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t.ottor From Senator Robertson.
UNITED STATES SENATE CHAMBER, }
WASHINGTON. March 18, 1871. S
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tne tenriW? ?Tita which thrpn/pn thc State if
tho Ari'-ir-ir?oTTic ,-)f onr Fc?ptv ar? not
rpt>re?"?' Mv Hra i? * hat th? trtie roa?! tr?
DP^P 1 i by nno(?Afqi means-hv justice and
kind-P?< tn qU Hisses_so that none mnv
fp.il -.m<-^irps-?cri from the eovprntnent.
T itn --ot oTn^n'neof thepfrVt of laws unless
triov ^.ro siistoipprj hr nuhlie opinion.
Mv ol-i? 'hon. 'rs fidHrPRsirtj you is to
n-V . . ;r ": j ; , ",.-"<".,,<, qnr] concen^ratinc
t-hts ?~?r??on of oil rood citizens in favor of
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f-?.""-.'ion w'th th" '?.?<?>n??' citizen?
in i! . --f??-;: .? nn H . if fnp ^Kt". so ns
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8?rr- * T J. ROBERTSON.
To Mo-sr? .T B Kprshavr, M. C. Butler.
JV H R:on. s IV?PG owan.
"??.p^irlont *:Tn"t After the Kti-Klux.
WASHINGTON. March 24
Tb? "V'n rin.' nrno'aniation has been issued :
BT THE PRUSIDKST OP THE ?NITF.D STATES OP
Whtrea; I' is orov'ded in tbe Constitution of
tho Unit-i Rfe? thnt the UnitedSUtes shall pro
tect <-v?rv Sf te ib this Union on application of
the Lo?islature, or of the Executive, when the
Legi-latu'e cannot be convened, against domes
tic vi'ilcce : and.
Whe'e is it is provided in tho laws of tho Uni
I . '^Ht, in all caves of insurrection in am
"ri ..S?trurti<?n to the laws thereof, it
. . . b- '.! r ?he President of thc United
Si,i n, ... ;-p...;icat'"n ot' the Legislature of such
. e r t the Execu'ivo when the Legislature
cann i' be cunven-d, to call for the militia of an\
other ^tate, cr States, or to employ such part ot
the land and naval force as shall bo judged neces
sary for the purpose of suppressing suoh insurrec
tion, or of causing the laws to be duly executed;
Whereas, I have received information that com
binations of armed men, unauthorized by law,
are now disturbing the peace and safety of the
citizens of the State of South Carolina, and com
mitting acts of violenco in said State of a char
acter and to an extent which reeders the powers
of the State and its offioors unequal to tho task of
protecting life and property, and securing public
ord*r therein ; and,
Whereas, the Legislature of said State is not
n?w in session and cannot bo convened in timo
to meet the pr. sent emergency, and the Execu
tive o- said State has therefore made application
t . me for such part of the military force of the
Uni'od States as may be necessary and adequate
to protect ?.ii; >t;ttt* and tho citizens thereof
?_ ?nil the domestic violenco bcreinbeforo inun
.. i 'j catorce tho due execution of thc
.t<-.- ; iii.,
. > .:. ut. tho laws of the United States require
that whenever it may bo necessary, iu the judg
ment /f :he President, to use tho military force
for the purpose aforesaid, he sba.l forthwith, by
proclamad n, command such insurgents t-> dis
^<.-,--o .t..d retire peaceably to their respective
ab- ita ?allin a limited time : .
-\'.?\. .ucieiore, I. Uiyssts S. Grant, President
Of the Uuirt-d States, dc hereby command'the
per." rs? composing thc unlawful combination.-.
:>!"... ti td i" 'ii|ier;e and retire peaceably to their
resp*c?vc aboies within twenty days from this
lu witn-ss whereof, 1 have hereunto set my
hand and caused tho seal of tho United Statos to
Dino at the City of Washington this 24th day
of March, in the year of our Lord 1871, and ot
?br ?adej cadence of tho United States the ninety
Signed) U. S. GRAST.
By the President :
HAMILTON FISH, Secretary of State.
1:: Ahnning, Clarendon County, last Wed
nesday !?i?ht, at 1 o'clock, a body of disguised
mon. fully armed, numbering between twelve
and fifteen, suddenly entered the residence
of Mr. L. A. Bigger, and draged him and
h;s oartner in busim-ss, Mr. J. B. Parker
?ormt-rly sheriff of Clarendon County, out ol
thp>r be la, r-> a dismal swamp dkout a mile
distan', relieving them of their pocket books
and ot er valuables, wbere they were blind
fold"-! and tied to trees for the purpose ot
sh -otir-g ?h-m. Mr. Bigger, belonging to a
sfcr>-' order known throughout the country,
offered sign of distress, which one of the
party inf rtn?"l ?j?m would save their lives on
condition that they should leave the State b?
twenty 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
thai time the most ot his property.
gSf T e Augusta Chronicle & Sentinel of
Su -I .
VV- v said there waa a municipal gov
! r im u ii iliiti.hurg. We have intimated
that i is H bra?e government, and for evi
dence "f the ruth of our assertion, we ap
pend the tMluwinn; note, received by the
A ent i.f the South Carolina Railroad Coro
L^ny. MI th1- ("tv. yi sterday, from an official
ol lita*g v.-r-i in-nC. Ht requires the agenr
.?t ty ' . 1 'o evan out ali the culprits in
e o .p r.:e li.nit* of Hainburg, and only
^?^- bim to tlie 6th of April to perform
t ,- i>u-z- j b- t>uppo?e the agent fails, who
k . w?ui dire calamities may be visited
up ?M his "ffei'ding road? We respectfully
fsUc?resi rt, bim to call in the aid of the Ku
K ?ix h ? r Bu'ler*8 WU passes. They will
j,. .. ni sr efficiently and perhaps
u UJR >il> M-al' but the aforesaid culprits.
Some may skulk in the CULVERTS of the
r . : -i a ?harp l"i?k out should be kept up
at tl witranOi ? of the-e dark places, and all
, ?I vi b ?ie road should be cornered
as -n as possible But the following is the
i.?.j.?, , referre-.i to, verbatim, punctuatim. et
li ul itioi, el spellatim :
BAMB?RO, S. C., March 24th, 1871.
Mr. Edward Ltijll, Ag't S. C. R. R.
Sir Y m sre hereby notified to have all
the CULPRITS cleaned out. anywise corncctcd
w,ih tb? S C. li- R. in the Corporate limits
of the Town ?f Hamburg on or by the Gth
dav f April next,
Bv order of the
Council Town of Hamburg
Jno. S. Simms
^ 1 . ' uno Phn*H?xmjs that Senator
. ~ > t : iu unfy uiciul'-.-r of the " Rad
ica ,. : y ?? this State, who, after subordinating
iii ; I m- tr white pimple o' Si.utll Carolina to
.i rd ;: n C'riipr rule, and after tt'U5 dis
',. hoods rf society, now -eeks 'ti relievo
him . . t!ic responsibility.'-for the present state
ol thi'.^- by hr -A upwi tho ? stracisod portion
of the Stute tho orus of a disturbed state of so
. - - 1 ? learn that Alfred Sciglcr, charged
wi': inai.eioii? trespass in cutting t<; pieces with '
an . x-, a y< Ice of siecrs, tho property of James
W. <;.? lc, w - lodged -n jail, in default of bail,
on i.iiusu.iy l-??, by Trial Justice liemphill. So ?
says the Abbeville Press & Bannor, of the 24th. |
EDGEFIELD, S. C., MARCH 30,1871.
??For me to Die is Gain*" .
How fow of us, at tho last, can, with certainty,
nt'or this triumphan? sentence. But a noble wo
nan departed from among us last night, who
mieht hare thus exclaimed, with the sweet and
holy consciousness of a life that was all gentle
ness, all beauty, all charity, all purity, all piety
Mrs. GEORGE L. PENN. Never was woman more
beloved, more regretted. Never did woman leave
a mote hallowed memory. The very flowers she
.'o loved in lifo will bond above her gravo in t?ars,
?haleine 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
triotic ladies of our town connected with the
State Monument Association, to announce that an
Entertainment, in behalf of the object of the As
sociation, will be given at Masonio Hall in thiB
ni?ee, on Thursday evening April 13th. This
Entertainment will consist of a Supper, Tableaux
and Charades. We will givo further particulars
Swallows Flying South.
Not the innocent swallows Tennyson wrote so
b".utiful about but two wily human swallows
named Mr. W. H. BRUXSON and Mr. J. H. CHEAT?
BAM-alias, "BILL" and "TOBY." They have
I just flown in fr.m the big city of New York, with
.>ow hat= and other personal adornments, looking
as amiable and tricky as the " Heathen Chinee."
We thank them for many valuable papers and
magazines, and herewith announco 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.
? ? .
Sudden Death. .
On Saturday last a colored man by tho name of
Green Tillman, better known as Green Lindsay,
was found on tho road fido about two miles from
the Village, and only a short distance from his
home, lying in aspeechless and helpless condition.
That night he died. Groen was a polite and
well-disposed man, and had mauy friends, both
white and colored. A Coroner's Inquest should
have boen held, and some efforts token to account
for thc sudden and mysterious death of this man.
Thero aro rumors rife in the community that the
deceased came to his death from poison. Whoso
Husinesi is it to look into this matter ? It is not
too lato even now to havo a post mortem exami
Horse Thief Arrested.
On last Thursday one John Hamilton, a stran
ger in this part of the country, stole a horse on
one of tho back streets of tho Village, and left in
the direction of Newberry. That night Messrs.
THOS. PITTS and JAS. JOXTBS foHowed 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 courso we all return to it from
time to time, with groaningsthatcannotbeuttered.
We givo a practical illustration of tho workings
of this taxation. Thero is a family in this town
that, until very recently, owned a houso and lot
io Charleston.^ The aggregato rent for ihis house
since tho conclusion of the war, has amounted to
$2500, of which the partieE in interest have re
ceived $96. Insuranco and a few neoded repairs
have taken a part of this money, but considera
bly moro than half bas been swallowed up by
the tax. This proporty, bolonging to an undi
vided estate, was sold tho other day for $3500, the
tux cost upon selling it amounting to $350 or
more. Under thc old mode of legal procedure
it would havo amounted to less than $100. It is
unnecessary to add that the said property was
bought by a high State official, a negro. Who in
.South Carolina, now-a-dnys, has money, except
Kadical offico-holdcrs ?
Wo direct tho attention of our readers to the
many new advertisements from Augusta Mer
chants in to-day's issue. Bead them carefully,
and profit by the information theroic given. Noxt
week we hope to notice theso Mercantile estab
lishments in detail.
" Radical Modesty."
Under this caption, a correspondent of the
Charleston Newe, let's fly some hard hits at Scott
and Robertson. Tho writer says: "Governor
Scott and Senator Robertson aro making earnest
appeals to tho gentlcmon of South Carolina to
use their in?uenco in behalf of poaco and order.
" The very gentlemen to whom they now so
pathetically appeal were actively engaged last
summer to effect this object.
" Where were these tender-hearted officials
then ? What aid did Genor?! Butler and General
Kershaw receive from Scott and Robertson ?
Aro wo to suffer all and bear all, while ;Iiey enjoy
"Pcacois on cxcollent thing. But thero are
some sorts of peace that aro even worse than
war. Is this the poace that Scott and Robertson
would have us enjoy ? If thoy are in earnest, let
them retire and uso their iofluonco in havinggood
men put in their placos. 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
San says: " The other night, whilo the Governor
ivas rocciving the " peace delegation," Joseph
deliberately walked into the Executivo chambe
and took a seat on thc sofa hy the side of General
Ker.=haw. The latter rose in a dignified mannor,
and said, " Governor, I will not sit in the same
room with Mr. Crows. Either he or I must retire."
Jwsepb gathered himself up and sloped. And
now he feels bitter toward the Governor for having
talked with tho " d-d rebels," and he swears
that Scott is getting ready to join the " rebel cru
sade" ngaicst . the Republican party. Poor Joe
doesn't seo that the world moves on, and that a
time is coming.when intelligence, education and
hone?ty inuit again find expression within the
granite walls of South Carolina's Capitol.
The Orangchurg New?, of the 24th, says:
" Wo learn that tho Orangcburg Baptist Church
has securod the sorvico3 of tho Rev. A. Poi E NOR
RIS vice Rov. Dr. I. D. DURHAM roslgned. ,
Mr. NORRIS* reputation as a Divi-.e and ripe
scholar is too well known throughout the South
ern States, to need any commet.' from us. Wo
congratulate tho Orangeburg Baptist Church
upon her good fortune, in securing tho services
^of ono so highly qualified for this new fl'M of
labor, with many wishes that this part of Good's
moral vineyard may be greatly built up.
" The Day of Relribntion rs Nigh!"
With fow exceptions, (says the Marion Crescent,)
tho pooplo of this State, and the South, generally,
havo submitted so long and so quietly to the ox
actions, oppressions, and tyrannies of the Radical
party, and low-minded scallawags, who sold their
birthright for a mess of pottage, that the intelli
gent and honost whito pooplo and their property
wero regarded as the lawful prey of these pooplo.
It now seems that the people in the up-country
aro determined no longer to submit, quietly, to
wrong and oppression ; but, moan to defend
themselves at every hazard. This seeming de
termination, on the n&rt of tho people, has stricken
terror into tho hearts of their und our rulers and
oppressors, and they are trembling in their boots;
BUT, THE DAY OP RETBIBUTION IS
?ZB- Charlos Friend^ a prominont citizen of
Prince George county, living near Petersburg,
Va., wa? murdered on the night of the 24th, near
his houie, by a band of negroes, who took bim
into the woods where ho wa3 found. Ho lived
long enough after his discovery to toll the circum
stances of tho assault.
New Items Concerning Tax-Gathing.
Among'the Acts of the Legislature, lately ad
journed, is a Joint Resolution authorizing tho
State Auditor and County Commissioners to levy
oertain taxes for tho presont year. By 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 meet the appropriations
for the fiscal year 1671. And tho County Com
missioners in each County are authorized to levy,,
and cause to be collected, a tax not exceeding
three mills on a dollar on all taxable proporty.
.When this Resolution was first agrcod upon,
tho telograms from Columbia were so worded aa
as to ranko it appear that the tax above-men
tioned was io be addition to tho first proposed
tax of 12 mills on the 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 be collected in November next, bo
cause tho regular timo for collecting taxes has
been changed by the Legislature from March to
November. We understand that a misapprehen
sion exists among the people, or some of them at
least, that we are to be taxed twice for the same
year. This is not tho case. On the contrary,
tho matter stands ?hus : The time for the colla
tion of taxes having boen changed ns aforesaid,
of course, to put this change into operation the
people will be required to pay two annual taxes
in the Bame year, to wit : the taxes for 1870 and
1871. After this change is effected the taxes will
bo collected annually in November. As regards
the motive for changing the time of collecting
taxes, we believe it to have boon an extremely
unworthy one. Tho 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
various reasons, that the fall of the year is the
best time, in the long run for tho payment of
taxes. It will certainly operate inconveniently
on the people this year, as they will have but
little time to prepare to meet this tax. In fact
we do not believe they can meet it And wo
rather hope its collection will be a dead failure.
Negroes and carpet-baggers may make laws by
the million, but still the great fact remains un
disputed-that out of of a turnip blood cannot
Bat, on the other hand, hore is still a new tax,
and a heavy one. As is already known, tho Leg
islature passed aa Act authorizing a sterling
loan of $1,200,000, and requiring a tax to be
lovied, annually, in an amount sufficient to pay
the interest on the loan, and two per cent of tho
principle. This tax will amount to about half a
million annually in gold.
This loyal Legislature evidently intended to
make a clean sweop. What are we to do ? .What
is to become of us ?
But the people of Edgefiold are FCLY DETER
MINED TO PAY NO HORE TAXES during the year
1871-unless they are forced to do so by bayonets
in the hands of Federal Soldiers. Wo know the
sentiment of our people on this infernal Tax
business,-and hope the Scott Bing Bummers
will not attempt to make any further tax collec
tions in Edgcfield during the present yoar.
The Savannah Newt says that a fow days ago
tho conductor on the Central Railroad train, ou
taking charge at Millen, discovorcd a negro woman
and her two children in the ladios' car. He im
mediately informed her that she could not rido
whero sho was, but must take a seat in a first
class car especially provided for colored pooplo.
Sho replied that she had riddon from Washington
(D. C.) in the ladies' car, and that she held a first
class tickot and would ride whoro sho was. Though
politoly informed that it was contrary to 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 return tO the car, und tV* oouduelui
opposing her, she slapped bim in the faco. She
was required, however, to ride in her proper place
to Savannah.. Nothing shows more clearly the
negroes want of solf-respect thau their their do
sire to force themselves in place where they are
not wanted. Southern railroads are owned by
white men, and they intend to control them.
The Mobilo Begieter, commenting on the
late disturbance at Meridian, Miss., says truly :
"Those who imagino .Southerners are going to
stand still and be insulted ; sp'at upon, threatened
and murdered by bands of nogroes crazed with
Radical teachings, will seo what will bc the result
hereafter, elsewhere than Meridian. In any con
flict with tho whitos the negro has and always
will go to the wall. Hence tho folly and wicked
ness of arraying them against the white man, so
persistently done by the Radicals for party pur
poses. Thc whites know this, and deploro the
necessity of meeting foroe with force, for having
been raised with them and being accustomed to
them, the whitos of tho South havo none but the
kindest feelings for tho nogroos, whom they now
seo driven hither and thither to servo political
purposes by bad and designing Radicals ; but they
must and will protect themselves, their wives,
children and property, against such violence as
thia Meridian, to the bitter end."
SST Mrs. Euz. GILBERT died ut h?r residence
in EuUw, Ala., on tho 27th Feb. last. Mrs. G.
was a native of Newberry District, S. C., and
was a most estimable Christian lady. She was
the mother of L. E. GILBERT, Esq., of thc Car
rollton Weit Alabamian ; and in his great afflic
tion bo has our heartfelt sympathies.
The Great Nursery at York, Penn
Wo bavo long ago introduced to our readers
tho Great Nursery for Fruit and Ornamental
Troes, Vines, Borries, Flowers aud Field and
Gardon Sqeds of EDWARD J. EVANS k Co. at
York, Penn. The Catalogue and Lists of this
famous establishment, 1871, ure now on our table,
and wo have only to say to tho public that any
thing they may order, from EVAHS k Co., heit
fruit trees, ten feet in length, a bale of strawber
ry plants, or tho smallest package of seed, will
reach them by mail or express, in double quick
time, and in perfect order. Anything, in the line
wo have mentioned above, now known to tho
Horticultural, Pomological or Floral world, can
be obtained of EVAHS it Co. Catalogues can bo
seen at this office.
Tho Cincinnati Enquirer, good authority,
says : " Ono of tho ablest carpet-bag JudgeR,
having the full confidence of tho Radicals of j
North Carolina, is eminently qualified for the
criminal department, haring 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.
p3- A Michigan woman found a live lizard in
tho heart of a potato with no visible means of in"
gross, and has become insano in an attempt to de
cido whether tho potato hatched thc lizard from
tho seed, or tho lizard grow tho potato as a sort
pB~ 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 all alone to himself, should bo
punished to tho full extent of the law.
|y H. R. White (white) and John Tinsloy,
(negro) two of tho County Commiasionors in
Union County, havo bocome disgusted with public
life and rosignod their positions. G. B. Cannon,
the School Commissioner has also resigned.
fig}* Bismarck has boon 'elevated to tho rank
of a Princo of tho Oerman Empire Moltke hos
rccoivod the grand cross of the Order of the Iron
?&- A lady teacher in one of the publie schools
of a town in Wisconsin bas laid aside her ferulo
and adopted tho method of kissing her pupils
into obedionco. The larger boys, it is said, are
particularly unruly, and requiro daily correction
?S" One of tho most lamentable effects of tho
siege of Paris is manifested in tho distressing
circumstance that there aro only twenty new
spring stylos of bonnets this year.
With unfeigned plcaanro wo copy from the
Philadelphia Underwriter, tho following compli
mentary allusions to that old favorite Southern
Life Insurance Company,-tho Piedmont & Ar
lington, of Richmond, Va.
The Underwriter ii an Insurance/ Railroad and
Financial Journal of the highest order and merit,
and never endorsos 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, and generally unfair arguments, are used
in order to koep said Companies out altogether,
but tho bravo old " Piodmont <fc Arlington" bat
tles against the storm, and enters Pennsylvania
with her banners flying and a determination io
tako a front stand even, thero with tho oldest and
best Northern Companion. Three cheers for the
gallant old "Piodmont & Arlington," and may
her success in Pennsylvania equal her proud and
envied position in tho old Palmetto State. But
read what tho Undcncritvr has to say :
Piedmont and Arlington Life Insurance
Company, Richmond, Virginia.
This company boing tho first Southern corpo
ration to enter the Eastern 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 its character for honesty of
purpose 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 prefcronce 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 eminence,
as it comes 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. -
Tho ratio of expense to income is 18.S3, less
than half the average 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 faco of tho fact
of $90,000 from accidents by falling in of the
Capitol at Richmond, and other special accidents.
The company is now upon tho all cash plan,
which it adopted somo months sinco.
Over $200,000 of expenses are charged off for
accidental losses, retired capital ($33,932), and
special expenditures which cannot exist again.
Thero is a divisable surplus of thirteen per cent,
larger than the divisable surplus of most com
panies. The dividends are now to be dooreosed
in order to reach and attain a four per cent, basis
as soon as possible, and a largor surplus in tho fu
As to strength, the " Piedmont and Arlington"
has $1.24 assets to $1 of liabilities as applied to
policy holders, or $1.14 to stockholders, an aver
age 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
is before us, yet wo have written from a more
thorougb and detialed investigation of the com
pany's affairs than set forth therein. Wo desired
to know whether any Southern life company could
be recommended by us to the public, and as this
company has 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 shall have our
countenance, becauso they merit not only it, but
that of tho public.
The early staunch condition of this company
portrays tho fact that tho President, Vi. C. Car
rington, Vice. President, John E. Edwards, Sec
retary, Daniel J. Uartsook, Actuary, Prof. Ed
ward B. Smith, and Cashier, B. C. Hartsook, aro
all thoroughly skilled in the science, and we may
add that the directors comprise prominent and
ustcemed citizens of Richman J, several of. whom
ure most favorably known far and wide.
This comnonv has na*"*4 *bo niapeOeion'of tho
insurance Departments of Missouri, California
and Kentucky, and hos 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 losses
small, its investments secure, its reservo ample,
its surplus good, and its management conserva
tive- and skillful, we highly recommend the " Pied
mont and Arlington," of Virginia, as deserving
the patronage of insurers. The General Agent
in Philadelphia is J. H. Baird, Esq., office, No.
110 South Third street, from whom fuller particu
lars may bc obtained if dosired.
Tho Washington correspondent of the Savan
nah Republican furnishes facts which should
awake the whole country from its slumbers. Mil
lions of the public revenue, collected out of the
hard earnings of tho people, has disappeared and
no effort is modo by tho Government to hold the
thoioves rvsponsible; that the Secretary of the
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. Those robberies aro bad onough in them
selves, but whon the Vico-President of the United
Statos and the Chairman of the Financi Com
mittee of tho Senate talk about "natural absorp
tion in passing from hand to hand," tho insilt to
the people becomes insufferable. No doubt it is
very " natural" for these officials to absorb, but
instead of accepting tho explanation as satisficto
ry, tho people viow tho operation as simply una
dulterated stealing, and they will insist that both
the thieves and their department protccto-s al
Washington bo brought to judgment. "Naural
absorption," indeed ! If tho defence bc ?pod,
why may not every roguo plead it ?
7PSB" Throo Companies of tho 7th Regimen; U.
S. Cavalry arrived in Columbia on Sunday la t.
PB* " What New England lost in the Wir,"
is the subject of an article in tho Montgonery
Mail. New England's loss in the war consitcd
principally of substitutes.
Tho Friends and Acquaintances of Mr'.aud
Mrs. GEO. L. PENN, and family, are resject
fully invited to attond the funeral of Mrs. PEiN;
at the Edgcficld Baptist Church on Thurday
morning, tho 30th, at half-past 10 o'clock.
AUGUSTA, Mar. 2.
GOLD-Buying at 109 and selling at 111.
COTTON-Tho market openod quiot witt a
fair demand for full grades of Liverpool midding
at 1.1J and New York middling at 14, tho inor
modiato grades being much neglected, and clomg
quiot at some- Sales, 561 bales. Receipts, 23
BACON-Stock heavy and demand modorte.
We quote C. Sides, 13^.0. R. Sides, 12} ; B.?.
Sides, 12; Shoulders, ; Hams U@20.
CORN-In good demand, and prime whites
selling at $1 05 from depot; at retail, $110.
WIIEAT-AVe quote choice white, $1 85; ri
FLOUR.-City Mills $7 75@9 50. At rotd
$l$barrol higher. Country $7 50@9 50, a
cording to quality.
CORN MEAL.-$1 05 at wholesale; $120;
OATS-00? 80. ;
AREGULAR CONVOCATION of BEZAEE
CHAPTER, No. 8 R. A. M., will be held i
tho Hall on Thursday evening, tha 30th inst.
By order of tho High Priest.
W. W-. ADAMS, Soc'ry.
Mar 29 lt 14
Captured at Last.
OT A RAT, RO. "'II or BED BUG can bi
found at the Store of MARKERT A CLISBY.
Why? Because they uso and soil SURE POP."
Mar 20_tf_14 *
JUST RECEIVED, J
ALARGE Lot of VERY FINE HAIRb
BRUSHES and COMBS. '
Mar 29_tf_U *
F yen want NICE CANDY, buv from >
MARKERT & CLISBY. t
Mar 29 tf 14
Mew Spring Dry Goods !
James W. Turi e y,
BROAD STREET, AUGUSTA, GA.-,
DEALER IN FIRST-CLASS DRY GOODS,
HAS 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 he 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 29 tf. 14
Spring and Summer Stock, 1871 !
AT HIS STORE,
No. 330, Broad St., Under Central Hotel, Augusta, ?fa.,
HAS THE BEST STOCK OF
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Ever Brought to the City.
He promises his patrona 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 will 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 t '. " " " 6 to 10, 1,40
3. Misses' Goat, Double Sole, Silver Too, 13 to 2, . 2,50
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 u " ." " ? 2,50
8. do. 14 " " Scollop Top, 2,25
9. Child's Buff 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 Blaok 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 stylo) . 3,00&3,25
15. Boys' Calf Jersoy Tits, 1 to 5, 1,90
16. Men's Calf Pump Brogans, 2,50 .
17. Men's Glove Kid, Button, Congress Gaiters, 5,50
18. Men's French Calf, Hand Stitched Monroes, 5,50
19. Men's French Calf Gaiters, Cloth Top (extra Crie,) 7,50
20. Gents' Fine Hand Stitched Dress Boots, 9,00al0,00
21. Gents' Calf, Sewed Congress 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 sudden attacks of
Dysentery and Cholera Morbus, and these occurring
when absent from home, are very unpleasant. The
PAIN KILLEU msy always be relied upon in such coses.
As soon as you feel the symptoms, take ene teaspoonful
in a gill of new milk and molasses nnd a gill of hot
water, stir well together and drink hot. Repeat the
dose every hour until relieved. If the pains bo severe,
bathe tho bowels and back with the medicine clear.
Ir. cases of Asthma and Phthisic, take a teaspoonful
In a gill of hot water sweetened well with molasses;
also bathe thc throat and stomach faithfally willi thc
Dr. Sweet says lt takes out the soreness in cases of |
boncsetting faster than anything he ever applied.
Fishermen so often exposed to hurts by having their
skin pierced with hooks, and fish, can be relieved by
bathing with the Pain Killer as soon aa the accident
occurs jin this way the anguish ls soon abated; bathe
as often as once in (Ive minutes, sav three or four times,
and you will seldom have any trouble.
Thc bites and scratches ot does and cats arc soon
cured by bathing with thc Pain Killer clear.
Cheering Facts for the Bilious.
Every dsy demonstrates more clearly that liver com
plaint, in all Its distressing forms, can he controlled and
cured without difficulty or inconvenience. It is an ob
stinate disease, but its obstinacy ls not proof against the
pertinacious, remedial and restorative operntion of IIos
tctter'6 Stomach Bitters. That genial corrective compels
the organ to do its duty, lt tn uti secrete regularly and
uenhbmlly under Hie Influence of the Bitter?. Their
action brings it bark from a slate of rebellion into per
fect harmony with thc laws of health. If there is cos
tiveness, il disappears ; if there ls side-ache or backache, j
ft coascs; if the skin and thc whites of the eyes are tinged
with superfluous bile, they recover their natural hue; If j
thc appetite is gone, il returns ; If thc digestion ls Impaired,
lt is restored ; in brief, whatever the symptoms of thc
complaint may be, and whatever thc phase lt has as
sumed, a cure ts certain. Such are thc uniform effects
of this dreparaliou where bilious diseaso has been al
ready developed; but in case? where th*re ls morely a ?
constitutional tendency to liver complaint, it may bc
prevented throughout life by thc regular use, In small
rpiantltics, of (his palatable antidote. These arc proven
facts, and should bc seriously pondered-or, rather, they
ihould bepromplly acted upon-by all persons of bilious j
EVERY ONE HIS OWN DOCTOR.
A privato instructor for married persons or
those about to be married, both male and female,
n everything concerning thc physiology and re
arons of our sexual systom, and the production
ind prevention of offspring, including all tho
lew discoveries never before giren in tho English
anguago, by WM. YOUNG, M. D. This is real- .
y a valuable and interesting work. It is writ- '
en in plain language for thc gonoral reader, and i
s illustrated with numerous engravings. All t
roung married people, or thoso contemplating
narriagc, and having the least impediment to
carried life, should road this book. It disclosos I
eorets that evory one should bo acquainted with; 4
till it is a book that must be locked up and not r
ie about tho house. It will be sent to any ad
Iross on receipt of 50 cts. Address DR. WM.
rOUNG, No. 416Spruoo Street, above Fourth,
Nov. 24 Cm 4$
Tho almost daily recoipt of voluntary teslimo
lials from evory part of tho country, from Physi
ians, Clergymen, old and young, malo and
?inale, is sufficient to convinco the most sceptical
hat DR. TUTT'S EXPECTORANT is tho most
aluable LUNG BALSAM of tho age; many ^
ronderful cures have been performed by it, as
lay be seen by hundreds of certificates in the ^
ands of tho proprietor. Try it and you will
oubt no longer.
?S3~ Calomel at a discount. DoGanco to South
rn Fevers. Good digestion secured by using
immons' Liver Regulator.
t3T If you don't want to disgust everybody *
ith your offensive broath cure your Catarrh.
500 reward is offered by tho proprietor of Dr.
age's Catarrh Remedy for a oase he cannot our?.
\ is sold by druggists. Can get it for sixty cents
jr inalifrora Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y.
Lamps and ChimneysT
LARGE Assortment just received, by
G. L. PENN, Druggist.
Feb 15 tf 3
MARKERT <('. CLISBY take pleasure in an
nouncing that their LARGE and VARIED
Stock of DRUGS is now complete. And having
purchased their Entiro Stock for Cash, and at
very Low Figures, they aro proparod to supply
their customers with Goods at AUGUSTA PRI
Como One, Como 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 noxt, 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 be declared.
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 SKIN'S,
AND ALL KINDS OF LEATHER, Ac
SADDLES and HARNESS Repaired and
Made to Order.
Highest Prices Paid for ll i ?es,
Agents for Pioneor Paper Hill?. AU kinds of
MANILLA WRAPPING PAPER on hand.
Don't forget the place,-166 Broad Street,
ander the Augusta Hotel, Augusta, Ga.
Mar 20 3m 14
MURPHY & M AV, Proprietors.
WE take this opportunity of returning our
thanks to the citizens of Edgefield for their past
kindness to us.
Our House is thoroughly ronovatod for SUM
MER ACCOMMADATIONS-Rooms large and
liry, and Table always supplied with the beat
he market alfords.
Wo will be pleased to welcome our Edgefield
riends and customers, and will use every effort
o render their sojourn with us pleasant and
Augusta, Mar 29 3ml4
Selling Off !
- IN -
\.S I will bo compelled to Romove from my
resent location, I will, from this dato, commence
1ELLING OFF MY GOODS AT VERY LOW
'IGURES in order to reduce my Stock.
Having lately laid in a CHOICE and FULL
Spring and Summer Goods,
ladies will find this a rare opportunity to recuro
Tow and Dosirablo Goods at Bargain prices.
My Stock includes a fine assortment of Goods
>r GENTS' AND BOYS WEAR.
Please call and examine when yon visit our
fty. You will find it to your interest.
Orders will be, as usual, promptly and faith
Uly attendod to.
BEE HIVE STORE,
No. 104 Broad Street,
Mar 29 tf "
More New Dry Goods For Spring 1871 !
Goods As ?Low as Before the War ! !
More Specials Bargains ! ! !
. -:0- .
Only 0iie Price !
H. L O ALK,
1T2 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.;
30,000. Yds. NEW PEINTS for Dresses and Shirts, embracing all the best
makes, the latest styles, fast colors, at only 12J cte^per yard.
5,000 Yds. Very Good i PRINTS for'Quilting, only 6 ctsJ?
2,000 Yds. MOZ AMBIQUES, LE?OS and ot?fer Foreign New Drees Goods,
only 20 cfs per yard.
2,000 Yds. JAPANESE CLOTHS and 'her Imported New Styles Dress
Goods, at 25 cts., 30 cte., 35?cte. and 4?>^yV^SS^Sgt ?? '
1,000 Yds. Pure MOHAIR for Dress?s, a NewSpeciality', at" only'SO cfs.
2,000 Yds. BLACK ALPACAS, of the yery bes); makes, .very low.
A New Assortment JEANS and CASSIMERES at convincing low prices.
20,000 Yds. Factory PLAID GINGE!AMS, new and very desirable, only 15 cte
2 Cases BLEACHED .HOMESPUNvvery fine4-4 only W ?& -
500 HONEY COMB QUILTS, 11-4 only, $2,00, yery cipap.
50 Doz: Ladies*.HOOPSKRTS,: 35 S?ur?ngs.ori?y. 50 ?t?
50 Doz. Glove-Fitting, Hip-Gore CORSETS, only $1,00 111.
50 Doz. Enchantress CORSETS, 75 cte., cheap.
50 Doz. Ladies' LINEN HANDKERCHIEFS, rat $1,50 per Dozen.
6 Cases Ladies' GAIT?R3,-10 Cases Ladies' Walking SHOES,-8 Cases,
Mens BOOTS,-2 Cases Men's GAITERS,-1 Case JERSEY TIES,-^
10 Cases Men's BROGANS,-10 Cases Bovs' BOOTS,-r5 Cases Boya'
SHOES-3 Cases Misses' GAITERS-2 Oases Misses BAIiMORALS,
. -1 Case Child's SHOES,-10 Cases BOOTS. .
.60,000 Men's PAPER COLLARS, best quality, only 12r cte 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 Gooda, all of
which are offered at very popular prices.
H. L. A. BALK,
.172 Broad. Sired, Augusta, Qa.
jf?rCut out this Advertisement,- and be'sate to gitf?m?'a' call. -.'
Mar 29' ." . - 4r~i~4- A ?4
mmm GT THE SEASOH.
\ -1 t ? ?: o i iL
DEALER IN READY-MADE CLOTHING,
And Gents5 Furnishing Groot
230 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga,,
DESIRES to inform his friends, patrons and the public gener?ly-?hat -lie 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 Si ock 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 IatesHmprovement.
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.
" " PALE SHERRY, not to be surpassed.
" , " MADEIRA, a feast to the palate.
" MALAGA, PORT^lnd 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' Drug 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,
qual in its resulta 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.
It'resiste drought in all cases. The crop is not affected by rust.
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
ig reduction of labor and expense, with better resulte.
COTTON TAKEN IN PA Y KENT FOR G VANO.
Price, $60 per Ton in A? trust a.
O. IV, BUTLER, Agent.
Mar 29 3t 14 .
To the Ladies. !lf Y?H Wish Delightfal Bread,
HjftS. LEWIS JONES would inform her QAL^ ?*
VAL1 ^?ARKKRT * CLISBY'S ?nd eek
a box of DOOLY'S YEAST POWDERS.
lends and the publio that abe ii still carrying
i her DRESS-MAKING AND MILLINERY 1 Mar 29 tf ri
STABLISH MENT at ber old 8tand, and hopes 1
ey will continue to beitow on her their tame HORSE FOR SALE
jeral patronage. 1?9R Sale a good work and plantation Horn* oj
She will in a few. day? be ?oppUed with NEW ti """ old Pr?ee S100 ni^h ' *
PRING STYLES abd PATTERNS. .. yM" 0,a" -nc?# $100 Cato?
Mar 22 tf 13 1 Mar29 f ?. B. D?BM0K.