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Sonta Carolina Radical Negro Conven
CHARLESTON, Jan. l i.
Th ; Convention elected under the provis
ions of the Reconstruction Acts of Congress
assembled nt lp? Clnb House, Meeting-street,
i i luis city, ai 12 M. to-day.
The space >-.t apart dr spectator* was
densely crowded by colored vis>iio:s, tut more j
til t!: ?ive or six whites b.dng in attendance.
The Convention was called to order by Mr.
Timothy Hurley, ti delegate from Berkeley
District, who moved that Mr. T. J. Robertson,
ot Richlind, be requested to acids temporary
Ch i'.MU in.
The motion was e:rried with but one dis
Mr. Robertion, on taking the Chair, ad
dressed the Oor.veution as loliuws:
Gentlemen 1/ the Cunczntinn :-We, thc
deject..--, of Hie loyal people uf South ?&roj
lina, lire assembled here for thc purpose of
res? iring our State to her proper relations in
iii* Federal t'nion.
Ir b'.-c-T.ies us to frame a jfist and liberal
C?tHfitutio? i hat wi'l guarantee equal rights
to nil, regardless of race, color or previous
condition-a Constitu.ion which will comply
with'he R c ?:'S.ruction Acts of Congres*,
theo oby insu.i' g our speedy admis-un into
I trust there will be :-o class legislation
her1. 1 hope wo will act. harmonioudy,
promptly, jud fions-y and in snob a manner
as '.viH r'erl ct credit on our-eives, and secure
?tie eonfideuc- of the peop'c of'he State,
wnoni we represent. Dy your kind assistance
I hone to (?ptH*dtly orj;a:!?/.i this Convention.
W. J. McKinlay, (nee;-?) of Orangeburg,
wai elected temporary Secretary.
Tile Secretary then read the effi rial Order
of General Cunby callh.g the Convention to
gether i:i this city on Tuesday, 14th January,
Tue roll of the Delegates was called ty
Fron Edgefield, R.B. Elliot, (e-Iored.)
Prince R. Rivers, (colored,) John Bonum,
(c .l->red.) David Harris, (colored,) Frank
Arnim, were present, and auswered to tLeir
Ninety-two delegates having answered, the
Pr.-aideat aimouuced a quorum present, and
the Convention r->tidy for budines*.
After several resolutions ?vre offered in re
gird to the election of p?rimaient officers of
thhildy, ali of which Wer* lost, Mr. Duncaa
m i ved that a Committee on Credentials, con
ni J*ir>g of on ? from each district, Oe appointed
by the Chair, which was carrkd.
The? Oimirmiin ihcn appointed the Commit
tee in accordance with the Resolution
Fra k Arnim bei'?g appointed from Edgt-field.
The Committed th-n retired.
Mr. Bowen moved that the Convention ap
p tint John R. Pinekoey and Peter Miller,
(both colored.) temporary Sergeantsat-Arms.
Uv>j c ion being made to the transaction of
business during the absence of the Committee,
t .e motion *ias withdrawn.
' ?n in ition of Wil'iam McKinlay, Secreta
ry, t ie Convention ok a recess for thr:e
quarters cf an bou'
On re ?s*e iibli \?r. Duncan, Chairman,
mud ; ?1 vcr: ?ul rupert of the Committee on
Cr,kn- ils, ?Utting that the Committee ex
ambled il. si i tt ered?i.ttt's nf each uf its own
nieinb'.-ts. uoi uppjint. d a Chairman and
ScCivlury. Finding their creil oitinls correct,
they theil calle 1 in the del -guies from other
districts, < x.i.-niucd their credentials', which,
on being proved, were >igiied by the Chair
man and Secretary underneath the cfiieial
signature of General Cunby. This signature.
01 bl i:?g shown lo the dvv i keep-.r, tob?la
ker. as evidence that the bearer i> a member,
and entitled to admission in thc Convention.
Any member arriving afterwards -must be
identified by the Chairman and Secretary ol
thc Committee, which proposed to continue
its organization until all the members had
arrived, or there was no furiher necessity for
Ou motion of delegate Barnes the report
of the Committee was adopted.
F. L. Card.zi moved that a Committee of
one from each district be elected by the mem
ber? of each re-p2ctive district delegation to
constitute a Committee to nominate suitable
officers for the permanent organization of the
Convention. He thoqght it essential to their
success tJ^at there should be a thorough and
complete canvass for officers to fill those im
portant positions. Upon the permanent Pres
ident would depend much of the dignity and
success of their legislation. He hoped there
would bc no smaller number appointed, as
it would in that case be very apt to form a
c?q-ie. One from each delegation he felt sure
must give more satisfaction and be attended
with better results.
Mr. Hurley moved that the Convention
proceed to & nomiuation at large, which wai
Before taking the question on the previous
motion. Dr. Newell moved that the Conven
tiou adjourn to meet to-morrow a: twelve
o'clock, which was carried.
CHARLESTON) Jan. 15.
The Convention assembled at 12 M., and
was called to order by the temporary Presi
dent. T. J. Robertson.
The proceedings were opened with prayer I
by the Rev. B. F. Randolph, (colored.)
Dr. A. G. Mackey was unanimously elected
permanent President of the Convention, and
ti Committee of Three appointed to apprise
him of his election, and conduct him to the
DA Mackey wa? then conducted to the
Chair' and introduced by the temporary
President, Mr. Robertson, to the Convention.
The President elect then addressed the
?Convention as follows :
Gentlemen oj ?ie Contention :-While I
return you my thanks for tho houor that you
bwe conferred ?n me, by selecting me to
preside over your deliberations, I confess, that
I assume the Chair with great diffidence as
to my capability to discharge its duties. 1
can, however, safely promise a determination
to perform thc important task with the strict
est impartiality, and with all the judgment
in r.13" power.
Tue position in which your kindness has
placed me, will necessarily preclude me from
a general participation in the debates of the
Louie, aud will condemn me to silence on
nany questions, on which, if I were on the
floor, 1 would wish to be heard. You will
perhaps, therefore, pardon me, it I take the
present occasion, once for all, to define my
position and to express my sentiments on
s line of the great topics, which arc now agi
tating our country.
The Convention in which we are now sit
ting is marked by two peculiarities, which
have distinguished no other Convention that
has preceded it in S.mth Carolina-pecu
liarities which demand for it the commenda
tion of every lover of liberty and respecter of
Convened, as I contend it has been-for
else, I harriot been here-by competent le
gal authority, it ?3 the first Constitutional
Convention in this State, in the selection of
whose members, the ballot box, the true pal
ladium of national liberty, has been made ac
cessible to every man who was not disquali
fied by legal or political crime. In the call
for the fiveSou^h Carolina Conventions which
were held in 177G, in 1777, in 1790, in 18G0,
and in 18G5, but a portion of the people were
permitted to exercise the elective franchise,
because slavery, that vile relic of barbarism,
had thrown its blighting influence upon the
minds of the people, and for the noble doc
trine that governments were constituted for
the good ot' the whole, wa3 substituted that
anti-republican one. that they were intended
tidy for the benefit of ono class at the ex
pense of another. But in the call for this
body, every true man who could labor tor the
bupport or fight for the defence of the Com
monwealth has been inviter, to a representa
tion. Manhood suffrage li-, for thc first time
l?een invoked to convene a body which is to
make the fundamental law for alb This is,
then, truly and emphatically a peoples' Con
rent ion-a Couvcniiov. by the representatives
of all who have minds to think-and to think
for themselves, or muscle to wort:-and to
work for themselves.
Again. In the five Constitutional Conven
tions held in this State, to which I have al
refcly alluded, the fundamental law therein
fained was made a finality. Thepeoplewere !
igr.o ed a? a part of the bo ly politic by the !
i envention,' which declared itself as possessed
0 despotic acdiir.'sponsible authority; and, in !
every instance refused to submit its proceed- j
inga, and th? Constitution which il hid fiaffl- [
ed, to the people for their ratification. T
was but a ni'ural and necessary result of I
influence ol' tho political sentimout that tb
prevailed. It wa3 but consistent that tin
who deemed oao-ha!C.of thu- follow citizt
to bo chattels, should. forget or overlook
manhood cf the.utlur'half.
But wo, who in these daysj when therisi
beams of political^truth, promise, after
much stormr)a brijfjbiiar>ky for. the Republ
we who are emerging.froth-that cloud of fa
opinion, into tbe?fmT suushlne qi that tr?
ki.o.v and claim ourselves to Be only the
presonUtiveaof the people. We urrogau
assume no fvial action, no irre?ponsible pc
er, recognizing tho right* of all men, of
race*, the.poor a* well as die rich, the ig
rant as well as the wisc-of all men w
make the State their home and identify the
>uives with its interests. We dare not pres
to them an organic law for their gover.iou
as something with which they hnve not lr
to do but to hear it and obey. Our wc
here is not to bc considetel as complete 1 i
ul the people ?hall have reviewed H aud t
ifiy-dit. Not we, ourselves, but they wi
sent us herc are to say whether we desei
the reward of ? "well done, good aud fa!
ful servants." For the first, time in the"1
tory of South Carolina, wail the people
recognized as the trite frumors of their o
0 pauic law. Of such a Convention orgat
ed on the great acknowledged principles
Democratic Republicanism, I am.proud to
a member; far more proud to 6it here '
neath thc iolds of that beloved flag whicr.
this day lluaiiug from our roof, thanlshoi
have been to have been in that other bo
which met in thi? city in 1??60, with no st
loyal symbol to protect it, but which ratl
sought to tear tts stripes to tatters and
dash its st ar j to the carib.
Yielding to none in sentiments of devoti
for that flag of my fathers, mid in abhorrer
of every sentiment of disloyalty anc! treas
to that Gov ru ment, to which I owe a pal
mount allegiance, I yet have no vindicti
feeliugs towards those of my fellow-citize
who were led by the abstractions of their J
liiical leaders, to entertain aill?rent and <
pjsing sentiments-seutimeuts which I dee
ed error?, but which they believed to be trull
1 grant to them that libetty of thought whi
I demand for myself. Hence, I profess mys
to bo a moderate man. -I am opposed to
confiscations of property, because the couf
cation of all the lauds of rebel owner.* in t
S;ale eau have ntL:effect in. promoting tl
welfare of ttie State, in elevating its politit
condition or advancing its commercial a
agricultural prosperity. I am opposvd to ai
general disfranchisement of the masses of t
people. It is too lato now to disfranchise
a punishment for treacon. Puuishmcnt shou
be inflicted for the sake of reform. To i
fiict it now would be only to gratify reveng
I want no more disfranchisement either as
number of persons, or as to duration of titi
tt.an.is absolutely necessary to secure the sa
ty of the nation, and if that can b-i secured I
none at ali, then would I favor a general at
I call God to witness, that in taking n
seat in this august body, I do so only becau
I desire to Contribute what little anilities
influence I ma)* have to the restoration
peace and harmony, and for thc p.-tal'lishmei
of euth a Constitution or form of govertfmei
for my native estate as will secura to every rn:
ir, th? Commonwealth a i eqUil share of poli
ical rights, will protect us in the future fro
the hrivrs which have led to our present u
happy condition, and will *peedily rehabi ita
ihe ?ute as a oimituuut part ol the grci
Wi;h this expression of my sentiment
which will not, nowevcr, control me in tl
important administration of the duties of th
office io which you have assigned me, I ai
low prepared to take my place as your pr'
??ding officer, at the same ti-t.e invoking yoi
indulgence for any unintentional errors thi
I may commit, and your earnest cooperatio
in preserving the dignity and decorum of tb
W. J. Whipper moved the appointment (
a Committee on Rules, and that peuding th
report of that Committee the Coaventio
adopt the rules of the House of Represeutt
tives of the United States for its governmen
The motion was adopted.
Mr. Carlos J. S toi bra/id waa elected pe;
manent Secretary of the Convention by ac
Mr. Parker moved that they proceed a
once to the election of an Assistant Secretar
an Engrossing Clerk, a Sergeant at arms, a
Assistant Sergeaat-at arms, a Doorkeeper, ai
Assistant Doorkeeper and a Chaplain.
Mr. F. J. Moses, Jr., opposed in toto th
election of a regular chaplain for the Conven
tiou. He was ?.pposed to having their pro
ceedings opened with prayer, for the prac
lice, so sacred in times past, had lately bed
so prostituted in nearly all legislative bodie
'bal it might bo prostituted here, and iostea<
of prayers they would be apt. to hear politi
cal protestations. But it wr.s not on tba
ground alone he objected. It was incumben
upon them to have as much respect for thi
treasury of the State as possible, and ge
along as cheaply as possible. He disclaimer
any Telereoce to any one in the Convention
This was simply his individual opinion in ref
?renee to thc practice of opening with prayer
They had gentlemen amoug them who no
doubt would be willing to givo their scrvieei
gratuitously if thc proceedings arc to b(
opened by prayer.
B. F. Randolph rose to advocate the elec
tion of a Chaplain. It was customary, he
?aid, in all legislative bodies. The Congress
of the United States has a chaplain ; our leg
islatures have chaplains ; and, so far as he
had observed thc reports of the other South
ern Conventions, they all had chaplains, and it
would be passing -strange if South Carolina
should assemble in Convention and not elect
a chaplain. Nob?dywas more disposed than
he was to respect tho treasury of the Stato,
but at the same time ho was not disposed to
ignore religion, and forget God, by leaving
one of the most important offices unnoticed
by the Convention. He did not consider the
quota of officers complete without a chaplain.
Mr. Moses said tho member in his closing
remarks had made a capital prayer, and was
an argument in favor of his position, (bat
they should not tako so much money ont of
the treasury when they had members who
oould perform the work so well without
charge. . .
L. S. Langley agreed with the Gentleman
from Sumter, that the Convention should not
sacrifice or waste money belo oping to the
State, but he believed they had members per
fectly competent to act as chaplain, and he
believed it would be better under thc circum
stances of an impoverished State Treasury,
for the Chair to appoint some bentleman in
this body and request bim to act.
J. J. Wright rose to a point of order, stat
ing that tho resolution did not require that
the Chaplain should be paid.
The Pr?sident decided the point of order
not well taken, the previous speaker having
nsed hi3 argument in stating his positions.
L. S. Langley wa9 decidedly in favor of in
voking thc Divine blessing upon their delibe
rations, but not willing to pay ?8 per day for
one, when there were gentlemen there able
and willing to do it as a matter of patriotism.
R. C. DeLarge called for the previous ques
tion, which was lost.
J. J. Wright advocated the election of a
Chaplain. The gentleman from Beaufort, and
the gentleman from Sumter might have the
same reasons for opposition to the appoint
ment of Chaplain. He knew that one of the
gentlemen, and perhaps the other, had an ex
ample set hird to re .peet money more than
Mr. Hurley moved to amend the resolution
so that t bc Chaplain bo appointed by the Chair.
A. J. Rainier moved to amend that the
Chair appoint from among the Convention
thoso willing to perform that extra labor,
which was seconded by B. F. Randolph.
Mr. A. C. Richmond hoped it would bo left
open so that visiting clergymen could be in
vited to be present and open the proceedings
with prayer. He hoped the proceedings would
be opened With prayer because it was custo
mary. He was of opinion though that the
invocations of the divine blessing in (be South
"Carolina Convention, of i860, were not of any
great service to the cause fbr which they were
invoked, nor were they in the Convention of
1865. But he did not wish to abolish it be
cause tho custom had been abused on other
occasions, lt is possible they may prove
Mr, Parker said that ho did not suppose, in
offering the resolution, that it would be de
Ivittd. He did not suppose that there was
any.gentleman, in the house who wished to
make V speech;'upon tho question. Ho waa
surprised at th? remarks that had been made;
He hoped The: debato would 6t?pr and the
question .-bc at once disposed of.
The question being taken on its passage,
ihn resolution was adopted.-?
F. A. Sawyer, of Charleston, Collector of
Internal Revenue, resignedhis seat as a dele-"
'gatft,'for the reason assigned that thejires* of
"official duties~prevoutcd his attendance in the
Edward Conway (negro) waB then elected
Sergeant-at-Arins, and Peter Miller (negro,)
Assistant Sergeant ?t-Arms, after which the
Convention adjourned until to morrow 10
? j, CHARLESTON, Jan. 1G~,.
Thc Convention assembled at 10 a. m., and
was called to order by the Presideut,,A. G.
Mackey. The roll was called, and seveoty
ui?o members answering, the President an
nounced a quorum present.
The result of the election for messengers
was in favor of W. S. Elliott, a very black
And very civil negro, apparently about twenty
one years of age, and J. D. Price, white.
J. J. Wright moved that we do what we
can to sustain the Charlestou Daily News and
Courier, for the correct reports which . they
ha/e given of the proceedings of this body,
and go as far as becomes gentlemen, io de
stroy the ifcrcury.
This resolution created considerable discus
sion, from both. white and negro delegates,
but was' finally laid on the table, and on mo
tion of J. K. Sasportas a resolution was of
fered that the reporters of the press be invited
to scats within the bar.
The Convention to-day passed a resolution
inviting General Canby, Governor Orr, and
Mayor Gaillard to seats within the bar.
A negro who was elected Sergeant-at-arms
last night was induced to resign ou account
Governor Orr has been invited to address
the Convention to-morrow night.
CHARLESTON, Jan. 17.
Convention met at ten A. M., and was
culled to order by the President, A. G.
Mackey. Prayer was offered by Rev. F. L.
Langley introduced a resolution declaring
that the public good required that all ideas
cf confiscation or further disfranchisement be
abandoned. Laid on thc table. The ayes
and noes >>eiug called (or upon a motion to
reconsider, it v.as lost by sixty-one naya to
forty-six ayes, sixteen being absent.
Mr. Duncan wished to submit a motion of
very grave importance to the Convention and
to the Stale, and offered the following :
Resolved, That a Committee of Five be ap
pointed to consider what measures are neces
sary for the relief of the people of the State,
and to report as carly as possible.
Mr. J. M. Runion offered the following :
1. Resol veil, That whatever differences of
opinion may exist as to the Ute plan of re
construction enacted by the Congress of the
United Slates, however ultra men in theSouth
or n 'the North may oppose or denounce
thurn, there is but one course of action for
the true patriots to purdue, and that is unhes
itatingly and iii good fai:h lo carry out their
2. Iv'jol ved. Thut tho reconstruction meas
ure..-, as. passed by Congress, should be recog
ni:?xl as being the supreme laws of the land,
passed by tuc constitutional authority of tho
United Slates, nnd are therefore entitled to
the unhesitating support of every citizen of
this great Republic.
3. Resolved, That those measures combined
form a harmonious whole and constitute the
chart by which twelve millions of people are
to be guided into the haven of perpetual
union on the basis of equal justice, without
regard to race or color.
On motion of R. C. DeLarge, the resolu
tions were referred to the Committee on Bill
Mr. N. G. Parker offered the following
which was referred to the Committee on the
Legislative part of the Constitution :
Whereas- in every State of the United
States and in every unreconstructed State un
der the Government of the United States, the
several divisions of thc same are denominated
counties, except tho State of South Carolina
and Louisiana, therefore
Resolved, That the several Districts of this
State shall hereafter be known and denomi
R. C. DeLarge offered a resolution, which
was adopted, inviting all the Judges of the
State Courts now in the city, to seats upon the
floor of this Convention.
Mr. N. G. Parker offered the following,
which was referred lo the Committee on thc
AX ORDINANCE TO ALLOW EACH BRAD OF A
FAMILY IN SOOTU CAROLINA A HOME8TKA1),
AND TO PREVENT TUE LEVY AND SALE OF
THE SAME UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
Be it Ordained, That hereafter each head
of a family in this State shall bc allowed to
own u homestead, which shall consist of one
hundred acres of land, with a dwelling house
and other improvements thereon, if not ex
ceeding the value of two thousand dollars ;
provided, that nono of the above lands be
within, tho limits of a city or incorporated
town, or in lieu of the above laud, real estate
i i a city or town, not exceeding two thousand
five hundred dollars. The above namod
homestead shall be exempt from levy and sale
by virtue of any process whstever under the
law of the State.
Mr. T. Hurley introduced the following,
and begged leave that it be referred to the
Judiciary Committee r
AN ORDINANCE TO ANNUL ALL CONTRACTS AND
LIABILITIES FOR THC PURCHASE OF s LA YES
WHERE TnE MONEY UAS NOT YET BEEN PAID.
Bo it Ordained, by the people of South
Carolina, in regular Convention assembled,
That all contracts and liabilitiea mado for the
purchase of slaves, whether by parole or un
der seal, where the money bas cot heen paid,
shall bc null and void, and all C'erks of
Courts of Common Pleas and Masters in
Equity, be required on proper affidavits to an
nul the name.
On motion the Convention adjourned.
In the evening, at 7 o'clock, General Canby
and staff entered the hall, and were greeted
with great enthusiasm, which was gracefully
acknowledged by the General.
The President, after introducing the Gene
ral to tho Convention, said that the latter re
quested him to say that he was unable at
present to make a speech, but hoped they
would take the will for the deed and receive
his kindest thanks.
Shortly after, Elis Excellency Governor Orr
arrived, and was escorted into the hall by the
Committee, and on being introduced by the
President, rose and addressed tho Convention
at some length, after which the Convention
The Convention was not in session on
i@*The Charlotte (N. C.) Courier men
tions a painful rumor, to the effect that tho
Rev. Mr. Cline, a Methodist minister, who
was moving his family from bis late quarter
age-in order to enter upon the duties of his
office in South Charlotte Mission-entered the
waters of Steel Creek after dark, on Wednes
day night, in a wagon, containing himself,
daughter and a little servant girl, but in con
sequence of the high water, or some other
cause, the wagon body floated off, and the
child and servant were drowned.
JEST The Washington Slar of Wednesday
evening says : V It is currently rumored to
day that the Prosident will issue his procla
mation to-morrow or next day, directing that
no business ?hall bo transacted with the War
Department, and refusing to recognize Mr.
Stanton as Secretary of War. Secrotary
Seward, Attorney-GenerslStanberry and Gen
eral Grant ea?h had long interviews with thc
President during the day. It is said that his
busiuess with Secretary Seward and the Attor
ney-General related to the forthcoming proc
Jfjy The Yorkvillo Eaquirerhv* been'in
formed that a whito man, lately belonging to
the Gib Regiment, United States Infantry,
was regularly married In Chester, td a negro
woman, on last Sunday evening. The mar?
riage service was performed by & colored
JAMES T. BACOI?, EDITOR.
W E DjKEg U A Y , JAN. 22, 1808.
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Two Copies one Year, $5.50.
Five Copies one Year, 12.50. .
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io advance. The names of tho entire Club must
be sent at onetime.
?ST" " ET CCI BOKO'S" thoroughly practical
article, showing how a large amount of money
may be saved by our people the present year, and
every year, bas been received, and we will Uk*
pleasure in giving it a place in our columns next
The First and Grandest Desideratum.
The first and grandest desideratum now-a-deyi
is to make all we possibly can out of mother earth.
She is all (with (he exception of a little breath,
which we must draw humbly !) that ti left as. We
should, therefore, warm her, and cherish her, and
?OBX her, in every way. And the best way of do*
lng all this ii to inoculate her freely with Guano
from WILCOX, GIBUS ? Co., 241, Broad Street,
Bot WILCOX, GIBES ?CO, alic .?peak a word
on thia important subject, in another column. Wo
are silent therefore, that you may hear.
"Faugh! An Ounce of Civet, Good
Mark the intensoly disgusting addreii of th?
" President" of the "Great Ringed-S tror.kod-and
Striped." It il a presumptuous insult to ovary
real true S.uth Carolinian. Listen to the phrase*.
" Two peculiarities." Bah ! we could ham? two
hundred ! " Commendation of ?vary lover of lib
erty and respecter of human rights." Ipecac 1
"First Constitutional Convention in this Stat?.'
" Vile relic of barbariim." " Rising beams of
political truth." " Full sunshine of truth." "True
framers of their own organic law." " Than is
absolutely necessary to secure the safety of the
nation." And, lastly and mott villaaously, " Ta
king my seat in tb ii august body." "Note well
the word*," 44 Auguit tody!" And after raen" |
vile and false deiccration, let the unfortunate
word "august" be forever blotted out of the Eng
Had the world never been blessed with a better
class of men than this man and his'present asso
ciates, then history would never have reoorded a
noble name. Never would a patriot, a prophet,
or a martyr, have existed ! And there never could
hare beon a Redeeming Christ, because thar?
would have been no human nature fit to form the
human part of the God-Man.
-? ? ?
Venerable in Years and Fall of Honor.
The Charleston Courier. For sixty-fire year?
ibis ancient and honored sheet has spread among
the people of South Carolina, and of the South'
io general, the political, commercial and literary
newi of the day. And now, ai it is about to on"
ter the sixty-sixth year of ita publication, it ii
ititi the lame powerful instrument of enlighten
mant and civilisation it bal ever been. Wa ven
erate the Courier as wo would an aged man of
high honor, and va?t and wonderful experiences.
It comes to us lately somewhat curtailed in ita
proportions-a wise move in almost any paper at
this time-but unchanged as regarda vigor, tone,
principle. Tho triweekly Courier, in which form
this invaluablo journal ii bast adapted for coun
try subscribers, is published at $4.00 for one year;
$3.00 for six months. Office, lil East Bay, Char
In a Prospectus for 1SSS, lately issued by the
Courier, occurs the following noble and gonerouj
The war cloted with a large indebtedness on.
the part of our former subscribers, some *f wlhnn^
have proffered ui payment. To otken we have
presented no claim, amid the loisei and misfor
tunes by which they have been surrounded, hav
ing been spared the neeertity of doing io by tbe
very generous, prompt, and hearty support we
have uniformly received. We are able to wait
for the advent of better time?, confidently
aa.'ured thxt when prosperity returns to the land
they will cheerfully meet their obligation!. To
all such we cordially extend an invitation to re
new their subscriptions.
Subscriptions for the Courier received at this
Forget Your Political and Financial
Troubles, and Wisely Read What is
Said by Redmond & Hill.
Who doei nat know RRDXO.IO, the former able
and popular editor of the Cultivator-th? man io
thoroughly ikillad in Horticulture, Fruit-Grow
lng. and Ornamental Gardening f And who has
not heard of the famous Nanary of REDMOND ?
HILL, near Augusta ? And who io foolish and
gracelen as to be indifferent to Fruits, Floweri
Forgetting, therefore, ai we hare laid above,
your political and financial troubles, you will do
wisely and wall to read the advertisement of j
Messrs. RBRUOXD ? HILL, in another column,
and avail yourselves of tho invaluable advantagei
The Placl Which Has Known Him So
Long, Knows Him Stilt.
And his thousands of friends and patreni in
Bdgefield District will, we know, receive th? an
nouncement with joy. But who ia it f JAMBS A.
GRIT, Esq., of Augusta, Ga:, than whom thia
broad laud knows no fairer, more enterprising,
more deservedly popular merchant At 228,
Brood Street, you will find him Hill. And there
alto you will find his new partners, Messrs. DE
LI I MK and Tn EA yon. The latter gentleman, whom
we reget not to know personally, is well and
widely known in Mercantile Ufe. Mr. DBLAIXK
ii a very model of a gentleman, and was, in time?
past, a very model of a soldier.
And there also you will find a handsome young
fellow, who will welcome you with a kindly sm Ho,
and who you will instantly and joyfully per?oive
to be our popular and obliging young townsman,
Mr. Huon B. HARRISO.X. And you all knowhow
ably riven eau wield bis right arm for his friends.
And now that we have introduced tho new firm
to you, we beg you to turn to our advertising
columns and soe what Usoful, Beautiful and Or
namental Things they ar? daily receiving from
the North and from Burope.
Berckmana' Nursery of Fruits, Flower?,
Vines and Shrubbery.
Perhaps there can bo no bettor tim? than du
ring the coming month to plant out Fruit Trees
and Vines. And certainly nothing, in the way of J
making one's home pleasant and profitable, ii
more important. And surely a life without Flow
er! ii ai dreary and unnatural as a Jan? without
rosoa. And, ai mattera now stand with ni hapless
Southern people, if we do not take delight in tho
beauties of nature, Lord knows where we will
And this leads ul to advise you to consult th?
advertiioment of that moil thoroughly-experi
enced Dealer in Fruit Treei, Vines, Shrubbery
and Floweri, Mr. P. J. BBRCKUAHS of Augusta.
You may rut assured that whatever yon buy of |
bim will bo of the very best kind ; and that if ha
has not what yon want, yon ar? not likely to
?-?-?-? ? * i
Social Equality m Louisiana.
The Louisiana Convention ia framing a Consti.
tution for that State, which, if ratified by the
people, will be th? meant of bringing about an
archy and blood. The XIII Article of th? Con
stitution, lately adopted, ii ai follows :
" All persons shall enjoy equal rights and privi
lege! while traveling in this State in any convey
ance of a public character, and all business places
or otherwise, curried on by charter, or for which
a license is required from either State, parish or
municipal authority, iball be deemed plaoea of a
public character, and shall be open to the accom
modation ind patronage Of all persons without
distinction or discrimination on account of race
(ST They call batting ont Wost "putting a
pecuniary es tito*to os out's opinion,"
The Jacobins Place a Teto Upon the
Day by day (hero it lett order, less itability in
the Government; and nover baa it been more
.rident than at pr?tent that Cong rois has sot it
self te work to undermine and overthrow both
tho other co-ur Jinn to branches. As evidences ac
cumulate th.it the honest people of this country,
of all lectioni, are preparing to crush them effect
ually, tbeie Jacobins rash blindly forward in
their unhallowed purposes and take ?till bolder
and bolder stepi in their iniquitoni progresa. And
the laat a boldest step is this. They are endeav
oring to seite upon and overthrown the Judiciary.
A Bill for the superseding of the Supreme Judici
ary has lately passed the House- by the large vote
of 11? ayes to 30 nays; and Congress, should
this Bill gain the requisite two-thirdi vote in
the Sea?ti, will proceed to forbid to the Jn
dietary any rigrt to poss upon the constitution
ality or unconstitutionality of Ita measures ex
cept by a two-thirds rote. The Court js composed
of eight Although five, therefor?, of its m um
bers should deolan those laws to be unconstitu
tional, thisj?ment is to be held as of no force.
On tho cor tra ry, th? opinions of tho three dissent
ing members, or their absence, ia to be considered
as establishing the. constitutionality of fheio en
actment*. The Jacobins have first usurped the
Government, and now announce to the Judiciary
that it shall not pus in judgment upon their
This is truly the vitim* thule of Radieal aggres
sion, and henceforward it were useless to be sur
prised at any step, no matter what it be, that the
Radical party may take.
-? -?- ?
And They Seize Upon the War De
The reiion* assigned by tho Proeident for tho
rimo val of Stanton from hit Cabinet, hare been
pronounced, by th? Jacobin!, Insufficient Tho
Senate, by a vote, denies his rightful suspensi?n ;
and copies of this vote being transmitted to
President JOHNSON, Gon. GRANT, and STANTON,
the latter appears at tho War Department and
claims to be ita head. Tho reticent Grant with
draws, obeying the Bump rather than the Execu
tive, and tho obnoxious Stanton r?assume- tho
duties of th? War Department, under the direc
tion of Congress.
Truly the Radical party have hurried up their
work, within tbe last few days, with fearful rim
and rapidity. They can go but little further.
Either their .vorlaitlng downfall or thu averlaet
ing downfall of the Constitution and the country
must come very soon. They have pushed their
usurpations to the extreme verge of revolution ;
and we believe that they will bo wrecked and lust
in the revolution they are inaugurating. God
grant that it may be so. The hope of the coun
try rests upon it
Fragrant and Edifying Biography.
Below, we publish No. 1 of a aeries of " Sketch
es of the Delegatoa to the Great Rings J -Streak? I
and-Striped" now in Soaaion io Charleston. For
thoie charming and delightful sketches, ao calcu
lated to fill ui with patriotic exultation and State
pride, we are to be indebted to the Mercury. It
ia a good idea on the part of our honored eotem*
porery; and we hare no doubt the work will be
Aa regarda the antecedents and status of tbe
?quad of individ?ala who are recognised in tb?
" Great Ringed-Slreaked-and-Striped" as "dele
gates" from Edgvfleld District, we beg the Mtr
emry to be rory searching and explicit It it a
point upon which we all desire more light But
we warn Ibo Mercury, beforehand, that it will
hare to deal with a dark subject-a gloomy and
table mystery-thus far totally unfathomable to
SUTCMIS or inc DJILKGATHS TO TUB GREAT
Ri sc H D . S rix ni. c sD-Ayi) SiRirii).
The Del?gate? from Sumter.
a>_X Thomas J. Coghlan. An Irishman, long
-resident in Sumter. By trade a blacksmith ; al
ways Uniou in politics; formerly a hard drinker
and a "rough ;" has occasionally experimented In
steam saw mills, which be generally managed to
blow up, to the great damage of the machinery
and of all who invested ia it; bas always been
opposed to negro mechanics, and hos made des
perate efforts to induce legialatire action to eon
fine negroea to field labour, and to exclude them
from the trades. The Irish and the negro seldom
affiliate, but in thia human olia podrida the spec
tacle ia teen.
2. W. E. Johnson. An unknown imported ran
lotto, who made bit appearance in Sumter, tince
the war, at a preacher, of the African .Methodist
persuasion. He haile from Philadelphia, brags
on hie intimacy with General Canby and various
Congressmen, bas no family, unless he left one at
tbe North, and told the negroea in Sumter that
they must never stop until they placod a black
man in the Preiidential chair, and "we mle the
government" IT is antecedents, however fair or
infamous, are of course unknown ; but lr. tbe
convention he ls very apt to "cry aloud and spero
not" and show "de white troth de way."
3. Samuel Lee. A young mulatto, born in
Sumter, born and reared in Judge Moies' family,
an excellent house servant, and understands wait
ing on table, to which he baa boen trained ; can
read and write ; waa always known ai Sam. Mo
ees, but registers, rotes, and will legislate, os
4. F. J. Muses, Jr. A young lawyer, a nativx
of Sumter, and eon ot Judge Motes. Delegate
No. 4 waa Private Secretary to Governor Picken*,
and waa in aceord with the accession furore of the
Piekent administration ; retains ot a memento o i
the timet the desk on which he wrote the order to
fire on the Star of the Weit; surveyed in de
light from the Governor's headquarters the bom
bardment and r?duction of Fort Sumter by Beau
regard, and after the fight wu orar, and the fort
evacuated by the brave Majur Anderson and bis
command, on Monday, F. J. Mosel. Jr., claimed
the honour, u Governor's o?d, of raising the Pal
metto flag orer the rampart!, which was duly
chronicled in the garottes of the day. He subse
quently waa enrolling officer for WilHamsbur;:
District, and thon for Edgefiold District, and
aided the "rebellion" in every way except in tb?
fight. Since the war ended ho ha* discovered
that he wu always opposed to it and while edit
ing for some months the Sumter JVsiv?, be changod
base so suddenly in favour of th? Radicals, that
the patrons, of that paper withdrew in disgust,
and he was dismissed. In blt valedictory he de
clared : "lam not uow, and novor have been, a
Radical, in the common acceptance of that term,"
and wu at that time a momber of the negro
Union Laague at Sumter, and in accord with
Wbittemoro, Bowen, Wright A Co. Hit speeches
in the convention will no doubt be rendered 1
doubly brilliant by tho rivid recollections of the
put, which " the City by the Sea" and tbe ^
crumbled walli of old Sumter mutt inevitably re
rive ; and it ought to afford him peenliar oa?d- '
faction to unite with bia present noble usociatct
in voting to ditfrancbise Governor. Pickens and
the other uobought and untainted wbito men of j
Of tbe delegation as a whole: It it unexcep
tionably f? ?/ia bona, at it does not own a dollars
worth of taxable property, and if Johnson gi rt s
ont the hymn, " No foot of land do I pois eis,"
he and bit three tstoeiatet'ean sing it con amore;
and the truth of it ein be roached for, whatever
may be thought of the mitte. It is singularly uni
form in colour, for although classified as two
white and two coloured, or 'alf and 'alf, yet if I
the four were photographed, a olose observer j |
would scarcely discern a shades difference in
complexion. All four resido in the town of Sum
ter. Those delegatos represent neither the whitn
nor the black population of Sumter District al
though nominated by a Whittemore caucus aid
elected by tho League machinery. 1
? ? * t
Relief for Planter?.
General SCOTT hu issued the following Circa- y
HBADQ?ARTBRS, ASSISTANT COUUISSIONXR,
BUREAU RBPUOBBS, FRXBDMBN AND A. LANDS
DISTRICT or SOUTH CAROMS
&URLBSTOX, S. C., January 16, 1868. | j
The Government haring again chargod the
Aatiitant Commissioner with the duty of distribu
ting food among tho people of this State, for tho
doable purpoae of preventing suffering from tho 1
destitution, now common In many localities, and '
to enable the people to provide againit a recur
rence of the like destitution in fatare, it becomes
neoessary, ia order to accomplish the object de
signed, to adopt each a system of distribution for
the supplies thai loaned, ai will most effectnally
both accomplish the objecte above named, and
iniuro to tho Government the repayment of itt J
moans. ' This cod caa only be attained by a well t
regulated system of labor-from such a system '
alone can it bo expected that any dogree of pros- 1
parity Will follow. It will be found impossible to
distribato food to the needy thousands at individu
als bat only as'communities,
KB' 1 ll
The sad experience of the post jeir should
bare giren a lesson of profit to all. Hundreds of j
people were the recipients of the charity of the
Government, who claimed to be planting at the
time they were fed, bat who upon.investigation,
were discovered to be either idling away their
time, yr engaged in cultivating a small patch,
the whole products of which could not subsist
them for mt re than a month or two ; others re
ceived aid who were located on barren and worn
out lands, upon which, even by the most severe
labor, it was impossible to produce a subsistence;
while yet a third class, without any pecuniary
means, entered into arrangements wereby they gara
one half or one third their limo to the land own or, j
and during the remainder httempted to dig out a
subsistence for themselves without oi tb er animals
to assist them or food to live t pon.
To continuo in these foolish attempts to obtain
a livelihood will result ia tho complete prostration
of every interest of the eountry, and to foster
such folly by squandering Government rations on
such poople would be criminal on the part of tho
agent charged with their distribution.
It is therefore the intontion of the Assistant
Commissioner to issue food in the future to the
extent allowed by the Government, to those per
sons only who he is satisfied are so employed that
they will be able to repay to the Government the
amount loaned, as well ai to plaee themselves be
yond the possibility of want during the following
year. Te accomplish this object, responsible per
sons will oo appointed agents of distribution in
each locality where destitution exists, who will
be held strictly accountable for -the reliability
and industry of the consumers. They will be in
structed to take from the recipients a bond, giv
ing a lien upon the crops to be grown, and other
products of industry and personal property.
The Assistant Commissioner must be satisfied
that each applicant has plantad or is about to
plant a sufficient number of acres in cor?ala to
insure hil provisions for th? next year without
purchase. To parties engaged wholly or to an
undue extent in the cultivation of cotton, no as
sistance will be rendered. Duly appointed offieets
and agents of this Bureau will be instruct
ed to frequently and carefully inspect the planta- j
tiona of thoso who aro the recipients of assist- i
Ance, and if it shall at any timo be found that
they are likely to fail to fulfill their obligations,
all necessary measures will bo taken to protect
tho interests of the Government.
The Assistant Commissioner desires it to bo t
understood that the amount of assistance that he
is authorized to render is limited, and it is there
fore necessary that all persons who have privat?
resources at command should avail themselves of |
such, these supplies beiog only intended by the
Government to relieve the most extreme eases of
destitution. R. E. SCOTT,
Brevet Major General,
Official ; Ii. NEIDK. 1st Lieut. 44th Infantry,
Brevet M ?j or, A. A. A. G.
An inquisitive chap asked a soldier with
an empty sleeve where he lost his arm. "Ina
thrashing machine," answered the soldier.
"Were you running the machine?" "Well, no,
Gen. Grant had charge."
?gf Austria had to dock Maximilian of bis
title of Emporor before it could get his body.
He was slyled " Ike laU Arsh-duke" in all com
munications with Juarez.
ySf There is a man in Totness to witty that
his wife manufactures all the butter that she usos
from the cream of bis jokes.
The disoharg? of religious duty always brings
its rewards. Thore ii a pleasure, melancholy
though it be, in " weeping with those that weep."
This painful pleasure we experienced, as by ehance
we met and mingled our tears with mourning
friends over the eold remains of a beloved Chris
Mrs. H. VIRGINIA TOMPKINS departed
this life on the 37th Bec. last, aged thirty-six
Sh? was born in 1S31, of a family long identi
fied with Edgefield District, and widely known
for intelligence and integrity of character, being
a daughter of Col. JAMBS SMTLXT, Sr. In her
raising sb? enjoyed the liberal opportunities of j
those palmier days.
At the ag? of nineteen she was married to Dr.
D. C. TOMPKINS, and soon afterwards was bap
tised by the Rev. A. P. Norris and united with
th? Chnrch at Little Stevens' Creek, in which ?he
remained a " bright and shining light" until bar
In the providence of God sh? became the mother
of three children. Thus becoming a child,
sister, a wife, a mother, and a Christian. All tb?
responsibilities of life rested upon her, and all its
golden chains bound her to earth. Refined in
manners and affable in disposition, she was a
favorite of all. Beiog dutiful as a child, and
affectionate and kind as a sister, she entered upon
tho active duties of lifo with tho blessings of the
paternal household. True and confiding as a
wife, she was the idol of her husband. Perhaps
nn ono better deserved tho holy title nf mother
than Mrs. ToxrxiKS. She was untiring in her J
labors, not only providing bodily comforts for her
children, but especially training the minds and
cultivating tho heart and fitting them both for
usefulness and happiness. As a Christian, she
was uniform in piety, and unti ing in devotion,
trusting in God through Jems Christ. So that
up?n her death bed ibo was enabled to say that
sbo had doue what she could; for, like St. Paul,
.he had " fought a good fight and had kept the
faith," and in its full assurance she died.
What a blessing is the religion of the Bible!
The pearl of great price, scenring a happy Hf?, a
peaceful death, and a glorious immortality.
W. A. G.
Phoenix, S. C., Jan. 8th, 1358.
AUGUSTA, Jan. 13.
GOLD-Brokers are bnyiug at 138 and soiling
it 140. .
COTTON.-Sales to-day chow a good demand
"or all grades, ou a ba?is of Jj} cents for
Middling. Sa'es 1,09*? bales. Receipts 721 bales.
BACON-Smoked Shoulders, 13 cents ; B. B.
?des, UJ@15; C. R. Sides, 15i@15 ; C. Sides,
!s@1?Jo; Dry Salted Shoulders 11@1l?; Dry
salted 0. R. Sides IHfyU ; Hams ISf-i,2 2c
CORN-New White $1 10, Mixed$l 05@1 08.
WHEAT-White, $2 70(^,2 85; Red, $2 20?
Fresh Arrivals !
rH E subscriber is in receipt of a fresh and full
Jboice SUGARS, COFFEE, TEAS, CHEESE
UCE, GOSHEN BUTTER, BACON and LARD)
S'UTS uf all kinds,
JONFECTIONERI?S in variety,
TOBACCO, SEOARS, Ac, Ac.
X3T All for sal? LOW, FOR CASH.
S. H. MANGET. M
Jan. 32 tr 4M
DAILY AND TRI-WEEKLY,
BY A. S. WILLINGTON & CO.
Daily Paper* 98.00 per Annum.
rri-YVeekly Paper, 81.00 per Annum.
rTlY. COURIER has entered on tb? sixty
sixth year of its publication. During this
ong period of its existence, despite the mutations
if fortune and tim?, it ho* b?on liberally sop- |
?orted, whilst many of its contemporaries have 1
raen compelled to succumb to financial necessities, i
pVe gratefully record this evidence of the appro- <
dation of our own, and th? efforts of onr prado- ]
lessors, to make it what it ii, au 1 always has I
teen, ONE AMONG THE LEADING COM
MERCIAL AND NEWS JOURNALS OF THE
?OUTn, and will renew our exertions to add to
ts acceptability to th?,public, as woll as to place
t easily within the reach of all who desire a
?IRST CLASS CHEAP PAPER.
In furtherance of this parp?se we now issno
he Daily and Tri- Weekly Courier to our Snb
cribers, at the rat? of eight and four dollars per
,nnum respectively. ^
Our purpose la to furnish a first clan paper
ipon the most reasonable living.prices.
Charleston, Jan 30 tf 4
YOUNG LADY, who is oompetent to teach
the Higher English Branches and Music, to
uko ohargo of a SMALL SCHOOL. Salary two
mndfod dol?an and board. References required
md given. Apply to either of the undersigned
it Longmires, S. C.
JOHN E. LEWIS.
J. C. LANIER,
J. H. YELDELL.
Jan 13 41 2
Fi L. Smith, Treasurer,
IN ACCOUNT WITH THE TOWN COUNCIL
OF EDGE FIELD.
To amount Ree'd of W. F. Du rlsoc, jr., $200,00 I t
.... M 11 ? of Jaek Covar,- . 200,00 I
." " 44 of Cbcatham A Ero., 350,00
" " of A. A. Glover,. 350,00
" " ? of W. T. Goldings' ?50,00
44 44 " of S. W. NichoUon, 20,00
" " " Compound, 147,00
" ", H Fine?, 20,00
u u, u public Show, 6,00
Len Commission!, 83,10
By amt paid D. W. Christian, $38,00
44 " S. Corar, 15,00
" 44 Fraiior A Sanders, 8,00
" " Randie Barnes (col) 30,15
" " W.W.Goodman, 394,97
" ? Ned Simkins (?ol) 5,00
" 44 Mrs. M. A. Fuller, 32,49
? 44 Peter MoHugh, 50,00
? " A. A. Paul, 1,10
" " Mack Scott, (col) 3,00
" " J. D. Rame/, 1,50
44 44 L. O. Lo vol ace (acct. 1861) 7,37
" 44 B.C.Bryan, 2,80
" " Gen. M. C. Butler, 25,00
" 44 H. B. Gillman, 78,00
44 44 M. Frasier, 24,52
" " Goo. Simkins (col) 25,00
" 44 W. T. Golding, 346,94
44 44 P. A. Eichelberger, (1861) 2S.00
44 44 W. J. Ready, lO.OO
44 44 Cv A. Cheatham A Bro. 234,90
" 44 Rev. L. R. Gwaltney, 3,25
44 44 Lewis Jonoi, 47,00
" " Road Hands, 74,80
" 44 J. T. Balley, 33,10
44 44 Geo. A. Addison, 6,00
" ? C. M. Gray, 20,00
44 44 D. F. McEwen, 10,00
44 44 A. A. Glovor, 5,00
44 44 H. A Gray, 38,00
44 44 Durisoe, Kees? ? Co. 12,50
" " Stationery, 1,25
Total amount paid out, $1,559,73
Cask on hand, 17
F. L. SMITH, Treas.
Jan 20 lt 4.
FRUITS AND FLOWERS!
IP YOU WANT
Apple, Pear, Peach, Plum, Apricot,
And other choice graftsd and budded Fruit Ten;
If you desire the finest
Grapes, Figs, Strawberries, &c.
If you would beautify and render your Home
Roses, Evergreens, Flowers, Sh robs,
?Vc, ?Vc, ?Vc,
Send your orders, AT ONCE, to
REDMOND A HILL,
IST Catalogues ?applied free.
Augusta, Jan 20 2t 4
FRUIT THEES, consisting of APPLES,
PEAR, PEACHES, Ac, 4c.
GRAPE VINES, largely CONCORD and
CLINTON, with a good Stock" of all tie leading
old and new varieties.
STRAWBERRY PLANTS,mainly WIL
EVERGREENS, FLOWERING SHRUBS,
ROSES, DAHLIAS, BEDDING PLANTS ol
every description Ae , Ac.
Our Stock of Trees and Plants ic largo and
unusually well grown.
Prices at low as the leading Northern Nurse
ries; and plants groton in and adapted to our
Catalogues mailed free. Address
P. J. BERCKMANS,
Augusta, Jan 30 Sm 4
CASH, OR CREDIT FOR APPROVED
we aro constautly receiving GUANO which
car. be shipped without the expense of storage
and other expensen, and in or*er to increase our
sales for Cash, to meet heavy payments, we hare
determined to reduce our prices at Savannah and
Augusta $5 per ton, for all ORDERS ACCOM.
? ANIED WITH THE MONEY. Our prices
will therefore bo uniform, as follows :
JP HOE SIX GUANO.
Importad direct to Surannah from McKean'?
Tsland. Price per ton of 3,00C 'bs. at Savannah,
$S0 Cash, or $03 payablo l?t November; at Au
gusta, $55 Ca-h, or $70 pay&ble 1st November.
Wilcox, Gibbs & Co's. Manipulated
A mixture of PHOENIX and PERUVIAN, well
pulverised and mixed under our personal super
vision. Price at Savannah, $65 per ton of 2,000
lbs., Cash, or $30 payable 1st Novombor ; at Au
gusta, $70 Cash, or $85 payable 1st November.
Pure No. 1 Peruvian Guano,
Direct from Peruvian Agent, at lowest market
price at Savannah and Augusta, for CASH.
jtSf We would advise those who wish to buy
GUANO on time, to apply at once as drafts must
be executed, and approved, or other satisfactory
arrangements effected lefore shipments are-made
Orders solicited and promptly filled. Address
WILCOX, GIBBS & CO?,
IMPORTERS OF AND DEALERS IN GUANO
No. OG Bay Street, S?vannah, or
No. 241 Broad St., Augusta.
Augusta, Jan 20 3m 4
Blacksmith Shop !
THE undersigned, having rented Mr. W. W.
Adams' Blacksmith Shop, is prepared to exe
:uto promptly all work in his line. And from an
sxperience of over twenty years in the business
ie feels confident of giving entire satisfaction to
di for whom it may be his pleasuro to work.
HORSESHOEING, SETTING TIRES, and
di kinds of PLANTATION SMITH WORK wiU
>e done to order at the shortest notice, and at
trices cheaper than elsewhere.
Ry giving elose attention to business, and a
?rom'pt, faithful and workmanlike performance of
di work entrusted to him, he hopes to merit and
oceive a liberal share of pnblic patronage.
jtST* All work warranted. TERMS CASH.
ROBT. NESSFIELD, (Col.)
Jan. 23 tf 4
Jt LL persons having any demands against the
t\ Estate or WM. R. SALTER, dee'd., will
>resent the same, properly attested, by or before
Wednesday, the 22d April next, as on that day a
in?! settlement will be made, in the Ordinary's
)filee, on said Estate. Those Indebted to said
Sstate will pay up forthwith, or the Administra
ors will be forced tc place all anea claims in
nit. M. M. PADGET, Ad'cr.
Jan. 22 3m 4
James S. Hughes,
J- For. Attachment
R. M. Scurry.
BY Virtue of an Order from Judge Dawkinr in ?: j
tho above stated case, I will sell at Edge, f
leid Court House, on tho lit Monday in Fobrue- 1
y nsxt, on? TWO HORSE BUGGY, attached c
is the property of the Defendant, R. M. Scurry, t
Terms Cash in Currency.
ISACC BOLES, S E. D.
Jan IS 2t . .4,
rHE NOTES AND ACCOUNTS OF JAS.
Y. L. PARTLOW have boon plaocd in (he
ianda of the undersigned for collection. Tbcso
nterested are requested to sottlo by the 1st Feb
ruary next, ?nd save costs.
M. L. BONHAM.
mi * i
DIRECT FROM IRELAND,
?>K?- DOZEN LADIES? AND GENTLE
IOU MEN'S LINEN CAMBRIC HEMMED
DIRECT FROM IRELAND,
FOB SALE BY THE DOZEN ONLY,
AT LESS THAN
NEW YORK WHOLESALE PRICES!
FIFTY PIECES MOST BEAUTIFUL
QUALITY IRISH LINEN.
fSPThese Goodi molt be Sees to bc apprecia
ted. Just received to-day bj
e JAMES A. GBAY & CO.,
228. Broad St, Auputa,,Qa,
Jan 20 tf _4
LLEX ANDEE'S BLACK, WHITE AND COL
DRED KID GLOVES, IN ALL NOS.
JAMES A. GRAY A CO.,
228 Broad St, Augusta.
Jan 20 ti*. , 4
Doable purple CALICOES,
Small figured CALICOES,
Belt cotton SHEETINGS,
Pillow case COTTON,
Single and donble SHAWLS,
WHITE and COLORED JEANS,
Just received and for sale CHEAP at
JAMES A. GRAY k CO'S.,
228 Broad street.
Jan 21 tf 4
IVE CASES LONG CLOTH, Tarions faro
rite brands. Jost received at
JAMES A. GRAY k CO'S.,
228 Aroad St, Angosta.
Jan 20 tf 4'
State of South Carolina,
A. G. Turner, "1
Ellen G. Turner, et al, , . .
Robert A. Turner, Ez'or.,
Amanda Turner, et al. J .
BY virtue of an order of the Court in this cause,
I will jell at Edgcfleld C. H., on the first
Monday ia February next, (at the risk of the
former purchaser,) the REAL ESTATE of A.
G. TURNER, dee'd., described in the pleading*
to wit :
ONE TRACT OF LAND, containing Thirteen
Hundred and Forty Acree, more or less, adjoin
ing lands of B. F. Laodrum and others. On this
Tract there is a Fine 'Grist and Saw Mill, Gin
and Thresher, Dwelling House, and all necessary
outbuildings. 'Said Mil! and Gin are propelled
by Horse Creek, a never failing stream- of water.
TERMS.-Sold on a credit until first Dec. next,
with interest from day of sale, except as to Costs
of Sait which mast be paid in Cash. Purcha
ser* to give Bond with two good auretie* and a
Mortgage of the premises to secare the purchase
money. Titles extra?
Z. W. CAT.WILE, C.E.E.D.
Jan ll 3:e 4
State of South Carolina,
Sylur* Morse and wife, "j
E. T. Adams, et cl. J
BY virtue of an order of the Court in this cause,
all and singular the creditors of JAMES T.
ADAMS, deo'd., are required to render and prove
their demands before me by the Fourth Monday
ia February next, or else be barred of all Interest
in the decree to be rendered in this cause.
Z. W. CARWILE, c .B.E.B.
Jau 16, 18C8, 5t 4
Save Trouble and Money
ALL persons indebted to the late Firm of
M ANT, ET k HARRISON, are hereby noti
fied, that unless thoy come forward and settle, by
the First February, their accounts will be placed
in the hands of Jons L. ADDISOS, Esq., for col
lection. S. H. MANGET.
Jan. 22 2t 4
DEP. COLLECTOR'S OFFICE, Sd DIST. S. C.,
EDGKPIBLD C. H., Jan. 20th, 1868.
BY Order from the C' llector, I hereby notify
parties that the sal? of the Stills on the Itt
Monday in January, is hereby revoked, and par
ties are ordered to return said Stills without de
lay to this Ofiicu; and I forbid any person to
remove the St<ll* in my possession without .pro
per ord eri?.
The money will be refunded.
R, W. CANNON, Dep. Cel. >
Jan 21 _lt ? 4
I WILL CONTINUE TO FURNISH GOOD
BEEF and MUTTON to the people of Edgefield
on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings
at reasonable prices, bat STRICTLY FOR CASE.
A. A. GLOVER, Agent
THE Ertate of JAMBS SHEPPARD, dee'd-,
most be settled ap. Those indebted to said
Estate, and who fail to make satisfactory arrange
ments by the 10th February next *B1 D*Ti to
pay costs. Parties having demands against said
Estate are hereby notified to render them in, daly
O. SHEPPARD, Ex'or.
Jan. 22 St 4
AFinal Settlement will be made on the Estate
of STANMORE JOHNSON, dee'd,, in the
9rninary's Office, on Wednesday, the 22J April,
L868. Those having o . JS against said Estate
?viii present them by that time, duly attested.
KU indebted to said Estate, -are expected to pay
ip by the 10th February next
M. M. PADGET, Ex'or.
To the Public.
rHE Subscriber is ongaged in the BLACK
SMITH BUSINESS, in all its branches, at
he Brick Blacksmith Shop in rear of Park Row.
Having secured the services of a good WAGON
3UILDER, I am prepared to REPAIR ALL
VAGONS and BUGGIES scot to my Shop. AU
rork entrusted to my care will be warranted to
Prices reduced to the lowest rates, bat terms
Mr. A. A. Paul, Gunsmith, may be found at.
ny Shop, ready to workron Guns, Pistols, kc
Jan 13 tf 3
FlIE BAB, next door to the Advertiser
?See, is well supplied with the FINEST LI
IUORS, WINES, SEGARS, 4c. Call there for
our HOT WHISKEY PUNCH, MILK PUNCH,
1 KERRY COBBLERS, TOM k JERRY, ?c.
Mr. Charlie Gray will be on t M at all times,
ad will make every exertion to piesse his cm to
CHEATHAM k BRO.
Jan 14 tf 3
rhe Quicker the Better !
PIETIES indebted to me are expected to come
forward and settle. I want money, and am,
orced to malte it oat of those indebted to me.
'eke waning. AH of my unpaid Notes and Ac
oanta will, in a very short time, be placed itt
he bands of an Attorney for collection.
Persons having Watches or Jewelry In my
and* for repair will please call, pay for ropsir
ag, and get them. I am tired holding them, and
et do not wish to have said Watches and Jewel
jr *old merely lo get my does for repairing. Bat
must have money. Take warning. a
T , ft F. MCEWEN. *
Jan 13 . 2t . S
May li g M