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Terms, $3,00 per Annum.
Death of a Good and Venerable
A good and venerable woman has filled
the measure of her appointed dayl
among us, and is now peacefully gathered
to her fathers-Mrs. Elizabeth Covar
the wife of our aged fellow citizen, Johr
Covar, Esq. Mrs. Covar departed this
life on Thursday the 14th inst. Her pil
grimage on earth extended to seventy
odd years, and leaves behind it wide
spread impressions of sorrow and respect,
A Floor for the Episcopal Church.
As is well known to most persons in
our community, the floor, on the right oi
the aisle, in the Episcopal Church, has
almost entirely fallen in. This should
of course bo repaired, and that quickly.
When we allow the houses of God in our
midst to fall to the ground, -we have
reached the lowest ebb.
To secure funds to replace this floor
then, three or four ladies and gentlemen
of the congregation are getting up a Mu
sical and Dramatic Entertainment for
Christmas week. This Entertainment
will take place on Thursday evening, the
28th inst., in the Masonic Hall. On the
programme will bethe Fourth Act ol
Verdis' Opera, " Il Trovatore," and a
beautiful two-part Farce called ''The
Happy Pair"-a play, by the by, which
all lovers and young married people may
.well profit by.
Doors open at 6 o'clock. Performance
to begin at 7*. Admission-one price
The object is so unmist kably worthy
that we feel we need make no long or
urgent appeal to the sympathy and pat
ronage of our town and vicinity.
Towards Graniteville Let the Tide
Tho tide which shall carry popularity
and money to thc new firm of L. G.
Swearingen A Co. At the head of this
new firm we find our old friend, Lark
Swearengin, whoso integrity and practi
cal sense should recommend him to the
public strongly in his new undertaking.
We beg that special attention will be be
stowed upon the card of the new firm, in
another column. Wo wish L. G. Swear
ingen <fc Co. very flattering success.
Two Acres of Seven-Pounders.
Our old friend, A. D. Bates, ("Jack")
of Bat-asville, comes out strong on the
Turnip question. Ho has sent us an awe
inspiring Ruta Baga. It would go every
ounce of seven pounds. And he has two
acres of just such. Col. Pick Butler, of
Cherokee Ponds, tremble foryour laurels!
?'It Has a Taste of Sinners."
On the subsiding of the waters of the
deluge, old Noah-although it is not re
corded in Genesis-said that water had a
taste of sinnen in it, and that he could
never drink any more. And thereupon
he planted a vineyard and invented
strong drink. And from those early days
to these, the best strong drink in the
world has been kept by our friend,
O'Dowd, of Augusta. We speak with a
divine afflatus upon us, for we have just
imbibed from a miraculous bottle sent
us by young Johnnie Harrison, a son of
Col. Stuart Harrison, who holds forth
at O'Dowd's. Johnnie is a pood boy
anda bravo boy,and if an Edg?field man
wants anything in the Grocery Line,
why Johnnie's the lad for him !
*' Costly Thy Aprarel as Thy Parse
So says the AV iso old Polonius in the
play of Hamlet. And very good advice
it is! And if you wish to follow it, go
to our young friend and townsman, Mr.
William Boulware, at Simon's in Au
gusta. At Simon's " Billy" will show
you C'lothin--Men? <"lot h ing-to nuit
any purse, be it chuck full or empty as
a rotten hickory-nut.
The Star that Leads Ail Other Stars.
The Load-Star, the Polar-Star, the Cy
nosure ! Well, as the Polar-Star is to
the heavens, so is the Frederleksburg
Store to Augusta! This may seem ex
travagant, but weigh the facts and you
will not find it so. Of course everybody
knows that the Fredericksburg Store and
" Richards" is one and thc same thing.
We publish for the Messrs. Richards
this week a holiday advertisement. Seek
it out, and con it over carefully.
*? Preferring: to Los-e Five or Ten
Everybody knows that Jas. A. Gray A
Co. the princely merchants of Augusta
are building a marble Dry Goods Palace.
In fact this magnificent building is well
nigh completed and in a couple of months
they will move into it. And in a new
advertisement, in our paper this week,
they announce that they would prefer to
lose 5 or 10 thousand dollars ir. the pres
ent stock rather than remove it to the
new store. The cheapest goods in the
world are, therefore, to be found now at
Jas. A. O ray A Co.s. Read that new
card. It is profoundly worth your at
An Eye This War* You Cotton Plan
See the card of Wm. C. Dukes A Co.,
in another column. They advertise the
famous Wando. Wo will say more of
the Wando next week.
Hurley-Bnrlcy and Bustle in Gran
Not all over Graniteville. No shoot
ing or killing, or anything of that sort,
r imply a great burly burly Ln the popu
lar Store of C. K. Henderson & Bro.,
where they are oponinir??eirSecond Sup
ply of Fall and Winter Good*. Mighty
line fellows ure the Hendersons, anda
most complete Stock of (ioods dc? they
Kept Alway* up t ' r..<-st M ater
The splendid Dry Goods Establishment
of thc Mullarky Bi others in Augusta;
Theirs is an elaborate and costly invest
ment, and we arc delighted to see that it
pays them so wei!. However, all tills is
nothing new. Exactly the same thing
may have been said of tho Mwllarkcys at
anytime duri nu' tho liwfc fifteen ycam.
Their new advertisement in this week's
Advertiser is one of unusual interest and
142 Brond Street,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
HAVING at a frreat outlay, secured
the services of a FIRST-CLASS WATCH
MAKER, from Switzerland, is now pre
pared to Repair all kinds of Watches,
Music Boxesand Jewelry of all descrip
tions, with neatness and dispatch, and
guarantees all work.
He offers, also, a great variety WATCH
ES: CLOCKS, JEWELRY, SILVER
WARE, MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS,
GUNS, PISTOIiS, CARTRIDGES, Ac,
at New York prices.
Look out Tor the sign of the BIG GUN,
142 Broad Street.
Augusta/ Doc :?? ' " 6m52
Fine Whiskey, Wines, Se.
20 Barrels "WHISKEY, 'assorted
K2 Cases CHAMPAGNE, lW (jirilily,
Besides-a large stock of WIN" Cs, J:v
ni in? HUM, Holland <ilN, how in store
and for sale cheap hy
- - -Ai ARtERT A CUSBY.
Dwi? ?f ?
The anniversary of the divine birth :
Bethlehem is again near at hand. Th
play of 1871 is well nigh done. The eui
tain falls slowly at the prompter's bel
But the actors stop yet a moment, an
[ look around to say farewell. The Adver
i User is one of tho actors. It is getting t
I be one of the very oldest. Even now i
completes its thirty-fifth year. Thirty-fiv
years on the boards ! And it is a favorit
too, and always gets a good price. It ha
always been clever, and honest, and re
Mable. Yes, we flatter ourselves th
Advertiser is a WrJJack or a Jefferson
those pleasant, genial gentlemen wb
amuse and edify, you without rendini
your soul or making your hair stand 01
end, like the heavy tragedians. Yes tb
f I Advertiser is a light comedian rather
I I but perhaps we grow vain and egotistical
But nevertheless the Advertiser mus
utter its thanks and good wishes befon
the evening ends. It pledges a hand U
every friend ; and says on the part of tin
manager (D. R. D.) thathe (the manager
is profoundly grateful "for your kim
attention and liberal patronage;" nn<
that the season of 1872 will begin witl
new zeal on his part, and on the part o
Iiis whole company ; and that the enter
taimo ont during the new season, althougl
not entirely new, will be sufficiently
varied to prove very attractive; and tba
he hopes your liberality and kind appre
eiation will ever remain-as now-a
high tide; and-all that sort of thing!
" My song, save this, is little worth,
I lay the weary pen aside,
And wish yon health, and love, and mirth
As fits tho solemn Christmas tide,
As fits thc holy Christmas birth.
Be this, good friends, our carol still
Be peace on earth, be peace on earth,
To men ol' irentle will."
But where aro our local jottings? Let'!
hunt them up. Well, ibero's Dr. Tomp
kins's wagon just driven up to Willi?
Durisoe's door ; and it is piled up to tin
very moon with barrels, boxes, and pack
ages, of all possible shapes and sizes. Sc
there is to be a grand Christmas openinj
at Willie's to night. Bear that in mind
At Markeri <& Clisby's there is a perfect
wilderness of Lovely Things-exquisite
ly appropriate presents for young fel
lows to make to their sweethearts. " Clis':
knows how to choose such things-ht
does ! And hang the young fellow whe
would not make his sweetheart a Christ
And Mr. Manget's display of Toys, and
Fire Works, and Notions, and Tricks,
and Gimcracks, is truly astounding. Be
fore thc holidays arc over we expect tc
hear that Mr. Manget and Ned Penn
have been trampled to death by excited
and frantic children.
And then there is Willie Penn. Oh !
it's worth a five dollar bill just to peep
through Willie's front windows! Wr
know Willie must have had a fairy tc
.assist him in his selections. Just go and
see what Willie and the fairy have ac
And at our friend "Toby's," although
his business is heavier, there are now
terrible times of opening and unpacking.
His new goods for the holidays are very
varied and handsome.
But as for that, all the shops in town
are getting into a high state of prepara
tion for the groat occasion. Everything
to please thc fancy or suit the taste can
be obtained, and we have no doubt that
Old Santa Claus will lay in a full supply
for the good little boys and girl?. For
the bad ones he has no use, and there"!
fore he will make no provision for then;.
Christmas has already begun with thc
little negro boys. The public square is
alive with them, and the din of fire
crackers resounds through the land.
And tho older colored people are shop
pingfrantically. Poultry and eggs arc he
il)}; brought in in considerable quantijios
and at high prices. The Kentucky hogs
which we lately invited to como through
Edgcficld, have given us tho go-by ; con
sequently sausages, backbones, spare
ribs, etc., are but pleasures of hope. We
pant for them as the hart for the wat^r
What are to bethe festivities for Christ
mas ? We hear of one or two private
parties, a grand Sunday School Christ
inas Tree at thc Baptist Church, and n
Musical and Dramatic Entertainment for
the Episcopal Church. What has become
of the young men's ball? We hope thc
jeunesse done is not going to prove itseli
poky and spiritless.
And what is the general news ? It is
reported that the Rev. Mr. Broaddus,
who has been long enough in our com
munity to make himself much beloved,
is to take the Female School for the coin
ing year. Another report says ho has
receive J lately two advantageous calls,
one to Virginia and one to Mississippi,
and that possibly he may leave us. Wt
earnestly hope ho will not.
People who rent houses arc moving
abort from pillar to post. Village peo
ple are moving into the country, and
country people arc moving into the vil
lage. Many are expecting to become
rich ut the Butler-Chadwick-Gary draw
ing in Charleston on the 8th of nexl
month. We hope Edgclield will at least
draw tlie Opera House.
And here we all are-at the end of an
other year-still mingling in tho turbu!
strife of men, still struggling for th<
mean and base rewards of the world
still wriggling, and twisting, and con
niving, still forgetting " the better part.'
We might preach quite a sermon to-duy
Indeed we feel very much like doiiu;
so. But then we must not forget that th<
Advertiser-in its local jottings al al
events-is a light comedian.
PB- When a man begins to go down
hill he finds everything greased for tin
??>' MAXCKACT?IUS? ENTERPRISER
< 'u.vnnKsTox.-Charleston is fast becom
ing a manufacturing as well asa com
merdai city. Thc largest mauufactor?
?f doors, sashes, blinds, &c., in the South
orr. States is that ol' Mr. P. P. TOALK, OI
rlorlbpck's Wharf in that city, sale
rooms at No. 20 Hayne street. Mr
TOM.K'S advertisement appears in an
AUGUSTA, December 19.
COTTON- Was ti rm to-day with a goo<
demand at ISL Receipts, 1,080; sale
i,4iH> bale-;. t , .
BACON-Stock large and market un
changed ; C. Sides, 9| ; C. R. Sides, 8}
Shoulders 8i ; Hams, 15? 18 ; Dr;
Salt Shoulders, 6 ; Dry Suit C. R. Side*
H ; D. S. Clear Sides, 8.
CORN-Prime white is selling at 03 cb
liv the oar load from depot ; retail. $1 Ot
WHEAT-We quote choice white, $1 Ot
amber, 81 80.
FLOUR-Citv Mills, $7 50@850 ; at rc
tail, il'0 barrel higher. Country, $7 5
@0, according to quality.
CORN MEAL-?95 at wholesale; ?1
OATS-C5 (S> 70._
OYSTER SHELL LIME, tho mos
valuable renovator to land known.
-300,000 Bushels of SHELL LIM!
f?Y sale, delivered on any of the naviga
ble rivers of South Carolina or Georgia
at 13 couts per bushel, or five dollars pe
BOWEN o" MERCER,
Lime Burners, No. (>?, S. Gay st.,
Dec 13 6t , 51
Ajiplicaifcu for Discharge a
ON FRIDAY, thc ">th day of Januars
1872, I will apply to the Probat
rodie (if EtlkeBwlt! County, at Edgefiel
Oint Hou ;o, S. C., .for a' Discharge fl
?ldniiniatr?tor of th? Estate of Jas. I
Rushton, dee'(I. Distributee* and Oed!
tor* will t-.ke duo notice hereof.
BEKJ. RUSHTON. Adm'or.
* SOT. 2C <* .
Insure in a Home Institution f
Piedmont & Arlington
LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY.
Annual Income, over
W. C. CARRINGTON, President. J. E EDWARDS, Vice-Pres't.
D. J. HARTSOOK, Secretary. Prof. E. B. SMITH, Actuary.
J. J. HOPKINS, Assistant Secretary.
Directors for Home Office :
WM. B. ISAACS,
GEO. S. PALMER,
JOHN ENDERS, ?
JOHN E. EDWARDS,
H. H. ELLYSON,
D. J. HARTSOOK,
0. H. PERROW,
J. J. HOPKINS.
WM. H. PALMER,
JOHN C. WILLIAMS,
W. C. CARRINGTON,
WM. G. TAYLOR,
State Directors for South Carolina
J. P. THOMAS,
W. B. G ULICK,
DR. H. R. COOK,
DR. ISAAC BRANCH,
T. C. PERRIN,
R. W. GIBBES,
JOHN T. SLOAN,
JOHN S. PRESTON,
EX-GOV. M. L. BONHAM
Excelsior, N. Y. (suma age)
Metropolitan, N. Y. (same age,
Missouri Mutual, clo
4?.CT Standard, of N.Y. (same age,) 39.37
40.77 Union (.'entrai, Ohio, clo. ' 32.43
28,00 Piedmont & Arlington, of Va. 18.83
TlIE SUCCESS OF THIS COMPANY IS UNPRECEDENTED in the
history of Life Insurance, as the following grade of success will shew :
Policies Issued 28th March, 1867, ONE.
" Sept, 1, 1869, 8.000
" Dec. 1,1871, 15,250
Its Plan, of Insurance is Mutual,
Being the ONLY PLAN to get Insurance at its net cost. It has de
clared and paid to its Policy-Holders THREE ANNUAL DIVIDENDS,
ranging from IO to 40 Per Cent., which will compare favorably with
other good Companies.
It fully provides for the non-forfeiture of its Policies, and has the following
feature : " Should the policy-hold?*, by any mishap or revolution, be sepa
rated from the home office, and thereby be prevented from paying their | i
premium?, they have the right to reinstate their Policies within- one year
after the intervening canse ?s removed, ami are entitled lo the some righi* as 1
to non-forfeiture (is though thc hindering vause hod never aisled, ul I )i caption of t
Ihc insured," so that no contingency can take tr>>m her policy-holders their
just rights. The late war taught many in the South the penalty of being
separated from the home office by having their payments forfeited.
It issues Policies payable in Gold or Currency, and offers every advan
tage consistent with the safety of the Company*
It has Wen in ACTIVE operation but four years, and yet its business and
income exceed many Companies much older. Its ratio of expenses to income
in 1S70, as the following comparison shows, was only 18.83 percent., being
less than ONE-HALF the expense cf other Companies of like age and ex
perience. * ,V
Ratio of expenses to income in ISTOof the following Companies, organized
in 1SC7, hence, are the same age as the PIEDMONT AND ARLINGTON : "
Continental (N. Y.)
Mutual (N. Y.)
St. Louis Mutual
New Kngland Mutual, 115 00
Piedmont & Rylington, 121 00
$112 00 to each S100 it owes, or surplus of 12 pr cent.
do do do 7 do
do do do 15 do
do do do S do
do do do ll do
do do do 5 do
do do do 14 do
do do do ll do
do do do 7 do
do do do G do
do do do 7 do
do do do 12 do '
do do do 5 do
do do do 15 do
do do do 21 do
We need not stop at Companies of our own age, but continue the com
parisons with Companies older :
Atlas, of St. Louis, Missouri, one yi-ar older, is 37.GO
Connecticut General, two years older, is 22.01
Continental, Connecticut, three years older, is 23.00
Globe, New Yolk, three years older, is 24.33
Guardian, New York, eight, years older, is 26.58
Hahnemapi Ohio, two ye irs older, is 34.71
Hartford Life and Annuity, one year older, is 34.59
Mutual, Illinois, two years older, is 23.13
National, New York, lour years older, js 34.53
Security, New York, rive years older, is 24.87
Universal, New York, two years older, is 23.98
Widows and Orphans, New York, three years older, is 20.75
World, New York, or.e year older, is 31.07
PIEDMONT AND ARLINGTON, OF VIRGINIA, 18.83
Its solvency cannot be doubted. As an evidence of its strength, we
make the following comparison with other good Companies ; Companies that
are acknowledged to be good, and recommended to the public as being 11
sound, safe and reliable, bv all Insurance Commissions ?
ITS POLICIES ASE KOT SUBJECT TO EXECUTION.
As Section 15 of our Charter provides that Policies issued for the benefit of
wives and families, ancestors, descendants, creditors, or dependents, shall
not be liable for the debts or contracts of the assured.
ITS INVESTMENTS ABE ALWAYS SECUBE,
As Section 18 provides that " all permanent investments of funds shall be
on mortgages on Real Estate, unencumbered, worth double the amount loaned."
Its investments are made where the money is obtained. Thus it combines
all the advantages of a home Company, and the increased security of its
large business and large assets.
J8@~lt has passed the rigid inspection of the Insurance Departments of
New York, Kentucky, Missouri and California, and has outside vouching of
these Insurance adepts which no other So nth em Company has. It has now
therefore as high vouching os any Northern or Western Company.
J3^*Tt has progress to vouch for its popularity, small expenses for its
economy, small losses for its caution, and every vouching any Company has
for its S'did solvency.
Why should South Carolinians send money to those Northern Companies
whose State law positively forbids lending one dollar in the State,
when this Company has chartered authority and has invested in their
Active Agents Wanted all over the South for this HOME
COMPANY, which aids those who patronize it.
?ff* Examine its merits before insuring elsewhere.-^
XEAPHART & RA?VS0M, Ceiil Agents,
COLUMBIA, 8. C.
Capt, E. E. JEFFERSON, Capt. B. M. TALBERT and Mr. E. KEESE
General Canvassing Agents...
Dec 5 l?a 50
THE STONO PHOSPHATE COMPANY of Charleston,- S. C., agaii
offer their Superior Fertilizers at the following low prices per toi
of 2000 pounds, at their Factory, delivered to Railro-.d without chargi
for Draying, or any extra charge whatever, viz :
Storno Soluble Guano, Cash, $45 00
On time till 1st J?or. 1873, 30 00
Stono Dissolved Phosphate, Cash, 25 00
On time tUl 1st Nov. 1872, 30 00
Stono Pure Ground Phosphate, Cash, " 12 00
These Fertilizers have given such universal satisfaction in this communi
ty, and have spoken so well for themselves that there is little or nothing
left for me to say,^ will be seen by reading the accompanying testimonials
from those who have used them.
STONO SOLUBLE GUANO is pronounced to be As Good as thc
Best by persons who know of what they speak, and in every instance hat
given complete satisfaction.
As to the results produced by the STONO DISSOLVED PHOSPHATE,
composted with Cotton Seed or Stable Manure, I can think of no word tc
express them better than the one used by Maj. Coleman, in his certificate
below appende^y?Sf. They were truly vjonderful.
In ever)'ins'alice they produced effects equal to the most popular and
costly fertilir?T, and they ought to have done so. Although costing less
than one-hall ^iuch as the most popular and favorite Manures, they are
really better, for they have double, or nearly double, the quantity of Bone
Phosphate, none of it having been displaced to supply Ammonia which the
Cotton Seed or Stable Manure supplies abundantly ; nor Salts to furnish
Potash, an ample supply being liberated from the clay by the large quantity
of free acid in these Phosphates;-a quantity so large that it will destroy
Sacks ire a very few days, compelling the Company, at more cost and trouble,
to ship entirely in barrels. ..This is not so of any other Phosphate in the
At tlie very outset this Company put their PRICES AT THE LOWEST
FIGURES, being at the time and nearly so now, Filly per Cent Less
than the prices of other Companies. And these low prices made many
persons, last season, reluctant to buy them, fearing that they would get an
inferior article, when the fact was that the Company could afford to do it,
for their Stock cost them just one hundred cents for tie par dollar's worth,
whilst the Stock in many of the other Companies cost the present owners
from three hundred to four hundred cents for the par dollar's worth. The
Stono Company is satisfied with, and expect only reasonable dividends on,
their Stock, and to pay the same dividend these high-priced Stocks must
make from three to four times the profits the Stono makes, and hence must
jell the same article higher.
The Stono grinds the bone and manufactures their acid upon the spot
paying no freights to Baltimore or North and back again, which Companies
out of the State have to pay, and of course charge to the consumer.
The Stono Company manufacture, and recommend the use of, and pay
ment of freight on, nothing but fertilizers of the very highest grade, but if
parties wish lower grades they will mix two Tons of their Dissolved Phos
phate with one ton of Pure Ground Phosphate, or equal portions of each,
ind ship in sacks, to Cash orders, for Thirty Tons or upwards, without extra
iharge. This will give a Phosphate at $21 or $18.50 per ton, and perhaps
)f as high grade as many others on the market in Sacks.
It is desirable to get the Phosphate in the hands of consumers AS EARLY
AS POSSIBLE, as the best results are obtained by its remaining in compost
i sufficient time, the longer the better; and again, as spring or planting
;ime approaches, the greater the difficulty in getting transportation.
That consumers may haul and compost it early, at this leisure time, or
lers will be filled, and if paid for in 60 or 90 days, at the Cash prices.
Drders on time will be filled at the same price now as next April, This
irrangement relieves the Compauy of the Storage and care of the Fertili
sers, and this amounts to the same thing to them as keeping it on hand to
supply an anticipated demand.
I am apprehensive that the comparatively VERY LOW PRICES and
SUPERIOR QUALITY of these Fertilizers will cause such a demand that
he Company will not be able to supply those who -put off to .the last mo
ment ordering their supplies.
Many persons are delaying to order that they may induce their tenant?
md croppers to use it. I imagine tln-y would have but little difficulty in
nducing them to use this fertilizer, if they would remind them that by its use
;rops would grow off at ones in the spring, ?nd they would save the Worki
ng always required on untnanured crops before they commence to grow ;
That the crop would shade the ground and be laid by with one or two
)ther workings le s in the si'.mmnr : That it will open two or three weeks
.arlier, and they could finish picking before veiy cold freezing weather ;
That tho co t per acre would only be from $1,25 to $2,25 ; That an increased
field of thirty to forty pounds of Seed Cotton per acre would, at present
trices, repay them, and save the two or three workings and early picking;
That, in addition, the probabilities were (if seasons were only moderately
avorable,) that the increased yield would be from Three to . Six HundrS?
Pounds Seed Cotton per acre, on ordinary land, which,- at present prices,
vould pay from $17 to $34 for every $1,50 to $2,25 invested in these Fer
This Fertilizer will not produce Rust on either Cotton or Grai
it is highly recommended for Small Grain. Try it
Edgefield, S. C., Nov 22
S. S. TOMPKINS, Agent
?lease Read the following Testimonials from Your Friends
MEETING STREET P. 0., 1
SDGEFIELD CO., S. C., Nov. 20, '71.J
] used on my crops this year Peruvian,
Sttiwan and Wando Guanos, Cotton Food
ind Ober's Super-Phosphate of Lime, and
melon Stono Dissolved Phosphate, com
bated with an equal weight of Cotton
Seed, using two hundred pounds of each
>ei acre. The effects of the Stono Dis
olved Pho3p?iate was superior to that of
irty of the others. There was no ruston
he Cotton under which it was used, whilst
di the Cotton on which the others were
ised was killed long since by it. I am
?ure that if composted and used as directed,
ts effects would be as prompt and more
lerraanent than Peruvian or any other
Commercial fertilizer 1 have ever used or
men used. If it will not prevent rust,
which thc experience of one of my neigh
bors, whose cotton I have seen, would m
licate, it will certainly not produce it. I
mall usc it exclusively on my future crops,
'except perhaps a small amount of some
lew kind as an experiment) till I find'
?omething better anet cheaper.
D. C. TOMPKINS.
P. 0, 1
), 1871 ;
COLD SIT.ING P
Edgefield Co.,S. C., Nov. 19
I used one ton Stono Dissolved Phos
phate, composted with an equal weight ot
cotton Seed, on sixteen acres Cotton, on
thin land. The field will yield ten bales
Cotton. Without manure the same field
would not have yielded half this amount.
Rows left through the field, without ma
nure, did not yield half as much as those
manured and adjoining. I applied a little
to Corn at the rate of about 100 pounds
per acre. Its effect was more marked than
;i handful of Cotton Seed on each side o?
hills in thc rows adjoining.
J. W. COLLINS.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., Nov. 20, 1871.
I used this year on my Cotton one ton
Stono Dissolved Phosphate, and never have
I been better pleasod with the yield. Es
pecially was this the case when composted
with Cotton Seed and Stable Manure. The
beauty of this commercial fertilizer con
sists not only in its Cheapness, but espe
cially in its intrinsic value-and the econ
omy" it engenders in accumulating euch
materials for composting as are easily ob
tained on a farm, yet generally thrown
away. Our lands are thu? moderately im
proved by tho vegetable' mould distribu
ted, and stimulated'by the Dissolved Phos
phate. R. .0. SAMS. '
BATES VILLE, Nov. 27th, 1871.
, I used about HOCIpound? of Stono Dis
solved Phosphate, mnKlvith equal weights
cotton seeel and stable-manure. I also
Used 3 tons favorite and higher priced
Guanos. In two rows side by side across
a field 140 yards long, one manured with
thc Phosphate Compost, the other with
higher priced. Compost row yielded 2}
pounds more seed cotton than the more
costly fertilizer. This would make about
80 pounds per acre in favor of the Com
post. The higher priced fertilizer used is
undoubtedly a good manure, but as the
Compost yielded as much as the Guano,
and enough over to more than pay the
cost, it is hardly necessaiy for me to say I
shall use no oilier next year. I also used
some of the Phosphate Compost under
Corn, with the most satisfactory results,
standing the drouth (a severe" one) both
under Corn and Cotton, better than any
manure which I used.
EDGEFIELD. H. C., Oct. 2,1871.
I used three tons Stono Dissolved Phos
phate, comported with Cotton SeecUiu mv
Cotton .the present year. It did atwell
as a Standard Fertilizer, coating much
more money, used by me on the
place. There was but little rust where
the Phosphate waa used. I shall use it
raft. 1. J?. HAYS.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., Nov. 22,187b*
I used one thousand pounds of Steno
Dissolved phosphate, composted with about
50 bushels Cotton Seed., on five and a
half acres Cotton this year, which yielded
five bales Cotton. Last year I applied
one ton nf a p02>ular and favorite fertilizer
to the same lut, costing mo Seventy dollars,
and made four bales. I received the
Phosphate too late to compost and put
under the Cotton, consequently had to
apply it in tho siding furrow of the first
working. M. A. MARKERT.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., Nov. 17, 1871.
I used one ton Stono Soluble (Jnano on
my Cotton crop of the present year. 1
ulso used another popular fertilizer, cost
ing much more money, and I have hereto
fore used many other favorite commercial
fertilizers, and I am satisfied that the
Stono is as good as any I ever used.
JAS. P. WELLS.
JOHNSTON'S, C. C. ? A. R. R., \
EDGEFIELD, CO., NOV. 20,1871. /
I used one ton Stono Soluble Guano on
my Cotton this year, (about 100 lbs. per
acre.) Its effects on the crop was as good
or better than any I ever used, and in
creased the yield at least one hundred per
cent. I used also one ton Stono Dissolved
Phosphate, composted with an equal
weight of Cotton Seed, on Corn, on a thin
sandy old field, about 125 lbs. of the Phos
phate to the acre. Its effect was wonder
ful, and I want nothing better.
W. LEE COLEMAN.
PINE HOUSE, C. C.&A. R. R.,}
EDGEFIELD CO., S. C., Nov. 16. '71 J
I used two tons Stono Soluble Guano
at the rate of about one hundred am
twenty-five pounds per acre, on my Cot
ton the present year, which produced a;
good results as two hundred pounds o
commercial ferti'' ors, costing much mon
money, did on the same lauds last year
I used also one-half ton of Stono Dis
solved Phosphate, composted with Cottor
Seed. The effects of one hundred pound:
Phosphate, and from seven to ten bushel
Cotton Seed per acre, was so good that J
shall use it another year till I use all mj
CottonSeed, and for the balance of mj
crop I shall use the Stono Gumo, these
fertilizers being, in my opinion, the best ]
ever used. B. W. HATCHER.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., Oct. 31,1871.
I used two tons Stono Soluble Guano o?
my crops this year. I am satisfied ii
.doubled the yield. As an experiment ]
used also one Sack of Stono Dissolves
Phosphate, composted with Cotton Seed
as directed, lt did as well as other firs
class fertilizers on same lands, and I shal
use it exclusively hereafter as long as '.
have Cotton Seed.
COLDSPBINGP. 0., Edgefield Co., S. C., "I
November 15,1871. J
I used one ton Stono Dissolved Phos
phate, composted with about 75 bushel;
cotton seed, on fourteen acres Cotton th
present year. Three acres of the Cottoi
was on old poor land, which would no
have yielded more than one hunchee
pounds lint per acre with the very bes
seasons, and under the most favorable cir
cumstances, without manure. From thes
three acres I have ginned and packed ove
one thousand pounds lint. The balance o
the land is first year's new ground, whicl
I have not yet near finished picking. I
is quite as good as the cotton on thin
year's land, and better land near by ma
mired with an equal quantity of a stand
ard fertilizer, costing $50 per ton. Judg
ing from rows left without Phosphate, !
am sure the yield will be over one nundre<
per cent tatter whore the Phosphate wa
used. There was not a particle of rust ol
anv of the cotton where the Phosphat
was, whilst that, under which the otbe
sameH?rtilizer was, was killed by it.', I hav
or?kred ten tons of the Phosphate for m;
next crop, and will use no other kind.
EDGETIELD, 8. C., Nov. 27,1871.
I used two tons Stono Dissolved Phoa
phate, composted with an equal weight of
cotton seed, on my cotton this year. It
certainly doubled the yield, making on or
dinary lands three bales to every four acres
on which it was used. In some teat rows
an equal weight of Phosphate, with two
other fertilizers costing nearly double the
money;produced more cotton.. There.was
no rust on the Cotton under which the
Phosphate was used, except on a few small
spots of wet, springy land, whilst the Cot
ton under which the other more costly fer
tilizer? were, rusted early and badly
J. W. TOMPKINS.
EDGtniLD, 8. 0., Nov. 23,1871.
I used two tons Stono Soluble Guano o
my cotton this year. One toh Was Use
by one of my croppers on forty acrei
which yielded twenty-five bales. Twent
acres adjoining these forty, quite as goo
laud, and better cultivated, without ma
nure, made only six bales. The other to:
was used at the rate of two hundre
pounds per acre, by the side of cotton ma
nured with a like quantity of a popula
and favorite fertilizer, costing sixteen dbl
lars per ton more than the ?Stono. Th
cotton under which the Stono was used
was decidedly the better.
JAS. A. DOZIMB.
JUST RECEIVED AT J. H. CHEATHA3VF8.
50 Dozen COATS' COTTON, white, black and brown, at 90 cte per d?z.
25 " Clark's Machine Double Twist SILK, all colors,
3 Pieces Black and Colored VELVET.
2 Pieces TARLETAN,
And a beautiful assortment of Cash's FRILLING and MAGIC RUF
I am determined to keep a full and thorough Stock of GOODS.
J. H. CHEATHAM.
DRESS GOODS at J. H. CHEATHAM'S have been reduced 10 per
cent, below the original marks.
Beautiful DELAINES, French POPLINS and LUSTRES from 25 to 40
cts. per yard. J. H. CHEATHAM.
Nov 29 tf 49
TO THE PUBLIC.
THE COTTON STATES
LIFE INSURANCE C0MP1NY.
Principal Office, Macon, Georgia.
W. B. JOHNSON, President. J. MEBCEB GBENK, M. D., Med. Ex'r.
W. S. HOLT, Vice-president. W. J. MAGILL, Supt, of Agencies.
GEO. S. OBEAB, Secretar}-. C. F. MCCAY, Actuary.
J. W. BUBKE, General Agent.
EDGEFIELD C. H., AGENCY FOE SOUTH CAROLINA, \
Nov. 13th, 1871. /
"Pennit me to invite your attention to the claims of this Company to
It is purely a home Company, chartered by the State of Georgia with a
large Capital-$500,000. Organized but a little more than two years ago,
it has already issued near 3,000 Policies, insuring about $8,000,000/; and
paid in Losses $100,000 !
Its Reserve is ample, having about $200 of Assets to $100 of Liabilities,
and its business is economically managed.
Desiring to be properly represented throughout the State of South Caro
lina, it would give me pleasure to oommission many active gentlemen and
ladies as both Looal and Traveling Agents for the Company. A reasonable
portion of time devoteI to its interests, I am satisfied would repay you. To
illustrate: Many Premiums will average about $150 on each Policy. The
Commissions (20 per cent.) will be $30.
The Company has now some features particularly d sirable,. for both
Agents and Insurers, and one ol these is its LOW Premium Bates,
as follows :
At age 25 vears, annual payment on $1000, $15,00
" ?? HO ' " " " " 17,39
.i ? 40 ? ? ?? ? 24,85
? so " " ? 37 91
" ? 60 " " " . ?. 63,17
With rivals in business, OUT course shall be uniformly cordial with all
who seek and praotice right things ; and we therefore urge upon all Agents
of this Company to co-operate cordially with all who seek, and practice
right things ; and while so doing, to press the business of this Company,
aud by the utmost efforts on your parts, to secure good risks.
Any gentleman or lady who will take an Agency, either Local or Trav
eling, will please address w
M. W. ABNEY,
GeneraY*Ageut al Edge?eld H., S. ?.
Nov 14 tf 47
Plantation . Wagons,
At Greatly Reduced Prices !
WYMAN, TEY & CO.,
-Manufacturers 4 Dealers,
208 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.,
RESPECTFULLY invite the attention of all in want of a Vehicle o?
any kind to their Large and Varied Assortment, comprising all the LATEST
and MOST DESIRABLE Styles of
CARRIAGES, PHOTONS, ROCKAWAYS,
Carry-alls, and Open and Top Buggies,
Which have been manufactured specially for them by the best makers in the
country. We also solicit attention to
"WYMAN", MAY & CO'S.
FOR PLANTATION PURPOSES.
These Wagons, made in Walcottville, Ct., of the Best Seasoned Timba
and Best MoUerials throughout, have been used in. the South for the last
fifteen years, and for Light Pratt, Great Capacity and Durability, are un
equalled by any "Wagon sold in the South.
We are also Agent for the Celebrated.
MILLBURN IRON AXLE WAGON,
Manufactured in the West, and especially adapted to the Southern country
and warranted to be the Best and Cheapest Western Wagon sold in anj
A Full Stock of HARNESS, SADDLES,
PLANTATION GEAR. TRUNKS, VALISES,
French and American CALF SKINS, SHOE FINDINGS,
SADDLERY HARDWARE, Carriage and Wagon MATERIAL,
Leather and Rubber BELTING,
LEATHER of all Kinds, Ac., &c.,
Constantly on hand and for sale at lowest Cash prices. Orders solicited
and will receive prompt and careful attention.
WYMAN, MAY & CO.,
208 Broad Street, opposite Georgia R. R. Bank,
Aug 23 6m 35
For Sale, or Lease,
THE PLANTATION in Edgefleld Dis
trict, known as Mount Vintage,
residence of the lato Francis O'Connor.
We consider tl?s Plantation too cele
brated toncod a minuta , description In
Wewill8ell the place for a small por
tion of tho purchase money in Cash ; the
balance in Cotton, annually, forton years.
If we cannot sell, will lease the place
for a number of years on reasonable
terms. Apply to
JAMES A. GRAY A CO.
Oct, 18 * ?t
Kinsmai? df Howell,
Fac tors and Commissiot
Liberal Advances made <n
Cotton and Naval Stores
Char les ton y S. C.
"Price, ?45 Cash, with the Usual Ad*
vance for Time.
EXPERIENCE INTHEUBE OP this
Guano for the past biz yeats in thia
?state, for Cotton ona Corn, has to lar es
tablished its character for excellence as
to render comment unnecessary.
In accordance with the establ?hed
Kiley of the Company to iuriu&n the
. st Concentrated Fermizer rt the lowest
cost to consumers, this f'vr>v h ; ut into
market this season at tl.?. :t?<o\ c rt r.uced.
Srice, which the Company is enabled to
o by reason of its 'arpe f?ciluie- and
the reduced cost of manufacture.
The sunulles put into market this sea
son arc, ?W heretofore, prepared under
the personal superintendence of Dr. St.
Julian Raven?!, Chemist of the Company,
at Charleston, 8. C., lichee, planters mar
restassured that its QUALITY and COM
POSITION is precisely the same aa that
heretofore sold. At the present low price
every acre plantad can be fertilized with
200 pounds-Guano ata covt not exceed
ing the present value of ?b pounds of
cotton, while experience has shown that
under favorable conditions^ season and
cultivation the crop is increased by the
application from two to threefold tho
natural capacity of the soil. Hence, un
der no conditions could its application
fail to compensate for the outlay. Apply
to J. N- ROI?ON.
Agent Pacific Guano Company,
No. 68 East Bay and Noe. I and 2 A tl an- -
tlc Wharf, Charleston, K. C.
JNO. 8. REESE <fc CO., Gen'l Agents.
Nov. 29 3m 4U
PACIFIC GLANO (OMPANI^
ACID PHOSPHATE?F LIME
Composing with lottou Seed.
Price $25 Cash, with Ubual Advance
THIS ARTICLE IS PREPARED UN
DER the superintendence ol Dr. ST.
JULIEN RA VENEL expressly for com
posting with cotton seed,
It was introduced by this Company two
years ago, and its use has fnllv ?tlesf?d
tts value. 200 to 250 pound. 0/tli is arti
cle per acre,) properly composted with
the same weight of cotton seed, furnishes
the planter with a FERTILIZER of the
highest excellence nt the smallest cost.
A compost prepared with this article, as
by printed directions furnished, contains
till the elements of fertility that can enter
into a first class FERTILIZER, while
its economy must commend its liberal
use to planters.
For supplies and printed directions for
composting apply to
J. ?. HOBSON,
Agen); Pacific Guano Company,
No. 88 East Bay and Nos. 1 and 2 Atlan
tic Wharf, l-; Charleston, S. C.
JNO. S. REESE A CO., Gcn'l Agents.
Nov-29 ? Sm 49
W? I FARR,
I le Laiirp Man./9
Successor to the Late Wm. Hill,
193 Broad Street,
Angus ta. Geo.
WJ. FARR, "The Lamp Man,'
. Successor to the late Wm Hill,
193 Broad Strtet, (opposite the French
Store,} has secured the services of> the
long and favorably known J. A. GUR
LEY, and will continue to keep
(except Dry Goods,) that has ever been
found in any one Store in the Southern
States, from a Needle to a Plow.
TIN and WOODEN WARE,
CUTLERY and PLATED WARE.
LAMPS. Lamp CHIMNEYS,
KEROSENE and MACHINE OILS,
And expects to keep up hiy former repu
tation for Selling Cheap and Telling. the
^a?^Look out for his FLAG over tho
S Augusta, Oct 4 3m 41
SIXTY-FIVE FIRST FRIZE MEDALS AWARDED,
WM. KNABE & CO.
Grand, Square and Upright
These Instrument? Uar . b-.-n before the Public fur
nearly Thirty Years, ami upon their excellence ?lone
attained and unpurclitited pr**ii?iutn<e, which
pronoances them ane<malcl, in
W^/~ AU our Sqiuire Pian** ,haru our N?W Im
proved OVKMTBU.SQ Bout ina the Agra?e- Trtble.
py We would call special attention lo nnrlate
Haunted Improvements In GRAND PIANOS and
SQUA RE GRANDS, found in.no other l'iano. wbleh
bring UioTlano near?r rcrftetlun than bas yet becu
Every Piano Fully Warranted for liva Year?
ty We aw bv ?pedal arrangement crialiled lo
fumUh PARLOR ORGANS and UBLODEONX
?flhe m.?st celebrated makers, W7toletaU and lie
tail at lou** Factory Prices.
Illustrated Catalogues and. Price Lists promptly
famished on application to
WM.KNABE & CO., Balti'ore, Md.
Or any of our regular mtabliehed agencies.
Nov. 8 . ' 6in 4?
LEROY F. YOUMAXS. J. C. SHEPPARD.
Attorneys and Counsellors
THE Undersigned havo this day
formed a Co-partnership under tho
firm name of YOU M ANS ?fe SHEP
PARD, for t?e Practice of Law in Edgc
fleld County, C.
LEROY FJ YOUMANS,
J. C. SHEPPARD.
Nov 14 tf 47
Morney and ff,ir.iseilor al Ltw,
COLUMBIA. S. C.,
Wat Prances in Edgefield, Lexiegfon,
Barnwell ar.d Richland.
Columbia Mar 8 ly 11
CARY & .GART,
VTTORNEYS AT LAW AND SOLI
TCRS IN EQUITY,
Will Practice in the Courts of tho State,
and Au trusta, Ga.; and also in the U. S.
Courts for South Carolina.
Edgctiold, S. C.. O.-t 4._3r?
'HE undersigned have formed a Co
partnership forth?PRACTICE OF LAW
in Edgefield Coanty, and thc Counties of
the Fifth Circuit, under the name t.nd
style of MAGRATH d ABNEY.
They will also Practice in the Court- of
Trial Justices for these Counties.
THOMAS P. MAGRATH,
JOHN R. ABNEY.
Edgefield, Dec 13, tf r.i
THE Undersigned havo this Cay
formed a Partnership for the PRACTICE
of LAW in the Courts of this State, ?md
the Circuit Court of the United States.
JOHN E. BACON,
J. D. TALBERT.
Dec 4,1871._3m 50
THOS. J. ADAMS,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
Will Practice in Courts of thia County
Will be found in the Law Omeo next
above T. P. Magrath, Esq., and opposite
Edgefield, S. C., Nov. 29, 6m 49
MELLY1LLE ft. NORRIS
Christopher Gray & Co,,
BiESPECTFULLY solicits a call fr m
his Edgefield friends at thc famous Dry
GoodsHoUae, No.202 and 204,. Broad tv.,
Augusta, Georgia, where he will te
pleased to show them anything :ntl.e
dry goods line, at thc most reasonable
prices. ' ' .
Augusta, Deo. 6, . 6t t>0