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t.otter From ?enntor Robertson.
UNITED STATES SCHATE CHAMBER, \
WASHINGTON'. March 18, 1871. $
?TFVTT.VMVN : The diVurhpd condition of
ofT>:-r. ijflc?;?? tn portn,*n InoRlitifs OT '""U"
C? !. Q nn-ico-l T,O tbp p-routest. concern.
c:-." ""i . .}.. ;,.;..". ,v,p nrnenentv nf nnr Stat*?
^-l .' ?, oil nijr noonie. T wo'lld
(?onc?r?or . nine* n'i^n'^imiQ not of my
lifo ;r T <*viM Ko prOfl'ictirp nf nnv wood as a
T* :a n-t nof? c;cp.-v fnr me tn ?nlnr'"i nnon
fee to.-riKio OTI'1s Trriion thrp^pn the State if
tho in-nrfxntom? ,-)f onr ?oM**ry are. not
ronre-^?d M<- ir}cn ?q fb?t tho t~ae road to
t)p?.PM byTv??c*fnl means-Kv justice and
kind-e:< t>> t\\\ rlocsQs_sn that none mav
fo.il ?h-'m^'res -lien from tho eovernment.
T im -?ot 9Tnr?nine of tho effoer of laws urless
thov ?.re s-ist'-inoH hv Dnhlic opinion.
V- r\\.\, .? 'bon. ;r. addressing yOU ?S to
-,-V . .rjr??! jn T..-;IO;.><T <*nd con cen ?ratine
f*e""i'M".n nf nil rw>d citizens in favor of
!"?..*..id order. Knowing- year inte'licrence
J .... i :. ^ntinnft. f vertfnrej ? n-n?nrh nor rf
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-,.| - ;1 :- ?Ko nr.irni"1?.
^? -r fV^f nn* T-ni^-QnltroO
: ?_^,^..jrin w;ti. tb'* l-od.no- r-ftizen?
in th . r --.%.;?., ,. ?.).. ". - f tha ?to,fo qr, ri?
? 'v, n.imWnfi tho morn' nn?vor nf
-.f nnonn ivnnd "frl^r i\n<\
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T ii hap. re ?tho bnrir,inst
r -i.'7 fl . ?. vmir oy'-rtinnq. tinrl
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.i-i-"- :-- tt.it- n'*a?*nn nf ponpo. wb'ch ?*
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T r*"m vr'*l' bicrbpst ppp-nrd. voil!" ohorHon*
Sftrr- I T J. RnnPRTsny.
Tn M",r, ,T B Kershaw, M. C. Butler,
"???d-nt ^rnnt After the Kn-Klnx.
WASHINGTON. March 24
Th* ri''n-r?n.' nrno'amation has been issued :
BT THE PRESIDENT op THE UNITED STATES OP
Wh rren*. T> is provided in the Constitution of
the TTnit?.i Rf-'e? that the United States shall pro
tect rvorv 5St"te ih this Union on implication of
the Legislature, or of the Executive, when the
Legnlatu-e cannot be convened, against domes
tic violence ; and.
Whens** it is provided in tho laws of the Uni
I ??v . >>"f in n|| caves of insurrection in an>
*"r> '.S?trarti<?n to 'be laws thereof, ii
*?. 1 b - . .. r ?he President of tho Uniter!
St*, application of the Legislature of such
R? -erf the Execu'ivo when the Legislature
cami it be convened, to call for the militia of an\
other State, or States, or to employ such part of
the land and naval force as shall be judged neces
sary for the purpose of suppressing such insurrec
tion, or of causing the laws to be duly executed j
Whereas, I have receivod information that com
binations of armed men, unauthorszed by law,
are now disturbing the peace and safety of the
citireas of the State of South Carolina, and com- j
mitting acts of violenco in said State of a char
acter and to an extent which rerders the powers
ot' the State and its officers unequal to tho task of 1
protecting life and property, and securing public
order the .-ein ; and,
Whereas, the Legislature of said State is not
now in session and cannot bo convened in time
t ) meet the present emergency, and the Execu- j
live o' said State has therefore mado application
t . me for 3ueh part of the military force of the
Unifed States as may be necessary and adequate
to protect said ?tate and tho citizens thereof
?. i s' the domestic violence bereinbeforo men-1
id io enforce the due execution of thu !
.nv- ; md
When i>. the laws ot the United States require j
mat whenever it may bo necessary, in the judg
ment of .he President, to use the military force j
for the purpose aforesaid, he sba.l forthwith, ny j
p ic:inuati n, command such insurgents to db
perse <i..d retire peaceably to their respective
??bj i^s WUIIIQ a limited time : .
> nur, .ueretor?, I. Ulysses S. Grant, President
Ol the Lo::"l States, do hereby command'the
per 'ns ;vi.._"; sin g the unlawful combination.
afci uid i" disperse and retire peaceably to their
respec'ivc abodes within twenty days from this
lu witnrss whereof, L have hereunto set my
hand and caused tho seal of tho United Statos to
Dmo at the City of Washington this 24th day
of March, in the year of our Lord 1871, and ot
thc iadej endence of tue United States the ninety
..^izned) U. S. GRANT.
By tho President:
HAMILTON FISH, Secretary of State.
[ : Manning, Clarendon County, last Wed
nesday niirht, at 1 o'clock, a body of disguised
men, fully armed, numbering between twelve
and Or'teen. suddenly entered the residence
of Mr. L. A. Bigqer, and draeged him and
h:? Dartner in business, Mr. J. B. Parker
?ormerlv sheriff-<f Clarendon County, ont ol
their be la, ?.? a dismal swamp Ao?t a mile
distan', relieving tbem of their pocket books*
and <>t .er valuables, where they were blind
fold.-.i ai.'I tied to trees for the purpose ol
sb ?oting rh-m. Mr. Bigger, belonging to a
srcr- order known throughout the country,
offered M?rn "f distress, which one ol the
party in: inned 'tim would save their lives on
Condition nutt tiiey should leave the State io
tweets f ur hours, never to return. They
were left in the swamp in this helpless condi
The perpetrators of this outrage are suppos
ed to he the same who visited Mr. Bigger
some three months since and destroyed at
tba* unie 'he most of his property.
T e A'ipust.t Chronicle & Sentinel of
Su .! j
U A said there wa*> a municipal gov
cmuieui ii Hamburg. We have intimated
that i ?n H bra.se government, and for evi
dence "f the 'ruth of our assertion, we ap
pend the followinir note, received by the
A eut. >.f the South Carolina Railroad Com
pany, m th'- o:ty. yesterday, from an official
ni lim': government. He requires the a^ent
m >r ? . rj to e'ean ont all tu-; culprits in
e o :p rv.e Units of Hamburg, and only
- bur. to tlie 6th of April to perform
t iii? buz' j b. Suppose the agent fails, who
k:. ?ws w?u,t dire calamities may be visited
up ei his ?.ffettding road? We respectfully
?uggesi to ! un to call in the aid of the Ku
li.ux li ? r Bu'ler's hill passes. They will
j,, ci u ,. m si efficiently and perhaps
II i.,- ...jill but the aforesaid culprits.
S-.-ne may' -kalk in the CULVERTS of the
r . ; -* u -harp lopk nut should be kept up
ai i hi entrances of these dark places, and ali
i-, ri -. .-:.<! <i li li- road sl.ouid bo cornered
a- .<>n .s p --io.o But 'he following is tbe
. . referred t.<, verbatim, punctuatim, et.
li m uini, el spcllatim :
HAMBURG, S. C.. March 21th, 1871.
Mr. Edward Hull, Ag't S. C. R. R.
Sir Y >:i are hereby notified to have all
the CULPRITS cl-;.ned out anywise cornectcd
w.tii the S C. K. R- in the Corporate limits
of ihe Town <-f Hamburg on or by the Gili
dav ? f April :n-x*,
By order of the
Council Town of Hamburg
Jno. S; Simm*
v ..' 1 ? ni- i Phoenix says that Senator
-i..,rt.i.'t " i- t >t t io un fy member of the " Rad
ica i. ; y .' tbi-Suite. wh<?, after subordinating
.i ? :n n whi to pa opie of South Carolina to
.i i iii rr a .' corrupr rule, apd after thus dis
in bonds nf society, now .eeks io relievo
??.i.. ui i .. .;. isibility for the present state
ol thii'i;- by hr iwii g up*n ibu ostracised portion
of the State the onus of a disturbed state of so
1 . learn that Alfred Sciglcr, charged
V -~;;ci(iu? trespass in cutting to pieces with
, ?h, a yoke of steers, tho property of James
W. ie, w ni lodged in jail, in default of bail,
on i'uesday Lst, by Trial Justico HemphilL So
says the Abbeville Ticss <? Banner, of the 24th. |
EDGEFIELD, S. C., MARCH 30? 1871.
.? For me to Die is Gain*" .
How few of us, at tho last, can, with certainty,
utter this triumphant sentence. But a noble wo
.nan departed from among us last night, nho
might have thus exclaimed, with the sweet and
holy consciousness of a life that was all gentle
ness, all benuty, all charity, all purity, all piety
Mrs. GEORGIE L. PENN. Never was woman more
beloved, more regretted. Never did woman leave
8 more hallowed memory. The very flowers she
io loved in life will bond above ber gravo in tears,
shaking tho dew from their petals that the ver
due around her may be kept green and beautiful.
In Behalf of the Soldiers' Monument at
Wo are requested by certain energetic and pa-1
trintic ladies of our town connected with the
Stoto Monument Association, to annour hat an
Entertainment, in behalf of the objet he As
sociation, will bo given at Masonic in this
nlnre. on Thursday evening April . -th. This
Entertainment will consist of a Supper, Tableaux
and Charade?. We will givo further particulars
Swallows Flying Sonth.
Not the innocent swallows Tennyson wrote so
b-t'.utiful abnnt, but two wily human swallows
named Mr. W. H. BRUNSON and Mr. J. H. CHEAT?
HAM-alias, "BILL" and "TOBY." They have
just flown In from the big city of New York, with
now hats and other personal adornments, looking
a.? amiable and tricky as the " Heathen Chinee."
Wo thank them for many valuable papers and
magazines, and herewith announce that, in a few
days, their drawers, shelves and counters will
groan with untold beauties and treasures in the
way of New Spring and Summer Goods.
? . ?
On Saturday last a colored man by tho name of
Green Tillman, better known as Green Lindsay,
wes found on tho road .?ide about two miles from
the Village, and only a short distance from his
home, lying in aspeechless and helpless condition.
That night he died. Greon was a polite and
well-disposed man, and had many friends, both
white and colored. A Coroner's Inqvost should
have been held, and some efforts taken to account
for thc sudden and mysterious death of this man.
Thero oro rumors rife in the community that the
deceased came to his death from poison. Whose
'lusiness is it to look into this matter ? It is not
too late even now to have a post mortem exami
Horse Thief Arrested.
On last Thursday one John Hamilton, a stran
ger in this part of tho country, stole a horse on
one of tho back streets of tho Village, and loft in
the direction of Newberry. That night Messrs.
THOS. PITTS and JAS. JONUS fuBowed and arrested
Hamilton, and recovered tho horse, the property
of Mr. PITTS. Hamilton is now in jail, and will
thero remain until Juno Court.
" With Groanings That Cannot be Ut
Tho iniquitous taxation under which the people
of South Carolina now labor, is a subject not to
bo exhausted. Of course we all return to it from
time to time, with groanings that cannot bo uttered.
We givo a praclical illustration of tho workings
of this taxation. Thero is a family in this town
that, until very rccontly, owned a house and lot
in Charleston. The aggregate rent for this house
since tho conclusion of the war, has amounted to
$2500, of which tho parties in interest have re
ceived $90. Insurance and a few needed repairs
have taken a part of this money, but considera
bly moro than half bas been swallowed up by
the tax. This property, belonging to an undi
vided estate, was sold tho other day for $3500, thc
tux cost upon selling it amounting to $350 or
more. Under thc old modo of legal procedure
it would have amounted to less than $100. It is
unnecosB?ry lo add that the said property was
bought by a high S uto official, a negro. Who in
?outh Carolina, now-a-days, has money, except
Kadical office-holders ?
We direct the attention of our readers to the
many new advertisements from Augusta Mer
chants in to-day's issue. Head them carefully,
and profit by the information therein given. Noxt
week we hope to notice theso Mercantile estab
lishments in detail.
" Radical Modesty."
Under this caption, a correspondent of tho
Charleston Neies, lot'3 fly some hard hits at Scott
and Robertson. The writer says: "Governor
Scott and Senator Robertson aro making earnest
appeals to tho gentlemon of South Carolina to
use their influence in behalf of peace and order.
" The very gentlemen to whom they now so
pathetically appeal were actively engaged last
sommer to effect this object.
" Where were thesb tender-hearted officials
then ? What aid did General Butler and General
Kershaw receive from Scott and Robertson ?
Are we to suffer all and bear all, while they enjoy
"Peace is on excellent thing. But thero aro
some sorts of peace that are even worse than
war. Is this the peace that Scott and Robertson
would have us enjoy ? If they are in earnest, let
them retire and uso their influonco in having good
men put in their plncos. No protestations of
friendship should be received from men who only
hope to enjoy tranquilly their ill-gotten honors
" Not for Joe."
The Columbia correspondent of the New York
Sun says : " The other night, while the Governor
was rocciving the " peace delegation," Joseph
deliberately walked into the Executivo chombo
and took a seat on thc sofa by the side of General
Kershaw. The latter rose in a dignified mannor,
and said, " Governor, I will not sit in the 3ame
room with Mr. Crews. Either he or I must retire."
Joseph gathered himself up and sloped. And
now he feels biller toward the Governor for having
talked with tho " d-d rebels," and he swears
that Scott is getting ready to join tho "rebel cru
sado" against- thu Republican party. Poor Joe
doesn't seo that the world moves on, and that a
lime is coming when intelligence, education and
honesty must again find expression within the
granite walls of South Carolina's Capitol.
Thc Orangcburg New?, of the 24th, says:
" Wo learn that tho Orangcburg Baptist Church
has securod tho sorvices of tho Rov. A. PorE NOR
RIS vice Rev. Dr. L D. DURHAM resigned.
Mr. NORRIS' reputation as a Divine and ripe
tckolar is too well known throughout the South
oru States, to need any commont from us. Wo
congratulate tho Orangeborg Baptist Church
upon her good fortune, in securing the services
of ono so highly qualified for this new field of
labor, with many wishes that this part of Clod's
moral vineyard may bo greatly built up.
" The Day of Retribution rs Nigh!"
With fowexceptions, (Bays the Marion Crescent,)
tho pooplo of this State, and thc South, generally,
havo submitted so long and so quietly to the ex
actions, oppressions, and tyrannies of the Radical
party, and low-minded scallawags, who sold their
birthright for a mess of pottago, that the intelli
gent and honost white peoplo and their property
woro regarded as the lawful prey of these people.
Il now seems that tho people in tho up-country
aro decenninod no longer to submit, quietly, to
wrong and oppression ; but, mean to defend
themselves at every hazard. This seeming de
termination, on the part of tho people, has stricken
terror into tho hearts of their and our rulers and
oppressors, and thoy are trembling in their boots;
BUT, THE DAY OF RETRIBUTION IS
?S- Charles Friend^ a proniinont citizen of
Prince George county, living noar Petersburg,
Va., wa? murdered on tho eight of tbe 24th, near
his house, by a band of negroes, who took him
into the* woods where ho was found He lived
long enough after his discovery to toil the circum
stances of the assault.
New Items Concerning Tax-Gathing.
Among'tho Acts of the Legislature, lately ad
journed, is a Joint Resolution authorizing tho
Stato Auditor and County Commissioners to levy
certain taxes for the-present year. Ey this Reso
lution the Stato Auditor is authorized and direct
ed to levy, and cause to be collected, a tax not to
exceed ?even mills on a dollar on all tho taxable
property in the State, to m ?et the appropriations
for the fiscal year 1871. And tho County Com
missioners in each County aro authorized to levy,,
and cause to be collected, a tax not exceeding
three mills on a dollar on all taxable property.
When this Resolution was first agreod upon,
tho telegrams from Columbia were so worded as
as to mako it appear that the tax above-men
tioned was to be addition to tho first proposed
tax of 12 mills on tho dollar; and we remember
writing a short paragraph to this effect But, in
common with many others, wo labored undor a
misapprehension. We have since read the Joint
Resolution in question, and find that the said
taxes are for the fiscal year of 1871. And these
taxes are to bo collected in November next, be
cause thc regular timo for collecting taxas has
been changed by the Legislature from March to
November. We understand that a misapprehen
sion exists among the poople, or some of them afc
least, that we are to bo taxed twice fer the same
year. This is not tho case. On the contrary,
tho matter stands ?hus : Th a timo for the collec
tion of taxes having boen changed as aforesaid,
of course, to put this chango into operation the
people will be required to pay two annual taxes
in the same year, to wit : the taxes for 1870 and
1871. Aftor this change is effected tho taxes will
be collected annually in November. As regards
tho motive for changing the timo of colleoting
taxe?, we believe it to have boen an extremely
unworthy one. The object is clearly to have
money ready for the thieves and robbers, called
Legislators, who will meet in Columbia again
next winter. Yet nevertheless we think, for
varions reasons, that the fall of the year is the
best time, in tho long run for tho payment of
taxes. It will certainly operate inconveniently
on tho people this year, as they wili have but
little time to prepare to meet this tax. In fact
we do not believe they can meet iL And wo
rather hope its collection will be a dead failure.
Negroes and carpetbaggers may make laws by
the million, but still the great fact remains un
disputed-that out of of a turnia blood o?"' .
But, on the other hand, here is still a new tax,
and a heavy one. As is already known, tho Leg
islature passed a? Act authorizing a sterling
loan of $1,200,000, and requiring a tax to be
levied, annually, in an amount sufficient to pay
the interest on the loan, and two per cent of the
principle. This tax will amount to about half a
million annually in gold.
This loyal Legislature evidently intended to
make a clean sweep. What are we to do ? -What
is fco become of us ?
But the people of Edgefield are ru LY DETER
MINED TO PAY NO HORE TAXES during the year
1871-unless they aro forced to do so by bayonets
in the hands of Federal Soldiers. We know tho
sentiment of our people on this infernal Tax
business,-and hope the Scott Ring Bummers
will not attempt to make any further tax collec
tions in Edgefield during the present yoar.
The Savannah New? says that a few days ago
tho conductor on tho Central Railroad train, OD
taking charge at Millen, discovered a negro woman
and her two children in the Indies' car. He im
mediately informed hor that she could not rido
whero sho was, but must take a seat in a first
class car especially providod for colored pooplo.
She replied that she had ridden from Washington
(D. C.) in the ladies' oar, and that sho held a first
class ticket and would ride whoro sho was. Though
politely informed that it was contrary fco tho rulos
of the company, she still refused to move, and
the conductor called in his train hands and had
her removed to another car. Sho afterwards at
tempted to roturn tO the car, ana ti.? oonduului
opposing her, she slapped him in the faco. She
was required, however, to ride in her proper place
to Savannah. Nothing shows more clearly the
negroes want of self-respect than their their do
sire to force themselves in place whero they are
not wanted. Southern railroads aro owned by
white men, and they intend to control them.
The Mobilo Segitter, commenting on the
late disturbance at Meridian, Miss., says truly:
- Those who imagino .Southerners are going to
stand still and be insulted ; spat upon, threatened
and murdered by bands of negroes crazed with
Radical teachings, will soo what will be thc result
hereafter, clsewhero than Meridian. In any con
flict with tho whitos the negro has and always
will go to the wall. Honce tho folly and wicked
ness of arraying them Bgainst the white man, so
persistently done by the Radicals for party pur
poses. The whites know this, and deplore the
necessity of meeting foroe with force, for having
been raised with them and being accustomed to
them, the whitos of tho South have none but tho
kindest feelings for tho nogroos, whom they now
seo driven hither and thither to serve political
purposos by bad and dosigning Radicals ; but they
must and will protect themselves, their wives,
children and property, against such violence as
this Meridian, to the bitter end."
*?y Mrs. ELIZ. GILBERT died ut her residence
in EuUw, Ala., on tho 27th Feb. last. Mrs. G.
was a native of No wherry District, S. C., and
was a most estimablo Christian lady. She was
the mother of L. E. GILBERT, Esq., of thc Car
rollton Wett Alabamian ; and in his great afflic
tion ho has our heartfelt sympathies.
The Great Nursery at York, Penn
Wo havo long ago introduced to our roaders
tho Great Nursery for Fruit and Ornamental
Trees, Vines, Berries, Flowors aud Field and
Gardon Socds of EDWARD J. EVANS k Co. at
York, Fenn. The Catalogue and Lists of this
famous establishment, 1871, ure now on our table,
and wo have only to soy to tho publie that any
thing thoy may order. from EVANS k Co., be it
fruit trees, ten foot in longth, a bale of strawber
ry plants, or the ?mallest package of scod, will
reach them by mail or exprese, in double quick
time, and in perfect order. Anything, in tho line
we have mentioned nbove, now known to the
Horticultural, Pomol?gica! or Floral world, can
be obtained of EVANS k Co. Catalogues can bo
seen at this office
jp*?- Tho Cincinnatti Enquirer, good authority,
says : " Ono of tho ablest carpet-bag Judges,
having the full confidence of the Radicals of
North Carolina, is eminently qualified for the
criminal department, having served four and a
half years in the Ohio Stato Prison for*burglary."
pSS- Grant's negro barber is a clerk in the
Treasury Department, on a salary of $1,200.
?3* A Michigan woman found a livo lizard in
the heart of a potato with no visible means of in*
gros;, and has become insane in an attempt to de
cide whether tho potato hatched tho lizard from
the seed, or tho lizard grow tho potato as a sort
?S" A young lady in Indiana was frozen to
death while sleigh-riding with a young man. A
man who can't keep a woman from freezing when
ho is in a sleigh oil alone to himself, should bo
punishod to tho full extent of the law.
8^*H. R. White (whito)and John Tinsloy,
(negro) two of the County Commissioners in
Union County, have become disgusted with public
life and rosignod their positions. G. B. Cannon,
the School Commissioner has also resigned.
^gy- Bismarck has been 'elevated to the rank
of a Prince of tho German Empire. Moltke has
received the grand crots of the Order of the Iron
pgr A lady teaohor in one of the publio schools
of a town in Wisconsin has laid asido ber ferule
ard adopted the method of kissing her pupils
into obedience. The larger boy?, it is said, ara
particularly unruly, and require daily correction
ptr Ono of the most lamentable effects of tho
siege of Paris is manifested in tho distressing
circumstance that thero aro only twenty new
spring styles of bonnets this year. J
With unfeigned plcasnro wo copy from the
Philadelphia Underwriter, tho folltrtrtn'jj compli
mentary allusions to that old favorito Southern
Life Insurance Company,-tho Piedmont & Ar
lington, of Richmond, Va.
The Underwriter is an Insurance/ Railroad and
Financial Journal of the highest order and merit,
and never endorses any Company or Banking in
stitution unless well satisfied of its capacity and
Southern Companies are subject to the closost
scrutiny and criticism in Northern cities and
States, end generally unfair arguments, are used
in order to keep said Companies out altogether,
but tho bravo old " Piodmont <fc Arlington" bat
tles against tho storm, and enters Pennsylvania
with her banners flying and a determination to
Lake a front stand oven thero with tho oldest and
best Northern Companies. Three oheors for the
gallant old "Piedmont & Arlington," and may
hor success in Pennsylvania equal her proud and
onvicd position in the old Palmetto State. But
read what the Underwriter has to say :
Fiedmont and Arlington Life Insurance
Company, Richmond, Virginia.
This company hoing the first Southern corpo
ration to enter the Eafitorn portails of insurance
has naturally attracted our attention in locating
a General Agency for Pennsylvania, at Phila
delphia. It is also about to knock at the doors
of the New York and Massachusetts depart
ments, through which it can have no difficulty in
passing, so far as it? character for honesty of
purposo and condition for soundness and relia
bility are concerned. In fact, the unexampled
prosperity of tho Piedmont and "Arlington, from
its youth and quiet workings, must,cause' aston
ishment in the minds of those who have hitherto
thought there was no insurance vitality in the
South. Our doctrine, so frequently preached, that
all sections should stand by their own solvent
companies first, in preference to foreign ones, is
fully exemplified by tho company, and wo are
glad to note tho fact as a rominder to other lo
calities, for it is a recognized principle in busi
ness that, to be successful abroad, character and
confidence should first be obtained at home. This
company has attained said position of eminonco,
as it oomes eastward with the remarkable growth
of double the business of other companies of four
years old, both in number of policies and amount
of risks. It has issued over 13,500 policies, and
its annual income is $1,500,000. ?
The ratio of cxponse to income is 18.S3, less
than half the averago exponso of some thirty
companies of samo age, or one hundred per cent
In regard to mortality, the losses have been
six per cent, less in number as to average losses
of other companies; this, too, in foco of tho fact
of $90,000 from accidents by falling in of the
Capitol at Richmond, and othor special accidents.
The company is now upon the all cash plan,
which it adopted some months Binco.
Over $200,000 of expenses aro charged off for
accidental losses, retired capital ($33,932), and
special expenditures which cannot exist again.
There is a divisable surplus of th:-teen per cert,
larger than the divisable surplus ot ni'-, com
panies. The dividends aro now t< oe decreased
in order to reach and attain a four per cent, basis
os soon as possible, and a larger surplus in tho fu
As to strength, thg " Piedmont and Arlington"
has $1.24 assets to $1 of liabilities as applied to
policy holders, or $1.14 to stockholders, an aver
ago of 10 per cent, more than the relative num
ber of other companies.
The total outgo to total income is 55 per cent.,
an averago of 10 to 15 per cont less than many
The annual statement of this company for 1870
ll before us, yet wo have written from a more
thorough and detialed investigation of the com
pany's affairs than set forth therein. We desired
to know whother any Southern life company could
be recommended by us to the public, and as this
company Lau had the courage to be the pioneer in.
the movement to the "lands of criticism and pre
judice" wo aro free to say that when others from
that section come in the same condition as the
" Piedmont and Arlington" they sholl have our
countenance, becauso they merit not only it, but
that of tho public.
Tho early staunch condition of this company
portrays the fact that tho President, VI. C. Car
rington, Vice. Presidont, John E. Edwards, Sec
retary, Daniel J. Hartsook, Actuary, Prof. Ed
ward B. Smith, and Cashier, B. C. Hartsook, are
all thoroughly skilled in tho science, and we may
add that the directors comprise prominent and
esteemed citizens of Richmand, several ot whom
are most favorably known far and wido,
This comnanv iaa na*""1 *ue inspection" of tho
insuranco Departments of Missouri, California
and Kentucky, and bas a deposit of $100,000
with the proper authorities at Richmond. ' It will
not fail, therefore, to be admitted, upon applica
tion, into Now York and Massachusetts.
To conclude, as tho company is progressive,
prosperous and prompt, its expenses and loises
small, its investments secure, its reserve ample,
its surplus good, and its management conserva
tive and skillful, wo highly recommend the " Pied
mont and Arlington," of Virginia, as deserving
tho patronago of insurers. The General Agent
in Philadelphia is J. H. Baird, Esq., office, No.
110 South Third street, from whom fullor particu
lars may bc obtained if desired.
Tho Washington correspondent of the Savan
nah Republican furnishes facts which should
awake tho whole country from its slumbers. Mil
lions of tho public revenue, collected ont of the
hard oarnings of the people, has disappeared and
no effort is made by the Government to hold the
thoieves responsible ; that the Secretary of thc
Treasury persistently refuses to respond to an
inquiry of Congress for information, shows to
what an alarming stage of corruption the Gov
ernment has attained under the present adminis
tration. These robberies aro bad enough in them
selves, but whonthe Vice-president of thc Unitod
States and the Chairman of the Financi Com
mittee of the Senate talk about " natural absorp
tion in passing from hand to hand," tho insult to
the peoplo becomes insufferable No doubt it is
vory " natural" for these officials to absorb, but
instead of accepting the explanation as satisfacto
ry, tho people view tho operation as simply una
dulterated stoaling, and they will insist that both
tho thioves and their department protccto's at
Washington bo brought to judgment. " Nanral
absorption," indeed ! If the dofence bc gaod,
why may not every roguo plead it ?
$St~ Throe Companies of tho 7th Regimen; U.
S. Cavalry arrived in Columbia on Sunday la t
" What New England lost In the Wir,"
is tho subject of an article in tho Montgonery
Mail. New England's loss in the war consittd
principally of substitutos. .
The Friends and Acquaintances of Mr'.and
Mrs. GEO. L. PENN, and family, are resject
fully invited to attond the funeral of Mrs. PEiN
at the Edgcfield Baptist Church on Thurday
morning, the 30th, at half-past 10 o'clock.
"COMME II cf AL 7
AUGUSTA, Mar. 2.
GOLD-Buying at 109 and selling at 111.
COTTON-Tho market opened quiot wis a
fair demand for full grades of Liverpool midding
at 13J and New York middling at 14, the iner
modhto grades being much noglectod, and clotng
juiot at same. Sales, 561 bales. Receipts, 23
BACON-Stock heavy and demand modorte.
We quote C. Sides, 13*C. R. Sides, 121 ; B.H.
Sides, 12; Shoulders, WO ; Hums 14@20.
CORN-In good demand, and primo whites
selling at $1 05 from depot; at retail, $110.
WHEAT-We quote choice white, $1 85; ri
FLOUR.-City Mills $7 75@9 50. At rotd
$I$barrol higher. Country $7 50@9 50, a
cording to quality.
CORN MEAL.-$1 05 at wholesalo; $120 I
AREGULAR CONVOCATION of BEZAEE
CHAPTER, No. 8 R. A. M., will bo hold i
tho Hall on Thursday evening, the 30th inst
By order of tho High Priest.
W. W: ADAMS, Sec'ry.
Mar 29 lt 14
Captured at Last.
NOT A RAT, ROACH or BED BUG can bt
found at tho Storo of MARKERT A CLISBY.
Why? B'cause they uso and soil SURE POP.W
Mar 29_;_t?_U_ *
.JUST RECEIVED, J
? LARGE Lot *t VERY FINE HAIRb
\ BRUSHES and COMBS. "
Mar 29_tf 14 *
IF yen want NICE CANDY, buy from /
MARKERT & CLISBY. t
Mar 29 tf 14
Mew Spring ir j doods
James W. Turi e y,
BROAD STREET, AUGUSTA, ?A*
DEALER IN FIRST-CLASS DRY GOODS,
AS JUST RETURNED FROM' NEW YORK, and is now fully prepared
to offer to the public a completely assorted Stock of SEASONADLE FIRST
CLASS DRY GOODS.
Great care has been taken to supply each Department with EVER YTHINO
NEW AND FASHIONABLE, as well as the more staple articles of the
The Cash System will be Strictly Adhered to, and it is
much cheaper to pay 25 per cent, for money, and buy your Dry Goods for Cash,
than to buy them on time.
The best judges of Dry Goods, and the closest buyers, are particularly re
quested to examine my present schedule of prices.
JAMES W. TURLEY.
Mar ?9 tf. 14
Spring and Summer Stock, 1871 !
AT HIS STORE,
No. 230, Broad St., Under Central Hotel, Augusta, ?a.,
HAS THE BEST STOCK OF
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Ever Brought to the City.
He promises his patrons to offer nothing but the BEST WORK that can be
gotten up in BALTIMORE and PHILADELPHIA. That he .will
hold himself responsible for the faithful representation of every article sold ;
That No Second Price is permitted to be asked, and that the principles
of Honor and Fair Dealing mil be strictly adhered to. '
He has taken particular pains, when in the above markets, in getting work
made, to combine Economy, Neatness and Style; and to this end he takes pleas
ure in offering to his friends and the public, the following list of styles and
No. 1. Misses' Pebble Leather, High, Scollop Boots, ll to 2, $2,00 .
2. Child's " " " " " 6 to 10, 1,40
3. Misses' Goat, Double Sole, Silver Toe, 13 to 2, - 3,50
4. Infants' Antoinette Slippers, all colors, 0 to 5, 1,00
5. Ladies' 18 thread Lasting Gaiters, bow and buckle, 3,25
6. do. 16 " " Polish, " " 2,75
7. do. 14 ? ? ? " ? 2,50
8. do. 14 " " Scollop Top, 2,25
9. Child's BuiF Button, 5 to 10, 2,00
10. Child's Bronze Button, 5 to 10, 2,00
11. Child's English Lasting Button Boots, 5 to 10 1,75
12. Child's Black Kid, Scollop Boots, 6 to 10, 1,75
13. Child's Double Solo Morocco Anklets, 6 to 10, 2,00
14. Miles' Lace Gaiters (new style) . 3,00a3,25
15. Boys' Calf Jersey Ties, 1 to 5, 1,90
lt}. Mon's Calf Pump Brogans, 2,50 .
17. Men's Glove Eid, Button, Congress Gaiters, 5,50
18. Men's French Calf, Hand Stitched Monroes, 6,50
19. Men's French Calf Gaiters, Cloth Tap (extra fine,) 7,50
20. Cents' Fiue Hand Stitched Dress Boots, 9,00al0,00
21. Gonts' Calf, Sewed Congross Gaiters, 4,50
EVERY ARTICLE in the above list will prove all that is claimed for it.
Shoes exchanged inside of three months, or Money Refunded.
Don't fail to search out and find the place. By naming any of the above
numbers you can be convinced of the truth of every word contained in this
230 Broad Street, under Central Hotel, Augusta, Ga.
Mar 29 3tl4
Travellers are always liable to sud Jeri attacks of
Dysentery and Cholera Morbus, and these occurring
when absent from home, arc very unpleasant. The
PAIX KILLEB may always be relied upon In such cases.
As soon as yon feel the symptoms, take one teaspoonful
in a gill of new milk and molasses and a gill of hot
water, stir well together and drink hot. Repeat the
dose every hour until relieved. If the pains bc severe,
bathe the bowels and back with the medicine clear.
In cases of Asthma and Phthisic, take a teaspoonful
in a gill of hotwater sweetened well with molasses;
also bathe thc throat and stomach faithfully willi thc
Dr. Sweet says lt takes out the soreness in cases of |
bonesctiing foster than anything ho ever applied.
Fishermen ao often exposed to hurts by having their
skin pierced with hooks, and Ash, can be relieved by
bathing with the Pain Killer as aoon as the accident
occurs ; in thia way the anguish is soon abated ; batho
aa often aa once in five minnies, sav three or four limes,
and you will seldom have any trouble.
Thc bites and scratches ol does and cats are soon
cured by bathing with thc Pain Killer clear.
Cheering Facts for the Bilious.
Ever)- day demonstrates more clearly that liver com
plaint, In all its distressing forme, can be controlled and
cured without difficulty or inconvenience. It ia an ob
atinatc disease, but ita obstinacy la not proof against the
pertinacious, remedial and restorative operation of IIos
tctter'a Stomach Bltlera. That genial corrective compels
the organ to do its duty. It ?11/?Isecrete regularly and
healthfully under the Influence of the Bitters. Their
action brin^< it back from a ?tate of rebellion inlo per
fect harmony with the laws of health. If there ls cos
tiveness, it disappears ; if there is side-ache or backache,
it MUSCS; if tho skin aud thc whitea of the eyes are tinged
willi superfluous bile, they recover their natural hue ; li" ?
the appetite ?a gone, lt returns; if the digeation is Impaired, |
it is restored ; in brief, whatever the symptoms of thc
complaint moy be, and whatever thc phase it has as
aumed, a cure ls certain. Such arc thc uniform effects
of this dreparatlou where bilious diseato has been al
ready developed ; but in casca where lhere ls merely a
constitutional tendency to liver complaint, lt may bc
prevented throughout life by the regular use, in email
quantities, of thia palatable antidote. These aro proven
facts, and should bo seriously pondered-or, rather, they
should be promptly acted upon-by allpcraousof bilious
EVEnY ONE ms OWN DOCTOR.
A private instructor for married persons or
thoso about to be married, both male and female,
in everything concerning tho physiology and re
stions of our sexurl systom, and the production
ind prevention of offspring, including all tho
lew discoveries nevor before given in the English
anguage, by WM. YOUNG, M. D. This is real
y a valuable and interesting work. It is writ
en in plain language for thc gonoral roador, and I a
s illustrated with numerous engravings. AU | (]
? oung married people, or thoso contemplating
narriagc, and having tho least impediment to
narried life, should read this book. It disclosos
oorets that every one should bo acquainted with; ti
1 till it is a book that must bo locked up and not n
ie about tho house. It will be sent to any ad
?ross on receipt of 50 cts. Address DR. WM.
fOUNG, No. 416Spruoo Street, above Fourth, ,
Nov. 24 6m 4S ?
Tho almost daily receipt of voluntary testimo
liais from orory part of tho country, from Physi
ians, Clergymen, old and young, malo and
B?nale, is sufficient to convinco the most sceptical
hat DR. TUTT'S EXPECTORANT is tho most
aluable LUNG BALSAM of tho age; many
rondcrful cures havo boen performed by it, as
lay be Been by hundreds of certificates in the ,
ands of the proprietor. Try it and you will
oubt no longer.
fiSf* CalomA at a discount. DoCaneo to South
rn Fevers. Good digestion secured by using
immons' Liver Regulator.
If you don't want to disgust everybody | N
ilh your offensive broath cure your Catarrh.
500 reward is offered by tho proprietor of Dr.
age's Catarrh Remedy for a ea ) he oannot our?.
; is sold by druggists. Can get it for sixty cents | Ci
j inalkfrom Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y.
amphlet free. I fu
Lamps and Chimneys.
f? LARGE Assortment just received, by
\ . G. L. PENN, Druggist.
Feb 15 tf 3
IVIARKERT ? CLISBY take ploasure in an
nouncing that their LARGE and VARIED
Stock of DRUGS ia now complete. And having
purchased their Entiro Stock for Casa, and at
very Low Figures, they are proparod te supply
their customers with Qoods at AUGUSTA PRI
Come One, Come All, and you will find our
Prices astonishingly low.
Mar 29_ tf 14
NOTICE is Hereby Given that an Election will
be held in the Town of Edgefield on Mon
day, the 10th April next, foran INTENDANT
and FOUR WARDENS for tho said Town of
Edgefield. Polls will be opened at 6" A. M., and
remain open until 7 P. M., after which the elec
tion will bo doclared.
By order of tho Council.
L. P. COVAR, Clerk.
Mar 29 2t 14
J. W. BACON. J. J. BACON.
J. W. Bacon & Bro.,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Manufacturers and Dealers
In all kinds of
RUBBER AND LEATHER BELTING,
WOOD HAMES, WHIPS,
VALISES, CARPET BAGS,
French and American CALF SKINS,
AND ALL KINDS OF LEATHER, Ac.
SADDLES and HARNESS Repaired and
Made to Order.
Highest Prices Paid for Hides.
Agenta for Pioneer Paper Mills. All kinds of
MANILLA WRAPPING PAPER on hand.
Don't forget the place,-160 Broad Street,
inder tho Augusta Hotel, Augusta, Ga.
Mar 20 3m ii
MURPHY & HAY, Proprietors.
WE take this opportunity of returning our
hanks to the citizens of Edgefield for their past
kindness to us.
Our House is thoroughly ronovatod for SUM
1ER ACCOMMADATION-Rooms large and
?ry, and Table always suppliod with the belt
he market affords.
Wo will be pleased to welcome our Edgefield
rienda and customers, and wid use every effort
) render their sojourn with us pleasant and
Augusta, Mar 29 3inl4
Selling Off !
ILS I will bo compelled to Remove from my
?csent location, I will, from this date, commence
ELLING OFF MY GOODS AT VERY LOW
IGURES in order to reduce my Stock.
Having latoly laid in a CHOICE and FULL
Spring and Summer Goods,
ndies will find this a rare opportunity to secure
ow and Dotirablo Goods at Bargain prices.
My Stock includes a fine assortment of Goods
r GENTS' AND BOYS WEAR.
Please call and examine when yon visit oar
'ty. You will find it to your interest.
Ordori will bo, as usual, promptly and faith
lly attended to.
BEE HIVE STORE,
No. 104 Broad Street,
Mar 29 tf 14
More New Dry Goods For Spring 1871 !
Goods AB Low as Before the War ! !
f More Specials Bargains ! ! !
Only ?iie Price !
H. L A. BALK,
1T2 Broad Street, .Augusta, Ga.;
30,000 Yds. NEW PEINTS for Dresses .and -Shkia, -?mbi*cing- all tho best
makes, t?ie latest styles, fast colors, at only 12 J cts~per yard.
5,000 Yds. Very Good; PRINTS for Quilting, only 6 ctCj
2,000 Yds. MOZAMBIQUE^, L?NOS and otlier Foreig?? New Dress Goods,
only 20 cfs per yard.
2,000 Yds. JAPANESE CLOTHS and other Imported New Styles Dress
Goods, at 25 cts., 30 cts., 35 cts. and 40 eta. per yard. .
1,000 Yds. Pure MOHAIR Tor Dresses, a New Speciality" af only"50 o's. "
2,000 Yds. BLACK ALPACAS, of the very beat makes, .very low.
A New Assortment JEANS and CASSIMEREi? at convincing low prices.
20,000 Yds. Factory PLAID GINGHAMS, new and very desirable, only 15 eta
2 Cases BLEACHED .HOMESPUNvvery &>e44 oily 12* ot?
500 HONEY COMB QUILTft 114 only $2,00,. very clieap.
50 Doz: Ladies' .HOOPSKIETS,: 35 Springs.only 50' ct?
50 Doz. Glove-Fitting, Hip-Gore CORSETS, only $1,00 111.
50 Doz. Enchantress CORSETS, 75 cts., cheap.
50 Doz. Ladies' LINEN HANDKERCHIEFS, rat $1,50 per Dozen.
6 Cases Ladies' GAIT?R3,-10 Cases Ladies' Walking SHOES,-8 Ce.sea
Mens BOOTS,-2 Cases Men's GAITERS,-1 Case JERSEY TIESf-^
10 Cases Men's BROGANS,-10 Cases Boys' BOOTS,-r5 Cases Boys''
SHOES-3 Cases Misses* GAITERS,-2 (Jases Misses BALMORALS,
. -1 Case Childs SHOES,-10 Cases BOOTS.
60,000 Men's PAPER COLLARS, best quality, only 12* cts per Box.
50 Doz. Ladies' White STOCKINGS, only $1,20 per Dozen.
SHIRTFRONTS, PARASOLS, UMBRELLAS, GLOVES, BELT RIBBONS,
SASH RIBBONS, TRIMMINGS, BUTTONS, and many other Goals, all of
which are offered at very popular prices.
H. JL? A. B?I/??,
172 Broad. 8izedrJiuxpi?ta, Qa.
a?^Cat out this Advertisement, and be sute to give, me a call.
wmm oi THE SEASON.
M erena xi t Tailor
-AND- : .
DEALER M READY-MADE
And Gents' Furnishing Goods,
230 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga., .
_ ESIRES to inform His friends, patrons and -th? public generally -Inat 3ie has
received and has now in store the best and most desirable seleetion of Goods,
which will be unequalled for extent, variety anet novelty, which will be made
up in the latest and most fashionable styles and best workmanship, and at the
most reasonable prices.
Also, on hand a Full Stock Ready-Made Clothing, Gents' Furnishing Goods,
AUGUST DOER, 220 Broad St.
Augusta, Mar 29_ 5t . 14
READ AND BELIEVE !
CALL at SANDERS' DRUG STORE, No. 3, Park Row, and be
hold the largest Stock of DRUGS, MEDICINES, CHEMICALS, PATENT
MEDICINES, PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHES, SPONGES, TOILET ARTI
CLES, &c, &c, ever offered in the Edgefield market,-all Fresh and warranted
Genuine. Prices nearly at Cost.
Do You Want or .Need Anything
In the way of TRUSSES, BANDAGES, TROCARS, LANCETS, ?c., call at
SANDERS' Drug Store, where you will find'them'of the latesfimprovement.
Are You Really Fond of Something Good?
Call at SANDERS' Drug Store and get of him
A Bottle of CHAMPAGNE, the best known to Importers.
M PALE SHERRY, not to be surpassed.
" . " MADEIRA, a feast to the palate.
" MALAGA, PORT%id PURE GRAPE WINE unequalled.
The Grape Wine made by one of our own citizens -of reputed fame for Wine
A Word to House-Keepers and Young Ladies.
Are you in search of fine TOILETS, Choice PERFUMERY, Superior EX
TRACTS, Lubin's COSMETICS, POMADES, HAIR OIL, BRUSHES,
COMBS, Extra TOILET SOAPS, &c, call at SANDERS' Ding Store, and
examine for yourself, and you will find his prices at a very slight margin above
Five Barrels PURE OLD RYE WHISKEY,-Such Liquor as is seldom
ever offered for sale.
Also, just received 1 Barrel OLD HORSEY WHISKEY,, too -well known
in this community to need commendation.
All I ask is a call, and I know you will purchase.
W. A SANDERS,
DR UGGIST? GROCER.
Edgefield, Mar 22 -tf 13
Important to Cotton Planters.
FERTILIZING AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY,
Have prepared a Special Fertilizer adapted to the Cotton Plant, under the
?Vhich they claim to be of the highest grade of Fertilizer sold in the South,
iqual in its results to Peruvian Guano, and of more permanent benefit to the
It has been used by Several Hundred Planters in North and
louth Carolina and Georgia for two seasons, with the following results :
It increases the crop from 100 to 200 per cent.
iVresists drought in all cases. The crop is not affected by ru?t.
It matures the crop three to four weeks in advance, thus insuring the crop
.gainst early frosts, or in the event of a backward season for planting, enables
he planter to put in his crop three or four weeks later, even as late as the 1st of
une, with a certainty of success.
If his crop is only doubled by the use of " COTTON FOOD," it will give
im from one to two hundred per cent, profit on his outlay, with Cotton at 12J
ents per pound, aud it will enable him to plant fewer acres with a correspond
ag reduction of labor and expense, with better results.
COTTON TAKEN IN FA YMENT FOR G UANO.
Price, $60 per Ton in Augusta.
O. Nf. BUTLER, Areiit.
Mar 29 3t 1 * 14
To the Ladies.
LEWIS JONE8 would inform her
iends and the public that she is still carrying
1 her DRESS-MAKING AND MILLINERY
STABLISH MENT at her old Stand, and hopes
icy will continuo to bestow on her their same
S\e will in a few dajs be supplied with NEW
PRING STYLES abd PATTERNS. ..
Mar 22 tf 13
If You Wish Delightfal Bread,
CALL at MARKERI & CLISBY'S ?nd
a box of DOOLY'S YEAST POWDERS.
M?r 29 ' _tr__U
HORSE FOR SALE.
FOR Sale a good work and plantation Bon* d
years old. Price, $100 Cub. '
" 0O D. R. D?IIIS0E.
Mar 29 2t u