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Ou Weducsday, the 13th, in the Senate
a bill was introduced to create a board of
commissioners of pilotage for Charleston,
Georgetown and Beaufort. The resolu
tion to take a recess from December 22,
1ST!, to January 2, 1872, was amended
by substituting January 5, and passed.
Tho following bills were passed toa
third reading: Bill to regulate tho depos
it of pubUo money? by county trea.su
rers ; joint resolution requiring the trea
surer tn prepare an exhibit of all bonds
and stocks of the'State; bill to alter and
amend the charter of the Town of George
town i bill to .amend section 279 of the
Code. Tho Allowing w*ro tabled: An
act to regulato tho manner of keeping
and disojiwing pu blic funds ; bill to pro
hibit infringing of paupers into the
State! ^Da executive session the nomina
tion of W. J. Gayer as jury commission
er lbr Charleston County was rejected,
i?n the House, Bosemon introduced a
?bill to incorporate the Edisto, Cawcaw
/and Waties Creek Canal Company, with
wonderful powers, including that of
bringing f.esh water to Charleston.
In the House, Li? introduced a bill to
require tho officials of the Charlotte, Co
lumbia <fc Augusta Railroad to stop their
trains at Hamburg for the accommoda
tion of passengers.
Mr. White, of York, introduced a
Bill which was presented at the last ses
sion. It is ontitled a Bill to provide for
the Widows and Orphans of persons who
have been killed by the Ku-Klux. It
provides for the levying and collecting
of a tax of-million the dollar, in the
nine counties declared in rebellion by
Grant's Ku-Klux proclamation, viz :
Newberry, Union, Spartanburg, Laurens
York, Chester, Lancaster, Fairfield and
Chesterfield. The tax so levied to con
stitute a fund for the payment of annual
pensions to the Widows and Orphans of
auch percora as have boen or may be
killed by the Ku Klux The County
Treasurer of each of the counties named
is constituted a kind of impromptu pen
sion agent for the distribution of this
This Bill, if passed, will throw open
tho door to more frauds and peculations
than have ever yet been resorted to. The
reputation of County Treasurers in con
nection with their offices is generally not
very good. Somehow these gentlemen
seem to have developed a weakness for
speculating in the funds entrusted to
them, and their vagaries in the discount
business have become even the subject
of legislation. It may readily be per
ceived then that the passage of the Bill
in question will not only be of nc bene
fit to the victims aforesaid, but will have
the effjet of creating such a host of bo
gus Ku-Klux victims as wiU envelope
the country in mourning. It will, in fact,
enable the dead victims to fulfill thc
scriptual injunction to "multiply and
people the earth."
The resolution declaring vacant the
seat of J. Danks Ly le, of Spartanburg,
on account of his beting connected witb
the Ku Klux Klan, was referred to thc
Committee on Privileges and Elections,
with power to send for persons and pa
The Senate, in executive session, ap
proved tlie appointm ent of Dr John A,
Barker, Jury Commissioner for Edgefielc
On Thursday, tho 14th, in the Senate J
bill was introduced t;o authorize count\
treasurers to receive pay certificates o:
members of the Legislature in payment
of taxes. Tho bill to renew the chartei
of the People's Bank, of South Carolina,
and the bill to renew the charter of Straw
berry F*rry wero passed. The bill tr
create a Stato board of health and vital
statistics waa referred to the medical
committee to report as to its practicability.
In the House, (sayy a telegram to the
Charleston News) Bowen's special inves
tigating committee made their report.
They show that the whole bonded dob:
of the State, in October, 18(58, was $5,407,
306 27, exclusive of thc war debt. T<>
this they add the bonds issued for tho re
demption ol' the bills of the Bank of thc
State, amounting to 81,258,550, makinjr
the old State debt $6,66&,856. During l??f
and 1870 there was added the bonds for
the redemption of the bills receivable.
$500.000, and the bonds to pav interest,
SSOO.OO'), making the bonded debt in Oc
tober, 1870, *7,(>??,8?G 27. About ?he same
time there wire in the hands of the finan
cial agent the bonds for the relief of thc
treasury $1,000,000, the bonds to pay in
terest $500,000, and the land commission
bonds $700,000, making the grand total
$0,6(35,*?G 27. This shows only $3,200,000
of new bonds issued up to October, 1870.
According to the sworn statement of the
treasurer, there are now signed and out
standing $V,514,0?i0 of new bonds. D duet
from this amount the $3,200,000 above
mentioned, and there remains $0,314,000
of bonds, signed and p at upon the mar
ket, which tlie report declares to be au
over-issue. The report further shows
that tlie acts under which these issues
are claimed to have bien made limited
the time during which the bonds could
b? issued to twelve mouths, which was af
terwards extended to twenty-lb ur months
but these bonds have beim* issued since
the expiration of the authorized period,
even as extended. The report concludes
as follows: "Your committee are fully
satisfied tl lat the State has been defraud
ed by an over-issue of $6,341,000, and
would, therefore, respectfully recom
mend that the necessary steps be taken
to hold accountable those persons who
have violated the law and ruined the
creditor the State." Signed by Bowen,
Byas, Frost, O'Connell and Jones. The
report will bc considered Friday after
noon, whon, it is threatened, Scott and
Parker will be impeached.
The House passed the bills to empower
prolmte judges to issue executions, to ea
tablish a wharf at Martin's Point, and
the concurrent resolution to adjourn froin
December 22d to January 5th. Harley
introduced a bill requiring that all secu
rities of the Stato be registered within
ninety days, after which time no princi
pal or interest of unregistered bonds
should be paid.
The resolution relative to the removal
of Judce Thomas was taken up, when
Judge Thomas appeared at the bar of the
House and announced himself in readi
ness to defend himself. After some pet
tifogging. Hurley sprang a motion to in
definitely postpone the whole matter,
whi^h passed, thus effectually killing
On Friday, the 15th, in the Senate, Dix
on introduced a new game law, and Whit
temore introduced a resolution to burn
all the State bonds on hand in the treas
Resolutions were adopted by both
houses inquiring of the Governor what
disposition hail b?en made of the agricul
tural land scrip.iiiven by Congress to this
State ; also, requiring the sinking fund
commissioners to stato what public prop
erty and assets havo been sold, and what
amounts of money were realized there
The Senate passed the bill to amend
the charter of the Town of Georgetown ;
the bill to amend tho act to regulate tho
manner of keeping and disbursing all
funds; the resolution to require the State
tioamrcr to make an exhibit of all bonds
and stocks issued since September, 1868.
ur.dir pain of removal ; the bill to amend
section 270 of the Code.
In tho House notice was given of a bill
to create tho County of St. George from
a portion of Charleston Corinty.
Tho bill to appropriate $1.50,000 for per
di3in and in i lego of members and other
expenses was passed ; abv> the bill to
provide for the punishment of embezzle
ment of public money, anci the bill con
cerning Stato and county treasurers.
The consideration of tho report of Bow
en's financia' commitieo was postponed
In the Senate, on Saturday, the 16th,
Whittemore introduced a bill to require
County Commissioners to give bond and
sufficient surety to the County for the
faithful discharge of their duties as
Na.?ih-To empower fathers to legiti
mize certain children by their last will
The Joini resolution to mace certain1
bonds and stocks now in the bands of the
Treasurer in the custody of tho Secreta
ry of Stato, was laid on the ti.ble.
* In tlie House, tho Speake r presented
to the House a memorial from the Board
of Trade of tho city of Charleston, pro
testing against the*passage of the metro
poli taf.? police bill.
Mr. 'COrwin-Bill to regulato the exe
cution of the death sen tenca.
Mr, Fruut-Bill to pr?vido for tho grant
ing of divoroes from the bands or uiat
Mr. Bowen-Resolution to require the
Committee on State Houso and Grounds
to investigate and report to this- House
by what authority a large quantity of
marble, granite a'nd other material in
the capitol grounds, belonging to . the
.State, has been and is still being carried
On Monday, the 18th, (says a telegraph
ic dispatch to the Chronicle ct Sentinel,)
the Senate passed tho bill to repeal an
act creating the sterling funded debt.
The House Committee on Privileges
and Elections reported favorably upon
the resolution declaring vacant the seat
of J. B. Lyles, of Spartanburg, f< r aifili
ation with the Ku-Klux and fleeing the
State to avoid arrest. The report was
made the special order for Wednesday.
The report of tho committee charging
over issue of $6,311,000, was taken up an ?
developed a lively and protracted fight
between the supporters of the State offi
cials and Bowen and his supporters, who
seem to be terribly in earnest to press
Scott and associate officials to an account
Upon motion to adopt the report, as a
sense of the House, Speaker Moses ruled
that it would require a two-thirds vote,
because tho first step in the impeachment
of State officials.
An/appeal from the decision of the
Chair excited a long debate, and the
Houso refused to sustain the decision.
The mo*ion to adopt tho report as the
sense of the House prevailed by tho sig
nificant vote of 57 yeas to 29 nays.
Bowen immediately offered resolutions
impeaching Scott and Parker of high
crimes and misdemeanors. The resolu
tions went ovor under the rules, and the
In the Senate, on the 19th inst., tho pro
ceedings were not of general interest.
In executive session, among other ap
pointments of tho Governor, R. A. Lynch
Esq., was confirmed as Auditor of Edge
In the House, Bowen's resolutions im
peaching Scott were taken up. Bowen
madean earnest and telling speech against
the ring, expressing the purpose to pur
sue an uncompromising war on all State
officials guilty of fraud. . He favored a
postponement of the vote on impeach
ment until after the holidays, when all
vacancies should be filled and every
member be in his seat.
The impression is, that nothing will be
done definitely as to impeachment until
after the holidays.
Edgefield, S. C., Bec. 21,1871.
The Ku Klux Trials.
On our first page will be found the
proceedings in the U. S. Court, np to the
15th, in the Ku Klux cases now being
tried in Columbia.
On Friday, the 15th, the defence closed,
with permission to introduce a mate
, rial witness hereafter.
One of the witnesses called for the de
fence was Wm. Bratton, a colored man
1 who had been first Lieutenant of Jim
Williams' company in York. Tho wit
, ness testifi ed that ne had- a conversation
? with him not long before he was hung.
He said : " I intend to rule this country ;
I'll KuKlux white women and children,
. and if I can't manage things then, I'll
kill irom the eradlo to the grave." The
' conversation occurred at Mr. Bratton's
gImitation, along sonic time in January.
Le was talking in on angry manner. *I
have heard him make the samo threat
over and often at Mr. Bratton's. place.
We both lived on that .place; we were
much together; I spoke of the threats
. to others ; it was along abQut the last ol
j The prosecution introduced a number
1 of white and black Radical witnesses in
rebuttal-among them members o:f the
i Legislature from York, who, of course,
, pronounced Jim Williams, the negro
militia captain hung, a model citizen, and
[ the alarui of the whites. a mere precextl
: Argument of'counsel- will be hoard to
On Saturday the argument in the case
' was began, Mr. Chamberlain opening for
? the prosecution. His remarks were
i lengthy, and were directed principally
to showing the existen ue of a conspiracy
tis defined by the Act of Congress. He
made a telling speech, and harped upon
thc clause in the Constitution of'tlic or
der, iv! doh declared! ts opposition to Ra -
?cal rule-a pointwhieh undoubtedly c. "
ried its wej?ght with the jury.
He was followed by Mr. 'Stanberry ii?
an elaborate argument, which occupied
the time of the Court up to the hour '
The Grand Jury found True BU
against some thirty persons, and among
them arc three women. Comment un
On Monday, in the U. S. Court, (says a
dispatch to the Chronicle cfc Sentinel) Mr.
Johnson, for the defense, delivered an
able argument in behalf of Robert Hays
.Mitchell, indicted for conspiracy, in
commenting upon the evidence, Mr
Johnson mercilessly handled Akerman's '
?20O Gunn, who testified so swiftly for
the prosecution. His argument was "elah
orate and eloquent in geheralties, embrac
ing within its scope a heavy thrust at the
plundering ring of officials who had
brought financial ruin upon thc Sta^e.
Attorney General Corbin closed the ar
gument for the prosecution, taking up
the evidence step by step, aficl making
skillful application of the bearing ol' the
testimony upon the special ease on trial.
Alter a brief and pointed charge by
Judge Bond, of the la v applicable, the
Jury retired and brought in a verdict ol'
general conspiracy, wit ?out stating under
'.vhich count found. The Court refused
tne verdict and sent the jury back to cor
rect it, The jury,was brought out the
second time and instructed, when, after
an absence altogether of about an hour,
returned a verdict of guilty of the second
count, being the charge of conspiracy to
inju/e and oppress James Williams, *be
cause he had voted for A. S. Wallace,
candidate for Congress, in 1870.
Mr. Stanberry gave notice of a move
to arrest judgment, which may result in
a new trial.
In the United States Court, on Tuesday
th? 19th, the counsel for the other per
sons indicted with Robert Hays Mitcholl,
convicted of special conspiracy agains-:
the negro Jim Williams, asked for fur
ther time to get ready.
Dr. Thomas B. Whitesides and John
W. Mitchell were then placed on trial.
The charge against them is for general
conspiracy to intimidate colored voters,
and special conspiracy against a negro
named Charles Leach. In this case, the
jury consists of three whites, and nine
colored Republicans. This trial is now
A New Man in Grant's Cabinet.
Akerman, the upstart New England
Georgia lawyer, whom Grant pioked up
a year or so ago, and uiado Attorney
General of the United States, has resigned
that position. Grant got tired of him.
Ho isa narrow-minded and vindictive
Radical, but still he did not answor the
we purpose Ex-Senator. Williams, of Ore-,
gon, has been appointed in his place, and
has entered upon hi* duties. We know
nothing of his record. Of course he is a
Republican of true grit. In his inaugu
ral address, or letter, or whatever it may
be called, he professes immense surprise
and horror that bad feelings, or enmity,
or outrage?, could or should possibly ex
ist in any part of this glorious Union,
and says that all such must be fearfully
and decisively punished.. This means,
suppose, that he is to be a fierce and wil
ling tool of Grant in his Ku Klux busi
ness and general persecution of tho
The Abbeville Median).
We have a new neighbor-in a com
munity we especially honor-the Abbe
ville Medium. The Medium- is a large
and handsome Weekly papor, recently
established by the Messrs. Hemphill,
two brothers. Tho Medium begins -vc!!
and ably. We wish it all success. As
to the tone of the Medium, the good old
South Carolina name of its owners and
editors is sufficient guarantee. The Mc
dittm is-?31XJ a year.
A Bill has, boen introduced in tho
Stafe'Sen?te to charter a company, with
a capital of ^3,000,000, for the purnose of
building a railroad from Cheraw to Green
ville, passing through Lancaster, Union
and Spartanburg. Among the corpora
tors are Wimbush, Foster, Allen, Du vail
and Montgomery, and Representatives
Mobley, Pendergrass and Timothy Hur
The President ?nd the Ka Klux Act.
Gen. Blair, who ls a member pf the
Congressional Committee on Southern
Outrages, said on.the floor" of tho'Senato
alew days ago, that nine. tenths^of the
persons under arrest in "South.Carolina
had Keen arre?tedfbr acts committed be
fore the KuJKlux'Act was passed^ and
consequently Ibefore tho . President had
anthority to make arrests.'
What are we to think of such a Presi
dent? He not only violates the Constitu
tion by executing an Act of Congress in
direct contravention of that instrument,
but wrongs the act itself iu giving it re?
trospective energy. And yet tho Senate
of the United States will not permit this
Executive, who so brazenly sets the laws
passed by Congress at defiance, tc oe
questioned as to his conduct. It'sets the
seal of its approbation upon these high
handed infractions of its own laws. We
shall see if there is not an awakening
some of these days. It may come too
late to do either the Senate or the people
Almost on bis Legs Again.
The Prince of Wales, heir of Queen
Victoria, who has been dying for the last
fortnight, and whom nobody dreamed
could possibly get weli, has surprised
the nation and the world by turning
round-or turning over rather-and get
ting much better. The people of London
-of the kingdom at large, indeed-have
been intensely interested and excited
throughout the Prince's illness, and the
sympathy with the Queen was universal
and heartfelt. The Prince, who is now
thirty years of age, has been a ^ad sort
of a fellow, recklessly extravagant, and
deeply given to wine, women and riot.
Perhaps he will do better now.
More Open-Handed Stealing.
Both Houses of our Legislature have
finally agreed to take a recess from De
cember 22d to January 5th, and, as an
important preliminary step, have passed
the per diem Bill and authorized the
Clerks to draw pay certificates from No
vember 28th to January 5th. And then
some of these very Legislators, who are
thus? stealing from the people of South
Carolina, to have the effrontery to de
nounce the Scott Ring for stealing on the
wholesale plan, whilst they, in a body,
are boldly robbing the people. Shame
on you-yo hypocrites and rogues.
THE MILL STILL GRINDING.-Since our
last is?ue the following persons have been
arrested by the United States Marshal :
M. E. Bruton, P. W. Coleman* Henry
White* G. M. Morgan, J. M. Scott.
Those marked thus* are known to be Re
publicans, and their arrest causes some
surprise here.-Union Times.
-The New York Herald, speaking
of the introduction of kuklux bills in
Congress says that tho " whole matter is
becoming an unmitigated nuisance."
Certainly it is, but it is for the purpose
of keeping an unmitigated nuisance in
the Presidential chair.
$?t- Hogs aro selling at Anderson at
G cents gross.
MARRIED, on the 7th inst., at Mr. Seth
Butler's, by Rev. J. P. Mealing, Miss
ANNA K. BUTLER to Mr. H. W.
SHAW, both of this District.
This union of two old and honored
Edgofield names was marked by festivi
ties of unusual .interest and elegance.
L}nd the compliment to tlio Advertiser
was rondcrod in extremely handsome
^fstylo-an exquisitely ornantentedsteeple
eake, sent by express.
We wish for our young friends, every
gift of fortune, every good of heart,
every grace of spirit.
MA HIED, atG reen ville,- S. C., on thc loth
instant, by Rev. Dr. J.e. Furiuau, at
thc residence of Capt. J. B. Patrick, (thc
?ride's brother-iurlaw,) Miss PAULINE
E. GOQDLETT, of Greenville, to Mr. T.
ATSTROTHER, of Edgeiield, S. C.
MARRIED, -ou Wednesday, 22udof No
vember, 187'; Ky Rev. Hubert McLces,
Mr. G."MAltfcjtlALL/ JOKD AN and Miss
NANNIE CRESWELL, daughter of Mr.
Janies Cresswell, all of Greenwood, S. C.
MARRIED, bv Rev. D. D. Bronson, on
the 12th inst., "Mr. JOHN.ROBERTSON
and Miss LIZZIE McDANIEL".
MARRIED, bv the same, on the 14th
inst., Mr. T. H.BUSSEY and Miss FAN
NIE GLANTON, all of this District ^
MARRIED, at the residence of the
bride's father, on the evening of Dec,
14th, 1871, bvRev. Luther Broaddus, Mr.
, L. M. LANDRUM, of Columbia, S. CY, ,
ft.nd Miss EMMA C. PRESLEY, of|
DEPARTED this life, athis residence,
on tlieSth Dec. 1871, Mr.TANDY BURK
HALTER, in the 72d year of his age.
Thc deceased was one of our best iuen,
retiring in manner, benevolent in dispo
sition, economical and reliable in busi
ness, and never sought public applause.
He was blessed with the good things of
this life, and had an inheritance in heaven,
which was lar better, where his friends
believe he now rests.
He was baptised at Red Oak Grove
Church, by Robert Carson, some 50 j-ears
ago, and ever exemplified his profession,
iM'ing in full fellowship with the Baptist
Church at Rehoboth at the time of his
Ile luis left a widow, who was a true
helpmate near 40 years, and four chil
dren of sufficient age to battle in the war
of lifo. Such a man's death is a loss to
any community, and especially to the
Church. Our consolation is in the word
of God: "For if wo believe that Jesus
died, and rose again, even so them who
sleep in Jesus, will God bring with him.*'
LITTLETON A. BROOKS, a man
formerly of Edgeiield County, venerable
in age and good works, died in Mitchel
County, Georgia, on the 11th Nov. 1871,
in the 7Gth year of his age.
As a citizen of Edgeiield County, the
most of his useful life was as a member
and deacon of the Bethany Church, and
tilled the important office of deacon in
that Church "purchasing to himself a
good degree, and great boldness in the
Ho moved first to Northern, then to
Southern Georgia. His great concern
was the welfare of Zion. After he was
superanuated he remembered with pleas
ure his Church days.
"Write, Blessed are the dead that die
in the Lord ; yea saith the spirit, thev
rest from their labors, and their works
do follow them." D. D.
DIED, at her home, on Littlo Saluda
River, in Edgefield County, on the loth
December inst., Mrs. CARRIE V. DEN
NY, wife of JOHN M. DENNY, after a
brief but painful illness.
She was retiring and unobtrusive in
her disposition, but she possessed a rare
combination of the virtues and qualities
which tend to adorn thc female character.
She was a pious and consistent member
of the Baptist Church, and died as she
had lived, in the hope of a blessed im
This sad invasion of the King of Ter
rors, has broken up a happy house-hold,
and sorely bor?aved her surviving hus
band and her infant babe, a large oircle
of relatives and frionds mourn her early
L. G. SWEABIHGEff & CO.,
RESPECTFULLY announce to tho
people of Edgeiield and adjoining Coun
ties, that they have established them
selves at Graniteville, S. C., for the pur
pose of carrying on a
General Mercantile Business,
And hope, by strict attention to business
to receivo a liberal share of patronage.
They are now receiving from New
York and Baltimore their Stock of FALL
and WINTER GOODS, consisting in
DRY' GOGBSi BOOTS, SHOES;
HATS, CAPS, . . :
TIN and GLASS WARE,' " f? i.<
CROCKERY and HARDWARE,
And everything usually found In a coun
try or Village Store,' wnich 'they' are bf
fering art very low figures. *'
Give us a call..
Grauitoyille, Deo 29 Jm52
Edgefield Medical Society.
THE Edgefield District Medical- Soci
ety will hold its next meeting at
Edgefield C. H., fin tho Hall of tho Ad
vertiser Ofl?ce building,) on Monday, the
1st January next, at ll o'clock, A. M.
P. H. ADAMS, Sec'ry.
Dec. 20, 2t ..' 52
Hew Goojjs for Christmas!
IMARKERT <fc CLISBY are daily re
ceiving a choice variety of
COCOA NUTS, RAISINS,
Canned FRUITS, JELLIES, ?fcc.
Dec 13 tf 51
Good Things for Christmas !
JUST received from New York,
50 lbs. ALMONDS,
50 lbs. FILBERTS.
50 lbs. PECAN NUTS,
50 " BRAZIL NUTS.
100 lbs. CANDIES, assorted,
1 Dozen Boxes Fresh RAISINS,
1 Barrel of ORANGES,
1 " ?. APPLES,
FIRE CRACKERS, <fec.
J. H. CHEATHAM.
1 piece White ALPACCA,
6 pieces Black u from 35 cts.
to 1.25 per yard.
J. H. CHEATHAM.
THE Subscriber has j ust received from
Charleston a FRESH STOCK OF
GOODS, suitable for the Season, which
will be sold as cheap as the cheapest.
1 Case PRINTS, the best at 12} cts. per
1 Balo i and i SHIRTINGS, Factory
OSNABURGS and STRIPES,
KERSEYS, TWEEDS, JEANS,
S ATI NETTS and CASSIMERES,
Bleached and Sea Island SHIRTINGS,
Pillow Case CLOTH and SHEETINGS,
Red, White, and Canton FLANNELS,
Opera FLANNELS all colors,
Balmorals and Boulevard SKIRTS,
Large SHAWLS, Net SHAWLS,
SACKS, CLOAKS and NUBIAS,
Ladies' and Gents UNDER VESTS,
Ladies and Misses HATS,
Sailor HATS and SUNDOWNS,
PLUMES, all colors, and FLOWERS,
Ladies, Misses and Children's SHOES,
Men's, Boys and Youths' BOOTS and
SHOES, all kinds, and prices to suit all.
Mens, Boys and Youths HATS and
CAPS, from the lowest to the finest,
Linen & Lace COLLARS and CUFFS.
SUGAR, COFFEE and CHEESE,
CRACKERS, SOAP, CANDLES and
HARDWARE, CROCKERY, TOYS,
DOLLS and NOTIONS, which will be
sold for Cash, as cheap as any other house
in this market.
Come and see for vourself.
li. C. BRYAN, Agent.
Dec. 20 tf 52
WE WILL DISPLAY A
LARGE AND VARIED ASSORTMENT
Of the Finest Freuch
With 2, 3 and 4 Buttons ;
Three Button Kids at 81, worth $150;
Two and four Button Seamless Kids
at 8150, worth 82. This lot is
fron? Auction, and is remark
ably cheap-the 81 50
Gloves being the
l^V" same as retail
ed in New
W\. ... in JU?J?) offer a Complete Variety ol
AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES.
Handsome Plaid and Double Shawls 72x
144, in new and Beautiful Patterns
and Colors, to be sold at $0 50, 87
and 88 50, the regular prices ol
which are 88, 89 and 8H. Fine
Waterville (ircv Mixed
Double Shawls.' 72x114, at
86 50, original price $0.
A LARGE STOCK OF
To be closed out at ?250, $3 being the
price at which the same Blanket was sold
202 BROAD ST.,
Augusta, Dec. 20 tf 52
XDOINT'T LET THE
GOLDEN' OPPORTUNITY SLIP !
JANUARY S, I?72.
Tiie South Carolina Land arni
IMMIGRATION GIFT CONCERTS
will take place
on the day appointed.
Secure Your Tickets at Once !
83TAU Orders Strictly Confidential.-^
2405 Gifts, amounting to.$300,000
The chances are unusually good-one
ticket in every sixty-two is sure to draw
Orders for Tickets received up to the
5th of Jauuarj-, after which time no
moro Tickets will be sold.
SINGLE TICKETS, $5 EACH.
NO POSTPONEMENT !
Commissioners and Supervisors of Draw
ing : .
Gen. A. R. WRIGHT, of Georgia.
Gen. BRADLEY T. JOHNSON, of Va.
Col. B. H. RUTLEDGE, of S. C.
Hon. ROGER A. PRYOR, of New York
Great inducement and reduction in
price of Tickets to Clubs.
Remittances can be made to us, and
the tickets will be sent by return mail
BOTLER, CHADWICK, GARY & CO.,
Charleston, S. C., or our Agents.
Gen. M. C. BUTLER. JOHN CHADWICK.
Gen. M. W. GARY.
THE Tax Payers in Edgefield County,
residing in that portion of the County
assigned to tho new County of Aiken, arc
hereby notified that on the 1st February
next, a Special Tax of Five Mills on the
Dollar will be levied against them, to
raise a fund for tho building of tho Court
Houso, Jail, <tc, for tho County of Aiken.
A Teacher Wanted
TO take, charge of a small. School in
the country.. _ Apply, .at,.thia, ofilyp
immediately. * .". ~
iPeo- 19,1871 ' . 3? - 52
[ Fdr Sale or Exchange.
WOULD either Bell; or exchange for
?good Mule, a fine Dick Cheatham
Vlare, very gentle ; a lady, can safely
Irive her in harness,
D8D.20,. . * lt 52
X 3SflC X=? O 3F8. "X" J??. WT
Purchasers of Dry Goods.
Expecting to move to our NEW STORE during the early
Spring, and being desirous of Opening THE NEW HOUSE
with an ENTIRE NEW STOCK, we will SELL
FROM THIS DATE, the Stock on hand
REGARDLESS OF COST !
We have jJfc finished MARKING DOWN EVERY AR
TICLE in the House to such prices as will induce
AN ENTIRE CLEARANCE,
Preferring to lose Five or Ten Thousand Dollars on present
Stock, to remrjvjng it to the New Store.
The PubliT aft Respectful ly invited to examine the Goods
and Prices, and verify the above.
JAS. A. GRAY & CO.,
226 and 228 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.
Dec 20 ? - 4t 52
Magnificent and Gorgeous,
ARE the oluntary impressions that rise to the mind of the stranger aa he
or she enter9 the
In the last few weeks an additional assortment of the most elegant goods
of the season has been added to the stock, making it one of the most com
plete assortments ever offered in one house in the city of Augusta, com
prising everything that is new and desirable in the
Also, a large assortment of FANCY ARTICLES, suitable for the holi
days, of the most exquisite designs and workmanship, and at prices so low
as to reach the purses of the most economical. Never have we had the
pleasure of offering so beautiful an assortment of goods, and at prices so low.
Commencing with beautiful Worsted DRESS GOODS, at 15 cents per
yard, up to those which would please I he eye of the most fashionable and
fastidious. Some elegant Silk and Wool VELOURS, at $1 and $1 25, re
cently sold for $1 50 and $1 75.
Also, Striped and Brocade Japanese SILKS, at $1, beautiful goods, worth
$1 50 ; Gro Grain Colored SILKS, in various shades, and very heavy and
wide, at $2 50. worth $3 50; Black SILKS at $1 per yard, recently sold
for $1 50, and some excellent Heavy Gro Grain SILKS, at $1 50, recently
sold for $2.
And such a varietv of SHAWLS, FURS and CLOAKS, commencing
with All-Wool SHAWLS at SI 50, and beautiful Striped Bengal SHAWLS
at ?4, and up to very fine ; also, nice Black Cloth CLOAKS at $2 50, and
running up to handsome Velvet, at $50, $75, $100 and $125. FURS, in
nice sets, at $2 50 for Cape and Muff, both for children and ladies, and from
that up to very handsome. Some nice and fashionable Ready-made SUITS
for ladies, at very low prices.
Splendid LACE COLLARS, HANDKERCHIEFS, PERFUMERY, &c,
&c, put up in Fancy Boxes, so tempting and so beautiful that it looks as if
it would be a pity to remove them, but so nice for a holiday present. Ele
gant SASHES, NECK RIBBONS. SCARFS and HANDKERCHIEFS,
Shell and Jet JEWELRY, WORK BOXES, WRITING DESKS, TOILET
SETS, VASES, FIGURES, STATUARY, &c, &c, all so pretty that it is
worth a visit just to see them.
Then our assortment of the more domestic* articles for Gentsand Boys,
and everything pertaining to the Dry Goods Line was never more complete.
We cordially invite every one to give the stock an examination, whether
they wish to purchase or not, We also extend an invitation to close whole
sale buyers, who buy for cash or city acceptance, as we know it will be to
their interest to give our stock an examination.
V. RICHARDS & BROS.,
CORNER BY THE PLANTERS' HOTEL.
Dec. 20, 2t 52
JUST RECEIVED A GOOD STOCK OF
AT THE LOWEST PRTCES.
CANDIES. RAISINS, NUTS, ORANGES, APPLES,
CURRANTS, SEEDLESS RAISINS for making cakes,
JELLIES, CANNED FRUITS, &c.
CHRISTMAS FOR THE CHILDREN.
In Store a WI assortment of DOLLS and TOYS of all kinds,
FIRE and SAND CRACKERS,
And FIRE WORKS of every description.
]>??""C(jine early and get first choice.
flST'Everything new, fresh and nice.
S. H. MARGET.
Dec 20 lt 52
Cotton, Cora, Wheat, Tobacco.
CASH, $50 per 2000 Lbs., at Factory.
TIME, $55 per 2000 Lbs,, at Factory, paya
ble Nov. 1st, 1872, WITHOUT INTEREST.
Factory East end Hasel Street ; Mines on Ashley River.
ACID PHOSPHATE OF LIME !
Composting With Cotton Seed!
CASH, $30 per 2000 Lbs. at Factory.
TIME, $35 per 2000 Lbs., at Factory, paya
ble Nov 1st, 1872, WITHOUT INTEREST.
WM. C. DUKES & CO.,
GENERAL-AGENTS,-- < .
' Ko. ? South Atlantic Wharf, Charleston, S. C.
Col. WM. BUTLER Agent at Edgefield, S. C.
Ddc20 3m 52
J. 0. MATHEWSON.
Aigent for the Company*
$48 Per Ton Cash; $55 Without Interest on Time. No
Charge for Drayage.
This GUANO is well known in the Cotton States, from experience in its nae for six years past. It has acquired
after thorough trial, under all conditions of geason, a character for reliable excellence unsurpassed, and which can
uot attach to Fertilizers of recent introduction.
In view of reduced cost of manufacture, and the unusual facilities of the PACIFIC GUANO COMPANY,
this VALUABLE FERTILIZER is now 6old at the above pri^e, which is in conformity with the policy of the
Company, to furnish THE BEST FERTILIZER AT THE LEAST COST, looking to LARGE SALES and
SMALL PROFITS for compensation.
We WARRANT THE STOCK IN MARKET THIS SEASON precisely the same in composition and quality
as that heretofore sold.
For specific terms, apply to J. O. MATHEWSON,
Agent, Augusta, Ga.
John S. REESE & CO., General Agents, Baltimore,* Md.
PA.OIFIO GUANO COMPANY'S
leid Phosphate of
For Composting with Cotton Seed.
PREPARED UNDER THE SUPERINTENDENCE OF DR. ST. JULIEN RAVELEL, CHARLESTON, S. C.
PRICE REDUCED !
This article, as above stated, is prepared expressly for COMPOSTING WITH COTTON SEED. .
A Compost made with an equal weight of this article and Cotton Seed, furnishes the Cotton Seed with the
SOLUBLE PHOSPHATE, which is necessary to make it properly effective.
The Compost should be made from four to six weeks before planting time, in order that decomposition may
take place, and should be applied at from 400 to 600 pounds per acre or more.
General experience for two years has shown this Compost to be A MOST ECONOMICAL and EFFECTIVE
FERTILIZER FOR COTTON and CORN.
This ACID PHOSPHATE is now put into market at the low price of $30 PER TON CASH; $35 ON TIME,
WITHOUT INTEREST (no drayage,) at which rate every planter can supply himself with a FIRST CLASS
FERTILIEER at a minimum outlay per acre;
For specific terms apply to J. O. MATHEWSON,
Agent Pacific Guano Company, Augusta, Ga.
A FULL SUPPLY OF PERUVIAN GUANO, GROUND BONE AND LAND PLASTER
ON HAND AT ALL TIMES.
Auguusta, Dec 13 3m . 51
Christmas is Near at Hand !
AND SANTA CLAUS has already arrived and set np bi? Headquarters
with W. B. PENN, at the Drug Store of G. L. Penn. Ile will hold high
carnival for three weeks to come. The public, are invited to attend this
carnival. Listen to some of the things Santa Claus has brought to PENN'S :
GOO Lbs. Plain and Fancy CANDIES,
12 Boxes New Layer RAISINS,
1 Mat Seedless RAISINS,
50 Lbs. Freshes DATES,
10 Boxes PRUNES,
29 Boxes FIGS,
1 Mat CURRANTS,
100 COCOA NUTS,
1 Box LEMONS,
2 Bbls. ORANGES,
2 Bbls. APPLES.
Fresh FRUIT in Cans,
JELLIES in Tumblers and Goblets,
ALMONDS, WALNUTS. Pecan, Brazil and Pea NUTS,
CITRON, MINCE MEAT in Cans.
PICKLES and SAUCES.
Oysters, Sardines, Salmon. Lobster,
* Fresh Soda, Butter, Lemon and Sugar CRACKERS,
CHEESE, MACCARONI, Fresh Goshen BUTrER,
35 Packages Superior Self-Raising FLOUR,-nothing so good for
Cakes and Pastry.
8?rCall early and get your supplies. .
?r. L. PE1V1V.
Dec 18 tf .51
New . Goods.
Fresh Arrivals at Heduced Prices.
W. M. BRIHVSOIV has just received
1 Case new pty les FALL PRINTS,
1 Baie Plaid OsNABURGS,
2 Dozen HOOP SKIRTS, +
20 " Skirt BINDING,
Re.1 Twilled FLANNEL.
4 Cases Ladies Dre.-s and Walking SHOES, made to order,
2 Cases Extra size BALMORALS,
1 " Planters' KIP BOOTS,
Full lines of Gentlemen?' Hand-sewed TIES and GAITERS always on
My Stock of Dress Goods, Blankets, Balmorals, Cassimeres, Satinets
Jeans. Opera, Ked and White Flannel?, Shawls, Furs, Trimmed Hats, and
a full line of Notions, will bo sold at BARGAIN PRICES from this date.
A good stock of SHIRTINGS and SHEETINGS always on hand, at
bolto ni prices.
All goods marked in piain figures.
An early call solicited.
W. H. BRUNSON.
Dec. 13,_ tf 50
Empire & Palmeeto
The following SEASONABLE GOODS are now on hand and for sale on
reasonable terms :
St. Croix Rum.
N. E. Rum.
Mince Meat in Cans,
Jellies in Tumblers,
Can T. mattoes,
Pi .-Kies, assorted,
King's Royal Sauce,
Pure Cider Vinegar.
Also, always in Store, full supplies of Heavy Groceries and
'lanfafion Supplies, at the lowest figures.
MILLER, HACK & HOWARD,
298 Broad St, Augusta, Ga.
Dec 13 . tf 51
Three, very Superior Articles arc of?ere? by the Sulphuric Acid and Superphos
phate Company of Charleston, S. C., viz :
A complete manure, adapted to Cotton, Grain and Tobacco, being the well known
article heretofore offered at tho very high grade of 15 per cent, dissolved Bone
Phosphate of Lime, with the addition, as heretofore, of Peruvian Guano, Ammonia
and Potash. Price $55 per ton, if paid on or before the 1st of April next, and $60
per ton, payable 1st November 1872, without interest.
ETIWAN CROP FOOD.
A now article of the samo high grado of Soluble Phosphate, compounded with
tho elemonts of Cotton Seed in such a manner, as to ensure one of the best fertili
zers for Cotton and Grain, at a lower price than the Etiwnn Guano. Price $t0 per
ton, if paid on or before tho 1st of April next, $45 per ton, payable 1st November,
1872, without interest.
ETIWAN D^gfOLiVED BONE.
Averaging from 1.8 or 20 per cent, of Dissolved Bone Phosphate, and thus enabling
tho planter ny; com posting; to obtain two tons ' of half that grade at a saving of one
half co.it and freight. Price $85 per ton, if paid oriior before tire Isl of April next,
$40 per ton, pavable 1st November, 1872, without interest.
-TAKE NOTICE, that all.-these fertilizers a/e pf the hipkest grade of Soluble
Phosphate, and must help for more than one year.
WM. e:BEE & CO.,
General Agents, Charleston; S. C.
Charleston, Doc. U 2m .Al
JAMES W, TIM,
Desires to call special attention to
an Elegant additional supply of sea
sonable Goods, selected by himself in
New York during last week.
Very large additions of Scarce and
Desirable DRESS GOODS, and Silk
Velour TRIMMINGS, in Black and
Real Bel?ous French SILK, war
ranted pure Silk, in Black aud all
colors-a most sensible and elegant
article for Christmas presents.
Magnificent assortment of "Winter
Shawls, Scarfs, Blankets, Cloaks,. Bal
tnorals, Boulevards, Coverlids, Hosie
ry, Men's, Women's, Boys and Girls
Undervest?, Knit Goods, &c, &e.
Great variety of Goods suitable fer
the Holiday Trade. .
J. W. TURLEY,
3d House above Globe Hotel.
Dec 13 tf 51
T. J. MILLER, H. Buss EY. JOEL J. BACON
MILLER, BUSSE Y& BACON
Geni Commission Merchants,
173 Broad Street,
A UaUSTA, GEORGIA,
RESPECTFULLY announce to their
Edgo?eld friends that they are constant
ly receiving fresh invoices of
" BACON, LARD,
COFFEE, SUGAR, TEA,
WHISKEY, BRADDY, WINES-,
Can FRUITS and VEGETABLES,
And in fact everything usually found in
irst class Grocery Houses.
All of which wo offer to the public at
;he lowest market prices.
Mr. J. B. NORRIS is with us, and
vould be pleased to have his friends to
?ill and see him when they come to town
Dec 13 3m 51
YORKVILLE, S. C.
rllE First Session of the School year
1872 will begin on the 1st of Fobru
iry, and end on the 30th of June.
Terms-For School Fxpenses-i. e. Tui
ion. Board, Washing, Fuel, Lights,
iooks, Stationery, ?fcc,-$135, payable iii
Circulars containing full information
nay be obtained upon application to
Col. A. COWARD,
Principal and Proprietor.
Dec 13 8t 51
Notice to Tax Payers.
rHE Books will be open for the Col
lection ot' Taxes for tho year 1871 on
he 20th day of November, 1871, and will
'emain open until the 15th day of Janna
y 1872, arter which time tho penalty of
:u per cont will be added.
State Tax, seven Mills;-County,".ihreo
Jills, on all taxable property.
I will be at Granitoville from the 20th
if November until the 1st of December,
fter that time at Edgefield C. H.
I will be at
Atkinson's Store, on thc 4th and 5th
Hamburg, on the 0th January.
Graniteville, sth, ?th and 10th.
Edgeneld C. H, 11th to 15th January,
fier which time my Books will close.
Employers will please notify employees
>f my appointments, so th&t they can
ome forward and pay their poll and
JOHN WOOLLY, O.T.E.C.
Oct 25 12t 44
FROM the Subscriber's residence, near
Red Bauk Church, on the 29th, a me-.
ium-sized Black HORSE, five years old
ext Spring,-one hind foot white up to
jtlock-small white spot on.left side,
bout midway of n?dale skirt, and a
mall white spot on shoulder-the snip
f upper lip white, and also small white
pot in forehead.
The thief is supposed to have gone in
ie direction of Columbia, or Savannah,
I will pay a reward of $25 for recovery
f horse; or $50 for horse and thief.
HENDERSON SMITH, (coL)
Dec 6, 3t 50
otice of Final Settlement and
pplication for Final Discharge*
OTICE is hereby given to all con-;
- cerned, that tho undersigned will
take a -Final Settlement on the JSstate of
[rs. ESTHER RAINSFORD, dec'd-, in
ie Probate Gourt, at Edgeneld Court
[ous*, S. C., on Saturday, the 23d day of
eoember 1871 ; and that ne will, on gW'
une dayi move for- n Final Discharge
om his trust as Executor of said Estate.
Ex'or. of Esther Raiuaibrd. dec'd. !
Nov. 20, 1S7L "fit 48