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EDGEFIELD, S. G.MANLTA?Y 25, 1872,
VOL! JUE ))XU.-M), 5.
Edgefield Female Institute.
rpHE Exercises of this School will be
-L resumed on the first Monday in
, February next.
Terms, $10, $12 and $16 per Session of
Twenty Weeks-one-half in advance, the
balance at the commencement of the 2nd
qUMW , -? ?r * <T/TT
.U-^MISS M. K. DOB EY, Principal.
: Jan 16 3t 4
The High School
AT Sunny Side, the place formerly
owned by Capt. Eugene Burt, will
be afetroJTtEe finft Xondav in Feb.:
. * EDWARD T.^ WALKER, Rector.
t ?fan y ^ ^j y -st . j j4
Ult. Zion School,
WlNNSRORO, S. C.
THE Spring Session opens
; on Monday, January 29, 1872.
? The course of instruction af
fords thorough preparation for
an y department of university
study, or for business life.
The Virginia Military Institute has re
cen'Jv conferred upon this School an An
nual PRIZE SCHOLARSHIP, covering
the entire course in that institution.
M. M. FARROW, Principal.
Jan 17 tf 4
Parents! Guardians! Kote!
BOARD, with TUITION in English,
French, Latin, Greek, Mathematics,
Book-keeping, and Surveying in the
Field, for 42 weeks, from 1st March next,
can be had for
Instruction, analytical, practical, thor
ough. Government, parental. Climate,
delightful. Scenery, beautiful. Please
Rev. D. MCNEIL!.TURNER, D. I).
Brevard, N. C.
Jan. 10 3m 3
(Formerly C. A. Platt & Co.,)
214 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.
Maple and Walnut Bedsteads,
$5 to $10 !
WE particularly call the attention of I
purchasers to our SOLID WAL
NUT CHAMBER SUITS for Beaury
DurabiBiy and Cheapness.
Our MANUFACTURING DEPART
MENT is still in operation. Special or
ders will be prom ptlv attended io. Re
pairs done in all its branches.
Hair Cloth, Enameled Cloth, Reps,
Terry and Springs, and all articles suita
ble for Manufacturers, we offer at Low
Augusta, May 2 lyl9
Cooking Stove !
SlNCE the death of the late WM. HILL
and closing up of his business, I have
taken the Agency for thc Sale ol the
Persons wanting a good Stove, such as
the V Philanthropist," " Chief Cook," or
" Cotton Plant/' can be supplied by call
D. Li FULLERTON, Stofe Dealer,
No. 6 Stoves for $20,00 and 826,00.
No. 7-Stoves for $25,00,- ?51,50, $33,00
NO. S Stoves for $28,00, $37,50, $40,00,
Augusta, Oct 4 6m 41
R A; Brahe & Co,,
206 Broad St.,
~\ VoULD respectfully announce to th eir
Friends and the Public of Edgefield Dis
trict, that they have just received, direct
from Eui ope," and now offer, a la'rg? apd
magnificent Stock of GOODS, consisting
Fine Gold and Silver WATCHES, of
the best makers.
Ladiew'and Gents' SoMdGold CHAINS,
of the latest stvles.
DIAMONDSof first.watcr, inSets, Pins
Superb SETS for Ladies and Misses. . :
Stone, Cameo, Seal and Plain Gold
Sterling SILVER WARE of tho latest
Triple PLATED WARE.
American and French CLOCKS,
A large lot of Imported FANCY
GOODS, <tc - .
~,?35r- WATCHES and JEWELRY wili
be repaired with the usual care.
_J?cLAX -_?m --.-43
"~ S. ?SN, .
142 Brtorr? Street,
Wholesale and Retail Defifer in
WATCHES, ^LftC fi S,
AVING at a jrreat outiav, secured
the service* nf .a FIRST-1 : LASS \V A TCI I
MAKER, from Switzerland, r* now- ?re
. pared 6> Repair ?Ii kinds of Watches,
Slualc Boxesand Jewelry nf nil descrip
tions, with neatness and dispatch, and"
guarantees all work.
. He offers, also, a gr??t variety WATCH
ES, CLOCKS. JEWELRY, SILVER
WARE, MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS,
GUNS, PISTOLS, CARTRIDGES, (tc,
at New York prices.
Look out for the sign of the BIG GUN,
142 Broad Street.
Augusta, poe 20 6m52
State of South Carolina,
JN THE COURT OF PROBA TE.
T>Y D. L. TURNER, Esq., Judge Pro
XJ Baie. Court* of Edgoricld County.
Whereas, Francos E. Glover hath applied
tome for Letters of Ad mi n ?.it ration on the
Estate of David M. Glover, late of said
These aro therefore to cite and admon
ish all and singular, the kindred and
creditors of the said deceased, to be and
appear before me, at a Court of Probate
for tb?! said County, to be holden at Edge
field C. H., on the 1st', day of Feb., next,
1872, afc 10 O'clock A. M.*fco show cause if
Rny, why the said Administra tion should
not be granted.
Given under my hand and the Seal of
the Court,, >thi* Irtth day of Jan. A. D.
1S72, and in the 90fh year of American
. -.D' -TURNER, J. P. C.
Jan. 10 2t_4_
Phi? House, a C.
j Price $45 Cash, with the Usual Ad
vance for Time.
EXPERIENCE IN THS.USE OF this
Guano for tho -past six years in-this
State, for Cotton ana Corn, has so far es
tablished its charactor for excellence as
to render comment unnecessary.
In accordance/ with the established
policy of the" Company to furnish the
best Concentrated Fertilizer at the lowest
cost to consumers, this Guano is pu t in to
market this sea48n at the above reduced
rice, which the Company Ls enabled to
o by reason of its large facilities and
the reduced cost of manufacture.
Tho supplies put into market this sea
son are, as heretofore, prepared under
the personal superintendence of Dr. St.
Jnlian Ravcnel, Chemist of the Company,
at Charleston, S. C., hence, planters may
rest assured that its QUALITY and COM
POSITION Ls precisely the same as that
heretofore sola. At the present low price
every acre planted can be fertilized with
200 pounds Guano at a cost not exceed- :
lng the present value of 30 pounds ol
cotton, while experience has shown that
under favorable conditions of season and
cultivation the crop is increased bv the
application from two to threefold the
natural capacity of the soil. Hence, un
der no conditions could its application
fail to compensate for the outlay. Apply
to J. ti. ROBSON, ~
Agent Pacific Guano Company,
No. 68 East Bay and Nos. 1 and 2 Atlan
tic Wharf, Charleston, X. C.
JNO. S. REESE <fc CO., Gen'l Agents.
Nov. 29 3m 49
PACIFIC GUANO COMPANY'S
ACID PHOSPHATE OF LIME
Com posting with Cotton Seed.
Price $25 Cash, with Usual Advance
THIS ARTICLE IS PREPARED UN
DER tho superintendence of Dr. ST.
JULIEN RAVENEL expressly for com
posting with cotton seed.
It M as introduced by this Company two
years ago, and its use has fully attested
its value. 200 to 250 pounds of this arti
cle per acre? properly composted witt
the same xi eight of cottonseed, furnishes
the planter with a FERTILIZER of the
highest excellence at the smallest cost.
A compost prepared with this article, as
by printed directions furnished, contains
all 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. N. ROBSON,
Agent Pacific Guano Company,
No. 68 East Bay and Nos. 1 and 2 Atlan
tic Wharf, Charleston, S. C.
JNO. S. REESE <fc CO., Gen'l Agents.
Nov. 29 3m 49
T. J. MILLER, H.BUSSEY. JOEL J. BACON
MILLER, BUSSE Y& BACON
Gen1! Commission Merchants,
173 Broad Street,
A UG USTA, GEOli GI A,
RESPECTFULLY announce to their
Edgefield friends that they are constant
ly receiving fresh invoices of
COFFEE, SUGAR, TEA,
WHISKEY, BRANDY, WINES,
Can FRUITS and VEGETABLES,
And in fact everything usually found in
first class Grocery Houses.
AU of which we offer to the public at
the lowest market prices.
Mr. J. B. NORRIS is with us, and
would be pleased to have his friends to
call and see him when they come to town
Dec 13 3m 51
KI IV CS MOUNTAIN
YORKVILLE, S. C.
THE First Session of the School year
1872 will begin on tho 1st of Febru
ary, and end on the 30th of June.
Terms-For SchoolFxpenses-i. e. Tui
tion, Board, Washing, Fuel* Lights,
Books, Stationery, &c.,-?135, payable in
Circulars containing full information
may be obtained upon application to
Col. A. COWARD,
Principal and Proprietor.
Dec 13 ._8t_51
Hew York Office, 27 BBETTMATSf ST.
May 31 ly 23
SIXTY-FIVE FIRST PRIZE MEOALS AWARDED,
S oui beru Pi-no
WM. KNABE & CO.
Gran il, Square and fpright
Tb'-M [nalrum* nts hav ? b?<>n before the rubli? for
nearly Thiriv Years, and ?\<on thuirexcellence ul'jnu
attained and uvpurchaetd pr??minence, which
pronounces UK rn unequaled, in
tW AH our fiqnnre Piano* hare our Kew Im
proved OvjtMTKONU ScAUt and the Agrupe Irene.
&T We would call *pecla' attention to <<\r late
Patented Improvement* in GRAND PIANOS and
SOU A RE GRANDS, found in no oiher Piano, which
brine th? Piano nearer Perfection thin ba? yet been
Every Piano Fully Warranted lor Five Years
e&T We are bv fpeelal arrangement enabled to
tomhb PARLOR ORGANS and MELODEOKS
of the mort celebrated makers, WAotouil* and Re
tail at tweet Factory Price*.
IlitHtrafd Catalogues and Pries List? promptly
furnisl.ed oa applicatif IO
W.H. KN A BK * CO., Balti'ore, Md.
Or an" of our regular ratabllibcd agencie*.
Nov. 6 ?rn ?
WM. JOHNSON, Agent,
Dom's Mills, S. C.
Pee-j _fcf_50 _
Beaiitiiul Residence for Rent
rpHK HOUSE AND LOT containing
A. 17 Acres, now occupied by Gert.
DuiioVant. If not rented by the 1st
Monday in February BCxVit wih" be
leased to the highest bidder on that day.
JOHN K. BACON.
.% .J 4t W o*T 4
HON. G. D. TILLMAN
To Defeat Radicalism- ia Sooth
For the Advertiser.
To THE EDITOR.-In October 1S72,
South Carolina W?U hold her next gen
eral election for Stato officers, and the
time is at hand when her true sons, es
pecially those who mean still to share
her Date, whether thal fate shall be Heaven
or Hell, should be taking counsel as to the
best means of overthrowing the thieves,
robbers and tyrants who are plundering
and oppressing the State.
There is a plan by which to beat the
Radical Devils out of control of tue State
Government, and the "plan" is "asure'?
one, simply because common sense de
clares it so, and it was successfully ap
plied by the Democrats of Missouri in
1870, and by those of Tennessee the year
before, agair.st far greater odds than ex
ists in South Carolina. It is unaccounta
ble that the Democratic press of our State,
which before the war was generally edited
with such marked ability, bas hitherto
I entirely overlooked tho triomphant Ten
nessee and Missouri plan of campaign
against Radicalism, and it is still more
remarkable that the successful Demo
cratic policy of those States should have
been wholly ignored by those who es
teem themselves successors to Mr. Cal
houn in the Palmetto Stato.
The intellect of the Stato seems palsied,
and our great mon, if we have any, ap.
pear to be either overwhelmed with de
spair, or overpowered by disgust, while
our glorious old mother, mutilated by
vandals, but still grand in her agony,
cries aloud, but cries in vain, for help.
The mass of our people are as true to
themselves, and as faithful to the Stato
as they ever were. All that they need to
clear the political wilderness of Radical
Robbers is a Leader. Witness the zeal,
fidelity and unanimity with which they
followed that ?gui? fatum called Union
Reform in 1870. They voted for the Uni
on Reform candidates, when most of
them knew that defeat was inevitable,
and while they denounced tho platform
as a cheat and a lie, which could not de
ceive even a negro.
It is to be deplored that thc harm caused
by the Union Reform movement of South
Carolina could not be confined to those
who got it up. As it is, the people of the
whole Stato must suffer Radical torture
at least until after the next election. The
Democracy of Louisiana, Florida and
other Southern States, at their last elec
tions, also adopted the Union Reform
ism of their old leaders, and with a like
result-ignominiou.' ^ -
crease ol' chains ai \
tbeevil end here. '. ? . mi.
gation of Vallandigl vi
ure" at the North, <n
and demoralized the
whole United Slates, i
ing defeated cveryw:
and is split up into fin
It Ls an accomplished
National Democratic ,-;.
any candidates ol' its own in tho field for
Pr?sident and Vice -President in 1872,
with any hope of success, and that tiie
party can only take an effective hand in
the election of Grant's successor as a bal
ance of power between thc liberal and
When prominent Democrats in Ohio
are reproached in private conversation
for having announced the first Now De
parture Platform at the North, the inva
riable reply is " South Carolina forced it
on us. She lcd off.in her Union Re
form movement by ratifying the Civil
Rights BiU, the 14th' and loth Amend
ments to tho Constitution-most of the
other Southern States followed suit, and
what course was left us but to do like
wise? How could we continue to fight
for the rights of a people who had them
selves abandoned nil further contest l'or
It is to prevent any more such disas
trous and snap judgments, as that which
tho Union Reform leaders took against
the common sense and common welfare
of South Carolina, that the writer now
moves his pen. As the new platform
which he is about to propose to the
Democracy of the State is not original
with him, and as he seeks no office
would accept no office-he ought not to
be eharged with vanity or arrogance in
attempting to show his tortured country
men a path to escape from tho Radical
Hell in which they exist.
The plan is this: Let the Democracy of
the State, atan early day, hold District
and State Conventions, to proclaim on
the house-tops that tins party will in gocd
faith adhere to the following rules of ac
tion in the next general election :
1st, That the Democrats will make no
regular party nomination of any candi
date for any State office whatever, but
will of course exercise the right of fill
ing all local offices in those election Dis
tricts where the Democracy has an un
2nd, That Democrats will vote to fill
all State offices, and all local offices in
those Districts wher?; the Radicals have
a majority, for the Radical candidato, or
set of candidates, who shall como nearest
in professions of faith to tho principles
of the Democratic party.
3rd, That the Democrats in every Dis
trict will do their very best to elect hon
est members of the Legislature, and, to
secure sufficient votes for honest Legis
lators, all Democrats will be willing to
swap votes for the " Devil or Tom Walk
er" for any office of profit.
This may bea "New Departure" in
policy for South Carolina Democracy, but
no "departure" in principie. It docs
not ask Democrats to turn Radicals," as
tho Union Reform platform does, or did,
-for it is to bo hoped, if not believed,
that no respectable South Carolinian will
ever again advocate Union Reformism.
Nor yet does this Balance of Power
Policy require Democrats to let tho oloc
tion go by default, as was the case in this
State at all the early elections under the
Reconstruction Acts-for calling a Con
vention-adopting a Constitution-choos
ing State officers, etc. The bulk of our
people acted wisely, and with becoming
dignity, in keeping aloof from those elec
tion farces, because it was then the unal
terable purpose of Congress to set up ar
ultra Radical local Government in every
Confederate State, and al JO ve all in South
Carolina. Let him who doubts call tc
mind the treatment of Alabama, Missis
sippi, Arkansas-In factidl tho Seceding
So far fioin recommending non-ao
tion, the Platform of Policy above pro
posed demands that every Domocratrshnl
take a most enorgetic part in the election
It also demands that the organization o
j tbs D?mocratie party shah ho proser ei
intact, but only as a balance of power be
tween the two contending factions of
Radicalism, and not as an antagonistic
party with nominees of its' own tn tho
field for office against Radicals. It mere
ly requires Democrats for once to quit
seeking all the offices themselves, and to
help the Radicals destroy each oth or in
fratricidal strife for tho places.
Only a few men do tho thinking for the
j masses in politics, as in everything else,
! and hence it is that every political party
j consists merely of leaders and followers,
j The surest plan to conquer any party is
to divide it, and as the leaders of every
party govern it, so the safest policy to
overthrow any political organization is
to set its leaders to quarreling with each
other. * The best means to this end is to
start them to scrambling for the public
offices, in hot competition among them
selves, by relieving them from all ne
cessity of remaining united as a band of
brothers against the candidate of an op
posing organization. .
Every political leader is necessarily
either au office-holder, or an office-seek
er. Even a great or good man must get
office for himself, or friends to be able to
carry out the measures be deems best for
the good of tho State, and so must the
little, or bad man, seek office to effect his
purposes against the country. Therefore,
it is self-evident that to retain or obtain
office is the practical object of first im
portance with every political . leader,
whether he be actuated by love of fame,
love of country, love of power, love of
money, or love of villainy.
This explains the unquenchable thirst
of most men for office, and aa every man
likes to succeed in bis projects, it also
explains why, as a rule, candidates are
perfectly unscrupulous in the means
they employ. So common is it for office
seekers to practice duplicity, sacrifice
friends, compromise with enemies, and
flatter, cajole, or even bribe voters, that
it excites no surprise, even in candidates
who aro considered good and honorable
men in privato life. When a man enters
thc field for office, it is supposed that ho
enters to win, as much so as that thc
horse jockey runs his nag for thc purse.
Both the candidate nnd the jockey are
expected to put forth all thc skill and
power, good or bad, that is in them. Tho
voters themselves who are partisans of
particular candidates, (and what voter is
not more or less a partisan ?) practice a
vast deal of rascality to make their favor
ite win. Morevcr, as candidates are as
often representatives of measures, as
they ure of themselves, voters, in work
ing for their pet office-seekers, at thc
same time work to carry out their own
principles, and as much rascality is ex
pected in elections as exists in the busi
ness of private life. Po universal do the
foregoing ethics prevail in elections that
grab at the bones of ron tot it ion them
selves, by helping one Radical dogngttinst
another, in n free fight, along thc w hole
line, for every ellice, from Governor
down to constable.
It may bo said that a successful Radi
cal candidate, who should owe iiis tri
umph to Democratic support, would still
be a Radical, and carry out Radical
measures, but not so ; would not a Radi
cal thus elected, be hated and persecuted
by Radicals as a traitor ? Would he not
naturally sustain Democratic! men and
measures, because of having to look in,
that quarter for office in thc future?
Would he be too conscientious to do this ?
Who ever heard of a Radical office-seek
er in South Carolina having any con
science? If such an one can be found
he ought to bo sent to Barnum's Museum
as n rarer curiosity than either the Mer
maid or Woolley horse.
Very many Radical leaders at the North
are honest men, who act from sincere
conviction, being monarchists from prin
ciple, monopolists from unconscious self
interest, and fanatics from delusion ; but
where, it is again asked, is a single Radi
cal leader in South Carolina who has
any political principle except to steal all
he can with the aid of bayonet law, or
without regard to the rights of uian, or
duty to God? Is it not notorious that
the leaders of Radicalism in our State
arc thc whito scum of both North and
South-blackguards and ignoramuses
who are too lazy to work, and too cow
ardly to steal, for fear of the peniten
tiary, unless they can do it according to
the forms of law ? Has not Congress au
thorized official stealing in all Ibo State
governments ol' the South, upon the sole
condition that the thieves and robbers,
below Mason ?fc Dixon's line, may plun
der with impunity, provided thejr will
help their brother bandits at Washington
to rob Ute whole United States? Where
is tho Radical leader South who will not
profess or practice any thing for thc sake
Such of these leaders as should desert
to thc Democracy during thc canvass,
would do so from interest-to get by o?d
of Democrats an office, which the Radi
cals had failed or refused to give, and
having gotten the ollico they would re
main faithful to tho Democrats from
polity, just as most men are honest only
from policy. Every one praises tho
bridge that carries him over safely. The
Radicals who have been elected to office
in Tennessee and Missouri by thc Demo
cratic votes, are for thc most part in full
fellowship with the Democracy now.
Gratz Brown, tho present liberal Repub
lican Governor of Missouri, is so good a
Democrat that he appoints ultra Demo
crats almost exclusively to office. Ho
dare not go back to the Radicals through
fear of having no party. Were he to go
back neither party would trust him.
Every deserter is under a heavier bond
to himself for remaining faithful to the
new party ho espouses than he was to
tho one he abandoned.
Besides, good associations improve the
principles and manners of even bad men,
and Radical deserters, when once elected
to office by Democrats, would havo to
couttnt themselves with a reasonable
amount of stealagc, aftor thc good old
Democratic plan, tl)rough fear of pun
ishment, or being turned out of ollicc.
Moreover, a large number of Radical
office-holders in South Carolina have
stolen enough to afford to bo honest now,
as the world goes, if they could here
warded for it witli social recognition by
gentlemen. Who questions but that oven
iL K. Scott v>oulu gladly give half the
people's money he bas filched to f?ecure
entrance into good society? How much
ruoie gladly would be keep the money,
and do ibo decent men of tho .State a
litton. Still Jurther,
ice-holders in South
service for their reji
how many Radie...
Carolina have neve? filled a:s high a place
erit deserves, and
pportunity to shako
ts, if by sq doing,
e level of tlicir am
'how many Radical
tate have r.ever had
d would w ith open
alition with Dcmo
doubt the sincerity
irs who should desert
r the sake of office,
enid* have doubted
ion Reform leaders,
who professed Radicalism in 1870, to
serve themselvesi?rst, and the State after
j- not our principles,
succeed in the next
gambling phrase, the
ed the cards on us,"
any game they may
play, or any count they may make,
t' When rogues fi?t out, honest men got
their right,'" andfTas even honest men
pursue their ownJ?fterest, we must make
it to the interest ormany Radical thieves
to have a fair gangland a truthful count
at the next olection; OT if thirty work
must be done at'fffiy polls let Democrats
try to reward th^K" friends at Court" to
di) it Well." "-- ';;
As long as the o|d Whig party fought
latter kept steadfast
d united ; but when
banded, ?tlie Deino
e arrogant, selfish,
d went to pieces. So
emocratic part}', as a
as their modest
would rejoice at tl
hands with Dei
they could rise to t
bition. Yet agai|
any office at "?
crats, to get pror
How cap any .dj
of the Radical lc
to the Democracj
any more than hf
the fidelity of thejj
We must 8acr
but our feelings
election. To usel
and bayonets sust
ly honest, patrioi
the Whig par
too whenever th'
party, shall cease'^to oppose Radicalism,
that cohort of?j|ftmderers will quarrel
and divide to^ffieir own destruction.
Bowen wants Scqt?^H place, and no doubt
either of half a dozen other prominent
Radicals would j'Spak0 a fierce struggle
for it, if he could'jrcly on thc lift}- thou
said whito votcr%jof the State to reinforce
the friends in lm own party. Manya
Ra j kal loader,iBotk white and black?
also, I dare say^asts a longing eye on
Ransier's berth, ?Tn brief, as every pa; ty '
has twice or thr? as many office-seek
ers in its ranks-jf >thcre are offices to be
stow, it would lw an easy matter for the
Democracy, by ftving no candidates of
its own, and acting only as a balcncc of
power, to put a Radical candidate in thc
field against another Radical candi
date, for cverBfeijfflce, from Governor
d /wu to the lowest1'place. Those Radi
cal candidates ijjhb should rely on thc
Democracy for success, would combine
a sufficient inflqencc to control at h ast
one third of the?Radical voters.
To achieve thhiresult, Democrats nm.it
industriously pi*'every Radical aspirant
for o ?*?,..? '.?"}-r-c^-i*"c i.??.i. -.1
I'cr all .State offices, as we ll as fur all 1 >cal
offices in those election Districts wheie
thc DeHmrracy arc in a hopeless minori
ty ; but in consideration of the Demo
crats giving lip all offices of pm fi!-thc
helovetl places which the Radicals so
loudly adore,-it might he that a few un
objecti nuable Democrats would bo al
lowed to get scats in the Legislature,
control of which is altogether desi ni hie,
as that is tho mill which grinds thc ?car
ful taxes under the new dispensation.
Thc balance of power policy herein
proposed, is called "passivcism" by the
Democrats of Tennessee and Missouri.
It is known among Radicals however in
those States as the "Possum Policy," n
name lirst given toit hythe willy and
talented, but debauched editor' of the
Missouri Democrat, an influential Radi
cal journal, published nt St. Louis. But
never mind thc name. The policy has
defeated Radicalism in both those great
States, *n each of which nearly one hun
dred thousand Democrats weroproscribed
and prohibited from voting af. thc very
time that the handful of voting Demo
crats successfully put it Into practice.
Why brood in despair and whine Jere
miads over "tho hopeless situation of
South Carolina" when no one is disfran
chised, and where every true white man
may cast his ballot as a balance of pow
er, and whero Radical rule, bad as it
is, yet is Paradise compared with the
pandemonium which reigned supreme
in Tennessee eight, and in Missouri
nine dismal years.
The North-western Democracy are
almost unanimously in favor of applj-ing
this "Possum Policy" in the next Presi
dential election, and the Radical Presi
dent makers dread it above all things.
Mr. Alexander H. Stephens, of Georgia,
and other Southern Statesmen, who op
pose it, are doing no good and much mis
chief. In Tennessee and Missouri the
Republican office-seekers who relied on
Democratic support, styled themselves
Liberal Republicans, and advocated the
enfranchisement of proscribed Demo
cratic voters, thus making the platform
as well as the nominations for all offices.
Under the 14th Amendment to the
Constitution of the United States every
Southern man who held an office before
thc war, is now prohibited from holding
any office whatever in either tho State,
or Federal Governments. How light tho
task for South Carolina Democrats to in- |
duco a sufficient number of influential
Radical office seekers to try for every
place in the State Government, on a lib
eral Platform, favoring rciuovul of this
disfranchisement. Tine such Liberalism
would really be offlcc-seekingism, but
why carp at a politician's professions of
faith as long as his works arc right.
"Hell is payed with good intentions" if
the Devil's word can be taken for it.
It seems almost certain, from late indi
cations in Congress, that "amnesty," as
it is dubbed, will not be granted to for
mer office-holders at the present Session
of Congress. If it bo not done, then in
refusing to do it Radicalism is digging
its own grave, if tho Democratic party of
tho whole Union shall unite with thc
Liberal Republicans in carrying out tho
" Possum Policy" in the next Presiden
tial election, several thousand promt
neut Republicans are sighing for Grant's
quarters, or for a Cabinet office, a For
eign Mission, orsomoother coveted prize,
and would roadily embrace Liberalism,
Democracy, or anything else to succeed.
An octavo could be written against tho
folly of Union Reformism, or Democrats
professing Radicalism, aa a remedy for
our relief; but as this communication is
already too long, for, the present let it
suffice to contrast the plan of campaign
above proposed with the programme of
the Union Reform ollicc-scekcrs at the
last election. Every one must admit that
thc offices are all that thc Scalawag and
Carpet-bag scum desire, and thc "Poa.
sum Policy '.' will give every Radical as
I pirant for office two chances to obtain
what' he craves. If his own party should
not nominate him, then he has only to
get his Radical friends to secede-nomi
nate him, and fall back on thc Democrats
for support, to secure a socond, and per
haps better chance ol success than the
lirst afforded. What politician is insen
sible to tho advantage of having two
strings to his bow ? And what politician,
other than even a Radical on?, would
hesitate to pull the string that is most
likely to bag his game? The Union Re
form policy on the other hand, did not
allow the Radical office-seeker oven one
chance to gratify his aspirations. Why?
Simply because certain patriotic Demo
crats wanted office so badly themselves,
that thoy professed Radicalism, and then
asked the Radicals to give them all the
offices as a reward for their treason to
themselves, their ancestry, their race,
their country and their God.
G. D. TILLMAN.
Brevities and Levities.
SSfWife (complaingly,) "I haven't
more than a third of the bed." Husband,
(triumphantly,) " Well, that's all the law
SST" You'll grow up ugly if vou make
faces," sahl a maiden ladv to lier little
niece. " Lid you make faces when you
was a girl, aunty f
fi&~A Western journal offers this in
ducement : " All subscribe i's paying in
advance will bc entitled to a lirst class
obituary notice in case ol' death."
JB^Old Gent.-" Biddy, what is this
you have among the stutfinof the turkey ?"
Biddy, (delighted)-" Ah, an' sure, mas
ter, I'm obliged to you for findin' my
shignon; Ive been looking for it all day."
5^r*A druggist in New Hampshire
threatened the local paper with a suit for
putting an 'i' in thc place of an 'a' in his
advertisement of grape pills.
&?rA Cincinnati market regulation
" No whistling near the sausage stand."
fytgT " Look out, there ! what are von
kicking my dog fur?" "I'm kicking him
'causerie's full of fleas, and I don't want
to get 'em on my clothe*." " Fleas-the
deuce! Why, that deg sleeps with me."
"Yes, confound you, that's where he guts
*J*LT"Vou must have lived here a
Ibng time," raid a traveling Englishman
io an old Oiegon pioneer. " 5Tes, sir. I
have. I)o you see that mountain? W'n'i.
when I first came here that mountain was
a hole in the ground !" Tho Englishman
opened his half shut eyes.
.w .- iu> i artier nu he makes a
fus. Hui he never gi ts I::s knife."
.VIC A young gentleman uf the State
of liiinois wa* greatly disconcerted ?ta
trick played lipon him by a locomotive;
He bad a bright ten emt piece, and was
.?? the rtpiuion that the weight of the
locomotive would spread i; out lo the
dimension* of a ipi .rte:-. .He luid it
on the rai! in advance of the train and
i wa i ted iherc-jfitlt. Thc locomotive soon
CH me thundering ulong, picked up the
lime en one cf its wheel*, and llung it
nobody kn< wa whither. The boy is firmly
convinced that thc Ilbn-.is Central is by
odds thc meanest railroad of which he has
pig" A Clinton Count;*, Iowa, man,
having tho tootli-ncbe, determined to ex
tract the unsound tusk by the Indian
method. Ile went lo th.- woods, bout
over a sapling, tied a string to his tooth,
and the other end to the hush, laid ralmlv
down en his back all?! iel go. The tooth
vanished through th? tree-tops with a
sound like the \vhi?tlo ?.!' r. minnie ball,
and carried with i: something 'a ss than a
poned of gui::-* and "sich."
.- - --_ -
Tho Cheapest Pi-p< r tn thc World.
With the beginning ol' 1>72. the Non
York Weekly Sim has bron doubled in
size. It now contains eight patres instead
of four, making it equal in dimensions
to any other weekly secular journal pub
lished in this country. At the same time
its price has not boca increased. It will
be furnished to subscribers at thc uni-,
form rate of one dollar a year for each
Tho proprietors announce that while
Thc Weekly Hun thus furnishes as much
roading matter as other papers published
at double or treble the price, it will con
tain new features which will add greatly
to its interest and value as a family news
paper. Its independence of opinion and
its unqualified hostility to Twccdisni
and Grantism, and every torin of public
robbery, bribery, and corruption will bo
maintained, while in point of political
news its readers may rely upon always
receiving the most accurate as well as
tho freshest intelligence th nt can possibly
be obtained. The enlargement enables
them also to devote additional space to val
ubloagricuituralintelligence, and to print
interesting stories and romances more
extensively than hitherto. For miscel
laneous reading presenting the quaint
and humorous aspects of life, and for
useful information respecting not only
what takes place in this metropolis and
and this country, but in nil other parts of
thc world, we now have ample room.
The N. Y.Daily Sun is published nt
50 eta. per month, or ?0 a year; The
Semi- Weekly Sun at ?2 a year, and The
Weekly Sun nt ?1 a year.
Thc N. Y. Sun is a highly interesting
and valuable journal, and wo would not
bc willing to dispense with it forthribblo
thc small sum required to secure so
indispensable a paper,
j Subscribo at once to either thc weekly,
J the semi weekly, or the daily. Address
j V 77ic Sun,1: New York City.
psr A German got his dander up the
other day upon thc arrival of a second
; pair of twins, and said to his family phy
sician: "Oh, you blceso, doctor, it ish
petter dat a stchop po boot to deso dings,
I Vim pair ol' squins, I dings, is allers
i recht, but more ash dat ish plnid owit,
! don't it? Dat vot's do matter mit me.
j You know how it ish myself!"'
! ?sif An excellent mother, in writing
to one of her sons on the birth of his el
dest child, says : " Give him an educa
tion, that his lifo may bu usei'ul; teach
him religion, that his death may be
par General Grant has just touched the
highest point of all his greatness. A pa
per collar has been named after him.
mW ADVERTISE M EIS1 TS.
FitEt TO BOOH AGKVTS,
We will senda hundsome Prospectus of our Xeic
Imttrated Family jfftffe.conuiniiig over 800 fl'.?
fcnptnre Illustrations lo any Book Agent, free of
charge. Address National J'iMUMna Co., Philn..
l'a., AUanta. Ga., or St. Loul*, MO.
Cable Serew Wire
BOOTS AND SHOES
Are worth ttyo pair of ordinary pegged
or machine sewed.
The Great Fires
In CHICAGO and tho WEST by Rev. F. J. Goon
8PEKI>, D. P., of Cliicigo. Oniy complete history.
Too Sv >. page?; 6 . engravings. 7o,0of> aireadv M?ld.
Pri?e. $28 .. few agent? made In 20 dan Pro?lts
(jo lo nlferm <(iKK1S WA AIT Ku. IL S.
GOODSPEED i: CO., 87 Park how, New York. '
THE AMMiCA?? F?BMER
Pnbllahed at Dalilmore, Md-, by
SA??L. SANDS & SOM.
January Number I? now out, nnd will be tent to
every Planter, Farmer and Gardner who will
send Iiis address and a stamp. It is a lire, practice!
paper, needed by eviry country family! Subscrip
tion *l. Ju a year. In clot?, at fl, with vervllbernl
BR?GGS & BROTHErVS
Catalogue of Flower & Vegetable
Summer Flowering Bulbs. For 1872 ;
Now ready, Consisting of over 180 prges, or rote*
tinted paper, with up w urda of 400 separate cuts, and
Six Beautiful Colored Pintea! C ver a
beautiful driign, in colors. The rieh?* Catalogue
ever published. Betid ?0 c -nu? for copy, not om-hnji
the value of the colored pbuV? In the jirst order.
um.'Uiil tig lo not Ut? than $1, thc price ol Catalogue,
2.0c., will bo r fonded in seed*. Now customer*
placed >n Ho- nunn- footing with old Free to old
customers. Quality ot seed?, tote nf pucket*, pricu
a>id premiums offered, m. ke it to thu advantage ? f
all to purchase seed* of us. Soe Catalogne for ex
Von will miss It if you do not see our Catalogue be
fore ordering ?etds.
Either of our two Chromos for 1672, size 19x24
one a flower pluto of Bulbous Plants, consisting vt
Lilies. &c- thc other of Animal, Biennial and Pe
renniu! I'lunts guaranteed the
MOST KLKGAJ.T FLORAL CH HOMOS
ever issued in this conntry. A superb parlor orna
ment; mailed post-paid, on receipt of 76c: also free,
on conditions specified tn Catalogue. Address
BRIGGS & BROTHER,
[EttablUked 16-15.] Rochester, Kew York.
?EW ffB0$ AM- PLAITS
Sent br Mail or Fxprea*.
OUR SEE? t? PUNT CATALOGUES FOR 1872,
Numbering 175 pages, and containing
TWO COLORED PLATES,
Each worth twice tho cost nf Cutalogu- s, malled to
all :-ppli-:mts on ri cApl ot 25 cents.
Seedsmen* 3C? Cortlandt Street? N. Y.
Will he piren one or two persons, of either sex, in
EDOKHI'.I.D mid ioijoinlog towns, by which they nut}
re.ilize fro-u $.1 io to MOO" a year, with but little In
UrbniBw with ? ?rdinury occnpe.'.inn. In soiling
j s* ; ? . PT -.-<-o? ruai merit and
VI.UH-.I ' ?? > .. ..?*?. ..<>?.
C f -JJ : .m ai .. Bu !
;.- rma::?>.:. .ea sh ii ?. * :
' . .tr; f'.u:.'!?'. . :'oe .-...!. Ma?i?; !
Aslon'sliln*? curr?-i?j-t?r?. ni>?... -. -..
th- 1*1.il I.O-I?.IIIM Cancer Institute. ?KM Areli St. 1'lii
ndrlphl?, Vn. Al Uruiirh Office* hy Dr. Dallon. ?Ms
\V. Fourth St. Cincinnati, O.: by Ur. Greene. Cha -
lott'. N. t., by i)rs. lindy A Benton, Cor. of Bnwii
m.d Alabama Sl?~ Atlanta, Ga.; by Dr. 0 rani ball,
i'i N. Court St.. Memphis, Tenn.
WONtiKKFCL CA KC KU ANTIDOTKS.
.V,?A'n/ v. Xu CuitkHc MeilU-in'*. Ko Bfood. LittU
l'uiii. 'For ?-a it ir td arts, coll on or addre** eit/wr
ff tho abott.
ONE RAI R;
BOOTS AND SHOES
Are W'oith two pair Without.
Southern Crown Fruit Trees
For Sale at the *
Cultivator of and Dealer in
Graps View. Strawberry Plants,
' Seid for Circular.
Augusta, Nov 22 Sm 48
rliephprds. Pointers, Fettm, Retriev
ers, Newfo'talland- St Bernard, Ftx
and Deer-Hounds. Greyhounds,
Blood-Hounds, Ratters, Coach-Dogs.
Prcminm Chester White Hogs.
Thorough-Bred lie: kshirc Hogs.
Fancy Poultry and Eggs.
C. I. CALVERT,
AU orders left with Mr. JOHN ll.
FAin, Edgc?ield, S. C., will receive
Nov. 22 ly 4S
GUVS. GUNS. GUSS.
Douhle and Single Barrel Guns,
of English, French and German
Single (luna at $2,00, $4,00 $G,00, $8,00,
$12,00 to $20 each. Double Guns
from $7,00 to $200,00 each.
PISTOLS. PISTOLS. PISTOLS,
Smith it Wesson, Colt's, Allen's, Sharp's
and all the popular and approved kindn.
AMMUNITION' FOB GUNS,
P1WOL.S AND RIFLES.
SPOKTSME.VS GOODS OF
GK EAT VARIETY.
Besl Quality and at Lowest Price
Country Merehauts and Sportsmen are
invited to call and examine our largo and
well selected stock of tho above Gooda,
which wo import direct and buy from
the manufacturers. We guarantee'quali
ty equal to, and prices as low as any res
ponsive house in this country.
Orders by mail Ulled promptly, and
sent by express C. O. D.
POI LTiVIX TRIMBLE & CO.,
200 W. Baltimore Street,
Sept 7 toi? 37
Georgia Lime & Fertilizer Co
"TV/fANUFACTWRERS of SHELL
AJfX. LIME for Agricultural and Mason's
Agents, for the sale of tho celebrated
"ENGLISH STONEWALL COTTON
FERTILIZER" the BEST cotton fertili
zer in use-and for the " ENGLISH DIS
'SOT.VEP B02?E" upureSuperphosprji*p
ol' lime, for composting with cotton seed
COLES, SIZER * CO.,
No 14, McIntosh St.. Augusta, Ga.
M. H. MIMS, Johnstons Depot.
L. G. SWEARINGEN, Pine HOUM
Augusta, Ga^ Jan. 2 tf 2
T. W. CAE WILE. W.EJCABWILE. Z. W. CARWILE, . Ja,
T. W. CAR WILE ?ti|
297 Broad St., Augusta, Ga.,
RE TECTFULLY announce to their Edgefield' friends -that -they h?ve
entered into Co-Partn?rship for the purpose of conducting- a- GENERAL
GROCERY and COMMISSIQN BUSINESS, and wiil.devotii all their eneN
gi es towards building npv-F-fst Class Grocery; House,- pr?ruisVng to uir.Ue
every exertion to give the ra .'St-perfect satisfaction to ail who may' favor*
them with their patronage.
We are now receiving full lines of
CAWN ED FRUITS
A 3D VEGETABLES,
And in fact EVERYTHING usually found in First Class Grocery
We are also Agents for the sale of Wm: Massey & Co's. Celebrated Phila
delphia ALES. .
Will Le glad at all times to see our Edge.l-ld fri.'nde? find-wilL eell-the
Best Grade of Goods at the Lowest Market-Pines. -~~
Sept 20 ~ tf' - - ' V'Z9
_:_ , - . .. . .
Wo. Sfc Park Row,
VMV:S, uiL* v.A wv-zn. rr ;?Y M..*^ r~\>."' '
.MV.T.R* r.vr ..; ?EJ>> ~<;r-Bi v'?%rv ;
-C?' AtCTl?Lr.?, l'O??m-A.?. r ' : -'? b'O.A
CONGRESS AND VERMONT WAT?ifr.
ALL OF THE LATE AND POPULAR REV1EDIF3 OF THE DArY,
SEGA RS AND TOBACCO,
IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC WINES,
LIQUORS OF ALL KINDS, &c
Beg.? to announce to the public that his Stock is -Full, Complete, -
Fresh and Genuine, and all articles sold as low as the sam?- can.be
bondit in anv market in the '-'tate.
PRESCRIPTIONS carefully prepared, day and night, and warranted
from tested Medicines.
NOW IN STORE,
A CHOICE SUPPLY of FAMILY GROCERIES, embracing ali arti
cles for family purposes. My Groceries are choice, and special attention is
called to them. I have also received
10 Barrels Pure RYE WHISKEY, from 6 to 10 years old, . ?
10 " " " " from 4 to 6 years old,
5 " . " Old RYE M 2 years old. ? .
4 " " Copper Distilled CORN WHISKEY,
2 " " Mountain WHISKEY.
Abo, Pure FRENCH BRANDY, Holland GIN,
Imported Jatra:ca RUM. WINES of all hinds, ?ic.
My Liquors : x% pure and unrectified- Persons wishing to purchase will
please call, and I know satisfaction will be given.
New Cotton and Produce
The Planters' Loan & Saving's Bank.
Subscribed Capital, $1,0C0,0C0,00 !
THE WAREHOUSE OF THIS BANK, corner of Reynolds and
Campbell Streets, Augusta, Ga., is now ready to receive COT
LIBERAL CASH ADVANCES will be made upon Cotton in Ware
home, or upon Railroad Receipts.
P arties Storing Cotton with the Bank will be furnished with receipts for
same that will be available in this city or any other for borrowing money.*
The Bank is prepared at all times to make Loam on Produce or Provi
sions, on the most reasonable terms.
Parties would do well to apply at the Warehouse, or communicate with
the Officers. *
CH?S. J. JENKINS, President
JNO. P. KING, vice-President.
T. P. BRANCH, Cannier..
Augusta, Sept 20 ti o9
Shoes I Shoes ! Shoes !
ll 0. SAMS,
Wo. 4, Park Row,
Has opened a large and complete assortment of SHOES awl, BOO'TS'for.
And is daily making accessions to his large and varied, stock. Call and'
get suited from the latest styles.
Copper-Tipped Boote and Shoes for Children.
Kid. Morocco and Calf Skin Shoes ior Ladiesjind Missis, with a full sup
ply of Congress and Laced Gaiters,
Calf Skin Boots and Shoes for Gentlemen and Boys, with either Single o?
Double Uppers and Soles.
DRY S00DS AND GROCERIES.
A full line of DRY GOODS and GROCERIESkept coarin tl v on h%n?
at _.. ' R. CX SAMS.
Oct 4 " tf 41