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WASHINGTON*, December 1!.
SESATB- A petition from an immense num
ber of naturalized, citizen*, complaining of
grievance*, and asking that their rights might
l?e defined t>y law, was referred to the Com
mittee on Foreign Relations.
Mr. Anthony introduced a Bill declaring
null an-1 void 'h-; Confiscation and Forfeiture
Bills pa<s*-<l hy i ebel legislatures. Referred
to th? Judiciary Committee.
A Hill to authorize the sal- of the Harper's
Ferry property was introduced.
Mr. ."?herai tu introduced u Bill providing
that all balanced arising from the.sale wf cap
ture! orabandoned property be conveyed into
th^ Treasury, and not drawn therefrom with
out authority of law. He stnled that the
am'.'jut reached several mi Hms of dollars.
A dUcilJsioa ensued, during which Mr. Mc
Culloch wa*, charged with b&tmg illegally dis
posed of several hundred thousand dollars.
File Heu-e reiolu'i-.m providing for the ad
juur.'iineni ol Congress, from the 20th instant
I<J the Gib uf January, came up for considera
lion, hu. Mr. Sumner objected and it went over.
Mr. Sumner presented a memorial from
Gen. Brisbiti und thirty thousand Kentucky
uc^ro.'S, emt:iitiing allegations which his col
leairuq. Mr. Davis, prononnced foul and men
dacious libels on Kentucky.
Mr. Morrili's Bili to raise legal tenders to
their par value, came up, aud Mr. Morrill de
livered au clab-rate 6peech.
Arter an Executive Session the Senate ad
HOCSR-Several members rose and ex
plained their votes on the impeachment ques
ti ti. The President was roundly abused.
The .ludicury Committee report d hack
the Bili in relation to the gov.-ntment of the
rebel State?, and it was referred to the Kecon
The Committee on Military All\irs reported
a Ivers- ly on the prop>Mti ti to pay the army
i Committee on Claims reported advers?
is i-n the petition ul the citizens ol Chambers
burg, (tr ?..inpei:sation for datu.iges doue by
The HOUS?? then went info Committee of
thrt Whole on the ?tare of the Union.
Mr. Wadiburre opposed Mr. Seward's ter
ritorial purchases, debate ensued, and the
Ihe re|iort of the Comuii'U'e on Southern
Rail ll- .ids. wLich is very voluminous, show,
amongst other things, that the roads were
freely used by the Confed?rate? without any
protest or objection on the part of the Prcsi
dents or Directors, and that the service was
lreely rendered. A letter from Gen. Grant
to the Chairman states that the total value
ot* the property sold was ?7,430,000. The
total pavmeut to November ls', was $3,459,
OIK), as'follows: cash. $2,109,000; Govern
ment transportation, ?709,000; mail service,
.tjtfSl.OuO. Balance, including interest, due
November 1st, .?4,884000.
Secretary McCulloch discharged thirty fe
male clerks to day.
The Internal Revenue Commissioner offer.
S300 reward for information leading to*the
discovery of the illicit distillation of ?quor.v
Internal revenue receipts today -?300,000.
The National Republican Convention has
bi'en fixed to meet in Chicago, on the 2?th ol
WASHINGTON, Dec. 12.
SENATE,-Sher man reponed the House Bill
repealing the cotton tar. lt "will be consid
ered to morrow. The bill conveying the pro
cecds of captured and abandoned propert.
into the Triasury was resumed.
Fesaenden said it amounted to thirty-five
m Ilion, but he opposed the bill. There are
claim* now pending in the Court of Claims
i or tw?nty millions worth of this property, ti>
whorr> the bill would work in justice. Po*t
The joiut resolution censuring the Presi
d .-nt was resumed, Johnson having thc Hoer.
Thc Senate refused concurrence in the
House resolution to adjourn until the bill
finking oat " white" from the district laws
becomes a law.
The President's message to the Senate,
giving bis reasons for the suspension of Stan
ton, m regarded as masterly and wonderfully
shrewd. Tbe President quotes Stanton's re
ply to the President's request that Stanton
resign, wherein Stanton says that considera
tions of a high public character led him to
withhold his resignation u itU the next meet
i ?g ot congress. This the President holds
was not only a declaration but defiant ana ut
terly wanting io the respect due from Stanton
ts bia superior officer. The point is made
fiat Sr*t?iun could notappeal toihe law erect
ing the War Department, because that law
gives the President the right to remove Stan
ton. The 'feaure of Offijc Bill alone sup
ported Stanton, but that law did not compel
Stanton to retain the office. The President
argues lie necessity of unity and harmouv
among bf? constitution advisers, alludes to hip
bavin?, with one exception, retained the Cabi
net of hi? predecessor. He state? incidental
ly that the Cabinet was unanimous on bis
policy of reooostructiou, and upon the unco?
gtitutionality of ?te Tenure of Office Bill.
Stanton having been United States Attorney
was specially consulted, aud was emphatic
and absolute in bis condemnation of the bi.l
a unconstitutional. The most pointed spe
cific charge refers to the New Orleans riot'.
According to the narrative General Baird re
ported to S.a ton the danger of t e riot, and
asked advice. Stanton not only withheld in
structions to Baird but kept the dispatch from
the President and h? Cabinet until after the
occurrence of the riot. The President holds
that had Stanton'acted himself, or made the
message from Baird known to bia superiors,
the riot would have been prevented. Pro
duces a letter from Sheridan to the eh"ect that
had Sheridan been advised of the danger of
a riot it could have been avoided. The Pres
ident concludes the public -caunot complaiu
of the change because the judicious measures
of the new Secretary havj already saved
manv millions of public treasare.
HOUSE._Tho Committee of Ways and
Means was directed io inquire iuto the expe
diency of taxing crests and coats of arms
worn on household furuiture.
Ashley, of Ohio, offered a bill relating to
the Freedmen's Bureau. Referred to the
Committee on Freedmen's Affairs. Also a
bill to facilitate reconstruction in the South
Maynard offered a resolution providing that
Diplomatic and Consular representatives to
Hay ti and other African governments be se
lected from negroes. Referred to the Com
mittee on Foreign Affairs.
Schenck made a point of order that ander
the Con v itu lion no dis tine tien should be
The Speaker said the point wai well taken.
A resolution was adopted urging reduction
in the army to tba smallest possible limit.
Committee of Way* and Means directed to
inquire into the expediency of destroying spir
its seized for fraude, and removing income tax
from incomes not exceeding twenty-five hun
dred dollars. _
WASHINGTON, December 13.
SsNATB-Mr. Wilson presented ? memorial
(et& /BO. Vines, ?a American citizen in ?
British jail, dwgsd wit* Fernym, Tbe j
j??*? j5* mW?tm wu io towto&l
when the crimes with which he is charged
A bill wa-* presented preventing polygamy
and other abuses in Utah.
The memorial of the New York Chamber
of Commerce, relative to a resumption of spe
cie payments, was ordered to be printed.
The bill repealing the cotton ?ax cime up.
Mr. Morrell thought it wis H great mistake
to act rm tbis b;ll now. Tho whole tax ques
tion should come up at ouco.
Mr. Johnson gave notice of an amendment,
applying the bill to this year's crop.
The bill was postpuned.
The resolution adjourning from the 2Uih
instant to the G h proximo was passed.
Several financial bills were- referred, and
after executive session the Senate adjourned
1?0USK.- The IIousc,alter unimportant bust
ness, weut into Committee of the Whole, and
adjourued till Monday.
WASHINGTON*, December 14.
A mixed delegation from Virginia, Nor: li
a ni Si?uth Carolina visited Stevens yesterday.
The following was elicited : Stevens regarded
impeachment as a failure and an evidi nee o?
the fickleness of public opinion.
The Virginia delegate said the impeach
ment'failure would work seriously against re
Stevens tbuught it could not fail to bo oth
erwise and mutual regrets were exchanged.
A North Carolina negro, Harris, s.iid they
would get along very well. The Northern
whites were moro frightened about negro suf
frage tbau the Southern whites. Governor
Holden was the life blood of the Republican
party of North Carolina.
The Virginia delegate represented the con
ditton of Virginia as critical unless Congress
came to its relief. The suffering of the col
ored people and whito Unionists will be ter
Stevens favored the repeal of the clause re
quiring a majority of registered voters.
The delegation thought that would do, but
suggested a law empowering the Convention
I already called to establish provisional govern
ments immediately. Tbeu if the constitu
tions were defeated they would have at least
loyal Stete officers.
Stevens said he bad drawn up a biii with
two or three beneficial providions. One was
to have the majority affirm or reject the con
stitution. Another that the present conven
tions shall, as independent bodies, establish
governments in lieu of District Commanders
as soon as tho constitutions were ready for
submission to Congress. ' The delegation ap
Stevens inquired whether the old mast:-is
would be able to seduce the negroes from vot
Harris (negro) replied, negroes were de
pendent on old masters for their daily bread.
There was danger, but Harris hoped the ne
groes were capable of enduring great pri
The Virginia delegate, Cook (negro), said,
Harris' remarks applied to his district. Eight
hundred in Richmond lost places.
Stevens hoped the whole Southern vote
would be cast for the Republican party. This
would elect a Republican President and as
sure triumphant reconstruction.
Stanton is to have a full hearing before the
Senate Military Committee, to meet the Presi
dent's charges. .
The Virginia Conservative Convention.
RICHMOND, December ll.
The Conservative Convention of this Sute,
assembled in the Theatre this morning, eight
nundi ed delegates being present. Al parts
of the Sta'e ure represented. Hon. A If. H.
Stuart of Augusta county was elected Presi
deut. lu his speech he said, that "it was not
a Convention of a party, but of Virginians.
That upon tho cl<?se of the war we were as
sured that upon the repeal of the Ordinance
of Secession, the repudiation of the Confed
erate debt, and thc emancipation of the slave?,
we would be restored to our rights in the
Union. Instead of these promises being ful
filled, however, thc policy bad been inaugu
rated by placing the Southern States under
the control of an inferior race. We meet to
appeal to the North not to permit tho inflic
tion of this disgrace upon us. Our rights
-may be wrested fromes, but we will never
agree to the rule of an alien and inferior race.
We prefer the rule of the bayonet.
Among the Vice-Pr?sidents chosen were
Thomas S. Bocock, R. M. T. Hunter, Ex
Governor Letcher and others.
The Convention adjourned this afternoon
until to-night, when the Committee not being
ready to report, a further adjournment was
made until to-morrow.
Three thousand persons were in the Thea
tre, where the Convention is being held, to
Among the delegates arc seventy-three
members of the last Legislature.
RICHMOND, December 12, p. m.-The Con
servative Convention met t'j\s morning.
The Committee reporte i a series of resolu
tions, which were adop.ed unanimously, as
1st. Recognizes that by the result of thc
war slavery ha? been abolished, and they do
uot de-ire the people of Virginiu to reduce to
slavery again a people emancipated by thc
events of the war and by amendments to tho
Cou'tilQtion of the United States.
2d. Asserts the right of Virginia to bo re
stored to the Union and declares ber inten
tion, in good faiih, to perform her duties to
3d. Protests against the governing of Vir
ginia in auy way not defined iu the Federal
4th. Adopts the language of the resolution
adopted at Cooper Institute, New York, that
military government is subversive of tbe fun
damental ideas of our Government and its
object, which is to subject the peop'o of tho
Southern States to the rule of a race just
emerged from ?lavery, is abhorrent to the civ
ilization of mankind and to the Northern ne<?
pie, and surrendering, as it does, one third of
the Senate and a quarter of the House of
Representatives, which are to legislate as to
the dominion of an organized class of eman
cipated slaves, who are without any of the
training, habits or traditions of self-govern
otb. Disclaims all hostility to the black pop
ulation, and assures tbat people of Virginia
sincerely desire their advancement in intelli
gence and willingly extend them liberal pro
tection ; but, while any constitution adopted
by the State should make all men equal be
fore the law, it must not be forgotten that the
governments of tho States and tho Union
were framed by white men, to be subject to
their control and suffrage, it shculd still be
regulated so SB to continue both under the
control and direction of the white race.
6th. Tbat the people of Viiginia will co
operate with all men throughout the Union,
of whatever name or party, who will labor to
restore the Constitutional union of the States,
and continue its government under the con
trol of the white race.
A resolution was adopted authorizing the
Central Committee to take steps for testing
the constitutionality of the Reconstruction
Acts in the Uuited States Supreme Court.
In the discussion of this resolution Gen.
Imboden, who had rited out a mandamus
against lien. Schofield, stated that his case,
with similar ones relative to suffrage in Ala
bama and Mississippi, would be carried to the
A resolution, that the object of the Con
vention was to organize a u whito man's party,"
ani no snbject foreign to this should bo dis
cussed, was laid on the table.
The President was authorized to appoint a
Committee to prepare an Address to the peo
ple of Virginia and the United States, and the
Convention adjourned sine die.
After adjournment, Hon. R. M. T. Hunter
made a short address, in nnswer to calls, in j
wbich he said, between slave and military ?
rule, he preferred the latter, for the men who
wiel-led the swoid were of his own race, and
cited Hayti and Jamaica as ?esults of negro
rule, and believed the Radical majority ia
Congre*?, if they expected to control thc
blacks, and prevent their excesses, w.mld
find tr nnselvos vrofully nrsttke.i ; to give the
blacks the power of the governments in the
Southern Staten, would be the highest crime
against nature, and he believed when the
North mw the result, there would be a reac
tion which would sweep auch governments
from tiki face ol' America. This generation
?a* slited, Md my nvfrr more, but tia?
Si$to?wtiljh$mitito>k bock to&ttpwri
j as only a dark episode-tho scenes now pas
: sin? only make men truer to the State which
j gare them birth.
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Delegates to thc Convention.
The following; are the delegates elected to
? the Reconstruction C i ?ention of this State,
: no far tis hoard from. Of th?? 120, whose
, names are given. 54 are wh'teand Gil negroes:
ABBEVILLE.-John A. Hunter, Baily Mil
j ford, whites ; Hu tran J. Lomax, Thomas Wil
liamson, Nelson Joiner, colored.
ANDR ISON.-William Perry, Dr. N. J.
Newell, whiles; Samuel Johnson, colored.
BARNWELL.-Charles P. Leslie, Nile? G.
Parker, whites; James N. Ilajne, Julius
M~?yer, Charles D. Hayne, Abraham Midillc
BEAUFORT.-Francis E. Wilder, Reuben G.
Holmes, Jumes D. Bell, whites ; J. J. Wright,
Robert Smalls, W. J. Whipper, Landen S.
BERKLEY.-Joseph II. Jenks, A. C. Rich
mond, T. Hurley, D. II. Chamberlain, whkes .
W. II. W. Gray, George Lee, Benjamin Byas,
Wm. Jervey, M. Fi Beeker, colored.
CHARLESTON'.-Frederic A. Sawyer, C. C.
Bowen, A. G. Mackey, Gilbert Pillsbury,
whites ; A. J. Rausier, R. H. Cain, P. L. Car
doza, R. C. DeLarge, Wm. McKinley, colored.
Cn ESTER.-B. Burton, S. Sanders, P. Alex
CHESTERFIELD.-R. James Donaldson,
white; H. L. Shrewsbury, colored.
CLARENDON_Elias E. Dixon, white ; Wil
liam Nelson, colored.
COLLETON.-John K. Terry, Jesse S. Craig,
whiten ; W. Bf. Viney, Wm. M. Thomas, Wm.
DARLINGTON.-B. F. Whittemore, white ;
Isaac Brocken ton, Jordan Lang, Richard
EDGEFIELD -George P. de Medicis, John
Wooley, F. Arnim, whites ; R. 0. Ellioti:, P.
R. Rivers, J. Bonum, D. Harris, colored.
FAIRFIELD_James M. Rutland, white; II.
D. Edwards, H. Jacobs, colored.
GREENVILLE.-James M. Allen, J. M. Ru
nion, W. B. Johnson, white ; Wilson Cook,
GEORGETOWN.-F. F. Millper, H. W. Wabb,
whites ; James Moultrie, colored.
HoRRY.-Henry W. Jones, Augustus Reaves,
KERSHAW_J. K. Jillson, S. G. W. Dill,
white; John A. Chestnut, colored.
LANCASTER.-Albert Clinton, Chas. Jones,
LEXINGTON.-Hon. Lemuel Boozer, Simeon
MARION.-William Collins, white ; H. E.
Haye, Benj. A. Thompson, J. W. Johnson,
MARLBORO.-Geo. Jackson, white; Calvin
NEWBERRY.-B. Odell Duncan, Jas, Hen
derson, whites ;"Lee Nance, colored.
ORANGEBUKC-E. W. M. Mackey, white ;
B. F. Randolph, T. K. Sasportas, W. J. Mc
Kinley, E. J. Cain, colored.
RICHLAND.-Thomas J. Robertson, white ;
C. M. Wilder, W. B. Nash, S. B. Thompson,
SI'ARTANBURG.-J. P. F. Camp, John S.
Gentry, whites ; Coy Wiugo, Rice Foster,
SUMTER.-T. J. Coghlan, F. J. Moses, Jr.,
whites; Wm. E. Johnson, Samtl Lee, col
UNION.-T. J. Petr, W.H. SiroB, J. P.
WILLIAMSBURG.-Charles M. Olsen, S. A.
Swails, white* ; Wm. Darrington, colored.
YORK-W. E. Rose, Dr. J. C. Neagle,
whites; J. H. White, John W. Mead, colored.
PICKENS.-Alexander Bryce, Sr., M. Maul
din, whites; Ed. Ligins, colored.
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The Georgia Negro Radical Conven
This pet institution of Gen. Pope is at work
On the 12th, this body passed the relief or
dinance thst morning introduced by R. B.
Bullock, of Richmond county, which reads as
u Be it ordained, &c, That from and after
tho passage of this ordinance all levies which
have been or may be made under execution
issued from' any court of this State shall be
suspended until this Convention shall have
taken or refused, to take final action upon the
matter of relief, and that all sales under exe
cution in violation of this ordinance shall be
null und void and of no effect.
A resolution hw* also passed the Conven
tion petitioning Congress to remove the cot
DESTRUCTIVE FIRE.-We regret to learn
that tho splendid brick dwelling of the ?ate
Dr. John Sullivan, between this place and
Greenville C. H., was entirely consumed by
lire, with the entire contents, except a few
beds, some days since. Though the fire caught
iu the day time, (from a chimney burning
oat, as we learn,) comparatively nothing was
saved. Though the dwelling was a very fine
one, its loss is small when compared to the*
large amount of fine furniture, linen, family,
jewelry, plate, ?c., besides uiauy other arti
cles around which the affection of many clus
tered, and which no money could replace.
This is a great loss, and the sufferers havtour
sympathy. Now that winter is come, with
its cold and winds, we cannot be too cautious
about files.-Lauronsville (S. C.) Herald.
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OFF FOR THE PENITENTIARY-Under a re
quisition of Governor Orr, Sheriff Hastie sent
on this morning hy the South Carolina Rail
road, twenty of the priiioners confined in jail,
to Columbia, to work on the Dew penitentiary.
They were accompanied by a special constab
ulary guard.-Charleston Courier.
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EXECUTIVE CLEMENCY.-The Columbia Phoe
nix says that Gov. Orr has pardoned Hodge,
who was sentenced to the penitentiary for
killing Durant, in Sumter, a few weeks ago.
Jtff Ferguson, colored, scnteuced to be
huny, has had the penalty commuted to tcu
years in the penitentiary."
** Nat Frazure, colored, was hung in Pickens
District on Friday last. He confessed to hav
ing killed young Hunnicutt by mistake. The
terms of five of his convicted accomplices"
have been changed from five years in the pen
itentiary to two years.
RIOT AT SOCIETY HILL.-About fifty aimed
negroc?, a few days ugo, we learn, passed
through the streets of Society Hill, firing
guus and otherwise breaking the public peace,
information being lodged with the military,
five of the ringleaders were arrested, and the
matter is now undergoing investigation. These
riots are becoming common everywhere, and,
we fear, it is only the beginning of the end.
As it was one of the special objects of thc
Military Reconstruction acts to furnish gov
ernments to the ,: Rebel" States, we hope the
powers that be will see to(it that the first of
fico of a good government is performed-that
peace is kept, order preserved, and life and
property properly secured.-Charleston News.
MORE BURNINO-A gentleman, yesterday
from Darlington, informs cs that Mr. James
Bell's giu house, in the suburbs 'of Darling
ton C. H., was robbed, about G o'olock yester
day morning, and afterwards burned-clearly
the work of an incendiary. This is the third
fire of this chancier in and around thnt vil
lage within the pnst five days ; in eveiy in
stance the work of incendiaries, prompted, it
thought, partly by malice and partly by a de
sire of plunder.
Thc garrison heretofore stationed at Dar
lington ha* been ordered oft, to the detriment,
it is feared, of the public peace. So full}' are
thc citizens of that .scdionimpressed with the
fact, and with the impending crisis, that the 1
town council of Darlington liassent a petition 1
to Gen. Cauby, a-kjng him to withdraw his
order, and permit the garrison to remain.
Charleston Newe, 13th.
General Ord has issued an order that <
Convention bas been carried in Mississippi
and Arkansas, and orders the Convention to
assemble at Jack-on and Little Rock on thc i
tth of January. The order says there are ,
such irrcgularitie< at some precincts us mak?? I,
it impossible to give tho total vote in each ! (
State for and against Convention. (
SUST Young Gilroath, (colored.) who was (
sentenced to bo hung at Greenville, on Fri- j
day, the 13th instant, has had the penalty
cur.) wu ted by Governor Orr, to hard labor for
h(9 la tl* pcDkntiary, J ?
JAKES I. BACON, EDITOR.
WEDNESDAY? DEC. 18, 1867.
Our CKib Hates.
Wo ?.re now furn tilling tho AOVKKTISBK to
Clubs at the following very low rutes:
Two Copies one Year, $j.50.
Five Copies one Year, 12.50.
Ten Copies one Year, 22.50.
Twenty Copies one Year, 40.00.
No Club? received for a loss period than ene
year,-and in all cases tho Cash will bo required
in advance. The names of the entire Club muet
be sent ut one time.
To all Concerned.
A l persons indobted to us aro notified that we
expect them to pay up without further procrastfc~
nation. We have boen very indulgent and pa
tient,-but the latter virtue is now well-nigh ex
hausted. Do don't force us to extremo measures.
Reader, if interested, take heed.
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Mr. Wu. KIMBELL, living near Red Hill, in
tl.. District, died of Apoplexy, at his home on
Monday morning last Ho was in his usual good
health early that morning, and went out and
hauled a load of wood ; on retuning home he
was titkon with Apoplexy, and died is a short
while. Mr. KIMBREL was an honest, hard work
ing and worthy man, and stood well in the esti
mation of all who knew him. .
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Another Fire. *
On Tuesday last, tho Dwelling House on Mr.
JOKX RAI.NBFOUD'S Burt placo was destroyeany
Fire, together with about Five Hundrod jin sh ela,
Corn,-and all the Furniture, Bedding, CjPJff*
Ac, of Mr. ALBERT PRUETT, who was U'vfi/g iii
the house at the time, and had charge of Mr.
RUMFORD'S planiing interast on this place. The
fire is supposed to have had its origin from-tho
carelessness of a little girl who had been sweep
ing around the hoarth and left the broom on fire.
Mr. RAIXSFORD'S loss is very heavy, as is also
that of Mr. PRUETT'S. No insurance.
On Tuesday oroning of last week, six Negroes
confined in our Jail, and awaiting trial for vari
ous misdemeanors, overpowered Mr. SALLET, the
Jailor, and effected their escape. None of them
hive as yet been re captured.
JE?T*There was a tremendous snow storm in the
Northern and Western States on the 12th.
?3y-We have been requested to announce that
the Mail for Augusta will hereafter be closed on.
Mondsy, Wednesday and FridJfc nights at- 9
o'clock, instead of the following mornings ss
heretofore. Bear this in remembrance. ?_
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The Edgefield Male Academy.
In another column, the Rev. LUTH KR R. GWALT
SET announces that the exercises ef this institu
tion will be resuinod on tho 30th of the present
month. We congrat?late our people most un
feignedly upon Mr. O TV A LIMIT'S continuance
among them, and in his old familiar labors. We 1
should all regard him with ?yes of equal affection
und admiration, and ehould be well prepared to
recoguizo his continued claim uppn our pat
ronage und confidence. ^
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John A. Holmes.
This IR the name of a. prominent Commiailon
Merchant of Charleston, to whose card, in another |
column, we invite attention. No merchant in the
city enjoys a more enviable reputation for busi
ness capacity and good judgment in promoting
the interests of his customers than Jonx A.
HOLMES. We hope our people will not forget hil
name and whereabouts-Boyce A Co's Wharf.
Every Kind of Plantation or Mu?ng
Tho particular attention of the public generally
il called to the extensive catalogue of M?<tiyjRn
adversed in our ??sue of to day by Messrs. RUSK
k Nt AL, of the "New Shop and New Tools?
Georgia Foundry and Machine Works." Ihese
geutlcmen are applying for public patronage,
and, knowing them, especially Mr. Ilise, we
cheerfully endorso them as energetic,.honorable
and prompt bu?ines? men ; and to the Superb and
Varied Machinery which they are preparel to
sell, wo urge the immediate attention of all Plan
ters, Millers, Miners, or Builders.
The Meeting Street Academy.
An advertisement in this issue of the Advertiter
which claim* particular attention ia that of Mr.
E. REESE, Principal of tho Meeting Street Acade
my. Ai a teacher, Mr. KEEBB is su well known
in our District that we hardly dare hope any
words of ours will add to bis high reputation.
For (ix consecutive years he taught in the Ridge
vicinity, and, afterwards, for five consecntite
years on Horse Creek. Fur the vocation he his
chosen, Mr. KBESX is peculiarly fitted andes-1
dowed. Strict, without severity; minute and IX
acting, without despotism ; he is at onco tie
teacher, tho guardian, and the guide.
We bespeak for his card careful perusal ; ard 1
cheerfully bear our testimony to th? capacity and
high intelligence with which Music will bo tauglt
iu this Academy. Mott excellent board can >f
course be procured in the Meeting Stroot noigl
Not Turnips This Time.
Turnips having reachod the ultima thule of all
possible progrese, wa drop that theme, and now
sound the trump of fame in behalf of Carrots and
Celery. And we blow lustily, for the specimens
sent us deserve a very loud blast. They ore from
our ihorticulturally-accoinplished friend Major
.GEO. A. A II DIS ox. The bunch of Celery is enor
mous, threo feet high, wit! stalks largo in pro
portion-tender, white, succulent, savory. The
Carrots, ?even or eight inches in length by one
in diameter, aro from seed sown this fall for
winter use. Why do so few people in these parts
raise. Celery ? Major A. proves that it can be
brought here, to the highest state of perfection.
Dr. HORACE PARKER, a highly esteemed citizen,
and one of the most thorough-going and scientific
Dentists in the United States, is now prepared to
extract tooth without the slightest pain. He
simply applios to the gums a certain Locol Anes
thesia, recently introduced, which, for the time
being, deadens the surrounding nerves, and then
applies the instrumont, bringing out the offending
member, root and branch, without the least pain.
To all who consider tooth extracting a kind of
second death, this discovery is certainly glorious
nows. Thero is now no longer tho most trivial ex
cuss for enduring the excruciating torment of a
raging tooth-eeho. No, no. Dr. f*. can give re
lief in a moment. Repair hither, all yo who are'
annoyed with your teeth, and in a trice your
troubles will bo numbered with the things that
Demorest's Monthly Magazine.
Sec advertisement of this favorite Parlor Maga
zine, and send on yonr subscriptions forthwith.
As a Book of Fashions it is cortainly ahoad of j
anything published in (hil nountry. We will fur
tiLh thii elegant Jfvnthly and the Advertiter ono
yeur for S5.25.
" Drmorent'e Young America," for Boys find
Girls, is said to l>o highly prized by tho little
folks. See advertisement, children, and send on
for jpfclmon copios.
fiSt* Tho tall end of a drovo of Tennessee or
Kentucky Hogs arrived in our town on Sunday
ait, and on Monday and Tuesday wero soiling
rory readily at 10 cts. grosi.
25?* Read tho varions notices in this issue of |
he fires throughout tho State, by accident and
)therwi?e, aud resolve to coTer yonr own prerai
ics by insuring the rnme in somo good Insurance
Company. And don't rest until you have made
he home of your wife and children secure. Call
in D. R. DcnisoK, at the Advertiier office, fur
mrticulur.- in relation to insurance.
?fr North Carolina exchange! report bogt- duli
it from 0$ toi into, ?Ai toge smbfrs PB bftfid
? State Railroads.
We are gratified to learn from Northern aa ?ell
aa Southern journals that tho Port Royal and
Augusta Railroad will soon bo pushed through to
Tho papers inform us that an energotie North
ern man, living at present, if we mintaka not, in
Beaufort, has been elected President of this Toad,
and that two thousand laborers hare already been,
or will rery soon be, put to work on the line.
And in addition to this wa learn from reliable
private sources that certain capitalists in Vew
York (among others Commodore Vanderbilt,
whose enormous wealth and great experience and"
enorgy in Railroad matters are proverbial) havo
taken thia rone in band, and intend to have it in
running order in one year from this date.
The road, as is known, has already been graded
well nigh from beginning to end. During thc
greater part af the war, wo believe, this work of |
grading was in progress. We have stood often
upon its' bed at Pocot&ligo, by which place it
passes directly, and In imagination followed i ti
course as it stretches away, Northward, through
the pine barrens o*f Barnwell District, and, South
ward, through the once fair and inexhaustible
rico fields of Boaufort to the ocean, connecting
Augusta, and thereby the North-West and South
(in fact sapp'ng at that city the great net work
of railroads of the United States) with Port Royal
Port Royal, it ia well known, -has, among other
local advantages, one of the finest harbors in the
world ; indeed it is said that the fleets of the
whole world might safely ride in its spacious bay.
And it ii squally well known that the immediate
country, stretching from Charleston to Savannah,
which would be tributary' to Port Royal, is the
moat fertile, and inexhaustible in resources, of |
?Wy portion of our State, or, perhaps, of the
We undertake to say, judging from the capaci
ty of the harbor, which is not equaled by any
other on the Southern Atlantio coast, and from
the o, .remo fertility and produotive capacity of
this coast country, as also from othar apparont
causes, too numerous to mention here, that Port
Royal will soon bo a thriving city, and that the
fisherman's hut by the wild soa wave, will soon
be transferred into the stately ware-house.
Above all it gladdens our heart to think that
that portion of our State which has Buffered so
much, amd whose sons and daughters have heroi
cally braved, endured and lost BO much, will be
so materially benefitted by this great measure of |
Indeed we write with unaccustomed spirit when
we turn from the offensive cess-pool of politics to
the contemplation of this new line of railroad
shortly to t. In running ord . In our State, and1
so near our immediate District.
And now, too, that the legal disabilities are re
moved, the Columbia & HoJtoburg Railroad is
being poshod on to completion, and will, wo are
informed by officials of that road, be in running
order, by May or Juno next, from fifteen to twen
ty miles in each direction, beginning at its termini.
The lands '(common piny woods land;).six to ten
miles from this town, directly along and contigu
ous to this road, are ?ready selling at from $10
to $15 per acre ; Ahorcas the lands, in other parts
of the District, better In srery other respect save
in the advr.ntaga of lying n#*r a railroad, wilj
not command at preieat . third of that price.
And wa read further that Col. Harrison, of An
derson, one of "the ablest ?nd most practically
energetic mon of our up-country, hos been elcctod
President of the Bluo Ridge Railroad. The
$1,000,000 already invested In <Ws magnificent
enterprise, cannot, it seems to us, in the very na
ture of thing*, remain as lost ; and wa do not
venture when we say that measures are already
en train whereby this great Artery will yet pul
sate fita life and vigor; and that too beforo very
many years. And whichever way this road may
run, our District will be sapped by it.
Who shall say than that property must not ap
preciate in old Edge-field? Tho South Carolina j
I ?load already enriches it The Columbia and
Greenville Road runs through its Northorn por
tion. The Columbia A Hamburg Road almost
divides it The Port Royal Road will only have
to be extended a few miles, over a level piney
woods country, to intersect this last named road,
thus affording us immediate and direet comninni
cation with Port Royal; while the Blue Ridge
road will bind us up In tba magnificent destiny of
the great West.
We think we may say, after all this, to our fel
low citizens : Bo of good cheer. Do not emigrate.
Hold on to your lands, and adhere bravely aoc
hopefully to the now broken fortunes of your
Stat?. Th? prosent is th? time to show your
fortitude and your patriotism. We honestly be
lieve that prosperity will crown those who now
possess and practice these ennobling virtues.
-? -?- ?
Ile Wisely Clears his Skirts.
It gives us pleasure to publish the Collu wing
I card :
GRANITEVILLB, S. C., Dec. 12th, 1SA7.
MB. EDITOR : Having been solicited by a Com
mittee of colorod men cf this placo to become
candidate for a Convention, and, thinking thc
said Convention to ho one for the purpose of
elocting Senators and Representatives to Con
gress, I consonted. But upon ascertaining the
fact that this Convention to be for the purposes
of Reconstruction and Negro Equality, and to be
composed of mongrel races, I decline having
anything to do with its affairs, and do not with
my name t,o be used as Radical. My principles
are Democratic. GEO. P. DB MEDICIS.
The Southern Cultivator.
The December number of this most valuable
Agricultural publication has been received. It
bas passed Into tbe hands of Mr. Wu. JOKES and
Dr. W. L. JONES, Professor of Agriculture in the
University oj Georgia, and will be published by
them in future. We have every assuranoo that
the Cultivator will be kept up to ?ts presont high
standard, and would advise our Agricultural
(nonda to sutjeribe at onoo. Terms, $2 per year.
Addross, "Southern CultWator," Athens, Ga.
Subscriptions received at this Office.
The American Farmer.
This excellent monthly, published at Baltimore,
Id., by WORTHINGTON k LBWIS, continues Its
vlcome visits to our sanctum. The December
umber contains articles on the-Agricultural
Llicy of the South-Orthodox Manuring-Clover
a Manare-Lim?-Rotation of Crop Systoms
hil Ploughing- Colorado Potato Bug-Qrape
(?owing-Sheop-Mutton and Wool-Destruction
o Insects-Harvest of 186*- Besides Farm, and
Grden Work, Veterinary D?partment, nnd a
vriety of other interesting matter. Published
V WORTHINGTON A LEWIS, Baltimoro, at $2 a
iar in advance.
fp?f'K fow days since a Mrs. Cooke, living
ao?t twenty miles above McMinnvilla, Tenn.,
pt by mistuko into her biscuit dough arsenic in
sad of soda, and tho consequence was tho death
0 herself and whole family, consisting of her
hsband and three children.
?3?"Not loss than two hundred thousand per
sis have settled in Missouri during the past
jar. The growth of our Western States and
Trltories is one of the wondorB of this marvel
liS agc. v
CerThe NoFfolk Virginian Af Friday last,
sta: "The two orphan cbildron oKCol. Elliott,
oSouth Carolina, who, was killed ia front of
Pbrsburg on the 30th jily, 1304, arrivod In the
01 yesterday afternoon by the Seaboard train,
othoir way to Philadelphia. Both children aro
ute?, and are sent North to be educated.
?.Thc Providence (R. L) Journal says a very
li7o and very black Ethiopian andadellcato
Bte woman of rather prepossessing appcarnnco,
hiing from Fall River, were In that city, on
Flay, endeavoring to get a clergyman to marry
tb, but at last accountithey had not succeeded.
9* Coolies familiar with sugar msking, aro
robing New Orleans from Havana, where they j bc
cornet to labor for board and $1 per month. ! ^c
UIS? sugar planting is to be abandoned in | tc,'
Loriana, the introduction of Coolies, or lome j
otb source of labor must bo found, to Uko h? ' ? ,?
plafof tb? old plantation unpou, ?rho will ?ot ! ?
wit itojmtroHiU J I*
COLOMBIA AND AUGUSTA RAILROADS
Through the courtesy of President Johnson,
an excursion train was run to the terminus of |
this road, yesterday afternoon, and ample time
allowed the passengers thoroughly to exam
ine the whole bridge, as well as the genet al
modus operandi of railroad building. l?jfr
track layers have reached a point a little more"
than four miles on the Lexington side of the
river, and it is thought that within the next
two months; the snort of tho iron horse will
announce to the quiet inhabitants of the vil
lage of Lexington that a bom fide railroad
train is actually making its way through that
District. The bridge over the Congareo itv
deserving of more than a passing notice, a.?, it
is truly a skillful piece of workmanship. It
is an " Undergrade Fink 'suspension truss,"
total length of 1,040 feet, in ten spans, singlo
track road-way ; depth of truss 21 feet ; all
compression ..trains in cast iron ; all tensile
? strains in wrought iron ; pier towers in tripod
form of wrought iron, capacity 2,000 pounds
per lineal foot of road-way, and equal LO pass
ing over with safety a train composed of fifty
locomotive engines, averaging twenty tons
each. Cost of structure about $90,000.
The excursionists returned to Columbia
about 6 o'clock ; burroin the bright light
imparted by a full moon, we could very readi*
ily have imagined that the usually short day
ol this season of the year had been consider
ably lengthened, and that the day god had
not yet retired-Columbia Phoenix, 12th.
MONTGOMERY, December 12.
The Advertiser of this morning contains a
preamble and resolutions adopted by the
Montgomery Council of the " Union Loyal/
League," denouncing the new Constitution,*]
and calling on the colored leaguers to aid in
defeating it ; declaring that delegates to the
Convention went far beyond* the purview of |
their duties and instructions, and framed a
Constitution disfranchising and proscribing a*
large portion of the most intelligent and law
abiding citizens of Alabama, and characteris
ed, in every feature, by a fiendish motive of |
revenge and hatred, and
Resolved, 1st, ?hat, in the opinion of this
Council, the said Constitution is an infamous
fraud upon the rights of the people of this. |
State, and will, if ratified, inevitably result in
the debasement of the white race and destruc
tion of the black.
2nd. That we cannot, consistently with our
obligations as members of the " Union Loyal
League" of America, give aid or/ support, in
any manner whatever, to this nefarious scheme
to destroy, at one fell swoop, the peace, hap
piness and prosperity, for all time to come,
of the whole people of the State of Ala
3d. That we, as Union Republicans, and
as members of the Montgomery Council of j
America, call OD all law-abiding and Union
loving colored men of Alabama to unite with
us in our efforts to defeat the adoption of this
Constitution, which embodies principles dan
gerous to constitutional liberty, promotive
of civil war between the two racea, and de
structive of all the ends of good govern
4th. That we ' denounce, as contemptible,
an effort on the part of a few of the members
of this Council, wno are mere political adven
turers, to break up the same because they
have felled to make it subservient to their
rile political schemes.
The above resolutions are put forth by
authority of the League as a true copy of the
minutes of the Council and signed by the Sec
OTricu J divisions in the Radical ranks are
taking place in other sections of the State.
The Advertiser of to-morrow will contain a
statement substantially, and from tho author
ity of citizens of Autauga* county, that color
ed loyal leagues have been irreconcilably
split because of the objectionable features of |
the Constitution framed by the Convention
and the members of the Convention who nom
inated for the State offices all whites and
nearly all members of the Convention, leav
ing the HUcks out in the cold.
At the county site of Kingston but two
loyal leaguers are left-both white men>
So far as heard from a split off the leagu
ers has also taken place in Bullock, Pike and
Barbour counties from the same causes.
Thc Conservatives are organizing clubs
throughout the State to defeat the Constitu
tion at thc coming election, and, in certain
sections, receiving large -accessions of the
colored element. At Prattville, Autauga
county, on Saturday, ovef fifty colored men
joined the Conservative club, uniting with the
whites in denouncing the Constitution.
A call signed by colored men for the for
mation of a colored Conservative club here,
declares its object shall be : 1st, The culti
vation of a spirit of mutual confidence and
good feeling between the two racea South,
without which there can be neither peace,
prosperity, or repose to either. 2d, To sup
port, in the approaching election, the policy
ofourown tried people-neighbor? and friends
-Whose capital furnishes us employment and
whose roofs shelter us in preference to that
inaugurated by strangers and their allies. 3d,
To discourage, by all means in our power,
that war of races which evil counsels and ig
norance seem to be hastening and which,
once inaugurated, will result in our certain
and speedy destruction.
Messrs. Henry C. Semple, of Montgomery,
Jos. H. Speed, of Perry, and eleven other
Conservative Republican members of the Re
construction Convention, protested against the
Constitution. The protest is an able vindica
tion of their position.
MONTGOMERY, December 13.
Gen. Pope's political axe is atilt swinging.
-Nine judicial and ministerial officers have
recently been removed to give place to loyal
Republicans. Five of Gen. Pope's appointeos
were extreme Republicans, members of the
late reconstruction convention.
A Conservative colored meeting last night
organized a Conservative Club. The whole
affair was managed by blacks. The colored
speakers denounced the so-called carpet-bag
members of the reconstruction convention,
and declared that tho colored people were,
enemies to themselves if they any longer rc
fused to heed the advice and counsel of their
true and tried friends and the old inhabitants
of thc South.
Resolutions were.adopted which declare, in
r.roug terms, against the ratification of the
FIRE-DESTRUCTION OF GIBBEV HALL_
This building, the very first one erected in 0
Columbia after the destruction of the city,,
nas entirety consumed last night. About J
?alf-past nine o'clock, smoke was observed *
?suing from the second story windows, and
ri a fow minutes, the entire edifice was in
hmes. The lower story was used as a stope,
iud contained a quantity of bacon, liquors
iud other inflammable material. The upper
tory waa a hall, and had been occupied by
he courts, as well as for exhibitions, ever
ince its creation. - The building and stock of
;i)ods were valued at fuTTy ?9,000-insured
jr about one-half. The firemen wereprotnpt
y on tho spot, and worked faithfully. Thc
ause of the fire is unknown, as it is said there
ad been no fire about the premises in. two
ays. A file of soldiers from the garrison au
isted materially in removing articles from the
urning building.-Phoenix, Sunday.
A mob a(f about fifty armed negroes
ireatened Tuei-day" last to attack some stu
onts of the Georgia University at Athens,
bc students armed themselves, and a difli
illy was imminent when troops were ordered
nt and the negroes dispersed.
FIRES.-We learn that tho gin house of Mr,
amucl Smith, about Bcvrm miles South of
tis place, was destroyed by fire on Friday
st, and a large quantity of cotton consum
I. The fire originated by friction of tho
The dwelling of Mr. Pleasant Kay, three
i 'es east of the village, waa totally consum
1 by fire on Sunday, 1st instant. It was the
ark of an incendiary. The family bad loft
e house to visit a neighbor, and had only
icn absent about an hour, and there had
en no fire in the room where the flames evi
ntly began. The entire building and con1
nts were consumed, not even any part of th J
jibing beiug saved.
We would caution our people against care
uiiieds or inattention about their premises,
pedal ly at this season of the year?-Auder
D (S. O-) Jotellbjeacex,
j53?TTbe Southern' ?mignntsv''w%?*~r&'
cently settled in Honduras feel ranch dissat
isfied with the course of tho British Govern
ment towards them. Governor Austin had
granted them land upon which to settle, and
also given them other i privileges which the
Home Government have disapproved Many
Southerners'arc about to return to the United
?^*Soothern Cotton is- slowly bat surely
regaining its ascendency in the British mar
ket. We see by the latest statistics that the
supply of American cotton" in England this
year, has been fire per cenfcybeyond that of
last year, while the quantity from India has
experienced a reduction of twenty-nine per
ce01- ". ... ...
tSTThe'Winnsboro Neut says that a tape
worm 600 foot long has bcon extracted whole from
the stomach of a young man of 16 years of age,
living within two or three miles of that town.
83?* A millionaire wedding took placa at
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., recently. Tb? " local" re.
porter says : " The articles of gold and silver and
the richest diamonds were thiok as blackberries,
while one of the wedding gifts was a deed of a
beautiful country seat valued at $60,000.
t&* A -Louisville paper states that court
plaiter patches, or " beauty spots" are seen
on the lips, cheeks or chins of the beautiful
Louisville ladies, some even putting them on
a little white hand. They art worn to call
attention to some prettiness-a dimple, dain
ty carve, etc., or to make the fairness seem
MABRKD, on tho 5th Doc, by Rev. S. P. Oct
ten, Mr. 8. D. ADAMS and Misa T. ?. MEAL.
IN G, all of this District
MARRIED, on the 11th inst., by Rev. Robert
Puller, Capt B. t DUNBAR, of Barnwell, and
Miss MARTHA B., second daughter of Mr.
RICHARD HANKINSON, of Beech Island.
When tho aged and infirm-the feeble and the
frail-pass away from oarth, we can bow in huu
ble submission to Divine will, and say unmur
mitfgly, He doe'th all things well." Bat when
tho young and gifted-the bright and beautiful
are relentlessly matched in the sweet Spring-time
of life, how hard it is, to bless the Hand that ea
keenly smites, and say " Thy will, oh God be
Seldom indoed do we rocord the death of one,
so pure and lovely" in character; so kind and af
fectionate in disposition; so refined in manners;
so genUe. in demeanor ; so universally beloved
and so truly mourned, as SALLIE DYSON, wife
of WILLIE Jo*KS, and only daughter of Taos. J.
and NARCISSA DTSON. The hopes of a fond
Father-the love of a doting Grand-mothdr
the prayers of a sweet Mother-the agony of her
devoted young husband-the deep affection of a
brother, and the warm sympathy of relativen and
friends, could not stay the duri: shaft of Death,
and on the morning of the 12th Ootober, com
mitting to loving hands her tendor littla one, and
smiling a last fond look at her heart-broken WIL
LIE, the pure Christian spirit of SALLIE DVSON
JOKES winged its flight into the Celestial Realms
We looked upon thc fair," young face in its
shrouded beauty, and wo could but feel how lov
ingly had Death come upon it The dark bair
parted smoothly over the brow of snow : the silken
lashes shading tho clear blue eye, and the smile,
which evon Death could not wholly erase, still
played in wonderful sweetness o'er tho beautiful
" Oh, she looked so pure and happy
That I wondered why-we wept."
We shall sadly miss our gentle friend when we
visit the home of her youth-" we shall listen for
her footsteps and tho eye will look for her com
ing, with a stranger, forgetful earnestness, for 'tis
difficult to feel that she is dead.
Wo mingle our tears of sympathy and affection
with tho stricken hearts, over their early dead ;
but wa mourn not as those without hope, for wo
know she is not lost, only "gone before/
Sweet playmate of my earliest ypars-kind
companion of my childhood-precious friend of j
my girlhood,-Farewell !
".So young to die ! how could wo think
Th.it thou would'st be the severed link
From lovo's bright chain-so pure, so farr,
Heaven claimed its own, and thou art there.1,
Mrs. WINNIE SIMKINS DANIEL, wife of |
Major WM. DANIEL, departed this life on tho 7th
of November, 1S67, in the 57th year of ber age.
For more than thirty years she had been a con
sistent member of thc Rid Bank Baptist Church,
where she will be greatly missed. In her life she
exhibited the shining qualities of a Christian,
illustrating the religion she professed by exam
pies of charity and piety that will live in memory
of those who knew her. To the traits of benevo
lence and kindness were united great energy of ?
character. Her immediate family wero accus
tomed to look to her for advice and counsel in
all that appertained to their welfare. She was
the favorite si-tor of a largo family of brothers
atd sisters, many of whom she has seen laid iu
Almost from the commencement of ber lost
illness, which lasted more than five weeks, she
seemed to hare a premonition of the approach ol
death. Bet there wau no fearful awaiting of bis
coming ; on the contrary, she was perfectly re
signed to the will of her Savior. Amidst he
groat suffering the name of .! Joins" was frequent
ly on her lips. Often would she repeat " How sweet
the name of Jesu* sounds ;" and after paroxysms
of pain she would say " Bless the Lord," for lie
had given her grace to endure her sufferings,
which worked out for her a "far moro exceeding
and eternal weight of glory."
She leaves a husband, son ard throe daughters
to mourn that greatest of earthly losses, an affec
tionate wife and devoted mother. R
ONB of the saddest foatuns of these untoward
times, is the great mortality among tho honored
fathers of the country. They are dropping into
the gravo with fearful rapidity, stricken BD?? .over
whelmed by misfortunes and disappointments too
great for declining nature to survive. Among
the most lamented of these in tho late Mr. WADE
HOLSTEIN, who died on the 13th of November,
at his residence on the Ridge, in the 65th year of
his age. He was born and reared in Edgefield
District Thoroughly identified with her past
history, he contributed honorably, his full share
to her development and prosperity ; and bas left
the impress of bis practical energy by his success
iu agriculture, and tho earnest zeal with which
ho discharged hts public duties.
Mr. HOLSTEIN was elected, and served one
term as a member of the Legislature from his na- > '
:ive District ; and in this, as in every other ro
.ponsibi itv which he was callod upon to assnme,
in did his duty fui th fui Iv, fearlessly and credi
Though not endowed himself with a liberal
>ducation, ho had a sensitive appreciation of its
mportarico, nnd bestowed upon an oxtonsive
amily every facility in this regard which the
lountry afforded,' and lavished upon his children
instinted indulgence for the improvement and j f
efinements of life.
At the beginning of tho late war, tho old man
aised and equipped a full Company of Infantry,
.nd took the field as its Captain; but the weight
f years prevailed over his ardent patriotism? and
ie returned to his home, contributing most Itber
lly throughout to sustain a cause which was,
rUh him, paramount to all other considerations,
ri th him, paramount to all other considerations. tl
ts disastrous termination, and tho doath of his s<
oungestand brightest son upon its altars, crushed
im to the grave. r
AUGUSTA, Deo U.
GOLD-Brokers nre buying at 132 and selling
COTTON.-The murkot opened fair, but was
regular all day, so much so tbat we cannot give
diable quotations. Salon were made at 133(5) 14
mts for Now York Middling during tho day and
te market closed quiet Sales 407 bales.
WHEAT.-Red at S2 60@2 70, White at $3 00
BACON.-Shoulders 13, B. B. Sides 15 cents,
. R. Sides 16, C. Sides 17 cents, and can
ii sed Hams IS? 22c.
CORN.-$1,10? 1,12^ per bushol.
k. N EXTRA CONVOCATION OF BEZA
V. LEEL CHAPTER, No. 8, R. A. M., will
i held in tboir Hall on Saturday evening, the
st Doc, at 2 o'clock.
By order of the High Priest
O. W. ALLEN, Sec'ry.
Deo 17 2t 51
1??E Next Regular Communication of Con
. cordia L.odge, No. 50, A. F. M., ?Ul bo held
Saturday, the 19th Jan. A full attendance is
By order of the Lodge.
T. H. CLARK, Ssc'ry.
Deo 13_St_ 51
LLL Persons olaimlng an interest in the
STILLS seised In this District, are hereby
tined that unless called for with proper orders,
ty will be sold ou the Itt Munday In January
public sale for Cash.
R. W. CANNON,
Dop. Col. U.S. I. Rv
Dooli? # W
JOHIST H. HOLMES,
BOYCE k CO'S. WHARP,
Charleston, 8. C. . .
Refer to-How. GEO. A. TRENH0LM.
ANDREW SIMMS, Prcrident lat National
F. 8. HOLMES, Proaident S. C. Mining and
Charleston, Dee 17 gi; 51
EVERY KIND OF PLANTATION and Mi
ning Machinery, Portable and. Stationery
Steam Engines, Saw Mill?, Grist Mills, Sugar
Millr, Horse Power, Agricultural Implements,
Shafting, Pallies, Hangers, Couplings, and all
kinds .of Iron and Wood Working Machinery
built to order on short notice. All kinds of
Promptly repaired, and all kinda of BRASS and
IRON CASTINGS furnished.
?S?* GIVE OS A TRIAL.
HU SE & NEAL.
- Angosta, Dec IT 3m 51
Edgefield Male Academy
AFTER a short recess, the exercises of this
School win commence on JiONDAY, tho
80th of December.
I can receive two pupils aa boarders.
L. R. G WAL?NEY.
Dec 18 .-it 61
NEAR LITTLE STEVENS' CREEK
CHURCH, irill commence the SECOND
MONDAY In January, 1868.
Nothing of aa earthly nature is equal to educa
tion. It .s thia reflection that makes me cheerful
and persevering under difficulties. And then the
people are always ready to co-operate.
Rates of Tuition, in Currency, per Session of
Fire Months, payable at the close of the Session :
Primary Class, $12,00
Medium ' . ' :.*: .-; ' 16,00
Advanced " . - - - . 20,00
It has so happened that I have taught a great
er number ot girls than boys, and it may bo so
in the future. An accomplished MUSIC TEACH
ER will bo present to instruct all who may de
sire to take lessons.
Good Board can-bo procured in the neighbor
hood. E. KESSE,
Dec 17 4t 51
DEMQJtEST'S MONTHLY MAGAZINE,
NIVERSALLY acknowledged the MODEL
PARLOR MAGAZINE OF AMERICA ; devo
ted to Original Stories, Poems, fletches, Archi
tecture and Model Cottages, Household Matters,
Gems of Thought, Personal and Literary Gossip
(including special departments on Fashions,) In
structions on Health, Music, Amusements, etc.,
by tho best authors, and profusely illustrated
with costly Engravings (fnll size) useful and reli
able Patterns, Embroideries, and a constant suc
cession of artistic novelties, with other useful and
No person of refinement, economical housewife,
or lady of taste can afford to do without the
Single copies, 30 conts ; hack cumbers, as spe
cimens, 10 cents; either mailed free. Yearly, $3,
with a valuable premium; two copies, $5,50;
three copies, $7,50; five copies, $12, and splen
did premiums for clubs at $3 each, with the first
premiums to each Subscriber. EST A new Wheel- -
er k Wilson Sewing Machine for 20 subscribers
at $3 each. Address
W. JENNINGS DEMOREST,
No. 473 Broadway, New York.
Demorcst's Monthly and Young America to
gether' $4, with the premiums for each.
tS^We will furnish Demorett'* Monthly and
the Advert ?ter one year for $5,25. Apply at this
Doc 13 tf 51
DEMOREST'S YOUNG AMERICA,
HE BEST JUVENILE MAGAZINE. Every
Boy and Girl that BCOS it ?ny? to ; all the Presa
say so ; and Parents and Teacher!: confirm it.
Do not fail to secure a copy. A good Micioscope,
with a Glass Cylinder to confine living objects,
OT a good two bladed, pearl Pocket-Knife, and a
large number of other desirable articles, given
es premiums to each subscriber. Yearly, $1,50.
Tho November Number commence s a new volume.
Try it, Boys and Gwis. Specimen copies, five
cents, mailed free.
W. JENNINGS DllMOREBT,
. ..473 Broadway, K?w York.
Dec 18 8t .,51
BY Virtue of an Order from W. F. Durisoe,
Esq , Ordinary for Edgefield District, I will
sell at the late residence of JOHN M. JONES,
lec'd., on TUESDAY, the 31st December inst,
di the PERSONAL ESTATE of said deceased.
Terms of Sale-Cash in Gold.
All persons indebted to the Estate of JOHN
M. JONES, deceased, are required to mako im
mediate payment; and those haring claims
igainst the said Estate, will please render in the
tame to me immediately, as I intend to settle np
:he Estate as soon as possible.
A. JONES, Adm'or.
Dec 16 St 161
HAVING obtained a LICENSE AS AUC
TIONEER, I offer my services when want
d, at all sales in Edgefield District My charges
rill be moderate. Address me in titae at Edge
eld C. H. . A. JONES.
Dec 18 3t 51
r WILL PAY the above Reward for the recov
l cry of a Black Tan HOUND DOG-about 15
lonths old-well grown-raw bone-tip end of
iii white. Sj?id Dog was Stolen from my premi.
ss a short time since. I will, in addition to th?
hove reward, pay $5 for proof sursoient to con
?ct tho thief who stole said Dog.
JAS. L. MATHIS.
Dec 18 3t 51
pHE Co-Partnership of the Undersigned was
L this day dissolved by mutual cement. Per
ms indebted to the said Firm can* make pay
ent to either of the parties, and will please do
) at once, as we desire to close up th? business.
T. J. TEAGUE,
T. W. CARWILE,
Tho Undersigned will continue the- DRUG
USINESS at thc old Stand, under Masonic
all, and will bc glad to se?) Ws friends and eus
mors. T. J. TEAGUE.
Deo 10 tf ,'60
Christmas is Coming !
kND CHEATnAM k BRO. have in _Store,
d are daily receiving, EVERYTHING oalcu
ted to add comfort and good cheer to the hoii
y festivals. Oar Stock consists in put of
Fine TABLE ?nd DOMESTIC WIKES,
Best BRANDIES and WHISKIES,
PICKLES and PRESERVES,
Worcestershire and Pepper SAUCES,
OYSTERS, LOBSTERS, SARDINES,
CONFECTIONERIES of every variety,.
RAISINS, FIGS, CURRANTS,
ALMONDS and NUTS of all kinds,
BUTTER, CHEESE, MACCARONI,
soda, Butter and Boaton CRACKER;?,
SPICES, Cooking Extracts, kc, kc.
ill at the lowest prices.
CJOEATHAM * BBO.
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