;
f cause from term to term, and net only ii
reese the tize of tba docket at each terna af 'tl
onrt, thcraby causing' the extension ff tbe pi
inga of tba Court, delays, inconveniences, an
xpences, but couj.pt 1 a!l parties interested to a
sad term after term, exposed to thu aauoyunc
f leaving" homo at tbe most unseasonable period
f the year. Tho pr?sent system muy ?nd doc
xte&d the sitting of the Court te two meki
'hen the business migar, under u different regu
itiun, b-.- admini-tered in one. It is bot difficul
> calculate tbe saving to suitors, and witness*
nd even to tb? Judges, by the curtailment ?
he term lo one, instead of two weeks.
The remedy by which I proposito countcrac
21 these ?vila is. ?imply tba tnactmtnt of a lat
uthorizing Clerics of the Court to take the Vsti
iony,of witnesses- in civil causes, during tb
?ternsl between fbc terms uf Court and Imtuedi
tely after the issuing of tbe writ in' all elvi
auges. By tbe operation of such a law than
ever would be any danger of loaug ral mill
.'stimi'Uy. There would be less chance for itTdo
int, or ignorant atternies to obtain continuance;
t tbe expense of the industrious and energetic
?r judges would refuse to grant them txeep
pon a strong end truthful showing, abd upon i
tate of facts which would not often exist. Th?
arms of Courts would be shortened, bocause th<
usines? <sf each Urtu . would be lioiebed at iii
roper time, and not con tin ut d, and would b<
ondueted with promptness aud despatch. Th<
lorsonal attendance of witnesses in Court, mule
??ina great meafure dispensed with, becaust
heir testimony in -writing could be deposited it
be Clerk's Office, ready to be used upon tbe caf
if the d ck ct. J us ti co would be more toual 1>
neasurod out to parties, became jurors migbi
.arr j into their roc m the depositions of witnesses
ind lhere calmly "read and weigh tbe testimony
vitbout trusting to their memories for a confuscc
tad imperfect recollection of the contradictory
statements of witnesses made upon a " tiro voce,'
jr opea Court examination.
These are only some of tb? advantages to ac
crae ir om th? proposed chang?-a change which
whilst it affords all of th? beuefits of a new sys
tem, will r?tala tbe privileges of tbe present ooo
by still allowing th? exam'.Bation of witnesses, ir
civil cases in open Court,, when either party de
sires iL It does not compel anyone to adopt tb?
practice, but only permits him todo serif dis
posed, to insure the preservation of bis testimony
and tbe safety of bis claim. Eminent Judges
as I have above stated, have expressed their con
viciions of the importaa.ee and utility of sucl
an act, and it has only been disfavored by Judi
ciary Committees, because it waa " an innovatiot
en tb? eld fogyillu ef our legislation." All rc
forms ?rc innovation?, ead it is a sad oommenta
?ry upon the wisdom of our General Assemblies
that they are generally unable .4? perceive thi
relation. Unconstitutional and unintelligible acts
(so.pronounced by our Courts/) are unhesitating!)
passed, but measures of parable advantage an
impeded, or ?stepped in their progress by tb?
Dar row-minded nt ss and unfitness of those^whi
are tent to legislate for tbe public-good.
I candidly confess that I cannot perceive anj
objuaiion to the measure, ualeai it.exists ip th?
dispceidona of .members of th? Legislature to rp
pose ail beneficial relouas. If the only otjec
tion presented against such aa act.is, tbat it ii
an innovation uti the common law, 1 he!; all chun:
gas or modifications of tb? common law whicl
bave been made by tb? Legislature, are innova,
lions, and-for tho tame reason objectionable. I:
the objection should be taken that it ii necessary
for tbe elimination of truth tbat ibo witnest
cbonld bo confronted with the Jury, in order thai
the .truthfulness pr- falsity ef his -statements maj
bo" d isac v? r*. d from his countenance, I reg ly tb al
all Wiestes at? bot doubtful men as regard!
tb'ir vrr.city ; not is lt permitted to juries any
'moro than te ordinary mortals to find thc " uind'n
complexion in the flee." '
But,.?je ?% general answer to all~et??ct?ots, ]
would simply slate that, 'ahila t tba proposed lan
would confer grer.t Uni-uta on'tbe people, il
wuu]d deprive them of none of tbe peculiar, od
r-^jt?ga? ol tb* prc,cat ?ystem. Tie law Wohld
not bo compul,ory, but only permiulvev In thc
Court of-Equity) wbc-re q,ucstions of very great
importanco nra tried, the Legislature) boa anteo?.
l?.od the Commissioner to take the testimony of
witnesses daring vacation. Is there any reason,
why Clerks 0/ the Courts of Common Picas should
sot be invested with similar power? When you
reflect that vast claims and important rights are
dependent on human testimony, which may be
totally lost or destroyed in the uncertainty of J
human life,-that long periods may, and do
elapse, before that testimony can be taken, on
the trial of cause*, and that before snob trial it
may be wholly lost, there being no. process by
which it can be preserved, sere th? proceeding by '
Bill in Equity to perpetuate testimony, tedioue,
expeniite sad inapplicable to the majority of j
cause? triable before Courts of common law juris
diction, on? may be astonished that a measure of j
such palpable geed, has hitherto failed to receive j
th? aid ?f that elasa of cur fellow-citizens, so
constant in their applications te th? poopla for
political favor and preferment.
I present these views to tho ptople'ef tbe Dis
trict, as theresnlt of serious and careful reflec
tion upon a subjec.t of vital importance to their
interests, and feel that, in the retirement of pri
vat? life, I bar? discharged a publio duty, in the
advocacy of a measure pregnant, at least in my
judgment, with regeneration 1.0 the cause bf jus
ticc, and its speedy, economical, 'and proper ad
ministration in our Courts.'
THOMAS P: MAGRATH.
Extract from tbo Presentment ?f the Grand
Jury, Fall Term, 18GD.
"We unanimously recommend, that the Legis
lature do-Vest in the Clerk of the Court of Com
mon Pleas for Edgefield District, the same power'
and authority to take the testimony of witnesses
in civil cases instituted in said Court,' that is
[riven to Masters of Commissioners in Equity, by
the tenth section of the Act of th? General As
?-milly in relation to the office and duties of j
Masters and Commissioners in tquity, parsed in
Ike-year 1310, and recommend the s?me te the
Jirnest consideration of thc Representatives from
COMPLIMENTARY LETTER FXO.V GF.N/LEE.
- We publish below a letter addresced bj
Seo. L?e to Gen. Hampton, complimenting
he cavalry for tbeir gallant and valuable
?erviees spains! tbo enemy on tbe Charlen
J", ty and Dar by to wn roads on the 15th, loth
ind 13th inste. The ; complimentary letter
?as written,.it will be observed, previous to
;be battle.of Thursday, August 25, upon
vhic-k occasion again the cavalry contributed
10 conspicuously to the success of General
Sill's attack upon tbe euc my at-Reams'.
HEQ'KS AHMV NGUTU ERN VIRGINIA, )
August Hi th. 1SG4. J
i?ajor-General Wade Hampton, Command
ing Cavalry t
. General-I desire to express the gratifica
ion derived from tbe conduct of the .taav
dry during its late operations north of James
"Tbe nnccese of Yt. II. F. Lee's division
in the 15th instant, the more signal results
bat attended the combined attack of his and
Sen. Gary's forces on the following day, and
be skilful execution of your orders on the
8th by General Butler with his division, re
ject great credit upon the several commands
Please expr?s* to the officers and men mj
hanks for their% gallant and valuable ser
ices. The loss sustained by the cavalry in
he fall cf Brigadier General Chsmbliss 'will
>e felt throughout tbe army, in v h i ch, by
tia courage, energy and skill, he bad won for
11 nisei fin honorable name.
Your obedient servant,
(.Signed) R. E. LE?, General.
L Ticruan Grien, Major ced Assistant Arl
CnitiLESTOx, Sept. 2.
Tbe enemy a second time attempted to
>Tow up Furt Sumter last night, with ator
ado, but failed, lt-'exploded about three
lundred yards fions the fort.
The delivery in the harbor, by flag of truce
wat, of some forty Yankee Surgeons and
Chaplains took place thia morning.
The Port Koyal paper of the l.-t announces
be arriva! of tho steamer Crescent, from
Fort Drleware, with over six hundred Cou
federate pt inners, many of high rank. On
1er voyuce the Crescent ran ashore off Cape
Romain, narrowly escaping total wreck. Three
jr four prisoners- escaped. . ?
Another flag of truce fur exchange of pris
oners is expected to take place on 'I hursday
Tbe following is an extract of a letter from
aa officer of Hagood'j Brigade. It was writ
ten the day after the action of which it
.* PETERSB?RO, Augmt 23,1854.-As I men
tioned before, the brigade behaved with its
usual gallantry, and has received the high
est compliments. When they rushed to the
Yankee lines, it was lound they were1 com
pletely enfiladed, and an officer rode out, de
manding their surrender, as they were en
tirely at their mercy, which was - indeed the
fact. A number of men were -killed and
wounded io the charge, and the flag of the
27th being taken, was in possession of thia
officer. The gallant old Col., Gaillard was
contesting the point with bim, when G-u.
ilagood came up, refused a surrender, and
ordered this fellow to give up the flag and
make his escape,* refusing to do which, the
General drew bis pistol and shot bim from
bia horse. There being no chance of a sup
port, he called to the men to save themselves
by 1 etreating, and in this way rescued a por
tion of the bi igade; many were killed and
wounded. Young Dwight Stony displayed, j
great gallantry in bringing oil the captured
.The brigade is still resting, and I hope will
ba in rear lor some days. The men are. in
the beat fighting spirits, ard the afternoon
of tteday we met so great a disaster, I be
lieve they would have fought, if possible,
better than they did in thc- morning. Coi.
Gaillard, fortunately, is all right. His descrip
tion of his escape from capture-is very amus
ing aa wei! as touching. lie is. very highly
thought of here, and-is quite a favorite. We
are all too roucu pained and saddened at th?
loss of ilolony. 1 had formed the strongest
attachment fur Lim; wa were much together
in all of our Grat tights here* he was uni ve r
sally Jiked and respected in the brigade, and
had made a very favorable impression out of
it; bu services were invaluable, and bia cool
ness and gallantry-eminently conspicuous;
I don't know that we can ever , get a man
who will fill the plate half so w?l. or satisfac
torily. Gen. Hugood is well, bot feels his
losses deeply. Gen. Beauregard is highly
complimentary of Lim, ar>d? understand Lee
FROM MOBILE.-THE FOR* POWCLIT AF
FAIR.-A telegram from Mobile dated Sept.
2nd, states that the Fort Powell affair (evac
uation and blowing up of aaid Fort by Tts
commandant, Lieut! Col. Williams,) Las been
officially inve?ikat?d and bis conduct ap
proved. H ?nil be remembered that Coi.
Williams is lb* same who some .?Jojo ago
drove ofi tfcb Yaa-koe fleet in a prior aftack.
bqt tn tho last they got in bia rear,
g The committee of -safety held * meeting
and resolved their entire -satisfaction with
General Frank Gardner, retj?ovly" appointed
I to command this district. Th>t exprvu ??
tira confidence in bl? ability, and ?ak him
to told the oby to the laut extrem it y, thu?
I showing the united action of the municipal
auth?ririe*. . - . - " -
Lincoln's Raid? Looa White Mea.
We aro fold that the Administration intend
to-call for another three, or five hundred
thousand white men and negroes, fori *<> f?r
as the powers that he can make it so, the
races are placed upon an equality. Thia
ia a raid upon a. grand scale, a ?id uj^on
Northern homes, a raid upon the labor mar
keta of the "To jal" States, a raid that car
ries off with lt the widow's only hope and
'support, the wife's sole dependence, the help
less father's last barrier between himself and
the-poor house, It ia ? raid.upon the farm )
and the workshop, upon city alid country, a
raid not fdr the purposes of plunder, but for
the gatheringtogetherof victims to,be slaugh
tered to the. insatiate demon of Abolitionism.
More hyman beings- are to be driven like,
cattle into Lincoln's slaughter pens: more
victims are wanted for the "shambles. It is
you-, fellow-citizens, be ye farmers or labor
ers, 0/ mechanic!, who are now to fill up the
hupe gaps in the rapidly diminishing armies*]
of the Cumberland and the Potomac. Are
>e read j to take your placea in the slaughter
pens thut ?re always open, that are Glied
with the li Fiji g and dead, that are heavy with
the stench arising from putrified and purify
ing human flesh ?
' Honest Old Ahe, ii is said, will OBIJ re
quire three or five hundred thousand more tb
Lnish op the South; bat are we sure it is not
the North he wants to finish.- Ile bas tried
no less than two millions and a half upon tie
South with poor eflect, and he certainly
ought to-be satisfied that one-eighth of that,
number would be utterly useless. It must
be the North,.therefore, be has his eyes upon
in the call. It is! three or fire hundred t Lou
sand men he wants" to eet from our voting
force-that is all, and it may prove sufficient
to secure his election . which is the all im
portant point just now. He knows well that
the moment he leaves Washington and takes
dis place once more among the people he will
have a numb? r of private accounts, to ?ettie.
with various parties, against whom he has
been running up quite a long score.
This, therefore,, is one of the grazd objects
if the new raid upou the North; it is a raid
not only, to fill up the slaughter "pena, but to
ii.crease the voting army of tie. i m persons
ton of Presidential honesty. White men
md negroes-political miscegenation ! It.
?isa come to thia at lost, but who can tell
srhere it will end. However, let us look out
br Lincoln's new raid the raid, upon the or
jhans and widows dependency,, the raid upon
:he bard working fat ht rs of poor families, the
aid upon the clergy, for they whoa even (
jagans ?s?epted, are cot exempt in this Chris-,
ian and civilized country. ' Truly this? is the
ige of progress and enlightenment, this i>
he triumph of Abolitionism, this is the
Apotheosis of Shoddy.-New York iletrop
dilan Record. ? . .
A STORY WITH A Mon AL.-Nota thousand
niles from here, the following incident oc
An old gentleman very politely invifc d
levers! efficers to hear his daughters play on
he piano and sing. The invitation was ac
:epted and the officers highly entertained.
Presently a couple of private* presented them
?Ives at the door, but were very coolly bade
rood evening, and no. seats being^iilered, the
>riv?tev, the fighting men, w'thdrew.' A spee
.?tor ot the whole allair suggested to them-ii
hey would get an officer*' coat U would pass
:hem easily, and -they c ould make the trip
without any trouble. One of the privates
ivho had bean so shabbily treated ashed one
? hi^ itrutena?ts the Tuan of hts coat for a
ow-minutes. The Coat was willingly lo-ned.
The private with the lieutenant's coat re
.umed, And-who .or a moment wou'd doubt'
it"7-was most cordially' welcomed in,and a
:hair handed bim, sud he very pressingly
ind c rdially invited^? be seated. The pri
rate listened to the tinging awl playing of
several piece*; then arising, bagged that the
ladies would excuse bim, as be bad on hie
lieutenant's coat, and his lieutenant being
outside in his shirt sleeve*, 'he did not wish
to keep him waiting.. Imagine the young
ladies' feelings'.*- Selma Dispatch.
DR. PAUL F. EVE
T* ENDERS hi??-PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
.to the community, specially in Surgery.
Office and Residenco, McIntosh Street,. Augus
Aug 31 4t? 36
JOSIAH SIBLEY & SOftS,
No. t>, Warren Block, Auguwta, Ga.,
BUY AND SELL ON COMMISSION
COTTON AND PROD COE.
Augusta, Aug 3!, 2t 36
FOR THE MIXTITUBE.
JUST received a large supply of
LIGHT SHIRTING ;
'4.-4 SHEETING ;
Which I ofter to the people of Edgefield, Abbe
ville and Barnwell Districts,
AT OLD PRICES,
Ii paid for in Fleur, Corn, Basso, Molasses, Lard,
Meal, ?tc, and,will give as good-bargains as any
Factory in the Ciinfvderacy. jjIUON
JSamburg, Aug 22 lm . 35
State of South Carolina.
IN ORDINARY. .
iY W. F. DURISOE, l*sq., Ordinary of Edge
s' field District, ' lf , a
Whereas, Ana Jonniaga 'has appoed to ne
for ietUrs of Administration, with the win an
nexed, on all aad-,siiBuhw .the goods and chat
tels, rights and cr?dits of John Jennings, lat?
of the District aforesaid, dcc"d. .? > '
Tfa?so ar?; therefore, to cit? and admonish ?ll
and Singular, theTtindr?d and creditors a*.the
said deceased, te bf and appear before me, at our
next Ordiaary'a Court for th? ?aid District, te ba
holden at Edgefield ?; H., on th? lida day of
Sept. next, to show cause, If any, why the -said
administration should no.tbe g;anted.
Gives under my hand and seal, thia 31st day
of Aug, in th? year of our Lord ono thousand
eight hundred and Sixty-four, ? ' ^ ?ightf
niitb ot tb? ?^^^jSsT
A8ept5. ' * *7
The State of South Carolina,
_JY W. F. DURISOE, Esquire, Ordinary of
9 E?gefield District. .' '
Whereas, Julia Adam?, baa applied tom? for
Letters of Administration, de 6?nu won, ?on all
and singular the goods ?ad chattels, rights ind
ersaits if. Wils-y T.Adams, Jate of the District
aforesaid, deo'd. - ' ' . . ' tA "
Theseare^therefors, to cite sad admonish all
and ?ins>daT, th? Kindred and cr?ditera ut AU
said debased, to le ?nd appear Wo* me, ?J our
nextOrdinary'a Court fox tte said District to be
holden at Edgefield -C. IL on the.20th day el
Sept. inst, to show cathe, if any, why the said
admioiatratio? should nothar?a^.d.
Given dndUray handled seal,-this 6ih day
of Sept. in the year of ?ur **?>J ?" ,tho1tt'
sand eight bundr?d' and sixty-four, and in th.
eighty-Jiuth year Of the Independence of tbs
State of South Carol**, jf?ftgg 0. g J>.
k Septs . it . 37
The Edges'sid Female
AT- EDGEGIELD C. H., S.'*.
TUE next Scholastic rear of tbit Institution
will commence oa MONDAY, ibe 19fh
SEPTEMBER, and will be divided m to . two
Sessions of Twenty weeks each. . ,
TERMS PER SESSION.
Tuition in Collegiate Department, - $50,00
" Academic. W?' ; 40,00
" Primary. gp (jo
" . F reach, 3?,00
; " Music, including use of instrument, 5(7,00
Contingent Fee, . v 5,00
Board, including Fuel and Lights, 400,00
in the present currency, or $12 pet mouth if
paid in provisions at eld'rates*
Planters and farmers who send their daughters
will bu,required to pay for their Beard in whole
or in part in provisions.'
. Som* or\the citizens of the town have kindly
con set ted to board pupils at the same ratea when
the rooms of the Principal have been filled.
Boarders must furnish their own towels, sheets,
pille? cases, blankets or cemforts, coverlets,band
soap and drinking cups. All the pupil? are re
quested to bring tbeir School bx..Vs with them.
Payments for each' Session will be required in
X RET. M. W. SAMS, 'PRINCIPAL.-.
. We will give the following prices for tho sev
eral article* mentioned .below, although some of |
these prices are higher than were paid in thia
market before the war': Butter 2?e; bacon 13fd,
15c; pork neat 8c; tallow 1.1? 15c; beef 5@oY;
mutton 50(3,75 per quarter ; flour $10 per barrel;*
corn and pe?a$l; sweet potatoes 5H@75 pr bush
el ;*fowls 15 fi 25c. a piece; turkeys $l.50($$2 a
pair; syrup 50@75c per gal.; salt 50@75e ptr
bushel; eggs l?J@15c per doz; (odder ned bay
$1 per 100.1ha ; wood $2 a four horse load..
Edgefield, Aug 23 * . tf " 35 -
CoLi'MBia, Angust 17,1864.
GENERAL, ORDERS NO. 9.
?T11E attention of persons exempted or d?
. tailed for agricultural purposes, and who have
isiven bond tb the Ouviri>i|>ent, is directed to the
following paragraph from Circular No. 24,* Bureau
A Conscription :
"2. Thu aalc to the Gorernmcnt, or to the
ratall?! of ?elidier*, at j.ric?? tized by the Com
missioners of thc estate under the Impressment
Act, ofthe marketable supplies remaining aftei
furnishing the (iivcrnment with the stipulated
?uautity of provisions, ?nd which be may raise
from year to year while his exemption eontinues,
is made, hythe Act of Congress, approved Feb
ruary 17, 1S64, one of the conditions of exemptions
allowed to au overseer or agriculturist. A claim
't asserted by gomo offhose exempted aa agrien -
turista lo exchange such-part cf tho aforesaid
mi pi UK aa they may please for supplies of provi
sions, clothing aud the like, to be consumed in
family use, and to sell to the Government or
the families vf soldiers only what may remain ot
such surplus after making such exchanges. This
claim, is iu violatiok of law and of their contract
with the Government, and cannot be allowed.
" Upon satisfactory evidence being furnished
that persons exomptcd as overseers >>r agri< u 1 tur
Ida Rave or are thus diripusing of their surplus
productions by exchange as aforesaid, Enrolling
Officers wdl arrest all such persons, f. ?*ward them
to their searest Camps of Instruction, to be re
tained there until final action shall be taken end
announced in their oases, and forward through
thc proper channels of communication lo this
Bureau a report of all the facts and circumstances
of each ease.
" Every agriculturist or overseer, upon ro wiv
ing hi* ecrtitie.it* of exemption, should be in
f Tined that the action indicated above wdl ne
taken in the ?vent of his wot disposiez of bia mar
ketable surplus ia aeoofdauco- with the require
ments of law." ,
II. Officers and agents of the Subsistence and
Quartermastar's Dap.r mints are roiuestod to
communicate information to Enrolling Officers ot
all instances coming to their knowledge in which
peranna exempted or detailed for agricultural pur
pose' have violated the stipulate nsif their bonds
to the (In TI rn mc nt in the sale or other disposition
pf their marketable turpins.
C. D. MELTON,
Major, Couiin'dt Conscripts.
Guardian publish five times; Courier end
Mereury throe times in. daily and rame in tri
weekly; all other papers in the State three times.
Aug.? St 31
Tax in Kind for 1864!
IWILL attend at the following times and pia-,
cbs to receive. Returns of f <\X IN KIND tor
Wheat, Oats, ?yo, "Cured Hay and Wool :
Elton, Saturday, :!<n h. August.
Pleasant Lttnc, Monday, 22d "
Shatterfidd, Tuesday, 23d "
Liberty Hill, Wednesday, !?4ih "
James Talbert's, Thursday, 2?th ?
John Cheatham's, Fridays 24th "
Edgefidd C. H., - S stnrday, 117th "
LottYP. 0. , Monday, 29ih "
J. T. Nicholson's, Same evening.
LybrandV, Tuesday, 30th "
Scigler's Mill, Wednesday, 31st M
.Cherokee Ponds-, Saturday, J Sept.
Beach Island, Monday, 5 th
Hamburg, Tuesday, Ctn "
O rangeville, Friday, ' 9th "
Pine House, Saturday, 10th "
Red nil!, Monday, 12th "
J. W. Tompkins', Tussday, IS h ?
Edward Howie's, Wednesday, 14ih -
Woodlawn, Thursday, 15ih " " '
Wiley Glover's, Saturday, 17th "
Edgefiold C. H., ' Monday, 19th ?
" Tuesday, 20th **.
Farmers are earnestlr requested to be punctu
al in their returns, as the regulations in this de
partment require it.
AU Wheat.is to be returned. No reservation
this year. All who um kc over 10 pounds of Wuol
are taxed. GEO. A. ADDISON,
Assessor 12tb Dist., 7*.h A Otb Regts.
Aug-IG - 3t 34
WILL attend at the lime and places,wer.tion
m. cd below to receive Returns of Wheat, Oat*,
Bye, Cured JJny and Wool, including what may
iiuve beep sold or consumed of the crop of leei:
Allen Kemp's, Monday, 22d August.
J. S. Smyly'a, Tuesday, 2:td -m "
Dom's Mills,. Wednesday, 2-1 th M
Rouu tree's Store, Thursday, 23-h 44
W.N.Moore's, Fridsy, 2Cth ?
Dulliwauger'aStore.Suturday, 2'.rth 44
' Is am Culhreatb's, Monday, 29th "
Coleman's X Rds. Tuesday, 30th "
Perry's, *. Wednesday, 31st *.
Huiet's Store,. Thursday, 1st Sept.
J. P. Mickle^, Friday, '2d .*
Richardson's, Saturday, 3d 44
Mrs. Allen's, Monday, 15th '?
. Dr. J. C. Ready's, Tuesday, 13rtr 44
Ridge, Wednesday, 14th 44
Mrs. Norris11 Thursday, 15th "
George Addy's, Friday, 16th S
Mrs. Gibson'?, Saturday, 17 h. "
Mt. Willing, Monday, " 10th 44
Dr. J. R. Mobhy'a, Tuesday, 20th . " 1
Tax Payers are requested to be punctual ii
tbeir attendance, and come prepared to mahn re
turns of their entire crops ss indicated shore.
CHARLES CARTER, Assessor
Tax in Kind 13th Cob District.
Aug 17 ? ' 3*
IROM th? Subscriber, on. the '.21st August
two Negro men, WEST and BILL, boil
tolerably dark complected. No particular mark
of scars recollected on'either of them. They rai
both write, and it is possible that they may tx
passing themselves in'Augusta sa free. "West i
very w?ll known about Edgefield C. H., Ham
burg and Augusta. They were raised by Mi
I will pay a handsome reward for tira ?ppr?
hension of both or either of said Negroes.
JOHN E. PADGET.
Aug 31 lt*_30_
Gross Pork Wanted.
1WILL ilsrttr SALT fer GROS3 PORK a
the rate'of-tiro pounds Salt for on? of Grot
Pork. A. A. GLOVER.
Aug 34_ tl 35
fT/V BUNCHES COTTON YARN jost re?oive
Oljr .end for sala at reduced prices by
T E. PENN, Aft.
Aug 2.5 tf ti
i", i "?ge
CaMidftt?. rot tin tojrlilatwtf g
? i i . On i rn* "
A. W. YOUNG BLOOD.
W. W. ADAMS, Eeq.
F. A. TOWNSEND, ESQ.
DR. H. B. COOK,
GE*. ?..Q. M. DDNOVANT,
MAJ. A; J: HAMMOND,
. COL. JOHN UUIET,
" C#PT. LEWIS JONES,
DR. W. D. JENNINGS,
RRT. A. W. LINDLER,
JJ. P. MICKLER, Esq.
GEO; D. TILLMAN, Esq.
CAPT. H. W. ADDISON,
^S. B. GRIFFIN, Esq.
' MAJ. JOHN E. BACON,
For Tai Collector.
J. N. BRISCO,
W. if. HOLLOWAY,
Mill Notice. -
P2RSOKS intending to bave. Wheat aground at
tn/-Mill viii plea.?e bare their names re (ru
lered, and days will heasiigned thew at the time
of registering their names. -. i
I ??nb every one to state about the ncmber.of
bushels be intends to send.
Have your Wheat well cleaned and dry-my
mill is not a threshing or fuuuiug machine*.
Torna for soldiers' families and horse turns,
net-exceeding 3 bushels, hav? preference. . -
Peraonvwhose names are registered must- be
punctual or they will lose their place*.
Jn'y st. . . tf " so
Burial Cases !
Ikeen constantly on-hand a full s toe k of W ul cut
and Mahogany COFFINS, which, .frogs and
after this date, will be Sold for CASH, sud at
prices as reasonable- as the times will admit wt.
The Ure-of tho HEARSE will be charged for
according toibc same ratio.
*- JOHN Mi WITT. -
Edfefi?ld, S. C.rOct 19, l*Gt. tf 43'
PERSONS having claims against the Estate of
Dr. E. Bland, dcc\L, ?ra requested to pro
sent the name forthwith to Mr. James M. Harri
son, whtr is my- authorized Agent, in settling np
lathe business of the Estate. . .
R. E. BLAND, Adm'r.
Nov 4 . tf 44
IS hereby given that application will be malo
to the Legislature of this State at 'Ita next
.Session for a cbar'er of the Bath Mills Company
in Ed**li ela District.vi:
July 13 ? _3m,_29 .
In the Market.
IWILL BARTER, or-pay the CASH, (new
. issue,) for FLOUR, SACON or COHN.
SAM. E. DOWERS, Agent.
Hamburg, Aug 1 tf 32
* av- - -Ma
FROM One Hundred to One Thousand Bu
shels CORN, delivered in Hamburg, for
which a liberal price wtll be paid.
- / " S. E. BOWFRS, Apt.
Hamburg. July StV tf ?0
-L .- '- ?
Stat? of Seuth Carolina,
BY W. F. DURISOR, Esnairay Ordinary of
Whereas, Lewis dor.es hath applied to'me:f?r
Letters ol'Administration, on all nud singular
tho good;., and chattels, rights and credits of
Addison Wray, luto of the District -aforesaid,
dee'd. - ^ ' ..
These areTtherefore. to cit? and admonish all
and singular, the kindred and creditors of the said
deeeas*d,'to be and appear before me, at oar next
Ordinary's Court for the said District, to be holden
at Eigefleld ' ourt Jinns?, oa the 8fh_day of
Sept next, to show cause, if any, . why the
said administration ?bauld not be granted. ?
Given ander my hand and seal, this 24th day of
Aug. in year of our.Lurd one thousand eight hun?
dred and sixty-four and in tho eighty-eighth
? year of the Independence nf South Caroline.
W.tF. DU RI SOE, O.ED.
Aog.2? ? ?ta :M
APPLICATION will be made at the neat sit
ting of tbe*Legislature of South Carolii a
to increase the rate of Toll at the Sand Bar Ferry
on the Savannah River, near the city of Augusta.
E. H. WHATLEY, Proprietor.
May 31 -* tf 2S
ULICK PEPPEH, RICE, Ac,
Just received and for sale at A ?nutttt retail pri
es, by Jv A. GURLEY.,
Hamburg, Aug 17, 1m. 34'
A Fine Lot of Pry Salt
FOR SALE OR BARTER.
?HAVE on hand a lot of superior SA LT which
J. will Darter for Cora, Whent, Flour, Baeen,
Butter, Egg?, Chickens, Ac, at tba market price,
or will sell for Cash at or bel?.w the' Augusta
prices. JOHN COLO AN.
Juue 21 Af ... . 2*
Navy Agents; Office,
AUGUSTA, GA., May 24? 1??4.
IL SAMUEL E.-BOWERS, Hamborg, is
. my Authorised Agf?t in EdgefiebiDistrict,
ti.r purchasingaawttei furNayj Department.
? W. F. HOWELL, Navy Agent.
May 31 it 2?
IAM prepared to BARTER'HOMESPUN ani
OSN ABL'RGS for FLOUR, BACON and
WHEAT. S.E. BO WHS,: -
Navy Agent for Edgefield^istrieti
Hamburg, 30. _tf 2S
V isiting Cards !
FOR gale at the Aiit&riiter Office, Ladies and
Gentlemen's VISITING CARDS.
Joly 20 tf 30
ALL por ion a Indebted to .the Estate of Wm.
Toney, deo'd, will pay th? aa me without delay,
and thoa* having claims against said^Estate are
co tl Sad to reader them in properly .ettwtad, to
Dr. J. B. C lurtney, Agent for the Administrator,
fprthwtibi ija we.desire tonlose up the Estate aa
soon as pu 8.'i bio.
GEO. J. TONEY* Ad'or.
Nov. 25 . ly? 47
1TBT2 haiw on; banda fi? quires of Blanks fer
Vj obtaining de*eaaed Sol Her?' Claims agalast
the Govrrnnent ADVERTISER OFFICE.
July 20 tf ? 30
f*WILL BARTER YARNS FOR tfl.Otftt
M from 00? barrel up. '
- SAM. E. BOWERS,
Hamburg. Jo-7 ?_tf .28
FOR sale at the Adfrtittr Offlee a go*l ?apply
of ENVELOPES. _^>
CLEAN COTTON A ND LINEN RAG?I ean U
sold for cnob ?t the4i>W<(Wallai.
APPLICATION will bo made -at tb? sitting of
the next-LegisbUnre fnr th? re-chnitar of
i the Ferry across Bia; Saluda River at the place
! known as John Holley's Perrit
DANIEL D. HOLLEY.
Aug. 17 8t s*.