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South Carolina Radical Negro Conven
CllARMATON, Feb. ll.
Th? C jiiveuiiou assembled at half-pant ten
A. M. Pr?sident, A. G. Mackey.
Prayer by tLe Kev. Jos. ll. Ruiner.
The roll ?as called, and a quorum answer
in-; to their nunns, the President announced
the Convention ready to proceed to business.
Thi' Journal of Monday was read aud ap
Mr. D.il offered absolution authorizing the
Pr**ideut ol the Convention to request Gene
lal Cadby to draw from thc State Treasury a
sufficient amount of Bills Receivable to pay
tho members the amount of their mileage on
Saturday next, ?.t 3 P. M. !
it. C. DeLargfc moved to lay t ue motton on
th?; table which was carried.
J. J. Wright moved tu take up the unfin
ii>hcd bu iues-s ut'j eiterday, which was carried.
The President unuounoed the uuliuidhcd
bu>iuess toi be the (*il of tue yeas and naya
un ihe questiou of stnkiug out th?; 23J Sec
t on of the Bill of Rights, which reads as
"Section 23d. Treason against the State
M'IUII consist iu iovyiug war against the s&me
or in adhering to its enemies giving them lid
aud comfort; uo person shall bc convicted of
it ca-u J, unless uu the testimony of two wit
nesses tu tue SU.U10 overt act, o:- on confession
in open court."
Mr. Whittemoro moved to .-.uspend the cal
ling o? the yeas and nays.
k\ L. Ca; doz i hoped not, as Lhere had al
ready been sutlieieut discusi?n ou tho subject.
Mr. Whittem re sa d that there had ocen
a great deal of caucusing ou tiuis matter nineo
adjournment. He had uo desire to retain in
tue Bill of Rights anything detrimental tu the
people of the State, but he toought argu
moms couid be brought forward to show t?Y.t
thu people of the State could not be injured
bv tue introduction and retention cf this
The President stated all debite after the
call for ayos and nays was out of order.
The yeas and nays were then taken and re
sal :ed aa follows : xeayu SOj Nays 15.
Mr. X. G. Pai kcr, Chairman of the Finance
Cotnuiiiiee/st?toJ that it was well known to
tho members, that thc money ($30,000) io
puy their per diem Lad arrived, a.id they also
knew iu what manner it was to be received
aud paid out. Ile therefore moved that the
House du now adjourn to attend to that
Un the motion bejng put, it was lost.
Mr. E. W. M. Mackey moved ttiat when
the house adjourn, it adj mm at half-past
Mr. Parker moved to amend by. making it
hu.fuast eleveu u'clock.
lue question.being taken or. the original
tn otu) ;i, it was lost, aud the amendment
i he Convention then adjourned.
TWENTY Et? U HT ll DA?,
CHARLESTON, Fob. 12.
The Convention met at half past ll) o'clock
A. M. and was op-ucd wi:h prayer by Rsv.
B. b\ Wtiittemon-.
Tue roll was called and a quorum Lund
The President presented a. memorial from
thtf Reconstruction Convention Of Georgia, re
commending t.;at Congress b-; petitioned by
the several Conventions now L. sos--iou to HQ
vauce a loan ot iiiilU.UUU.OUO to the ph.:.teri of
the S >uth. The memorial Was referred tu
the Committee on Petitions.
Air. Parker moved tha:, in the absence of
Mr. Boozer, who was likely tu bc a*"ay for
the balance of the session, a Chairmau bo
appointed to the Committee on Miscellaneous
Provisions of tho Constitution.
Wright thought no such necessity existed,
?4 the next member ou ihe Committee would
properly oecupy the place of the absent Chair
On motion, the motion of Mr. Parker was
Sections 24, 25, 2?, 27,2^,20,30, 31,32
and :;j of the Bill of Rights were, after a
prolonged but un-interesting debate, passed
to a third reading, in tho following words ;
Section 24. Ail persons have u right to be
secure from unreasonable searches or seizures13
of their pei.sous, houses, paper? or possessions/
All warrants shall be by affirmation or oath,
and the order, iu the warrant, to a civil offi
cer, to make search in soapected places, or to
arrest one or more suspected persons, or to
seizj their property, shall be accompanied
with a special designation of the persms or
objects of search, arrestor seizure; and no
warrant shall be issued but ia cases and
with the formalities prescribed by the laws.
Sectio i 25. Private property shall not bo
taken'br applied for public use of corpora
tions, without the consent of the owner or a
j usc compensation being made therefore ; Pro
vided, however, that laws may be made secur
ing to persons or corporations the right of
way over the lands of other persons, and for
works of internal improvement the right to
establish depots, stations, turnouts, etc., but
a just compensation, in all cases, shall be first
made to the owner.
Sccton 2G. The power of suspending the
laws, or tho execution of the laws, ought
never to be exercised but by the L-gislature,
or by authority derived therefrom to be
exercised in sucn particular caso* only as the
L gislature shall expressly provide for.
Section 27. No person shall, in anv case,
be subject to law martial, or to any pains or
penalties therefrom by virtue of that law, ex
cept those employed in the army or navy,
aud except thu militia iu actual service, but
by authority of the Legislature.
Section 28. The Legislative, Executive and
Judicial powers of thc Government, shall
ever be separate, and dis?nct.fwm each other,
and no pcrsori or persons, exercising thc
functions of one of the said Departments,
shall aasumj or discharge thc duties of any
Section 29. Thc Legislature ought frequent
ly to assemble for thc redre-s of gricvauces,
and for making new k.ws as tbe commou good
Section 30. The people have a right to
keep and bear arm* fer the common defence.
As in times of peace, annies are dangerous
to liberty, they shall not be maintained with
out the consent of the Legislature. Thc mil
itary power shall always bo bald in exact
subordination to the civil authority and be
governed by it. "
Section 31. In tima of peace no soldier
ought to be quartered in any house without
the cousent of the owner, aud, in time of war,
such quarters ought not to be made but in a
inanuer prescribed by law.
Section 32. No person who conscientiously
fcC.upIes to heir arms shall be compelled so to
do, but shall pay an equivalent for porsonal
Section 33. AU elections shall be free and
open and every inhabitant of this common
wealth possessing the qualifications provided
for iu this constitution, shall have an equal
right to elect officers and to be elected to fill
Thc Convention then adjourned.
CHARLESTON-, Feb. 12. -
Thc proceedings on this day, apart from
ro:*sideration of cerUi.i sections of the Bill ul
Rights, may be gathered from the following,
concerning the abolubirg of the Districts and
Mr. N. (i. Parker offered a resolution re
questing Geuerul Canby tq abolish the Dis
trict Courts of the State, and to declare va
cant all otlices connected therewith.
Mr. T. J. Robertson said he held in his
hand a petition signed by nearly every mem
ber of the Convention, asking General Canby
to abolish th? District Courts, and to dismiss
from their offices the Judges and all the offi
cers connected with that Court.
These District Courts he regarded aa the
oil'?pring of the infernal c:de adopted by the
Lej?isiatnre in 1805, a code only intended to
punish the colored people. These Courts also
discriminated against tho poor. No person
c luld bring a suit in them against another
unless a deposit is made in advance to meet
the cost?. A person nuable to make this ad
v mee is debarred the privileges of the Court
and the. rights he should enjoy in common
wich the more fortunate and wealthy. He .
also knew that moat of the Judges of tba Dis
trict Courts elected by tbe ?egislatwe of
1865, are unfriendly to the colored people and
opposed in toto to the Reconstruction Ac's
ot'Cougress. Thoir prtjudiees are so bitter
that it is impossible for ihe colored man to
Th??c Courts tire now in SO*si'>ti in the dif
ferent country districts eviry ?aret-k, and col
ored persons are being tried, convicted and
.tent to the penitentiary on thc most trivial
otfeuces. li was upon these grounds, and in
the petformance ol what he felt to be his du
ty, that he had drawn a petition requesting
General Granby to abolish the District Courts
ol the State.
Mr. Donaldson asked what disposition the
gentleman proposed to make of the vast
amount of business now in litigation in tho
D strict Courts.
Mr. Robertson said Le wouid let it lay over
until the establishment of a souud loyul Gov
ernment, ?jome men :r.igbt bi- kept in jail a
little longer awaiting the de cision of a Court
to try tb? onY.nce, but it would be better tor
them to remain there a little time thnn to be
sjut to the penitentiary.
Mr. LL s.ie asked Mr. Robertson to amend
the petition by making the request of General
'Cunby to dismiss the Judge*, not to abolish
the Courts. Ile doubted whether General
Dinby had any authority to abolish the
Mr. Robertson declined to accept the pro
li. C. DcLarge moved that the resolution
aud petition be reierred to the Committee on
the Judiciary, with instructions to report to
morrow. He did not wish to see this matter
rushed through in favor of abolishing the
Courts. Tue Convention refusing to refer and
the question being pul on the original motion,
it was adopted.
Mr. Le-sim desired to have his name re
corded as voting " no."
-Mr. li. F. Whiltemore introduced two pro
posed additional, sections to the Constitution
in reference to amendments to the Constitu
tion by the General Assembly and their rati
licaliou by the people. All amendments
agreed upou by two-thirds of the members
ot the Geueral Assembly, after being read
three times in each house, are to be submitted
to the people, and if ratiiied by a majority of
qualified electors they are to become parts of
tne Constitution. Every fifteen years the
Ley:i>lature is to submit the question of a
general revision of the Constitution to the
H. E. Hayne offered the following, which
waa referred to the Committee on Petilious:
'Resolved, That this Convention petitions
Congress tor the removal of the disabilities of
such per.-ons in this State who accept iu good
lath the Reconstruction Acts of Congress
and thc Constitution of the Cn i ted States as
Mr. Runion offered a resolution in relation
tu the permanent printing of the Journal,
and fixing the number of copies at one thou
sa id, which was lost.
U. ll. Cain ifiered the following, which wan
Resolved, That the Committee on Petitions
be hereby requested to report this house, at
one o'clock tomorrow, the preamble and
resolutions relative to petitioning Congress
for a grant of ?ljOOO.OOU, to be appropriated
to thc purchase of lands in this Slate.
Mr. Chamberlain eiferet) a resolution, whic'
wa-, adopted, requesting the President io ioi
ward to General Oauby. without delay, a copy
Of the resolution i:i relation tb the District
Courts, adopted by the house to-day.
Dr- J. L. NCA-CM presented the petition of
sundry citizen* of Anderson Di-triet, iu rel
erehc'e'Vo the d:\ition of that district, which
was referred tu tho Committee on the Legis
lative part of the Constitution.
Mr. C. C. Rowen offered a resolution that
General Cunby be requested to enforce the
Ordinance of the Convention declaring null
and void all coutracts for slaven, until such
time as the State is reconstructed.
Mr. Bjweu said that cases of this character
were Oeing tried now before the Court ol
Equity, in which it had been said the ordi
nance had no binding effect.
The resolution was adopted.
J. J. Wiight called for the second reading
of the report of the Committee on the Leg
UJative part of the Constitution.
The report was taken up and Sections 1,
2. 3, 4, 5, Dj 7, 8, 8, IO, read a second time,
jail of which, with th? exception ol No. Ii,
"which was recommitted to the Legislative
Committee, to alter in a?cordance with the
ordinance adopted by the Convention dividing
Bickens District, passed to a third reading.
The 11th Section received ita second read
ing, and pending its consideration the Con
CHARLESTON, Feb. 14.
The Convention assembled at half-past 10
A. M., and was cailed to order by the Presi
dent, A. G. Mi key.
Prayer was offered by the Rev. Wm. Dor
The roll waa called and a quorum answer
ing to their names, the President announced
the Convention ready to proceed to business.
Mr. C. C. Bowen moved a reconsideration
of the 8th section, which is as follow*:
Section H. The Senate shall be composed of
one member from each county, to be elected
for thc term of four years, by the qualified
voters of the State, in thc same manner by
which members of thc House of Representa
tives are chosen.
Thc motion was carried.
Mr. Bowen said a proposition bad been
made to change thc names of the districts in
to countica, aud Charleston would, therefore,
become a county. Heretofore Charleston had
always been entitled to two Senators when
she was only an election district. Now thc
Convention proposed to make the city a coun
ty, and the section read, that eacb county
.mall bc entitled to but one Senator. No mat
ter how great a populatiou Charleston might
have, she would bc entitled to but one Sena
tor. Any other district or county having
sufficient territory could bc divided and im
mediately obtain another Senator. It was
apparent to every gentleman upon the floor
lhat thc City of Charleston never rau bc di
vided into two counties. Take the case of
Bickens District which had been recently di
vided, lt now becomes two counties and gets
two Senators. Ile would niuke a motion,
which, upon the principles of equity aud jus
tice, he thought, when they came to consider
it, there would be no difficulty in adding au
amendment to the section. He moved to
add i '. Except Charleston, which shall be al
lowed two Senators."
' After this, followed long and elaborate do
bate of the question, thc most scmible and
prominent men in the Convention warmly ad
vocating the amendment allowing Charleston
two senators ; and upon the ayes and uays
being taken, the amendment was adopted by
fifty live ayes to fifty one nays.
The eighth section then pushed to its third
The President announced that thc hour for
tho special order had arrived. The special
order being the report of the committee on
petition to Congress for tho loan of ft 1,000,
U0O for the purchase ol'lands, waa taken up.
Mr. W. E. R.se read the report which re
commended that the prayer of the pctitiou be
granted, and that the President be requested
to forward a copy of the preamble and resolu
tions to Congress at as early a day as practi
Charles D. Hayne moved that the report be
Mr. Leslie obtained tho floor and opposed
thc adoption of the report ou the ground that
the memorial or petition to Congress for a
loan in the present condition of the treasury,
and finances of the country, would be unsuc
cessful, and raise expectations among the
colored people tLat would rever be realized.
R. H. Cain replied and said : It was a mea
sure which would give immediate relief to thc
thousands of freed people who now have no
lands of their own.
It wi" be a means of encouraging them to
industry if tho petition be granted by Con
gress. It will bethe means of meeting one
of the ersat vants of the present among the
poor. It will lay the foundation for the fu
ture prosperity of tho country as no other
measure will at this time, because it will bring
about a reconciliation in the minds of thou
sands of these helpless people, which nothing
else can. This rae?Kure, if carried o?t, will
bring capital to the State and stimulate the
poor to renewed efforts io Hie, such as they
never have ?ad before? J
Suah a measure will give to the landhold
ers relief from their embarrassments finan
cially, and enable them to get fair compensa
tion'for their lands.
Il will relieve the Government of tho res
ponsibility of taking care of the- thousands
who now aw fed at the Commissaries and fos
tered in laziness.
If adopted by the Government it will save
the Stale from untold expenses, in taking care,
of paupers and convicts-made such hy rea
son of not haying an opportunity to procure
homes for" themselves, and Lave resorted to
thieving, as a menus of support.
The discussion was continued up to half
pact 2 o'clock when the Convention adjourned.
JAMES T. BACON, EDITOR.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. IO, 18C8.
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JACOB HOIST i Bro. Huiot's Store, S. C.
Tho. Right Kev. Ignatius P?rsico, D . D.
This prelate of tho Roman Catholic Chuich,
who held divine service in c-ur town on Sunday last,
is an Italian, and hos, wo ir? informed, labored
sinco his early manhood in India and Hiodoostan.
His clerical rank is high, ho being Bishop of
GratiaaopoliB and ex-Vicar Apostolic of Hindoo
stan. For the improvement, of his boaltb, as well
as/If we are correctly informed, on account of
some political troublo in Italy, be is now in
America. We aro glad to nnnounce that ho will
preach in EJgefield on the third Sunday of every
month. Bishop P?RSICO is a man of tho widest
travel, of vast and wonderful experience, and of
great learning. On Sunday last his Church was
densely crowded with earnest listoncrs ; and his
discourse, upon " Evidences of Christianity," was
able nndinteresting. He prottched, most faithfullv,
Christ the Foundation Stunt ; and no individual,
?et bim bc of whatever creed bo maj-, could havo
taken exception to a singlo word or thought.
Plenty of Suing.
On Monday, March 2nd, will begin tho Spring
Term ot tho Court of Common Picas and General
Scssio: s for Edgellebl District. Saturday last
was Return Day. Moro than three hundred
Writs have been returned.
Here's Your Mau.
That is ho is the man lor you if you wkh to
buy or soil Real Estuto ia Rd gefiel?! District. We
mean JOHN L. ADDISON. Esq. See his card,
beaded .'Real Estate'Ag-ney." Ag a practical
lawyer, an experienced un J . far-seeing business
man, and a gentleman of h'ghest probity, Mr.
ADDISON is too well known in his native District
to need any endorsomout at our hands.
The Grocery Store of Mr. A. A. GLOVER, a!
the corner below Mr. B. C. BRYAN'S. This popu
lar establishment of our town bus passed into
tho proprietorship of Mr. W. A. GLOVER, who
will have ever reody for bis customers, aud at
prices most reasonablo, Every Varioty of Family
Groceries. The advertisement handed us by Mr.
G LO vu ii will appear in our nett issue.
A Model Livery Stable.
That of CONWAY A TURNER in Augusta. And
if all EdgeGeld are not acquainted with this fact,
it is high time, for their own ialeresi's sake, that
they should be. And, quits apart from the gen
oral and absolute merits of this popular Stable,
it should bc homo in mind that tho " TURNER"
of the firm is our staunch and honest fellow-citi
zen of Saluda, known to his frionds os " STARLIN."
And if a bettor man than "STARLIN," taken ir.
rear, in front, or on either flank, can be found,
we should liko to behold him. Certain are we
that no man bas more friends-or stronger one?.
As to the way in which horses are taken care
of at CONWAY A TURNER'S, WC have only to say,
on a cold, frosty morning, we raw the em; .oyoes
there warming the bits before putting them into
tho mouths of the auimals. And when they ?lo
this, you may bc suro they do everything else
they ought to.
And at this Stable too you may always sec thc
finest horses in Georgia, and, if you wish, trade
for one-or two-or a dozen. Tho CONWAY A
TortXXR Establishment is vory-.ncar several other
first-class institutions : to wit, the Planters Hotel,
and tho Dry Goods Palaco ol Richards A Rrothors.
If wo mistake not, it is uluiost immediately in
roar of Richards A Brothers.
Thc Place Yon Get Your Wouey Back.
Mr. PEMBI.?'3 Seed Store in Augusta! Really
Mr. PKMULE is so intelligent and experienced ?
mun in Gardening and Horticulture, and gives
you, while you purchase your Seeds, ro mu-:h
useful information and instruction, that you
scorn to get your money back boforo you have
even planted or sown.
His Shop is tnt Wathington Streut, only u few
stops from Broad ; turn tho corner below Hyams'
and Mrs. Frederick's, and you will seo the sign
of the Augusta Seed Store. And a complete
thing is this ?arno Seed Store. Mr. PKMBLE keeps
strictly up with the times, and of all tho latert
improvements in Seeds and Varieties he is want
ing in none. And now is tho time to buy. Do
not stick too closely to your ol?-timo seeds and
vegetables. Tho world moves in this respectas
iu all others. But go to PKVBLE'S and get now
things. Be it old or new, however, PEVBLE will
have it. And, of a surety, you will never find
a pleasanter gentleman-to deal w th.
Important to Medical Students.
Or thoso intending to becoino SD. Tho Faculty
of that Invaluablo Institution in our neigbbotiog
city of Augusta, the Medical Collego of Goorgin,
have decided to establish a Sumner or Prepara
tory School, in addition to thc regular course.
This couse will be strictly elementary, and the
Biodo of teaching rather acudomk than otherwise.
Tho daily exorcises will consist of three recita
tions of ono hour each, from Mot day to Friday
of each woek, tho afternoon being dovoted to dis
section, clinical exercises, and service at tho Dis
This Summor Term will commouco on Monday,
Otb of April, and end on Friday, 3rd July, 1SGS.
Foes, for tho course, $50,00 in ndvanco. No
charge for Matriculation Ticket No Dogrecs
will be conferred.
In presenting this additional facility for the
thorough preparation aud instruction of moJical
students, the Faculty deem it unnecessary to du
moro than advert to tho ologibility of Augusta for
such ?i school. Thoy " are suro that devotion to
study during tho delightful months of April May
and Jeno, under this system, will secure more
bonofit to the student than twelve months' super
vision by a proc?ptor as ordinarily practisod."
. How Was lt?
What mado Barnum and Girard rich ? Adver
tising. What sold our Government bond's ? Jay
Cook's advertising. What made Bonner's Ledger ?
Advertising. Whut made Stewart'n fortune ? Ad
vertising. What sold 210,000 tickets bl tho Cros
by Opera-house scheme? Advertising. Then
what should inorchants do ? Advertise.
jt??-"Tell me, ye angelic hosts, yo messen
gers of Jove, shall swindled printers here below
have no redress above r Tho shining angel bond
replied, tu us is knowledge given; delinquents on
tho.pr intel's bPQk caa sorer eater heaven."
Exposing Ignorance and Repelling
On oar first page will bo found; a very truthful
and timely loiter from one of our most intelligent
and widely-known fellow-citizens, one whose high
character, clear understanding and long experi
ence entitle him to an attentive hearing-Dr. II.
R. COOK of Beech Island. This letter is address
?d to Gen. SCOTT, of tho .Freedmen'* Bureau for
South Carolina. Soino two or three montes ago,
it will bo remembered, this officer issuad a
Circular Letter to tho Planters and Freedmen of
our State. Dr. COOK, we know, has been serious
ly unwell for a long time past; else wo have no
doubt bis attention would have been attracted to
this matter sooner. Perhaps this' lotter of Gen.
Scott was well meant, and doubtless the Freedmen
were satisfied with it ; but as regards the white
people, they could only look upon it aa a pop-gun
Of course tho sad experienco of Dr. COOK is
that of nine out ten of our planters and farmers.
Sambo, most undoubtedly, has an ungovernable
tendency to advance backwards, unless he is kept
moving by a fire in his rear. It is jost os neces
sary for uogryes, individually or collectively, to
have aa absolute ruler as for a suit of spades to
have an ace.
'And in this same pitiful Freedmen's Bureau
there ure many sleek and woll fed gentlemen who
have done little clso than make of the South a
hell upon earth for tho last three years, pretending
that they can only serve. Philanthropy and the
Prince of Peace by prolonging strifo horol Hero
and here alone, and only by violating tho consti
tutions of these States, can these most dovoutly
isintercstcd philanthropists fulfill , thoir divine
commission! Whotbcr they aro to'be pitiod for
stupidity, orcredited wi(h arrant hypocrisy, let
unwarped and . intelligent men judge.
If Edgefield Hus Tears, Let Her Shed
For a distinguished son of ber's bas fallon met
ingloriously! Aaron Alpeoria Bradley-orator,,
patriot, law-giver, lawyer, niggor! Who has not
read lately of Aaron Alpeoria Bradley, the loud
mouthed and blatant yunkce-nigger lawyer, who,
for almost a year past, has beon the instigator of
a monthly riot in or near Savannah ? And whom
tho niggers, black aud whito, of Chatham county,
ia which lies the above mentioucd unfortunate and
much-defiled city, finally sent us a delegate to tho
Great Ringed-Strcaked-and-Striped of Georgia?
And wb ) has cut such fantastic tricks boforo tho
milk and-molasscs face of the said Streakcd-and
Striped as to cause bis constituents and brother
delegates to weep? At first, Aaron Alpcoria's
brother delegates wept in sorrow, bat more latter
ly tbey hayo wept in auger; aad the upshot of the
matter is that they have risen io their outruged
might and majesty, and by a unanimous vote, ex
pelled Aaron Alpeoria from thu Ringed-Strcaked
and Striped. This outrage to*a sun of Edgefield
was perpetrated on.j last week. But^aron Al
peoria ha-' >haved very badly. So badly that
old ?core? a raked up agaiust bim. And ono
of these old scores was Ibis. Our fingers blush
, like radishes as wc recbrd it! That, seventeen
years agu; in or ab jut New York, Aaron Alpooria
seduced a wouiau, und was tried therefor by a
Brooklyn Court, and found guilty, and incarcera
ted in the Stato Prison two years. We really do
not know what waa the Hclual result of thc inves
tigation : whether our Aaron Alpeoria.WAS proved
to he Aaron the seducer or not. But during the
investigation, the Streaked-and.Striped was A
'"earful Vesuvius ; the blacks, and the tans, ami
the zelluus, aud the white livers rugTd together
most furiously and said many vain thing/. And
Aaron Alpooriu's friends shed insults like cabbur
leave? shed rain drops. And as for Aaron Alpeo
ria himself, bo was a wbolo cabbage, and tho in*
suits rolled from him like a mountain torrent
And the Ringed Strenkcd-und.Striped could not
uor would not sta'ad it. And tboy rose and ejected
bim. And ho went his way-sadder and perhaps
wisor. But who knows ? For truly Aaron Alpo
oria docs not seem to bo easily squelched.
But how about Aaron Alpeoria being a son of
Edgefield ? Well, iu one of thc volcanic speeches
made in Aaron Alpeoria's bohalf, the speaker af
firmed that Aaron Alpeoria was born in?dg*fielJ.
South Carolina. When wo road it wt/j^p-iil with
amazomont and snorted with incredulity. And
we set ourselves to work to ferret out the mattel .
And it turns out that Aaron Alpeoria is really au
old fashioned "Simkins nigger." That many
yoar? ago, bo nod from from Edgefield and from
hts owner, the late Col. ELDRED SIMKINS, father
of Col. ARTHUR SIMKINS, for so many years the
honored oditor of this paper. Freedmen of the*
Simkins family, still living herc, seem to know all
about tho mattor.
Shall wc march into Georgia, as the English
ure marching into Abyssinia, and punish tho
llinged-Strcukcd-and-Strlpcd for its brazen au
Is the President .Meditating a Coup
A telegraphic dispatch from Washington of
February 13th is to tho following effect:
The President nominated for distiugui'ed cour
age, skill and ability displayed during the war of
tho rebellion, Gen. Wm. T. Sherman to be Gen
eral of thu armies of tho United States by brevet.
And another, dated February 14th, is af. follows :
The President was asked by the Senute whethor
he had created a now military department here,
and under what law ?
And another, dated, dated February 13tb,
sj". * ks thus :
It is stated Shorman telegraphs regretting his
nomination and deprecating hi) confirmation as
Brevet Goneral, expressing a disinclination tn
assume tho command of tne now division, with
headquarters at Washington.
Tho first dispatch says nothing about tho crea
.lion, by thc President, o? a now Military Division
with headquarters nt Washington ; but, judging
from thc query of the Senate and from Gen.
Sherman's dsispatb, such must bc thc case. And
no matter what tbc President intends, it seems
that Sherman is about to fail him. Tho great
Ulyssos ba.? been tried and found utterly wuutiug;
un i the great Tecumseh is following in his foot
steps. The lattor, however, has not told any mis
erable lies as yet. All this looks as if matters at
Washington were hastening to a crisis. Tho
sooner tho better. Or, at all events, things could
scarcely, under any ciieumstances, go woreo.
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" There's A Lie Out."
In August last, when President Johnson sus
pended Stanton, Secretary of War, and moro than
onco thereafter, Geni. Grant., who assumed the
War Office, promised and pledged himself to the
President that in case tho Senate should, by a
vote, restore Stanton, he, Grant, would notyiold
thc ullico tu Stanton ; and further, that if be did
nut retain it h niseif, bo would rcsturo it to tho
President. These pledges, as is now veil known
to the public, were reuewed up to the Saturday
before tho Senate voted Stanton back into the
War Department, which took placo on Monday.
No sooner, howevor, was Grant notified of the pro
ceedings of tho Senate, than, without even seeing
tho President, or having the slightest communica
tion with him in any way, bo restored tho offico to
Stanton. Never was one man more shamefully
deceived and betrayed by another than Prtsidont
Johnson by Grunt. Nor were those pledges given
by Grant privately, but beforo most of the mem
bors of the Cabinet, some of whom have testified
to this cuecL
Tho lengthy correspondence botwoon tho Presi
dent and Grant on this subject bas- been called ?.r
by Congress, and is being published by the press
fur and near. Wo huvo not room for it. It makes
the Prcfident np* ar a good deal like un old sim
''-.on, and uoubtcdly proves Grant to boa
wreu cu, weak-minded, characterless, Radical
pimp. The letters of the latter maintain, with
indecent hardihood, that tho charge? of perfidy
against him are misrepresentations. But hu docs
nut clear his skirts. There is a lie out, and it ii
clear that Grant han told it. Tho Radicals havo
becu in sore travail fur a IVcsidontial candidate,
and, casting their cy.os upon Grant, they have rc.
quired him to perform como striking and signal
act which they might take us a test of bis fidelity.
This act Grant has pcrformod ; and proved him
eolf both knave and fool ia tho performance.
The Abyssinian King and the Abys- j
In Africa, at tho Southern extremity of tho ! ?
Red Sea, Hes the ancientand powurful kingdom ,
of Abyssinia. Its present king is ono Theodoro
or Thoodorns ; and he is a bad man. Soon after' |
Queer, Victoria became a widow, this Theodore i
conceived the tender dosign of becoming tho sue- i
cessor of thc lntnentatcd Prince Albert," and ac
cordingly made formal matrimonial proposals to 1
tho rojal widow. At first the Miijosty of Britain ?
took no notk-o of these proposals, but upon their
being renewed and urged, she indignantly and
contemptuously repelled them. Whereupon,
Theodore gathered up the British subjects who
happened at tho timo to bc driving their fortunes
in his realm, and declared that their lives should
pay the forfeit of their Queen's unreasonable
This happened ci~ht or ton months ago; and
tho hapless captives, although not sacrificed, are
?tili immured ia the tyrant's duogoous at Magdala,
a far interior town.
Well, wo do not know whethor Thoodore really
seized upon thoso Englishmen becauso Queen Vic
toria refused to become- his wife, or not. Per
haps that was only a nowspapor joko. Bat it is
certain that ho has seized upon thom and holds
them as captives ut Magdala. And as Le makes
nothing of cutting off thc beads of his own sub
jects by tho tens of thousands, these enterprising
JOHN Bulls may be pleasantly gobblod up any
But, in thc meantime, tho British Lion has be
come rampant, and tho British government has
sent a large army to punish thc truculent Theo
dore, and rescue the captives. Most of tbii force
has gone from the Queeu'e East Indian province?,
from whoncc, through tho Straits of Bab el Man
deb, leading from the South Pacific Ocean into
tho Rod Sea, tho voyago is cosy. Muny regi
ments, however, have also gone from England
itself. The commander of the expedition is Sir
Robert Nupicr. The place of disembarking the
troops is Anncs'y Bay, in tho Red Sea, on the
Eastern coast of Abyssinia.
Thodore, with his army, is in the heart of the
country, and thc English forces must penetrate
far into tho interior to reach him'. So disaffectod
arc his subjects and tributary princes, and SJ ril
ling are they to give aid in overthrowing the re
morseless tyrant, that tho British government is
in high and reasonable lopoof a compaign " short,
sharp and decisive." As yet, tho British army
has not fairly commenced its maroh into the in
terior of Abyssinia.
Below, will bo found an interesting portrait of
tho amiable Theodore :
His appearance WHB that of a man about forty
five, of middling stature, and possessed of a well
knit but not over-powerful frame, conveying more
the idea of being tough nnd wiry thau of strong
physical developments. His complexion is dark,
approaching to black, but be bas nothing of the
negro av.out I?TOI. H|> features uro altogether
those of a European. His bead is well formed,
and bis bair is arranged in large plaits extending
back from the forehead. Thc forehead is high,
and tends to bc prominent. His cy > is black, lull
of fire, quick and piercing. His nose has a little
of the Roman about it, being slightly arched and
pointed. His mouth is perfect, and the imit?,
which during the convorsatiotfemitinuully played
upon it, was exceedingly ugreeable, I may say
fascinating. He bas very little moustache or
board. His manner was peculiarly pleasant, gra
cious, and even polite, and his general expression,
even when his features were at rest, wu? ono of
intelligence und benevolence. On thc whole, tho
physiognomist nould lind no truce of tierce pas
sion except in (he lightning glance of bis eye. I
watched for the-keen shot of light coming from
them at times, and reflected upon wbat he could
bo cnpablo of, but they did not strike me ns
treacherous eyos. I folt that ho could act suvugo
ly under irritation.
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The New Reconstruction Bill.
Tho new Reconstruction' Bill, tho extreme cli
max of usurpation and fanatical revenge, which
originated with the House Committee (and
which proposes to deprivo tho President of all
power to further " oppose" the Congressional,
scheme of Reconstruction, and to devolve his pres
ent powers upon Gen. GRAST, aa Geueral-in-cbicf
of the army, thereby making the lattor unbridled
Dictator over tho Southern State*) vus passed hy
the House, as wo havo already announced, nftor
soveral days debate, on January 21st, by a vote of'
124 yeas to 45 mys-enough lo curry it over a
veto by tho president. This Bill was promptly
introduced, on January 22, in tho Senate; but up
to the present time, although it has boen, and is
still being, thoroughly debated, no action has
been Ukon on it
When it is finally passod in full, as it doubtless
will be, thc time will have nrrived for President
JOHNSON to bring his quarrel with Congress to a
crisis, by boldly refusing to' execute this new re
construction law, or to sub'ide quietly-bound
h ind and foot, and sold to the Philistiuos.
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A-Famous South-Western Paper.
Perhaps no journal in all Amerl 't is more
widely known and admired than the Mobile Ad
vertiser <t Register. Lately, this paper has passed
f.-om tho proj r'.etorship of-CLAKB E.*q , into
that of W. D. MANX Esq., nnd has dropped from
its name the "Advertiser." At present it is sim
ply " The Mobile Register." But its Editor is
still thd same-Hon. JOHN* FORSYTH-statesman,
scholar, gentleman, wit. The Register is not only
a vehiclo of the vastest and most varied informa
tion ; but is so conducted us to refino the tasto of
every reader. Indeed we could not name a more
invaluable instrument in the education of the
younger mombcrs of a family than thc Mohiie
Register. Rarely, in fact, will you And ignorant
children whore such a newspaper as this is reud
daily or weekly. To subscribers in this part of
the world, we should recommend the Weekly
Register. Terms: ono year, $5.00. Six months,
JSif' An rcronaut went up from tho City of
Mexico in Christmas morning in a hot air balloon.
He struck a cold current, ibich chilled bis appa
ratus and sent him down rapidly and broke his
?3f It is said that tho most distinguished
fashion writer of P.iris is an old woman who lives
in an attic, smokes a short pipe, woars a yellow
bandana round ho hoad and signs horself "Coun
??3r True love is a natural sacrament; and if
over a young man thanks God for having saved
what is good and, noble in his soul it is whon ho
thinks of offering.it,tho lady ho loves.
jEST NearnSberman, Texas, recently, Mrs.
Betty, a widow lady, met her death in a most
singular manner. She was in the act of get
ting on a horse, when a common sewing need
die, which struck in her dress caught in thc
saddle and was driven in her body near her
breast, slightly piercing hor heart. She liv
ed only about half an hour.
?gyThe Mongrel Convention of Georgia
lately spent four hours debating about an en
quiry whether ono of its members had been
in the Stato's Prison. A more sensible enqui
ry would be, whether they all do not deserve
to be in the State's Prison.-Day Book.
J?* The infant of a poor flower woman
di?d rm tts mother's arm while she was ped
dling her bouquets on the streets of London,
starved to death.
STILT, SO GENTLY G'KR MK STEALING.
Co rimiasioner Rollins offered a reward of
$300 for such informnlion ns would lead to
the detection of any illicit still and the con
viction of the proprietors. Sharp Yankees
have been putting up $30 stills, and then in
forming the authorities and obtaining the re
ward. This is the latest on tho revenue.
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GEORGIA RADICAL NEGRO CONVENTION.
ATLANTA, Feb. 12, p. m.-Aaron Alpeoria
Bradley (negro) was, by a unanimous vote,
expelled to-day for gross insults offered the
The third section of the Franchise Com
mittee's report, which proposed to disfran
chise until January 1st, 1869, all who can't
register under the Sherman Bill, was defeat- i
ed by the adoption of Miller's substitute. :
This disfranchises only tlwe convicted of j
treason, embezzlement of public fundu, n\al- :
feasance in office, crime punishable by law 1
w.iu imprisonment in the Penitentiary, of
br.b'ng, i^ta. and insane-yeas 114, naya j
lo-tour-fifths of the negroes roting in tho j.
affirmative, j j
The Wu.3u:u?t-ju Cor espondent of the Au
?udt? Cluonicle & Sentinel) says, unlcc date
if Februiry 1 lib :
Stupidity, when fouiid the inherent attri
bute of a negro cart-driver or a Jiodd-carrier,
ts excusable; but when found to be one of tho
^tribute; of tho Generul-in Chief of the
Americai; armies and the aspirant of Presi
dential honors, it is not only inexcusable, but
humiliatingly mortifying to the sensibilities of
every well-tbiiiking man claiming to be a cit
izen of thc States of this Union.
The developments of the recent Grant
Johnson cmbroglio has covered the former
with shame and confusion.. The Intelligencer.
of ibis city, h?s well said thar, " be stands
to day charged (and the charges, proven out
of the mouths of half a dozen witnesses.)
with what, stains bis rfpntation as an officer
und a gentleman." And yet he bas so fast
ened hioiiielf upon thc skirts of the Radical
party by MQ receut manifestations of his pe
cuZiarfituoss as a leader and standard bearer,
that they cannot, if they would, shake him
off. They would, doubtless, ho glad to do so,
but this neither Grant nor his friends will
now permit, mid to cover up thc duplicity or
perfidy of his course a-td conduct toward the
President, they arc now crying, " stop thief,"
by denouncing tho developments made by the
President at the instance of the House of
Representatives, ':as an infamous outrage on
our soldiers." In alluding to this fact, says
the editor of " my two papers, both dailies,-'
" When wc recollect that without the sol
dier thus assailed, thc rebellion would have
iriumphed. and thc Government of the United
States wo::ld have be -n destroyed and sup
plaut.'d by that of slave conspirators, we have
the reason for this savage malevolence "
" Savage malevolence" indeed I to convict
a man out of his" own mouth of duplicity and
double dealing, and more the shame when a
man and tn acknowledged soldier in high
place ?3 guilty of so. undignified-not to say
base-treachery to his superior. But in all
this, Pres dent Johnson stands today the
champion of truth, and his garment* are un
stained b} ywtact with the Major General and
his pimp,-li. M. Stanton, the so called Secre
tary of -War.
This undignified controversy which has
sprung up betv, .en General Grant and the
President, and which now occupies so much
public attention, bares- all the ear works of
tho would-be Secretary of War, and Grant's
stupidity has so far blinded him to the base
usc to which Stanton has been manipulating
him, that h?3 shame aud humiliation i* now
visible in every lineage of his countenance.
But treachery, however criminal, is a prere
quisite-a .'.'.te qua non-to the favor and con
fidence of the Radical party. This fact, I
have no doubt, was impressively forced upon
the Generals convictions, and he has acted
The impeachment Investigation Commit
tee of thc Mouse have taken this matter un
der their sp-u-d supervision, and thc Presi
dent is to be imi/Oached becauso he refused to
recognize Mr. Stan'on as Secretary of War.
This is but another cry of " catch thief.'1 But
the country has bec imo familiar with this
cry of " wolf," uutil they have no longer
any fears for thc safety of the sheepfold,
We shall, there/ore,li sec what we shalUee."
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Two RESOLUTE SLAVES.-We have in thia
village a man and woman, both of whom de
clare that they arestill slaves ; that thoy have
never becu und never can be set frise until
their masters are paid for them or set theni
?ree ot" their own accord. Thc man is a cook
(or Mr. K, and thc womau a seamstress for
Mrs. 1?. both ure excellent servants, very
industrious aud seldom seen on tho street.
By others o:' their own color they are called
contemptuously "senesh niggers," They do
not mind this, bu: persist in telling their black
acquaintances that not ono of, them is free,
bat that all of them have been stolen by the
Yankees:. These determined slaves me not
connected w-tb er.ch other by blood or mar
riage, and formed a common opinion in re
gard to their stains when they were hun
dreds-of miles ??put.-Native Virginian.
One of thc ancients being a-.ked what is t'ic
usfe of philosophy, rep ied : " To enable rr.? to
live with myself." lie who is not able to
live happily with himself is not much of a
man, and sue who sighs cf loneliness gives
good evidence of her feebleness as a woman."
.'Stand onto: my sunlight," said Diogenes
to Alexander- This is also tho command of
every well cultivated mind, to those who are
disposed to obtrude too much upon his atten
tion. It is daly the goodness or the vanity
of an educated person that leads him out into
society ; goodness in desiring to benefit others,
or vanity ju seek i tig the approbation and ap
plause of their fellows.
A THRILLING SCENE OS A RAIMIOAD-DE
STRUCTION OK A 3LE~?MNC CAR IN RAI-U) MO
TION.-The Chicago Republican gives the
particulars of the burning of the magnificent
palace sleeping car " City of Chicago." on the
Burlington, Quincy and Chicago Railroad, a
few nights ago. lt says :
The traiu was moving a* good speed, when
suddenly a ke/osene ?amp in the rear cud ol
the car exploded,'and instantly that part of
the coach was in flames, which, with frightful
rapid ty, sciz?.c tue beading and woodwork,
liad it been thc forward lamp, and the flames
been driven back upon their prey, there is lit
tle doubt that several lives must have been
lost, with such fierceness did the devouring
element make progress, eveu against the
headway of the train. Mr. Bishop, our iufor
munt, was sleepiug in the middle section, and
answering the first alarm, sprang for thedoor.
Returning to g-t his boots from beneath his
berth, be was driven back in haste by the
llames and stifling smoke. For a few minute*
the utmost alarm prevailed, and one or two ol
the passengers were with difficulty saved
from their own frantic efforts to leap from thc
train. All, however, safely reached the car
in front, but most of them left behind in their
berths such nrt:cle3 ol' apparel ind valuables
as they hail laid asid;; ir. disrobing lor the
night. This brought two unfortunates out in
the light Undress uniform, for a winter night,
of cotton shills and drawers-a state of affairs
which instantly culled for contributions from
the baggage ol their liiere fortunate fellow
While all this was transpiring in thees
Capo of passenger?, the flames had Uketrpos
session of thc entire ill-fated car, forward and
aft, aud were leaping and streaming through
thc rear windows, presenting a mast extraor
dinary spectacle, as the train kept on its way
with heightened speed, it having been decided,
on short consultation, to make for the water
station at Buda, a run of twelve miles, where
it was boped the flames might bo drowned
out. Vain hope ! for the unfortunate car,
instead of bc-iug rescued, dragged the water
station and a-i adjoining wood-pile to share
its fate, all being burned together.
The instance is full of a warning that none
will take earlier than tho managers of the'
Pullman line, to instantly and forever banish
the fatal kerosene from these splendid cars.
They were chosen, we know, witb a view to
securing a brilliant light, and adopted wiih
the best and most secure of known appliances.
But this recent proof is enough to demon
strate their peril and decree their banishment.
The u City of Chicago" was a magnificent
coach built at the Aurora shops, at an origi
nal cost of over twenty thousand dollars.
How IT is DONK.-Aa the nou*e of Rep
resentatives is now constituted, it requires
one hundred and thirty votes ia a full House
to pass a bill over the President's veto. The
last amendatory Reconstruction Act p:\ssed
that body by a vote of one hundred and
twenty-three to forty-five. Seventeen of these
yeas were cast by members representing dis
tricts which, last fall, gavo Democratic ma
jorities. If these seventeen votes were taken
from the veas and added to tho nays there
suit would be-yens one huudred and six,
nays sixty-two. This vote would defeat any
Radical legislation which the Jacobins might
A further an-lysis of this vole shows that
in the seventeen districts misrepresented by
Radical Jacobins the Dexocratic majority
was, last full. 1S.G17. These ligures show
that seventeen nmmhers whose principles have
been repudiated and condemned hy their con
stituents. 'i".vc now the power, and aro daily
sing it, of .t'tking lair? which their own con
stituents loathe and contemn.-Chronicle ?
The Clrtb House Assembly.
[OPINIONS OF THE NORTHERN PRESS]
The South Carolina convcntionist3 arc in
a joyful mood, having had their board bills
paid and ibeir'p icketbooks lined alresh. Tue
black members are very gay and Pompeyish.
The negro convention haj been in session
here for two. weeks." lt is a remarkable body.
Thc negro ^delegates are in the majority, a
number of them from the Northern States,
and those whose antecedents are known are
decidedly disreputable characters. The pre
siding officer is a white mao who first saw
the light iu tho Charleston jail, and there are
other white members who have had consid
erable acquaintance with bars aud grates.
The papers here report the proceedings daily,
made ap prJacipally of " point? of order' and
wordy discussions, through all of which it is
impossible to see anything of a constitution.
The members, have voted themselves eleven
dollars per diem, and twenty cents mileage ;
and as they ear. iu the market and roost pro
miscuously among their coloured friends,
their daily expenses can scarcely exceed fifty
cents. Their special tax bill to raise the
funds for their own pay will take about one
dollar and tweuty-five ceuts out of every ?100
worth of property in the State, aud this bill
General Caiiby will no doubt enforce. God
help the white inhabitants of this country 1
Last year the taxes could not be paid and
are not yet paid, and this year brings its
owu burden, with this enormous convention
tax superadded. And the tax-payers are not
represented in this Convention-were studi
ously kept outside the ring-regard the whole
proceeeings as a tyrannical and monstrous
outrage, and are required to pay the expen
AmoDg the most mouthy and officious of
the white delegates are C. C. Bowen, an ex
Confederate cavalry captain, who, for forgery
and other offences, was court-martialed and
dismissed the service ; F. J. Mose3, Jr., a lit
tle IJrialx Heep, who was blatant for seces
sion and was private secretary to Gov. Pick
ens, and, as his aid, raised the rebel flag on
Fort Sumter, after the fight was over and An
derson had left, and was enrolling officer du
ring the war, and, as THE MERCURY says,
aided the rebellion in every way, only wisely
keeping out of the fight. As he followed
the Pickens then it is not strange that he
should follow the -pickings still. Of these
and others Tm; MERCURY gives biographical
sketches, which, it is said, are to be issued
hereafter in pamphlet form. Whittemore, a
Massachusetts man, is the live gorilla of the
concern, and has mado more money out of
the negroes than any Cotton or rice planter
probably ever did, but all in the name of the
The city is wretchedly dull and depressed,
aud the condition of the interior defies de
scription. Planters who employed forty hands
last year now hire but two, and *ome have
none. They are broken, and, wherever they
attempt to rally, a fresii blow from the Radi
cals brings them to the ground awain_Char
leston Cer. N. Y. World, Jan. 30!
ARRIVAI, or MU. DIVIS?T VICKSRURC.
The Vicksburg papers of the 22ud announce
the arrival of Jefferson Davis and family at
that place on the 2lat The Times, Gen. Mc
CaroMe's paper, says he went unannounced to
the residence of his brother, Mr. Joseph Da
vis, lt wiis well understood by the frieudsof
Mr. Davis, that anything like.a public demon
stration would, under present circumstances,
be distasteful to him, and hence nothing o'
thc kind was or will bc attemplcJ. During
thc day, yesterday, he was met and warmly
greeted by many old friends, all of whom
were glad to welcome an honored friend, and
the foremost man of the ago once more to
his home. - r - ;
In the days of his power, M^JDavis was
never more warmly beloved and honored than
at this moment, and Our people will allow no
opportunity of testifying theirfespect to him
in a quiet and informal manner.
It will hu gratifying to the millions who
honor and revere the late chief of the Con
federate States to know that he is in first-rate
health. We think we never saw him looking
better, cr m-.re vigorous than he is at present.
He is evid-nt.ly in better physical condition
than at any time during the war, and is but
slightly more grey than when we saw him
more than four years ago.
MARRIKO, on tho 30th ult., by M. M. Padget,
Esq., nt thc residence of tho brillo'? father, Mr.
MALON C. WltrO?ITan? Uta LIZZIES. HAR
MARRIED, on tho 13th, inst., by Rev. II. T#
Bartley, at thc residence of tho bride's father,
Mr. CALVIN PROCTOR and Mi? MARY SAM
PROSECUTORS, WITNESSES AND
IN all Criminal Cases in thc District Court of
Eil?cfield District, and in all Criminal Case.? in
ihcJProvost duri transferred to the Civil Authori-.
tics of Edgetleld District will take notice to at
tend at the C"urt of-General Sessions "or Edge,
field on Ut Monday in March next.
LEROY F. YOUMANS,
Solicitor Southern Circuit.
Feb. 19 2t 8
ONE very light BRETT CARRIAGE, almost
Ono largo ERETT in good order-very
One TOP BUGGY AND HARNESS used
.only about ? months.
One second hand El'UGY AND HARNESS.
One fine blooded MARE, sound and gentle.
Will be sold unusually eheap for cash.
If not disposed of before, they will be offered on
next Sales Day at public outcry.
JOHN E. BACON.
Feb. 10_ 2t 8
WARRANTED TO CURB. Just reccieved
and fur ?ale by
G. L. PENN.
Feb. 18 ff S
State of South Carolina,
EDGEFIELD DISTRICT, #
pY vV. F. DURISOE, Esq., Ordinary of Edge
ll field District.
'Whereas. Wilson liol.-ton has applied to mo
for Letters of Administration, on nil and singular
thc goods ?nd chattels, riubts undera ?its of Davis
S. Dodie, late of thcDistrict aforesaid, deceased.
These are, therefore, to cito and admonish nil
and singular, tho kindred and creditors of thc
said deceased, to be and appear before me, nt our
next Ordinary's Court for the said District, to be
holden at Kdgolield Court House on tho 20th day
of Fob. inst., to show cause, if any, why thc said
administra loh should not bo granted.
' Givnn.under my hand and seal, this 15th day of I
Fob. in thc year of our Lord ono thousand einht |
hundred aud sixty-seven and in thc ninety-second
year of Ain&ric.'.n Independence.
W.F. DURISOE, O.E.D.
State of South Carolina,
/AT Oil Di NA nr.
BY VT. F. DURISOE, Esq., Ordinary of Edge
Whoreas, John T. Barnc, hns appliod to
mo for Lotters of Administration, on all and
singular tho goodi nnd chattels, rights and cred
its of William Barnes, late of tho District
Thcso are, therefore, to cite nnd admonish all
and Mugulnr, the kindred und creditors of thc
said deceased, to be and appear before mc, at our
next Ordinary's Court for the said District, to bo
holden at Edgefiold C. H., on the 2cUh day of
Feb. in.-t., to show cause, if any, why the said
administration should not ho granted.
Given under my hand and real, tbii 11th day of
Feb. in the year of our Lord one thousand eight
hundred and sixty-eight, and in tho ninety-second
year of American Independence.
W.F. DURISOE, O.E.D.
Fob. 12 2to 8
HAVING Rontcd tho ?hove well known nO
TEL, in tho Town of Edgelield, I am pro- ]
parid, fmm this dato forwnrd.ro ENTERTAIN!
TRAVELERS. PERMANENT BOARDERS
and DAY HOARDERS.
Tho Saludii House is situ-itjd in a quiet part
of the Town, and its R^oms and Chambers aro ]
airv and commodious.
Nothing, cither as regards Tab??, Lodging or
Service, shatl bo left undone on my part to dc- j
servo tho patronage and confidence of tho public. ?
A. A. GLOVER.
Fob ll tf 7 *
AUGUSTA, Feb. 16.
GOLD-Brokers aro buying at 141 and selling
SILVER-Buying at 132 and telling at 13G.
COTTON.-Sales during tho morning were on a
basis of 131(0,19 for middling, butin the after
noon, owing to favorablo foreign and New York
accounts, prices were fuller and closed firm at an
advanco of fully Ja; sales of the day, 923 bales;
receipts, 915 bales.
BACON-Smoked Shoulders, 12i cents; E. B
Sides, 14@14i; CR. Sides, 111@15; C. Sides
15@15Jc; Dry Salted Shoulders lt@lli; Dry
Salted C. R. Sides 14@14i ; Hams I8(q}22e.
CORN-New White $1 30, Mixed $1 25? 1 30.
WHEAT-Whito, $2 75@2 90; Red, $2 40?
OATS aro quiet We quote at $1 15.
Report of Grand Jury.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, ) Extra Tenn,
EDGKKIELD DISTRICT. J 1868.
To Iii* honor T. N. Daxekin*, Judge Pretiding :
Tho Grand Jury in attendance the present term,
respectfully submit tho following report :
They deemed it unnecessary to examino, the
Poor House and grounds by a Committee of their
Body, os a recout inspection wu made with care,
and from a report of the now acting Secretary
and Treasurer they believe tho same in good con
dition. The tem. of office of the Commissioners
has expired. But doubtless they will soon bo re
appointed, and thc same system and good order
The Grand Jury reprisent the Roads in bad
order-but confidently believe the causo to be the
disorganised condition of Labor.
The Grand Jury have examined tho Jail and
Court House. Tho latter needs many repairs
which ought to lttract tho attontion of tho Com
missioners of Public Buildings. Attention is
calka to tao Stove in the Court room-which is
very disagreeable owing to its present arrange
Thc Jail needs come repairs inside-and while
it is not regarded secure, with care and attontion
on tho part of the officer in charge, prisoners
could bo safely kept. Thc rooms and cells we
find in a filthy and offensive condition-rendering
the air breathed by the prisoners entirely un
wholesome.. But it is due to the present officer
lately placed in charge-to say that he is bending
his attention to improve tho condition and com
fort of the prisoners. A few pairs of blankots
are ncedod for the Jail, and attention is directed
to this point. With thoeo^exceptions, the Jail is
in fair condition, and the prisoners, five in num
ber, are provided for.
It is not tho intention of the Grand Jury in
this report to reflect upon the Commissioners, as
perhaps/the Board ham uoneall they could, under
thc trying times, to keep tb" Buildings in repair.
In conclusion, we will say, it it is not our de
sire to go beyond our sworn duty, but being in
structed by his Honor, and sworn to present all
grievances coming under our observation, wo
preseut as one of our greatest, the present system
of drawing juries ; and though a negro jury was
not inflicted on us, it is yet no less a grievance,
as wc escaped it by tho merest accident.
~~W.X SANDERS, Foreman.
Does It Pay lo Use Guano?
The following extracts, from a pamphlet issued
by Messrs. WILCOX, Ginns A Co., Importers and
dealers ia Guano, at Augusta and Savannah, Ga.,
will not only satisfactorily answer this question,
but they demonstrate beyond a doubt that tann
ing cannot be carried ou profitably in the worn
out lands of tho South, under the present system
of lab*or, unless a free use of fertilizers is made, i s
beside, thc onormous profit of from 100 to 400 per
cent obtained on the investment by the increased
yield in the crop, by being enabled to make as
much on 50 acres is they would on 100 without
manure, tho saving to the planter in cost of labor,
stock, and provisions, will bo very great
In this connection we would say that Messrs
WILCOX, GIBBS J: Co., oro one of the most reliai lo
firms and probably the largest dealers in Guano in
coantry, and as they import their Phcenlt Guano
direct and their MunipuUtel Guano i= prepared
under their own supervision, planters can rely on
getting an unadulterated article, and at prices
covering only a fa? profit on the COST or uiroTA
TioN. Ruid the certificates, than which no better
testimony could be produced, and sec the practi
cal results of thc usc of this "valuable fertilizer:
ATHENS, GA., Jan. 18,1S68.
Ueisr.. Wilcox, Gibbs A Co., Augusta, Ga.
Please lind below results of an experiment made
thc pu<t season on a very poor piece of land iu
thocjrporato iimits of our town with Peruvian,
Pbwnix, Wilcox, Gibbs A Co.'s Manipulated
Guano, and no manure at all :
COST PER Acm:. YIELD Pin ACRE.
Peruvian Guuno, $12.00, 1,120 lbs. Seed cotton
Phoenix Guano, $10.00, 1,000 lbs. u
\V.,G.ACo's Mun. $10.50, 1,200 lbs. "
No manure at ' . 2S0 lbs. "
It will be sec.i from tho foregoing experiment
that while the Phoenix, at a cost of $2.00 less per
acre, noirly. ociuallcd^tho Peruvian. Wilcox,
Gibbs A Co's Manipulated Guano, at a cost of'
$1.50 less per acre, surpassed it by 140 lbs. I
think Wilcox, Gibbs A Co.'s Manipulated Guano
thc beet commercial manure I have ever used.
Very Rcspoctfully, Ac,
M. C. FLLTOX.
COSYERS, GA., NOV. 22,186.1.
Messrs. Wilcox, Gibbs A Co.: In reply to your
inquiries, I would stato I used the ton of Pheonix
Guano bought from you last fall, on Wheat, ap
plying 120 lbs. per acre on land that had been in
cultivation two years ; the sowing was done in
thc ordinury way. The yiold was twenty (20)
bushels to the acre, of a most excellent quality of
Wheat. The balance of thc field, upon which
no Guano was used, which was tho same grade of
land in every particular, yielded only five bushels
per acre. I wits so well pleased with the result
that I never expect to plant again without using
Guano, and I would give the Phoenix thc prefer
ence over all others I have tried.
Yours, Ac, D. T. WHITE.
COVIKCTOX, Gi., Dec. 2G, 18G7.
Messrs. Wilcox, GIBBS A Co.: Your favor re
questing results ot Phoenix Guano purchased of
you last-Spring, is to hand. I used the Guano
on Cotton ; I put 200 lbs. per aero on common
groy land, two and-a-half feet apart, in drill,
bodded about two to three inches undor ground.
I left one row unmanurcd, and on tho row ad
joining it I put a double quantity (400 lbs. per
acre ) Thc result was, tho laud manured with
200 lbs. per acre mad'! four times as much os tho
unmanured, and the row I put tho 400 lbs. per
acre mado nearly double as much as tho land on
which I put 200 lbs.
Yours, etc., JosiAn PERRY.
Ira Golding, ")
vs. \ Fi Fa.
Wm. T. Golding. J
BY Virtue of a Writ of Fi Fa, to me directed,
in tho abovo slatod cato, i will proceed to
sell at Edgcfield Court House, on. the 1st Monday
in April next, (at thc risk of thc former purcha
ser,) the following property bolonging to the De
fendant W. T. Golding, viz :
Ono Storo-Housc and Lot adjoining James B.
Ono Black Mule,
2??- Terms Cash.
ISAAC BOLES, S. E. D.
Fob. 19_ 7t 8.
John S. Colos 1
,. vs. > Lien on Crop.
Robt. J. Grafton. J
BY Virtue of an Execution in tho abovo stated
case, I will proceed to sell at the defendant's
residence on WEDNESDAY ll th March ucxt>
.tho following property to wit:
FOUR BALES COTTON, more or less.
TWENTY BUSHELS CORN.
TWO HUNDRED POUNDS FODDER.
. Terms Cash.
ISAAC BOLES, S.E.D.
Feb. 19. 3t 8
State of Southe Carolina,
Ex Parte L D.PADGET, Administrator, Petition
that tho properly of R. W. ADAMS, deceased
be re appraised. - '
ON tho Application of L. D. Padget, Adminis
trator of R. W. Adams, deceased, These aro
to cito ?nd admonish all and singular tho next of
kin of said dee'd, as also all and singular the pur
chasers of property at the sale sahl estate and
all and singular tho creditors thereof' to bc and
appear in my ofiico on Thursday, tho lOth day of
March next, tn fhow causo, if any they have, why
thc salo bill of said Est ato should not be revised
and the true value of property ascertained, with a
view to the fina! settlement of said Es tato..
W. F. DURISOE, O.E.D.
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