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WASHINGTON, February 25.-The reception
at the White House was remarkable* for
the unusual crowd, tie absence of Radical
official? and the presence of foreign represen-,
Dispatches of encouragement to both par
ties continue' to come. The Radicals io
several localities have ti^ed from fifty to one
hundred guns in honor of the house r?solu
? special dispatch sent North says that
Grant, in a conversation with Wilson, said
that the officer* of the army are a unit ia the
support of Congress, arni that not rn- re than
a dozci out ot twenty-fire hundred would
obey an order from tho President unless it
come through him (Grant).
On reading a dispatch from Geo. H. Thom
as, declining tho brevet generalship, Grant
remarked, f Just what I expected from Thom
as 5 he ts a good soldier."
in tho Senate Mr. Sumner read the Harvey
dispatcher, and explained how they came con
fidentially into hi? possession.
At noon the clerk of tho House appeared
aud announced tho passage of the impeach
The Harvey dispatches were then loosely
discussed. Several partisan papers sustain'
iug impeachment were sent to the clerk to be
read. Mr. Hendricks objected, and on a vote
the Senate refused to hear them.
? cumber of members of the House enter
ed and took seats, and afterwards the Stevena
and Bingham Committee entered.
Stevens said : Mr. President, in obedience
to the order of the House of Representative?,
we appear before you, and in the name of the
xl msc of Representatives, and of all the peo
ple of thc United States, do impeach the Pres
ident of the United States for high crimes and
misdemeanors in office, and we further inform
the Saoiije, that the House of Representatives
will in due time exhibit particular articles of
impeachment against him, and make good the
same, and in their name we demand that the
Senate take order for the appearance of the
said Andrew Johnson, to answer to said im
Wade said that the Senate would take or
der in thc premises.
A special committee, consisting of Howard,
Trumbull, Morton, Conkliog, Edmunds, Pome
roy and Johnson, were appointed to examine
into the impeachment and report their pro
The bill making a majority necessary to
confirm the State Constitutions, allowing'reg
istered vot?es to vote anywhere in thc State,
after ten days residence, tie cm vote on cer
ti fi cat e, affidavit, or other satisfactory evidence
of having been registered, passed bj a vote of
twenty-eight to six, when the Senate ad
Tue Administration have abandoned the
quo warranta against S tanton, as the proceed
ings against Thomas to-morrow will cover tie
In the House, Stevens and Bingham re
ported that they had performed the duty of
informing the Senate of the impeachment res
Fifteen thousand dollars were appropriated
for the px>r of Washington city, to bo disbars
ed hy the Freedmen'* Bureau.
Tue new constitution of Alabama was pre
sented and' referred to the Reconstruction
A resolution was adopted that the report of
imf o ichiuent articles be debated one dav
sud then voted on without debate or dilatory
Th: Impeachment and Reconstruction
Committees wee ailowed to sit during the
WASHINGTON, February 26 -In the Senate
to-day four hundred citizens of Louisiana set
forth their grievances, and asked relief. The
petition was referred to the Judiciary Com
Certain routine resolutions regarding im
peach ment were passed.
Several Senators represented doubts about
the conviction for violation of the Tenure of
Office Bill, therefore the impeachment charges
will embrace seven or eight counts.
The House concurred in the Supplements]
Reconstruction Bill passed yesterday by tho
Senate. It provides that a majority of voters
shall ratify tho Constitution. Registered per
sons shall vote anywhere in the State after
ten day?' residence-registration being prov
ed by certificate, affidavit or other evidence,
aud that Congressional and State elections
shall be held simultaneously with that for
ratification of the Constitution. Vote-96
ayes to 32 nays. The bill goes to the Presi
General Thomas appeared in Court this
morning with bis counsel. Judge Carter
issued a subpoena for Stanton with his com
mission and other documents. Pending its
service the Court proceeded to other business.
Stanton's lawyers asked a postponement.
General Thomas' lawyers objected. His bail
was surrendered him aud Thomas was a
prisoner. A writ of habeas corpus wa3 de
manded, but Judge Carter told Gen. Thomas
to go heneo. This closes the matter unless
tho Grand Jury takes cognizance. It is ex
pected now that a quo warrante against Stan
ton will be applied for.
Serions differences are reported as existing
io the Committee. The idea that the Radi
cals' troubles are thickening prevails, though
no tangible facts bare transpired.
WASHINGTON, February 27.-Senate-Pro
ceedings of no general inter?s:.
HOUSE.-A bill was presented bridging the
Ohio river at Paducah.
Rsum, of Illinois, opposed the bill, because
the whole railroad system South was guaged
differently from th? Northern roads, express
ly in view of a separation of the two sections.
The bill passed.
Colfax read to the House a letter from the
Chief of the Nev York Police to the Chief of
tbo Washington Police, containing a state
ment that Toi. P. Sbaffner reported that a
hundred and sixty pounds of nitro-glycerine
was in unauthorized hands, and the New
York Chief feared that it was intended for
The communication seemed to create more
alarm than merriment.
Gen. Thomas lays damages against Stan- .
t in at $250.000. Thomas applies f r qua
warrante against Stauten. The President Las
no part in the proceedings.
The Iowa Democratic State Convention
elected delegates favorable to Pendleton and
instructed them to vote as such.
The impeachment matter bas made no pro
Several parties interested in Alabama's ad
mission were before the Reconstruction Com
mittee to-day, urging promptness.
WASHINGTON, February 28.-A Bill was
reported in the Senate abolishing the Bureau
Huies of proceedings in impeachment were
presented. Their consideration was post
A Bill conveying the proceeds of captured
and abandoned property into tho treasnry,
In the House, a Bill reimbursingfor certain
bonds destroyed by fire was passed after con
sideraole opposition. Proof in this case was
clear, the Secretary of the Treasury being
able to identify the bonds from charred re
The Speaker announced that the Impeach
ment Committee would probably report arti
cles tomorrow. Adjourned.
The Herald's Washington special says : Im
peachment cannot pass the Senate. Trum
bull, Fessenden, Anthony, Sprague, Tipton,
VanWinkle, Willoy and Sherman, will vote
Leading Alabama Radicals were before the
Reconstruction Committee yesterday. The
Democratic members of the Committee urge
the immediate presence of the loading men
from different parts of Alabama to explain
facts regarding thc late election. They call .
for afb* lavits a* once regarding fraudulent vo
The following rules are submitted for pro
cedure on impeachment dav : Atter articles
are presented the Senatewill resolve itself in-,
to a court at one o'clock. A quorum of the
Senate constitutes a quorum of the Court.
After the trial commences the court sits dai- ,
ly. Legislation will proceed during the re- ,
cesses of the court. Final argument by two
oo each side, the House haring the opening
and closing speeches. AH orden and deci- '
lions to be made by yea? and nays, without Ii
debate on thc part of Senators, Judge Chase 1 <
?rafe* tttfrwd?* fl*? Wt Ww to <
person. Oath ot Senators " that in all things
appertaining to the pending impeachment I
will do impartial justice according to the Con
stitution and laws, so help me God/5 Court
compels attendance and punishes contempt,
and may call tho army and navy to it3 sup
port. Courts sits-with open doors.
WASHINGTON-, February 29-Senate-The
procedure in impeachment was under consul- I
erationall day. Considerable difference of j
opinion regarding delays was manifested,
bot repeated motions to adjourn were defeated
by decidive majorities, shoeing a disposition
to push matters to a completion.
The impeachment articles are: First-re
moval ot Stanton with intention to violate
the Constitution and laws. Second-appoint
ment to the War Secretaryship, with like in
tent, one Lorenzo Thomas. Third-conspi
racy with Thomas, and others unknown, to j
hinder Stanton, by intimidations and threats,
from executing his office. Fourth-conspira
cy with Thomas and others to pi event and
hinder tho execution of the Tenure-of-Office
bill. Fifth-appointment of Thomas while
the Senate was in session Sixth-conspiracy
.with Thomas to seize property of the United
Slates, contrary to Act of July, 1 SGI. Seventh
-conspiracy with Thomas and others to eject
Stanton from the War office. Eighth-conspi
racy to take.possession of property belonging
to the United States in the War office. Ninth
-giving a letter to Thomas authorizing him
to take possession of the War Office. Tenth
-persuadingJGeneral Emory that law-requir
ing orders from the President and Secretary
of War should come through the general of |
; the armies. *
The House saves the privilege of present
ing other charges to sustain impeachment,
and replying to the President's answers to the
above ten charges.
The nine charges' are simply charges on
Stanton's removal. The tenth applies to
Emory, in au interview, wherein the Presi
dent asked, " Am I to understand that the
President of the United States cannot give an
order but through the General in-Chief or
Gen. Grant ?" After saying " Yes," Emory
House-After the private business was
transacted, the impeachment articles were in
troduced, and discussed to adjournment.
Great interest is felt about the articles of j
impeachment, but no excitement.
The quo warrante papers are withheld for
further examination of the law, but will be
certainly filed early next week.
Under the present ruling, Stanton will
have a month to prepare his answer.
The Maryland Legislature, after protesting
against the rejection of Thomas, resolved to
meet on Monday to elect an acceptable Sen
It is stated that Stanton has restored the
Freedmen's Bureau in Kentucky.
Stanton remains at the War Department
constantly. The debate on impeachment ar
tich s concludes on Monday, and will be pre
sented to the Senate on Tuesday. There is a
probability of the impeachment weakening.
The Interview Between Gen). Thomas
and Air. Stanton.
The Washington Star of Saturday evening
There were present at Secretary Stanton's
office on Saturday morning Representatives
Morehead aud Kelley, from Pennsylvauia ;
Van Horn and Vau Wyck, -of New York ;
Dodge, of Iowa; Ames, cf Massachusetts ;
Messrs. Freeman Clark, of New York, and
ex member Columbus Delano, of Ohio.
About 11:30 A. M., General Lorenz ? Thom
as, having just been released on bail by Judge
Carter, presented himself at the door of the
department and told Mr. Stanton that be
would like to see him. Mr. Stanton told him
to proceed with anything he had tossy. Gen
eral Thomas remarked ho had come to dis
charge his duties as Secretary of War ad in
terim, having been ordered to do so by the
President of the United Sutes. Mr. Stanton
replied that he could do no such thing, and
ordered him to his room to perform his duties
as Adjutant-Generai. General Thom *s re
plied that he had been ordered by the Presi
dent to act as Secretary of War, and he in
tended to do it. Mr. Stanton again replied
he ahoald not, and again ordered him to his
own room, and denied the power of tho Pres
?dent to make any such order. Gen. Thomas
said he would not go, that he should obey
the orders of the President, and uot obey the
orders of Mr. Stanton. Mr. Stanton remarked,
u As Secretary of War I order you to repair
to your own place as Adjutant-General."
Gen. Thomas-"I shall uot do so." Mr.
Stanton said, " Then you may stay there as
long as you please, if the President orders
you, but you cannot act as Secretary of War."
Gen. Thomas-" I shall act as Secretary of
General Thomas then withdrew into a room
opposite, being General Shriver's room, Mr.
S'anton immediately following him. Afcer
some conversation Mr. Stanton said : " Theo
you claim to te here as Secretary of Wa-,
and refuse to obey my orders?''
General Thomas-" I do, sir. I shall re
3uire the mails for the War Department to be.
elivered to me, and t>hal! transact all busi
ness of the War Department."
At this juncture General Grant and aide
came in. General Grant said playfully to
Mr. Stanton: ' I am surprised to find you
here ; I supposed you would be at my head
quarters for protection."
The People Ready for the Issue.
Numerous letters and telegraphic dispatcher
of encouragement, and proffering aid in sol
diers, etc., have been received by the Presi
dent. From the dispatches the following
may be selected as specimens :
*. I can raise one thousand men to sustain
you from ray (second) district, New Jersey,
" You were right. The friends of constitu
tional liberty in New Hampshire will sustain
you.-Ansou S. Marshal, Chairman Demo
cratic State Committee of New Hampshire."
From Maysvillc, Ky., the following : " Will
one regiment of Irish bc of any service to
ST. LOUIS, February 25.-The people here
are with you, and ready almost to a man to
sustain you in whatever way may be necessa
ry in upholding the constitution and resisting
AUGUSTA, Me., February 22-Your course
is approved. Our people are ready to aid
you with men or money.
NEW YORK, February 24.-Every decent
man in New York city is with you. We will
take care of all Governor Geary's mea. God
bless you. We are ready for the i ?sue.
POTTSVILLE, PA., Februtty 24.-Uphold
vigorously the executive and judicial depart
ments of the government against any cabal
that attempts to destroy them, and the people
will sustain you.
NEW BEDFORD, Mass., February 24.-You
will be sustained in executing the laws, under
the constitution, in New England. Stand
INDIANAPOLIS, February 2i.-Your friends
in Indiana send you greeting assurances of
support in your fight for the constitution.
PITTSBURG, Pa., February 24-Your friends
here are moving. Remain firm. Be thou
ruler even in the midst among thine enemies.
CINCINNATI, February 22.-Our foreign
population almost unanimously, and a large
majority of our native population, applaud
your course, and are ready when wanted to
sustain it with their good right anns.
NEW YORK, Ff:bruary 24.-Our bondhold
ers and busies men are seriously alarmed.
The revolutionary action of Congress has con
vinced them that it is only fit for mischief.
The whole population looks to you f.r relief.
They will sustain von in preventing the break
ing up the go^jHrment. If neces*ary you
can have half a million of men and million.'
?lK*?9fie cato of tx parte McCardlo (says the
National Intelligencer) will be argued on the 3d
inst. We hear that Judge Black and Hon. David
Dudley Field will represent tho petitioner, and
the cause of military despotism will be sustained
by Messrs. Carpenter, of Wisconsin, and Trum
bull, of Illinois. There will be no lack of ability
on cither- side, and the casa will be memorable for
?af Dr. Parios*, a druggist at Bainbridge,
Sa., th? other day, jolt as tho train ?ra? loaring
br Thomas on, deliberately laid down on th?
tack, with bead aer?te the rail. The train patted j
The South Carolina Negro Radical
On Honda;, the 24th, Jorcph Crews, o'f Laurens,
offered tho following ordinance, which was mado
the special order for Saturday last :; "'>5agk j j
Whoroan, duringythe late war between the two
sections of the oountry, resulting disastrously lo
tbe Southern people, by which alt classes have
suffered beyond reparation, therefore
Be it ordaiued, that equity and justice demand
for the minor children of this State, io all cases
whore tho real estate was transferred cither at pub
lic ?ale orotherwise for Confederate securities or
currency daring the existence of the late rebel
lion, the ?aid transfer, no matter by whom ?ado,
?hall be absolutely null and void, wherever based
upon such sureties, and the original owners or
guardians may enter upon and take possession of
such real esta to in behalf of such minor children
unless the same is paid in the currency of the
United States. -
B. F. Randolph presented the petition of Thom
as Owens, praying the Convention to recommend
the removal of his disabilities the potitioner hav
ing been convicted of felony, and was therefore,
under the Roconstr - '.ion Act, disfranchised. The
petitioner claims to have been a loyalist during
' Several members objeeted to tho Convention
taking any action Ia reference to parties convicted
of felony, ?nd moved that the petition be indefi
nitely post jioncd.
- B. F. Readolph asked that the petition be re
ferred to tho Committee on Petitions, that it might
reciivc thc-conaideration to whioh.it was entitled.
Mr. T. J. Robertson opposed tb^eindefinite post
ponement of the petition. He said the Legisla
Uro of 1865, composed largely of disloyal men of
South Carolina,' unacted law? which made the
most trifling offeuces felony. The intent of the.
law1 was to deprive every colored man of the right
of citizenship. If a colored man struck a white
man all tho latter had to do was to go before an
officer of tho law and declare that he struck with
intent to kill, whioh, according to the law of 1885,
is a felony.
Kr. R. claimed to know the petitioner, and
stated that he was a consistent Union man during
tho war. He accidentally killed bis brother, wa?
tried, convicted and imprisoned, and under the
Reconstruction Act was disfranchised, while no
more loyal man was in the community.
Tho objections being withdrawn the matter was
referrod to the Committee on Petition?.
Mr. E. W. M. Mackey offered the f Wowing res
olution whic'j was adopted:
He? J ced, That a Special Committee of Nine be
appuiutoa to draft an Ordinanoc prescribing the
modo In which the Constitution shall be submitted
to the people for ratification, and providing for
the election of State officers.
The remainder of the day was passod in an un
interesting debate on the report of the Committee
on the Executive part of the Constitution.
On Tuesday, the 25tb, J. E. Sosportas, of
Orangeburg, offered a resolution, that as provision
bas been mado for the payment of the per diem
of members only to the 5th day of March, there
fore, that after that date no pay be drawn by the
members of this Convention. Which was referred
to the Committee on Rule? and Regulations.
The unfinished business being the Executive
article of the Constitution, the Convention pro
ceeded to tbe consideration of Section 3, relative
to the i|nuliii -ati')n of Governor.
B. F. Whittemore offered tho following as a
substitute f?r the section under consideration :
" No.person shall be eligible to tbe office of Gov.
ernor who deuies the existence of the Supreme
Being, and who at the time of such election hath
not ?ttainod the age of thu ty years, and, except
at the first election, ?hall not havo been a citizen
of the United States, and a citizen resident of thia
State for the two years next preceding the day of
election. No person, whilo Governor, shall hold
any other office or commission except in the mili
tia, at ou,- and the same time." Which,after dis
cussion, was adt'ptod.
Genera! Ctu'jy, attended i>y his personal Aide
de-camp und Assistant Adjutant-General, here
entered the ball, and on ascending the platform
was introduced to the Convention by President
Mackey, with a few complimentary remarks. Gen
eral Canby acknowledged the compliment by
rising and very briefly uttering bis thanks.*
On motion of R. C. DeLarge, the Convention
then took a recess for the purpose of enabling the
members personally to pay their retpocts to the
General, which they did generally.
The consideration of thc remaining sections of
thc executive department of the Constitution was
then resumed, and with but slight amendment,
mostly verbal in character, the entire article was
passed to its third reading.
The President announced the following a? a
special committee of nine to draft an ordinance
prescribing the mode in which the Constitution
shall be submitted to the people for ratification,
and providing for tbe election of officers : E.W.
M. Mackey, of Orangclurg; F. L. Cardo.*, (col
ored,) of Charleston, A. C. Richmond, of Berke
ley; H. E. Hayne, (colored,) of Marion; J. C.
Neagle, of Yolk; J. J. Wright, (colorod,) of
Beaufort; B. Odell Dunoan, of Newberry ; Jos.
H. Ruioey, (colored,) of Georgetown, and Dr. N.
J. Newell, of Anderson.
One or two sections of the judiciary article
wore passed to a third reading.
The Convention of scalawags on Wednesday
the 28th devoted an hour or two to a resolution to
change the hours of se;-ion of tho "great hum
bug," and after entertaining and rejecting sev a!
amendments, adopted thc following:
Resolved, That hereafter this Convention have
two sessions a day-a morning session, to begin
at 10 A. M., and adjourn at 1 P. M.; and an after
noon session, to commence at 3 P. M., and adjourn
at 6 P. M.
S. A. S wails made a report of tho Committee on
Rules and Regulations, on a resolution declaring
that no pay bo drawn by tho members after the
5th of Manch. The Committee recommend that
the resolution bo laid on the table.
B. Byas moved tile adoption of tho report.
Mr. Bowen moved that the ayes and nays bo
taken, and those voting agninst receiving pay after
the 5th of March, get no tay.
Rulod out of order by the President, and on
motion the wholo matter was laid on the table.
Mr. C. C. Bowen made the following report of
the Committee on the Judiciary in regard to a
resolution as to Attorneys, Ac, practicing law in
Resolved, That the General commanding this
Military District be requested to issue an order
applicable te the State of South Carolina, author
izing any Attorney, Solicitor or Counsellor, ad
mitted to practice in the Courts of the United
States, or in any Court of record in any State,
md resident in this State, to appear and practice
in all the Courts of this State:
Also, that any male person, twenty-one years of
ige, who is a citizen of this State, and who satis
?es any Court of Common Pleas, or General Ses
sions, or District Court of this State, that he pos
asses the requisite learning, may be licensed to
[iructice in all the Courts of tho State.
Tho quostion occurring on th? ?.?loptiou of the
.oport, it was carried.
Mr. Dill offer d tho following, which was re
erred to the Committee op Franchise and Eloc
Resolved, That every male person twenty-one
rears of age, shall bea logal voter in all elections
;iven to the people of this State, unless disquali
ied by crime, and that this State recognises no
>ther than universal suffrage
Mr. Dill also offered the fallowing whioh was
-eforfed to the Committee on Miscellaneous Pro
visions of the Constitution.
Resolved, That or. the ratification of the Con
ititution of this State, framed by this Convention,
ivery civil office in tho State be declared vacant.
Mr. Dill also offered the following, which was
'eferrod to the Committee on Finance :
Resolved, That the members of tho Convention
>e paid from the date they left their homes until
hey return to tho same, allowing tEiem the same
lumber of day? to return as it did to come.
Io the afternoon ?es>ion several sections of the
rudiciory Bill were taken, discussed, and passed
o a third reading-and the Convention adjourned'
Cs TJrariday, *. 17th, ito Cmnt?on passed
seventeen sections of the judiciary article. The
Judge? are to he elected by the Legislature ; Equi
ty, District and Probate Courts.aro abolished. A
strong effort vraj ruado for the election of Judges
hythe people, but it failed. : A resoluiiou was
adopted, tendering the thanks of the loyal people
of South Carolina to Cungros.-, Grant and Stanton.
Some negroes opposed it.
.Tho Committee of two col /red delegates re
turncd from Wasbington^w-ifh the information
that the Republicans did nut with for the election
of colored Congressmen.' \.
The State ia to be re-divided into Congressional
Districts, .frith six Representatives, instead of four.
The Convention is now holding two sessions daily,
and tbey cxptict to finish by'?W ISth of March.
Oroal rush for oavais. I 1 Jtj I ?. , f
On Friday the 28;b nothing worthy of note was
done in the " Great Ringed-Streaked."
JAMES T. BACON, EDITOR.
WEDNESDAY^ MARCH 4, 18G8.
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Wo are requested to stato that Major WM.
STO.VE, Chief of the Freedman's Bureau for Edge
field District, will be at this place during the first
half of next week, for the purpose.of approving
contracts between whites and freedmen.
Spring Term of Court.
The Court of Common Pleas and General Ses
sions began its Spring Session at tnis place on Mon
day la?t. His Honor, Judge GLOVER, oi Orange?
burg, presides. The Court was ca'led on Monday
morning at 10 o'clock, and Judge G LO VE rt, without !
delay, began earnest work. Tho term promises to
be a laborious and effective one.
The Meeting to Consider the Debt
Agreeable to the invitation issued in last week'
Adrertiier, a majority of the fifty prominent citi*
tens, so in vi tc J, met in the Masonic Hall at tai
placo on Monday last, at noon, and spent an hour
or more in discussing tb? mutter proposed for
Gov. F. W. Pickens was made Chairman of the
Meeting; Major A. Jones, Secretary.
On motion of Rev. D. D. Brunson, it was re
solved that a Committee of 13 be appointed to
frame a Report, and present the same at a future
The Commitfeo consists of the following gen
tlemen : Jap. A. Devo.e, Chairman, Jonatl an
Miller, M. Frazier, G. M. Yarborough, B. T.
Mims, Thoa. B. Rfere, M. W. Clary, WNL. Cole
man, W. H. Mots, Julius Banks, B. C. Bryan and
the Chairman and Secretary of the meeting.
This Committee was ordorod to meet at thi
place on Saturday nexr, to agree np-n a plan, to
be presented to a General Meeting of the people
of the District, to adjust the settlement of Debts
due io the District, upon somo basis of compro
mise. This Committee is also authorized to name
a day for tho people of thc District to meet and
consider the plan proposed.
The day in question will, we prosume, be named
in thc next issue of tho Advertiser.
Something Every Prudent Man Should
Head and Consider Well.
The subject of Life In?urunce is so well under
stood by every body posted on the current events
of the present day, that it needs no argument, no
useless waste of words, to explain the benefit to
be derived from a Life Ptlicy. It is not ouly the
best and safest investment a man can make,
but it ii'furthermore At? bounden duly to get hil
Life Inmrcd ai a meant of providing, beyond pre
adcenhtre,for thefutm e mjtport of thole depending
The only question that remains to be answered,
then, is this : Which is the btst Company in
evecy respect to take out a policy in ?
And herc wc urgently recommend to our friends
and readers the serious and careful consideration
of thc advertisement, to be found in another
column, of Col. JOHN L. BRANCH, Agent at large
for South Carolina of the Piedment Life Insu
rance Company of Virginia. Col. BRANCH is a
gentleman of the highe.t character, of groat in
telligence und most courteous manners. Nor is
he a stranger among our people. Born and reared
in Abbeville, residing for years in Charleston,
and fiuding bis home for n long time past at Ral
lia Mills in our owu District, be comes among
us in bis present capacity as one entitled to all
confidence We have hnd much conversation
nth him on tho subject of Lifo Insuranoe, and
we can say nothing stronger to prove our.confi
dence in the Company he represents than that we
have taken out a policy in said Company.
A fcjc 'koutamd dollar; coming to a family
from a Life Insurance B-dicy by the death of tbe
one on whom they were dependent, ia their best
friend, and the on'y reliable guarantee that they
aro again comfortably provided for.
Cill and seo the inducements offered by Col*
BRANCH, Agent for the Piedmont Life Insurance
Company of Virginia. a
Another Matter o? the Greatest Possible
The use of Commercial Manures presents a
new ern in agriculture. It plaees a poor country
on an equality with a rich one in point of produc
tiveness. That such manures will produce such a
rosult is no longera mutter of doubt; it is an es
In our neighboring city of Augusta, has been
formed a Fertilizer Manufacturing Company. On
tho fourth page of our paper of to day will be
found an article, copied from our esteemedcotem
porary the Comfit ut ional ?it, which will thorough
ly enlighten our readers as to tho formation,
intentions and capabilities of this Company.
That this Company deserves the utmost apprecia
tion aud patronage at the hands of the farmers
and planters of this section, no man, who desires
thc welfare of his own people and the resuscita
tion of his own South, will deny. An advertise
ment from the Augusta Fertilizer Manufacturing
Company is to be found in another column. We
bespeak for it very particular attention.
? New M. D's.
At the Commencement Exercises of tho Medical
College of Georgia, held in Augusta on Saturday
last, the Degree of M. D. was conferred on the
following gentlemon of our own District. Messrs.
LEB G. BIRD, WM. DniriB, WILLIAMSON I. HOL
LOWAY and Jonx A. BARKER. On this occasion,
our distinguished fellow citizen, JUDGE ALDRICH,
residing for the present in Augusta, delivered to
the graduating class an address replete with elo
quence and good advice.
?SD-Uon. Edward J. Arthur, a prominent citi
zen of Columbia, diod in that city on the night of
the 26th Feb., ogod fifty-four.
^EGrA negro man who was known to be op
posed to the League, and who used bis influence
to keep nogroes from voting, was killed by a vio
lent Radical negro on Monday night, the 24tb,
about twenty milos from Montgomery, Ala.
^S?~Tbe Keystone Club, the largest Demo
eratic organisation In Pennsylvania, hu resolved
itiel? into a W?UBJ ?rgaij?wdios.
The President Driven to thc Wall.
At Washington thc situation is excitingly criti
cal. We will very soon be able to underitan? in
telligibly whether or not we are to bid farewell
to the grand experiment of Republicanism, and
live under a despotism ; whether the President is
to be President and Commander-in-Chief, or
whotber be is t<> be a contemptible nonentity.
Let us run over the events which have marked
tho Presidential and Congressional warfare for
three or four weeks past. The Senate decrees
tbat Mr. Stanton, whom the President suspended
from the War Department last summer, was un
lawfully .suspended and should immediately return
to the exercise of his powers as Secretary of War.
Gen. ?raut, Secretary of War ad interim, not
rwitlriafiding his solemn promises to the President
obeys Oengres.?, disobeys the Executive, and va
cates the - War-office for Mr. Stanton. After the
laps? of a fortnight or three weeks, the President
appoints another Secretary of War (Adjutant
Gen. Lorenzo Thoma?) despite the action'of Con
gress and of Messrs. Grant and Stanton. Gen.
Thomas accepts the appointment and applies to
Mr. Stanton for the relinquishment of tho War
office Mr. Stanton boldly and fiercely refuses
give way, and holds the office surrounded with
armed guards. And Gen. Grant obeys orders not
ffom his superior officer, the Commander in
Chief, bat through Mr. Stanton's office. The
President and Gen. Thomas carry their case be
f?se tho Court?, and there leave it.
Ia the meantime the Radical leaders infuriated
more than ever against the President, and seizing
apon the plea that he bas violated the Tenure of j
Office law, (an unconstitutional and party meas
ure,) introduce into the House of Representatives
r?solutions of Impeachment, which are carried by
a party vote.
And thus the President is literally driven to
the wall. His trial at the bar of the Senate
now in progross. The American nation ia now
teing pat f i tho test whether a mere party-a
few fanatics in a fragmentary Congress-are to
role and rain, and whether negro supremacy is
to bo the law of the land ; or whether a broken
Constitution is to be restored to its original puri
ty, and justice and peace aro to take the place of
anarchy and mitrale. There is nothing bat gloom,
gloom, gloom, on every side. Doubt, distrust,
uncertainty, dismay and desperation cover every
thing and everybody as with a pall. All depends
apon the President. If he proves a Jackton all
may be well. If he falters aod yields, we are lost,
and the country go ea to the devil.
No man has an opinion ; or rather, all bare no
tions, bat BO two agree. Nothing lt to be derived
from any man's views. Thick darkness covers
us, and the fool ia as apt to be right as the wise
man. In the President's firmness, and ia tho ia
rtegrity of the Sdpreme Court, lies our only hope.
Should these fail us, a military dictator is to be
the doom of the conn try.
In his Wasbiugton Chronde of Thursday
Forney soys : " It is probable that B. E. Scott,
the able and highly accomplished chief of th?
Freedmen's Bureau for South Carolina, will be
nominated bj (be Republican Convention for
Governor of that Slate. General Scott entered
the volunteor army from Ohio, but was born in
Penn sylvania. His administration in South Caro
lina has been so just, humane, and truly states
manlike, that he is regarded with favor by mon
of all parties, and if be consents to accept the
nomination, will.be elected overwhelmingly, and
will give to South Carolina a Chief Magistrate
thoroughly imbued with the truo spirit of Chris
A New Cabinet.
Ono of the stories afloat it that, if President
Mohosos' it impeached and Mr. Wade becomes
President, the Cabinet will be as follows :
Charles Sumner, of Massachusetts, Secretary
of State; Freeman Clarke, of New York, Secre
tary of the Treasury ; William D. Kelley,
Pennsylvania, Secretary of the Navy ; Frederick
Douglass, (coWcd,) of New York, Secretary of j
the Interior; John M. Lmgiton, of Ohio, Post
master-General; M. H. Carpenter, 'of Wisconsin,
Attorney-General ; Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary
of War, of course.
Fragrant Biography En Masse.
Those biographic and historic pictures of the
Charleston Mercury-as fino specimens as ever
graced the puge of literature ! Those .'ketches
that rescue from oblivion the names, characters
and antecedents of the Delegates to the Groat
Ringed-Streakod-and Striped. Truth is on their
every feature; none but artists of undoubted
skill and indubitable veracity have been employed
in their execution. Thoro are 12-4 of them ; nt
least so many delegates were elected. Sixty nine
are black (or yellow, as the case may be) through
und through ; the remnining fifty-five are white
on the outsido but black underneath. Their acts
alono would have given them but an epheaorul
notorioty, but the JIer\ury bas ma le them immor
tal. Whi> docs not appreciate the ctforts of the
Mercury in thi? behalf ?
Read the notice below, (and forward your money
for this racy book. Years hence, when all th ic
nasty mongrel butine** will be but as " a tale that
is told," it will be highly atnudng to glance over
the pages of the Jftrcurg't Sketches.
SKETcnKS or TIIR DKLKGATKS TO THB CUB
HOUSK ASSKMBLY.-A* will be seen by reference
to an advertisement in another column, theso
sketches hu vc been published complete, and are
now offered for sale at the low price of twenty-five
cents for a single copy, or fire copies for one dol
lar. One copy contains all the sketches. Persons
in the country desirous of purchasing would do
well to club together and ordor five or more copien.
Sond orders to THE MenccaT office, Charleston,
Valuable Testimony of au Edgefield
Now is the time t i buy and apply Fertilizers.
Among farmers and planters this purchase and
application is one of the mott important topics.
And, as apropos to the subject, we copy the fol
lowing testimony of our practical and experi
enced follow citizen, D. T. VAUGHN, Esq.
EDCRFIKM), C. H., Jan. 6", 1S68.
Meitrt. Wilcox, Gibb* d> Co. :
Gents-In reply to your inquiri??, I would
state that the eight tons Phoenix Guano bought
from you, l?st spring, has given entire satisfac
tion. On n field of thirty acres of pine land,
which had been cleared four or five years, I ap
plied it at the rate of 100 to 125 lbs. per aero
and have made on thie field fifteen heavy bale? nf |
Cotton. Without Guano it would not h av o pro
duced over eight to ten bales. The grass got
ahead ol ut on part of my crop, but, notwith
standing thia. / ant tatitfied that I am ice// paid
in uiintj thin Guano. It is an excellent manure
for Corn. I applied about a tablespoonful to the
A Second State Rescinds lier Ratifi
Her ratification of tho Constitutional Amend
ment. This is tho so-called amendment to the
Constitution of the United States, which deprives
States that refuse negro suffrage, of the right to
:ount negroes in arranging Congressional appor
tionment. The following States haro adopted
:his amendment, which is known as the 14th Ar
New Hampshire, Connecticut, Tennessee, New
Jersey, Oregon, Vormont, Now York, Ohio, Illi
?ois, West Virginia, Kansas, Nevada, Indiana,
Missouri, Minnesota, Rhode Island, Wisconsin,
Michigan, Massachusetts and Nebraska.
The Legislature of Ohio, however, a few weokt
jack, rescinded her ratification. And now New
lersey follows tait. Bat her Governor vetoes
Washington, Fob. 26th. The Governor of New
rorsey bas vetoed the resolution withdrawing as
cot to tho Constitutional Amendment.
Should all of the States which havo, within the
est few months, been carried by the Conserva
res, rescind tho ratification of the amendment,
t is altogether probable that the majority necee- I O
ary for its adoption cannot be obtained.
fy A lady out with her little girl and boy,
inrohased him a rubber balloon, which escaped 0'
lim and flew up in the air. Tho girl seeing tears j,
o hit eyot, said, " Never mind Neddie, when you R<
lie and go to Heaven, you'll get it." b
JSB* There are eleven negro George Washing- ?j
oat registered ia cs* pariel ?9 Loauiana, ti
Non-Action Nb Longer Available.
On tho IStb of January last, iho"Houso of Rep
resentatives passed a bill amending the Recon
struction acts so as to require only a majority of
tho votes cast (instead of a. majority of thc
the registered voters) to ratify the Constitutions
in tho Southern States. This was significant of |
it? ultimate Adoption by Congress. Tho vote in
the House was a party one, which not only indi
cated the passage cf tho l ill by thc Senate also,
but showed that tho majority in both Houses
would bo sufficiently largo to overrule a veto by
And so it has turned out. A Washington tele
gram of Feb.- 2Cth is as follows: '
The House concurred in the supplemental re
construction bil] poised yesterday by the Senate.
It provides that a uiajoriiy of votere shall ratify
constitutions. Registered persons shall vote any
where in the State after ten daya'a residence,
registration being proved by certificate, affidavit
or other evidence, and that Congressional and
State elections shall be held simultaneously with
that for ratification of the constitution-vote, 96
The hill gn*s to the President.
We may os well, therefore-, at once accept the
conclusion thnt the Constitutions, framed by the
Mongrel Convention^ for the Southern 8 tates,
cannot possibly be. defeated by non action, and
make up our minds as to the course to bo pur
This amendment of the Reconstruction acta is,
we suppose, tho sort of Duality" promised by
Senator Wilson and other Radical Congressmen.
No sooner do they per?oive that there is one sin
gle clausein their " finality" measures that affords
the whites of the South a chanco to make np for
extensive disfranchisement and greater swindling
in registration, than they repeal that clause and
give all the nd van tage to their black allies. Snch
a course is in kerrjii.tr with tho whole Radical
policy towards the rcople of tho Sooth. They
have dotermined on tho accomplishment of an
end, and they scruple at no means doemed neces
sary to attain it. But nil these things go into the
great account which tho people of tho country
are keeping with that party ; and (hey will all
contribute to that party's ultimate inglorious over
Newspapers, Magazines, dre.
" The Ckrittimn Meutuger," has been re
moved from Augusta to Eatonton, Ga. Terms,
S2 a year. Address GF.NTRV, JEFFLRSOX <t Co.,
IS?"" We arc in receipt of the " Madison (Qa.)
frU Weekly Auditor,"--aa interesting paper re
cently established at Madison, Ga., by Messrs.
PR AT n ER k C-IIECUT, nt tho low price of $5 per
annum. We cbeorfully place the " Auditor" on
our exchange Hs! ; nnd trust that an unbounded
success will reward these enterprising publishers
?&~ " Demarett't Young America.-This popu
lar little periodical bas been greatly enlarged a'd
improved with the new year. Twice as much
reading matter is given as formerly. It is a groat
favorite with tho children, alwnys supplyi"
them with a fund of amusement and instruc'
conveyed in an attractive way. Parents c- . not
do better for (heir children than subscribe for it
Publication Omeo, 47a Broadway, N. Y. $1.50
yearly, with a premium.
Oh shame! Oh Shinbones I
The Florida Ringcd-Streaked-and-Striped was
the last to meet and 'he first to adjourn. It bat
finished its work, ned tho Bob Ridleys and Dan
Tuckers and Dandy Jims have gone home to tho
embrncos of their Nelly Grays and Lilly Dales'|
and Dearest Muts. Shuni) to the unconscionable
Shinbone? who aro ?ti'l holding forth in Virgin
i , North Caiulinn. South Carolina,Georgia, Mis
sissippi, Louisiana and Arkannas, at seven, eight,
niae, teu,'nnd e'evoa dollars a day ! Do they not I
know that their Linahs and pickaninnies are
longing fur the m ?
'. Clear de track for ole Kentucky ;
Camp Town ra?cs fotch along;
Nirger heel 'bout one foal long ;
Fiddle, jawbone, fife and bonos,
Banjo wid melrjas tones ;
Too nr-1 of poor Nelly Gray;
Wool dut 'liions t- Dearest Mae."
Bah ! why do they not go homo to these their
old time and well-loved joys ? Return, return,
return, oh Shinbones. >'" your native mountains
of Hepsidam !
?Good little boys ala Georgia Sunday
school have circus tickets for rewards of merit.
?3~ Mrs. S. H Clark, who resided near An
dersonville, Ga., committed suicide on the 18th
in.it. Sbo wuke up in thc night, called to a ser
vant to hand her husband's razor, and before any
thing was cuspected, had cut her throat with it.
No cause is assigned.
fc?T Tho Memphis papers have wisely reduced
their dimensions. 1 hey used to bo of a very in
conrenicnt size-too l?rge for window curtains
and too sm ill for he-id quilts.
X33^ Thu Massachusetts Leginhturo, it is said,
will probably grant a charter to several gentle
men of Boston, tn ettabliih a society there for
tho provention of cruolty to animals.
?SST 1,5(10 freedmen, of Lowndes County, Mis
sisrippi, have ?igned their names to an agreement
to emigrate io Liberia. They t xptct to be sent
by thc American Colonization Society.
It i? <ai? thnt 'lie cousus embraces seven
teen miliiou womb?. Who wouldn't be census ?
$3Gf" AS th? quickest w.iy to make a fortune, a
sotemporary su.go'is marrying a fashionable
woman und .eilir.'' h?:r clothes.
IMMIGRATION.-In .vidition to the vcrv
gratifying inU??ii??'ncfl wc were enabled to
Boroaiunicate yesterday o? the presence ia our
city of agents from Switzerland and Holland,
having in view thc introduction into Virgi
nia of large colonies of land buyers trom those
countries, we are permitted to state that
General Lin boden has information from his
partner in New York that he expects to send
me thous.-*-1'! land buyers to Virginia in the
months of March and April. With our view
ii the loeatts by which virginia is to be re
mscitatcd. ?nd impelled forward up m a new
\nd more >j>lendid career of prosperity than
ihe mis ever known, we could receive uo more
pleasant information than this. Those who
,'ome, if we receive them well and deal with
;hem liberally, will be but tho avant cour
ier* ol' other thousands who will cast their
ot among us and become identified with us
n all that, concerns our welfare.-Richmond
NEGRO NATURI;.-There could bb no better
Uustralion lb"r. thc following-the result of j
in investigation by a coroner's jury into the
;ause of the death of a young negro man in
Claiborne parish-to show how utterly with
mt providence for thought and self-care is the
tegro, and bow certain he is to relapse into
tis native barbarism, now that he is free. The
Claiborne Advertiser says the jury decided
hat be came to his death by the falling of a
>ine stump, as follows : Hu had a sack of po
atoes ; (how he came in possession of (ho po
atoes does not enter into this investigation ;)
lecoming hungry and weary, he sat himself
lown on the pathway beside thia old pine
tump, set ii, atire tn roast his potatoes and
o satisfy his hunger. While eating, he he
arne warm and comfortable, and as is natur
,1 with this curious race of people, fell asleep,
nd while asleep the stump fell upon him,
nd the full and thu barn together caused his
-? -?- ?
THE TWO GENERALS THOMAS.-The reader
oust not confound thc Gen. Thomas appoiot
d to the War Department in the place of |
Itanton with General Thomas, of Chattanoo
a and Nashville. Tho former, Lorenzo Tuom
s, now quite an old man, was formerly Ad
utant G?rerai of the army, and latterly, wo
elie vc, the gen ord surwintendent or i n spec
or of the national cemeteries, and still later
estored to tho po-.t of Adjutant General tn
he War Office. The latter, Gen. George H.
'homas, now in command of the Department
f the Cumberland, (Kentucky and Tennes
?e,) is in the prime of life.
HKLL OR CHIXA.-The Louisville Journal
iys ; " The ltadic il party is now digging its
wn grave ; and it must be owned that the
,b could not have been given to a more por
tering digger. It hes got quite deep enough,
ut it keeps on furiously digging. From the
ay it digs, one would infer that its motto is
:at of th?? doaperate oil-borer in the moon* j
lina o? PconuyIrania-*-'' Hell or Cilka,"
A Choice Library of AInsic.
ThcHrhited Stales Musical Kc view, published
by J. L. Peters, 200 Broadway, New-York, is be
fore us, and merits thc attention of all lovers of
music. It is a mammoth monthly magazine,
sheet-music size, containing over seventeen pages
of musical nows,.reviews, and choiu? art items,
every line of which is readable, and wo should
say, invaluable to all muticiam. This alone is
well worth a year's subscription, which is only
$2. Thc publishers, however, do not stop here,
for, in addition to the above, each number con
tains /our piteen of choice new musk by the beti
loriteri in America, thus giving a select library of
new m'u.Mc at such a low rate that even the psor
est may indulge in what has hitherto been con
sidered a luxury.
The music in the REVIEW M of the best, as the
following Eolect list will testfy, all of which has
appeared within its pages during the but six
months': " "Nora O'Neal," "Katy McFerrac,"
" You'vo been a friend to me," and " Kiss mc
good-bye, darling," all byWill. S. Haye ; " Good
bye, bate?me again," and "Do you think the
moon could have seen ns?" by J. R. Thomas ;
"Ally Roy," and "Little Brown Church,"" ty
William Si Pitts; "Maribell," by Dank?; "Let
the dead and the beautiful rest," " Break, break,
O Soa," etc.
Also Kinkel's " Heavenly Thoughts'/ and
"Maiden's Blush Seo ula che," Mack's " Damask
Rose" and "White Rose March," and several,
other choice pieces, amounting in ell to $0 at re
tail prices. .
The U. S. MUSICAL REVIEW is published at $2
per year; singlo copies, 20 cents. No musical
family should be without it
?SF A firm in England put up some prepared
meat for a firm in New Zealand, and by directions
had the packages labelled " Canned Missionaries."
The natives cleaned out the stock in two days.
A Dry-goods house in Now York adver
tised, two or three days ago, for an entry clerk,
and at six o'clock on Tuesday night more than
six hundred applications had been received.
MARRIED, Feb. 25th, 1868, by the Very Rev.
Dr. Bermingham of Charleston, CHARLIE A.
MATHIS, Esq., to Mis? EMMA F. DAY, eldest
daughter of JCLIDS DAV, Esq. 1
MARRIED, in this Village, on the 27th ult, by
Rev. P. L. Hermon, Mr. S. H. TOMPKINS, of
Lnmpkin, Ga., and Miss LIZZIE J. MOLOY, of
MARRIED, on the Otb Feb., at the residence nf
the brides' father by the Rev. R. W. Seymour,
JAMES G. PENN and Miss ELLA A., second
daughter of S EB HON STALSAKER, Esq., ali of this
MARRIED, at Lexington C. H., on Thursday
morning, the 29th inst, by Rev. Wm. Martin,
HENRY J. SEIBLES, of Sandy Run, to Mrs.
AMANDA M. WOLFE, daughter of JOHN FOX,
Esq., of Lexington.
MARRIED, in Hamburg, S. C., February 27, by
Rev. O. H. Pattillo, Mr. ROBT. H. KERNA-?
GHAN and Mi?s SARAH ANN KEY.
AUGUSTA. Feb. 29.
GOLD-Brokers are buying at 142 and selling
SILVER-Buy in ir at 132 and selling at 137.
COTTON.-Abet'er tone pervaded the market
to day. but sales were limited. .We quote as a
basis 20} @ 21 c. for Middling, at which the market
closed firm. Sales 345 bales, and receipts 609
bales, flock on band io Augusta 12,620 bile?.
BACON-Smoked Shoulders, 14 cent:; B. B
Sides, loi; C. B. Sides, 15*; C. Sid... 17; Old
Salt Shoulders 13 ; Old Salt C. R. Sides 15 ; Hams
CORN-New Whits $1 23. Mixed $1 25.
WHEAT-White, $300@3 25; Red, $2 75?
OATS are quiet Wo quote at $1.
LivanvooL, Feb. 29, Cotton heavy-sales 7,000
Nr.w Yo UK, Feb. 29.-Cotton dull at 22c.
. Cn wu.usTcx. Feb. 29.-Cotton in good demand
at a decline of J cout-sales 1000 bales-Mid
dling 2 li.
OAVIDSON & RANSOM bave removed
to the Store formerly occupied by Messrs. HORA,
WISE A CO., first door above the CENTRAL
HOTEL, where they will be pleased to sec their
friends, and sell them HATS and.SHOES
at the LOWEST MARKET PRICE.
Augusta, Mar 1 1m 10
Panknin's Hepatic Bit
ASURE and PERMANENT CURE for
Dyspepsia aud General Dubility. For suit
by THOS. W. CARWILE,
At Sign Golden Mortar.
Feb 26 tf 9
ALL Persons indebted lu the late Firm of C
A. CHEATHAM A BRO . aro especially
requested to call aud settle forthwith. Parties
having claim? against said Firm will please pre
sent the same for payment.
# C. A. CHEATHAM.
Mar 3 2t 10
LBS. BEESWAX wanned, for which the
highest Cash price will be paid.
THOS. W. CARWILE,
At Sign Golden Mortar.
Mar 3 tf 10
WARRANTED TO KILL. For sale by
THOS. W. CARWILE,
At Sign Golden Mortar.
Mir 3 tf 10
Wilcox, Gibbs A Co., *) Distress Warrant
vs I for
George W. Dorn. J Lien on Crop.
BY Virtue of an Execution in the above stated
case, to mc directed, I will proceed to sell
at tho re?id.-nce of GEO. W. DORN, Defendant,
on THURSDAY, tho 19th Morcb, tho following
property of said Defendant, to wit:
Fifty Bushels CORN,
Two Thousand Pounds FODDER,
Twenty-fivo Bushels PEAS,
Two Stacks PEA VINES,
Sevonty Five Bushels COTTON SEED.
ISAAC BOLES, S. E. D.
Mi>r 3 St 10
Daniel P. Holloway, ")
vs. \ Fi Fa
George W. Dorn. )'
BY Virtm of a Writ of Fi Fa, to me directed,
in the o bo vc stated case, I will proceed to
soil at Edgefield Court House, on the 1st Monday
in April next. ONE TRACT OF LAND, con
taining One Hundred and Seventy-five Acros,
more or less, bolongiog to tho Defendant George
Wi Dorn, and adj lining lands of Mark Johnson,
William Watkins and others.
ISAAC BOLES, S. E. D.
Mar 3 ot Ol
James A. Dozier, V
vs. \ Fi Fa. *
M. N. Holstein. J
Y Virtue of a Writ of Fi Fa in the above
1 stated case, I will proceed to sell at Edge
field C. H., on the 1st Monday ia April next,
ONE TRACT OF LAND, containing Five Hun
irod Acres, moro or less, levied on as the proper
ty of the Defendant M. N. Holstein, and bounded
by lands of Wm. Powell, Jas. Boatwrigbt Rich
ird Holstein and Thomas Bites.
Also, THREE HORSES.aod THREE MULES
??r Terms Cash.
ISAAC BOLES, S. E. D.
Mar 3 6t 10
A LL persons indited to the Estaf? of MAR
CI. SHALL STEIDHAM, dee'd., aro notified to
jay the snmo forthwith. Those having claims
igainst the said Estate witl present them, duly
i tte s tc J, by the 22 J August next as oa -hat day
i Final Settlement on said Estate will ho in the
JAMES GREEN, Adm'or. 1
Kat* 5a* lt i
THE UNDERSIGNED IS AGENT at large
for South Carolina of the
Piedmont Life Ins arawee Company
This Company was gotten fai'iy under way
about 1st of September 186?. ?.ri to February 1st
1S?8, htr receipt? have amounted to $54,804.34,
whilo her losses have been nothing. This success
is unprecedented in the history of Life Insurance
CompaiK&Y ' ' .--???r-'"
The solvency of the Company? and tho charac
ter and business qualifications of her officers', are
pany, will, without a shadow of doubt, at their
death,.have paid to the Beneficiary, the Bum in
sured for, less the premium notes not absorbed by
the profits annually declared to policy holden.
> 8?i per copt of cet profits are paid to polity
holders, and these profits or dividends pay up ul
timately not only tho'premium notes given by the
patrons, but reduce annually thereafter? the cash
payment, and finally, (success attending the In
stitution), no premium will be .required, and the
holder becomos possessed of a paid up policy
drawing his annual dividends from the Company.
Rates: Cash portion-to secure at death, $1,
88(L00. . ; '. 82 . ..
AMSyeors of agp$7.?0. At 20 years of age $8.80
?25 it u 10.00. ?30 ? "v-ll.SO
"35-" 13.45. ?40 ? " 15.85
"45 ? "18.45. "50 " ? 22.40
and ?t ageslnt?ntfediate, and above 30, at inter*
mediate and proportional rates? r? .[
In addition to tho cash payment, a note at 12
months for the above amounts Ia given, tho ?nter?
est a^0 pr. ct. being paid in advance. It is eas
fiden'tly expected that the payment of these notes
will never be called for, but be absorbed or paid
by the profits of the business. Persona who have
not the ready cash, can arrange with mo upon a
short credit, for the cash payment. Theso credit
notes however' mutt he promptly met at maturity.
I am also Agent for the JAMES RIVER FIRE
INSURANCE COMPANY, and also for a LIVE
STOCK INSURANCE COMPANY. lill
JOHN L. BRANCH;
Agent at large for South Carolina. .
D??m &S*11"*^ }^?dic*l Examinerr.
Address the Agent at Granite ville S. C. Resi
dence at Kalmia'Mills; Edge field District - -
?$r Enquire at Glover's Hotel.
References-Messrs. BUTLER A You MAX s, Atfy's
at law, A. J. NORRIS, Esqr., At t'y. at law, M nj.
JOSKPH ABNEY, Att'y at law, Rev. L. R. GWALT
?EY, D. R. Dcnisoz, Esq., and A. A. GLOVER,
Esq., all of Edgefield CH.
Dr. ISAAC B RANCH, Dr. J. J. WARDLATY, Rev.
D. MCNEILL TURNER, Col. ROB?. A. Fant, Att'y.
at law. and Geni. S. MCGOWAX, Att'y. at ia?.'all
of Abbeville CB.- ,/i.<13iolH
Mar 2 lm 10
TONS OF THIS FERTILIZER
now ready for sale. Planters are resp<ictfally in
vited to visit our works on South Boundary St.,
io this City, and satisfy thqmselvos as to quality
and mode of preparing the article.
It is rich in Ammonia and Phosphate, and sui
table for all Field Crops and the Garden.
Bolo w we append on Analysis made by General
RAHS, on the 17th February last of the Amme
'nia Phosphate, as offered for sale: ' ?
Organic Matter? Ammonia and. necessary Mo?-_
turo,; si - . 250.00 ,
Carbonate'and Nitrate Potash, Chloride of
Sodium and Unite of Ammonia, 70.00
Alumina and Magnesia and Iron each, a
Carbonic Acid, fiO.OO
Lime (Protox Calcium,) 75.00
Lime (Phosphate and Nitrate) 165.00
Sulphite, and Hypo-Sulphite and Loss,
about - I 80.00
Sulphur and S ul ph ure t Calcium, 22.50
Silieiou? Matter, 277.50
/E^Prke, $40 per ton, Cath. $45 per ton pay
able 1st Nov. next-City acceptance.
^HT Pamphlets with full particulars at our
Office, No. 300, Broad Street,
J. A. AXSLEY & CO.,
Augusta Fertilizing .Manufacturing Co.
^dSTAlsn, Agents for the CELEBRATED
CALHOUN & ATKINSON TURNING
PLOW, niado at Maj ?ville, Kentucky.- AU
sizes on h^nd.
Augusta, Mar 2 2m 10
THE WANDO COMPANY,
CHARLESTON, S. C.,
IS PREPARED TO FURNISH
FARMERS AND PLANTERS
AMMO NI ATE D
COMBINING IN THE HIGHEST DEGREE
THE REQUISITES for tho largest yield of
Cotton and Corn. Our friends who have tried
this FERTILIZER give their unqualified testi
mony of its complete success in largely increas
ing the yield of their crops. Where the applica
tion was doubled, the increase of yield wa? folly
as great, and we are assured that it has proved
Planters will find it advantageous to work less
ground, to cultivate more thoroughly, and to ap
ply liberally a preparation such as the above.
Are made under the supervision of
Dr. St. JD LIEN RA?ENEL, Chemist,
WHOSE REPUTATION AND SKILL EN
SURE a reliable article. We have no hesitation
in stating that in our standard manure the pub
lic have a FERTILIZER which will give th?
most satisfactory results. WE CLAIM THAT
AT THE SAME COST PER ACRE, THIS
ARTICLE WILL DO BETTER THAN PE
RUVIAN GUANO, our friends writing that
Guano loses its effect upon the plant generally
ibout the beginning of September, and this sus
taining the plant in a green and healthy condi
:ion until killed by frost. Directions for use sent
irith shipments. Price $85 dollars per ton of
A SUPERIOR ARTICLE OF
PURE BONE FLOUR,
ALWAYS ON HAND,
At $65 per ton of 2000 Pounds.
WM. C. DUKES & CO., Agents.
Charleston, Mar 2_lm 10
STRAYED from my plantation, near Silverton,
in Barnwell District on the afternoon of tho
?3d inst., a dark BAV MARE MULE, shod in
ront, with no particular mark except perhaps a
mall white spot or two behind the ear, rubbed
rery much by the harness, seven or eight years old.
Any ono who will Uko up this mule and deliver
ter to me, or wara me of having her in possession,
?ill be liberally rewarded?
Any information on this subject may bc lodged
fith Mr. Wimborly at Aiken, or the malo herself
nay bc lodged with said gsntlenioo.
' 8 JAMES COCHRAN.
_Feb. 25, 180S._?_?_
PROM my Stable*, on the night of the 55th
Feb, a modiura^iaed hrigbt bay HORSE
AULE some 13 yoais old. Said Male was then
u order, marked considerably by the ge?*, and
ias ? black stripe across wethers.
Any information concerning said Mule thauk
ully received. If able, I would pay a liberal
eward for Its recovery.
EJgefield, S. C., March 3_2t 10
A LL Persons indebted to the - l?state - of SIM
\ EON CROUCH, deo'd., and that of JOHN
ROUCH, jr., doe'd., are requested to coma for*
ard and settle the same. Those having claims
gainst either of said Es tate s will pleaso render
lem in forthwith, properly attested. An early
jttlcment on said Estates is desired.
E. J: G OGG A NS,
Agent for Administratrix.
Marl ? . M