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On Wednesday, the 31st, thc Senate
proceedings were unimportant.
Senator Arnim introduced a bill to
amend the election law. This bill is en
titled " A bill to amend an act entitled aa
act providing for the general elections,
and the manner of conducting the same,''
and it provides, first, that the managers of
election shall proceed immediately after
the closing of the polls ut each election
to publicly count and declare the vote ;
second, that they shall deliver their certi
ficates declaring the vote, together with
th" pollists and ballot-boxes, to the com
missioners of ?lection on the Tuesday fol
lowing the election, filing a duplicate
thereof at the same time with tho county
clerk, and fonvarding another to the sec
retary of State ; and third, that in the ap
pointment of managers and commission
ers of election, at least one member of
each board shall be a member of the op
posite political party to the one in power.
In the House, Hunter, of Charleston,
introduced the tax bill, which authorizes a
tax levy of sixteen mills lor the State and
three mills for the counties, for the year
1872. This tax ?3 to be collected as fol
lows: Three mills on the dollar payable
between June 1st and Julv 1st, 18/2 ; ten
mills on the dollar,- payable between No
vember loth, 1S72, and January 15th,
1873 ; three mills on the dollar, payable
between June 1st and July 1st, 18/3. In
addition to this, the County Commission
ers are authorized to levy a tax of three
mills on the dollar for County purposes.
This is a douceur for the tax-payers. Last
year the State levy was seven mills and
the County levy" three mills. But the
money must be raised, and who are better
able to pay it than the tax-payers.
There is no necessity for this excessive
taxation-and surely the Radicaljegisla
tors themselves have more regard for their
own partv interests in this State, and
in other Republican States, than to pass
so open and bare-faced a swindling tax bill.
. Nehemias introduced a bill to regulate
the pav of tho members of the General
Assembly. It gives them a fixed salary
of $1060, payable quarterly, and twenty
One Gaitner introduced a bill in rela
tion to gambling. This bill proposes to
extend the definition and apply the pains
and penalties of gambling to the sport
known 83 cock fighting; prohibits any
town or city council from issuing a license
to any establishment where " chicken dis
putes" are indulged in, and provides that
any mayor or intendant sanctioning such
license, or in any wav offending against
this bill, shall ba fined not less than $200
or more than $500.
June Moblev, of Union, introduced a
bill to protect labor when improving the
lauds of their employers, and its provi
sions are that when any person employed
about a farm or plantation shall make im
provements in tie premises of his emplov
er, occupied by him, (the employee,) he
shall be entitled to a fair compensation for
such improvements, and unles3 such com
pensation be paid by the owner of the
laud, the person occupying such premises
shall be entitled to remain in possession
and shall not be liable to be ejected until
a settlement is made.
On Thursday, Feb. 1, in the Senate,
further time was granted to the commit
tee to investigate the returns made to the
State by phosphate companies.
Whittemore introduced another amend
ment to the general election law.
The bill to abolish the office of State
auditor, and confer the duties of that of
fice upon the comptroller-general, was
passed, and received its third reading.
In the House, the Charleston delega
tion, to whom was referred the Metro
politan Police Bill, submitted a majority
raport recommending the passage of a
new substitute by Bowen, which appoints
R. B. Arisen, A. Logan and H. C. Minott
Police Commissioners,- with power to ap
point a Superintendent at $1,500 salary ;
two Lieutenants at $1,200 salary; eighty
patrolmen at $600 salar}'. The Commis
sioners are to be elected at the next gene
ral election by the people, and can be re
moved by the Governor, and to receive
It also establishes a Police Court, with
three Justices, and abolishes the Trial
Justices from the corporate Limits of the
city. The County of Charleston consti
tutes the Metropolitan District, and the
members of the fcrce are vested with all
powers of Constables in every portion of
the State; it also provides for a Detective
Force. Th i Mayor is to purchase arms
and equipments for the Force. The new
Biil was made the special order fer Mon
Yocum introduced a bill to appoint an
other financial investigating committee,
with power to sit in Charlesion during the
Singleton gave notice of a new bill to
cancel the liability of the State on the
guaranteed bonds of the Blue Ridge Rail
In the afternoon there was a long de
bate, and a number of new Bills of no
special consequence introduced.
The Legislative proceedings of Friday
and Monday were utterly destitute of any
The Alabama Claims.
LONDON, Februarv 3.
Chief Justice Cockburn has officially
counselled the cabinet that England must
recede immediately from the Treaty of
Washington, leaving America to decide
between a now treaty or war. A council
is now discussing the terms in which this
resolution s'iall appear in the Queen's
speech at the opening of Parliament.
LONDON, February 3.
The Time,1 declares that if the Ameri-^
can claims ire as represented, Englami
. must notify :he Geneva arbitrators and th.;
American Government that the efforts at
arbitration mav as well cease.
The Daily Telegraph says negotiations
to that end have been opened, but the
British renresentations were not received
in a friendly manner.
LATE?..-The Times declares that Eng
land must immediately give notice to the
Geneva arbitrators, and to the American
Government; if such action has not al
ready been ti ken, that if the American
case is reformed, the arbitration may yd
be happily concluded.
LONDON, February 5.
The Times, in its leader of Saturday,
used tb-.' folio wing language : " We n.r
diate the construction which has been put
os the treaty of Washington in the Amer
ican ??je, and must withdraw from arbi
tration, if this construction is insisted on ;
but this point ns'ified, weare ready to
stand loyally by the treaty."
LONDON, Februar)' 6.
Th*- session r<t Parliament was opened
shortly after noon to-day. When the
members of the House had assf-mbled in
the Chamber of Peers, the Queen's speech
was delivered. The Royal speech begins
with thanks to God for the recovery of the
Prince of Wales, and gratitude for the
,-ympatby of the people The relations
vrith foreign Powers are friendly, and in
all respects satisfactory. A bill will be
presented to check the slave trade in Polv
riesia, which is severely denounced. The
efforts to secure a continuance-of the com
mercial treaty with France have, so far,
not succeeded, but negotiations are still
pending. The following reference is made
with-regard to the Alabama claims : " Ar
bitrators appointed pursuant to the treaty
of Washington for the purpose of settling
the Alabama claims held their first meet
ing at Geneva. Cases were laid before the
arbitrators on behalf of each party to the
treaty to this case submitted by America.
Large claims were included which were
understood on my part not to be within
the provinces of the arbitrators. On this
subject, I have caused a friendly commu
nication :o be made to the Government of
the United States." Nothing further is
said in regard to the Alabama claims.
J?t-Tho Pickens Courier, of the 2d,
published at Walhalla, says : " We re
gret to learn that a fatal shooting took
place in this town on tho night of the
27th. Mi. John R. Petty fired two shots
at Mr. J ohn Dide, both of which took ,
effect, i Dale died on the 29th." ]
* ?** Samuel White, colored, was hung j
in Charleston,, on Friday last for the j
murder of W. B. Fidea last Summer. <
WhiK'- ,accomplice, a negro named Bel 1
den, haj khi si ntcnce commuted by Gov. j
Scott to imprisonment for Iii" when un- j ?
dor Hie gallows j 1
From the Constitutionalist.
Piedmont and Arlington Life Insu
This was the pioneer Life Insurance
Company of Southern birth and organi
sation established by Southern capital
ind enterprize among our own people,
inmediately after the close of the war.
That war left our people prostrate, de
cited, stripped of fortune and resources.
Many thousands of families had been ac
mstomed to look to their slave property
is an untailing resource for respectable
?upport and maintenance, and that would
survive to them for that purpose on the
ieath of husbands and fathers. It was
MI all sufficient life insurance which freed
the parental mind of anxiety and sweet
ened the comforts of home by the serene
prospect of protection to loved ones when
"life's fitful fever" should be over. But
the dire fortunes of war reduced thc af
fluent to poverty and compelled them to
look to other provision for their families.
Life insurance, to which comparatively
little attention had been previously given
at the South, now loomed up as a system
full of hope and blessing, and of im
mense importance in beneficial results to
society. This Southern Company sprung
quietly into existence, and at once com
manded the good will and-confidence of
the people of the South. It originated at
Richmond, that venerable and honored
capital of Virginia-the noble old mother
of States and statesmen. Endeared to the
South by a thousand associations, old and
new, the Southern people instinctively
turned to Richmond and to Virginia with
confidence and affection. A community
which had illustrated so many noble vir
tues in a time that tried men's souls, it
was believed would prove faithful to now
pledges made in time of peace. The In
surance Company formed at Richmond
first assumed the name of the Piedmont
Life Insurance Company. It was organ
ized under capable officers of high char
acter, with solid capital encHigh to give
assurance of ability to meet ' its engage
ments, and it at once attracted a large
share of business. Many citizens who
had been insured in Northern offices had
forfeited or been swindled out of their
policies, and had to make new arrange
ments. Quite a number naturally gave
preference to the Piedmont. It went on
f>rospering and to prosper, and has in the
ast year or two added to its strength, by
consolidations and combinations, until
now it has, as The Piedmont and Arling
ton Life Insurance Company, acquired a
high reputation, known both in the North
ern States and in Europe.
We publish below a notice of this com
pany, taken from the Baltimore Under
writer, Irom which it will be seen that it
has made a useful connection with an
Emigration Society,, We hope that this
is an augury of a d?sirable tide of pop
ulation to be turned in this direction. It
will be the means, at all events, of turn
ing back to the South some portion ol
that vast stream of money which has so
long been pouring Northward and to Eu
rope in the shape of insurance premiums.
It it is to bo hoped that in the course ol
years the South will accumulate surplus
capital enough to be able to establish her
own companies, to do her own insurance,
Life, Marine and Fire, and keep at home
the large profits of the business.
The Piedmont and Arlington.
ESTABLISHMENT OF A EUROPEAN BRANCH.
The energetic managers of this rapidly
growing Virginia life company, having
successfully planted their bann?rthrough
out the South and West, arc now direct
ing their forces Eastward. Having by
actual demonstration A the extent ol
these forces convinced Superintendent
Miller of the folly of attempting any re
sistance to their advance upon the State
of New York, that official discreetly sur
rendered and politely opened the door ol
admission. The Piedmont and Arling
ton is, therefore, the first Southern com
pany to unfurl its standard in the Em
Yet this step, important as it is, and
creditable as it is to the management, has
on'y been preliminary to a movement ol
still greater significance-the establish
ment of a European branch. Very com
plete measures have already been adopt
ed for the speedy organization of a trans
Atlantic agencv! It will be under tin
direction of Mr. George Board, who is
now on his way to England, assisted by
a committee of English and American
gentlemen resident in Europe. Mr. Board
is a gentleman of extended experience
in the life business, and has held honor
able and responsible positions in English
life companies in London, and also in
Australia, whore he resided for many
years, and whence he brings the highest
testimonials of the esteem in which he is
held by his associates.
The'business of the company will be
conducted in the building ol' the Emigra
tion Building Society of Europe and
America, 68 Fenchurch street, London.
Several of these societies have been or
ganized in the Interests of labor and cap
ital, and their effect in stimulating emi
gration to the United States is already
apparent. The object is not only to sup"
ply trustworthy information as to cli
mate, soil, agricultural products, mineral
resources, railroad surveys, wages, etc.,
but to arrange for the transportation, both
ocean and over-land, of families desirous
to settle in America, and to make such
advances for them in tho purchase of land
as may be agreed upon, the return pay
ments being distributed through future
years. The society in Fenchurch street
requires a life policy on these emigrants
as a collateral security, and the Piedmont
and Arlington has been selected to issue
tbe policies. The company will there
fore start at a very low rate of expense,
and with the prospect of an immediate
and remunerative business. We con
grat?late the company upon this move
ment, and we trust that the advantage
thus opportunely offered will redound t->
its lasting good, and that the sagacity ol
its excellent President, Maj. Carrington,
and of his vigorous coadjutors, may bc
fully confirmed by substantial results.
-?* Tlio Darlington Southerner, of the
2d, says : " On Monday night last, at an
early hour, the family of Major Jame.
II. Fawley were startled by the roaring
of fire in the upper part of the dwelling
house, aud which extended so rapidly
that little time was had to save anything.
Only a portion of the furniture down
stairs was secured ; all that aboyo was
consumed with the building.
j&ErThe Baancr of the South and
Planter)}' Journal, published at Augus
ta, Ga. will shortly commence thc pub
lication of a Roster of Pickett's celebra
ted Division. It contains a complete
roll of the different commands, the en
gage intents, and thc loss in each battle,
ii is prepared by General E. P. Alexan
der, ol' Columbia, South Carolina. This
is a worthy and most excellent weekly
publication, and we would bo pleased U
see its circulation largely increased.
Symptoms of Catarrh.
Indisposition to exercise, difficulty ol
thinking or reasoiing, or concentrating
the mind upon aiV* subject, lassitude,
lack of ambition or energy, discharge
tailing into throat, sometimes profuse,
watery, acrid, thick and tenacious mu
cons, "purulent, offensive, ?ic. In others
a dryness, dry, watery, weak or inflamed
eyes, ringing in ears, deafness, hawking
and coughing to clear throat, ulcerations',
death and decay of bones, scabs from ul
cers, constant desire -o clear nose and
throat, voice altered, nasal twang, offen
sive breath, impaired or total deprivation
of sense of smell and tasto, dizziness,
mental depression, loss of appetite, indi
gestion, dyspepsia, enlarged tonsils, tick
ling cough, difficulty in speaking plain
ly, general debility, idiocy and insanity.
Ail the above symptoms are common
to tho disease in some of its stages or
complications, yet thousands of cases an
nually terminate in consumption or in
sanity, and end in thegrave without ever
having manifested ono third of thc sy mp
toms above enumerated.
No disease is more common or less un
derstood by physicians. The Proprietor
of Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy will pay
$500 reward for a case of catarrh which
he cannot cure. Sold by druggists, or
send sixty cents to R. V. Pierce, M. D.,
133 Seneca street, Buffalo, N. Y., for it.
.THK WORLD DOES NOT CONTAIN a I
medicinal preparation which hasobtained
a more wide-spread and deserved popu
larity than the Mexican Mustang Lini
ment. Sinco its introduction to public
notico moro than twenty years ago, it has
been constantly used for every kind of
disease or injury to man or beast which
can be affected by a local application, and
so far as its proprietors are aware, it has
not failed in a single instance. After so
long and successful a term of probation,
who will have the hardihood to deny its
pre-eminent claims to popular osteem.
FROM DAN TO BEERSHEBA.-From
Charleston to Dahlonega,. from tho sea
board to the mountains, can be seen a
marked improvement in the, style of
buildings in tho last five ye?rs. Villa
jes and farm houses all present a moro '
degant and comfortable appearance. The
.eason is well known. It is because in :
hat period the whole country has learned t
o patronize that celebrated manufacturer
?f Doors, Sashes and Blinds, Mr. P. P. -
COALS, Charleston, S. C. . . 3 1'
Kdgefield, S.e., Feb 8.1872.
General Amnesty in Congress.
Every two or three days during the
>resent session, Congress, either in the
Souse or the Senate, has had a pow-wow
>ver the General Amnesty bill, and the
Negro Palace Car Amendment, as it is
sailed. The latter is the pet measure of
Senator Sumner, of Massachusetts, and
imounts, virtually, to giving negroes
precedence in all public places and in all
public conveyances. But as often as thc
jreat men of the nation discuss Amnes
ty, so often does the bill go over without
action. These great men have not souls
great enough to allow the South even
the ghost of a fair chance. A week ago,
Mr. Chandler, the rich Michigan Sena
tor-rich and mean-made a characteris
tic speech against Amnesty, declaring
that God might forgive an unrepentant
rebel, but that he (Chandler)-a far might
ier power in his own estimation-never
would. He then expressed the humane
opinion that the shooting of two or three
hundred "KuKlux fellows" would ef
fect a great deal more good than tho pas
sage of an Amnesty bill, and he warned
the members of that mysterious and
ghostly clan that, after all, they were on
ly paroled prisoners of war, and liable
to be taken out and shot for violation of
And then Senator Sumner mounted
his black, woolly hobby horse and pranc
ed around in a manner wonderful to read
of, warning the Senators of his own par
ty that if tho Amnesty bill should be
passed and the Negro Palace Car bill re
jected, the colored vote would be so di
vided in the next Presidential election
as to secure the defeat of the Republican
party. He announced the fact that the
colored voter was a new power in the
land and should be considered.
Of course he should, say we, and the
best consideration that can be paid to
him is to restore tho respectable white
people of the Southern/States to a posi
tion from which they can control public
affairs in these States, and get rid of the
horde of official thieves who have so
long been bringing the South to bank
ruptcy and ruin.
It is not probable that any Amnesty
bill will be passed during the present
New Republican Editor.
Mr. Augustus B. Knowlton assumes
the editorship of the Orangeburg News,
a Republican paper. lu his salutatory
he says that we shall all bo Republicans
in the millenium, saveonc, and he "shall
be bound for a thousaud years." This
is saying the Devil is Democrat. Who
desires to fight about it?
Our Columbia Corrcspoudence.
COLUMBIA, S. C., -Hh Feb., 1872.
The Feuce Law Bill caused considera
ble debate in the House on Wednesday,
principally between Briggs, in favor of,
and Jaimerson against it. Each side
claimed to seek to promote tho good of
the poor man. Briggs saying that it
would be easier %r a poor man to fence
in his small stock of animals than to have
to build lawful fences around his fields
to keep out his rich neighbors' Bulls,
and Jiamerson maintaining that tho Bill
was gotten up in the interest of the rich
land owners, who could encloso fine pas
tures for their stock, while the poor man
could not. The term "poor man," as
used by both these speakers, was equiv
alent to "black man," and shows the
extent to which class legislation is car
ried in South Carolina. Whenever our
legislators direct their attention for a
moment to any measure unconnected
with their individual interests, its advo
cates and opponents deem it useless to
use an;, argument except that it will or
will not be for the advantage of the ne
gro race. I do not remember that it was
suggested, on the one hand, that there is
a great deal of line grass pasturage, and
large tracts of woods where stock can
grow fat on aeorns and pine mast, both
of which would be lost were stock fenced
in ; or, on the other hand, that it would
tend to improve the breed and condition
of stock to keep them enclosed and pay
more attention to them.
Another instance of the same kind of
argument occurred on Saturday in thc
Senate on a Bill to amend an Act passed
long previous to the war to grant tho usc
of a vacant lot in Columbia to Lodge Nc.
5 of the Order of Odd Fellows. This is
the lot on which their school house is
built. Hunter, Simonds, Holmes and
Byas spoke against the Bill, because,
they said, negroes were not allowed to
become members of thc order. Dennis
advocated the Bill, and replied that the
admission of colored men was a matter
over which the Lodge in Columbia had
no control, but was regulated according
to the rules of tho Grand Lodge. To il
lustrate, he referred to a secret associa
tion to which he said the opponents of
the Bill themselves belonged. At this
point several colored members wereseen
to stare excitedly at him, as if they
ttiought ho was going to tell something
he ought not to tell, and Holmes (colored;
cut short his remarks by making the
point of order that he was straying from
the question before the House. Thomp
son, a colored member from Richland,
also spoke in favor of the Bill, and said
he did not th ink it was proper to make
discriminations on account of color
against the white race, any more than
against thc black race, and he did not in
tend to make any Ho thought the aili
mosity between the two races liad been
kept up too long already, and that thc
colored people ought to treat thc whites
as they wished tho whites to treat them.
Ile thought the Hill would advance the
cause of education, and therefore he
would vote for it.
Nehemias has introduced a Bill in the
House to pay salaries to members of thc
General Assembly, instead of paying
them by the day. Thc amount proposed
is 81000 each. He says they would then
not sit so long. This is doubtless true?
and it is also true that the pcoplojiaveno
desire that they should sit long, and per
haps would be willing they should stay
at home altogether and receive the same
per diem which they now receive. But
$1000 each per annum ia considerably
more than they now receive. There are
one hundred and fifty six members in
both houses, and their salaries would
amount to $L>G,000; whilo a session of
three months now costs for the members'
pay only ?84,240,-a session of four
months, 8ll2,3'20,-of five months, ?140,
Tho Divorce Bill has become a law.
As this is something now in South Caro
lina, it might bo interesting to your read
ers to know something of how it is to
The first prevision of the Act is that
whenever the validity of a marri ige is 1
doubted by either party, the other ma}' !
institute a suit for affirming it, and the 1
Court may upon due proof, decree it to
be valid. Divorces may be obtained for !
two causes : Adultery, and willful deser- j
tion for the period of two years, unless ]
the desertion was caused by cruelty or s
neglect. Suits for divorce?, or for af- (
firming marriages, must be brought in (
the Court of Ccmmon Pleas, and com- 1
menced and tried liko other actions, and j
may bo heard end decided whether the 1
defendant answer or not; that is, judg- j
ment may be given by default. The (
judge may,, pending the suit, make any 1
order hie may deem proper to compel tho i
man to provide for tho maintenance of c
the woman and minor children ; and to c
pay any sum that may be necessary to c
suable her to carry ou its action. A di- *
oreo shall not bc granted for r.dultor
' the parties have voluntarily cohabite
["ter knowledge of the fact, or if it o<
urrcd more than fivo years before th
istitufion of the suit, or was committe
y the connivance of the plaintiff. Whe
divorce is granted for adultery, or di
Drtion by the husband, the wife shall t
ntitled to dower as if he were dead. 3
ny case tho Court may decree an alim<
iy,-that is, an annual allowance to tl
rife, or a share in her estate, in the ra
ure of alimony to the husbaud. Who
.ny inhabitant of this Stato, whose ma
iago has been consummated here, sha
;o into any other State or country to ol
ain a divorce, for any cause occurrir
1?re, or for any cause which would n
luthorize a divorce by tho laws of th
?tate, a divorce so obtained shall bo
io effect here.
It will be noticed by some of the men
jers of tho Bar, especially those wi
lave practiced under tho old regim
iatinthis Act the term "suit" is r
rived, and used instead of the recent
Byas has discontinued the prosecute
ff Mr. Tomlinson, it being evident th
bia trial could only result in an acqui
For thc Advertiser.
MR. EDITOR,-At Shaw & Meriwethei
Mill, on Big Stephens' Creek, exists
unisance which should be abated,
mean the public private flat which leavi
toll there, where a public bridge w
when we had honest Commissioners
Roads, and paid only about one-four
of even present taxes. When our tax
were low, but honestly collected ai
honestly disbursed, we had good bridg
over Big Stephens' Creek at Shaw's Mi:
McKie's Ford, Gar rett's Ford, Tompkin
Mill, and Parks' Mill. Each of the
five Bridges formerly cost from one
four thousand dollars, but under tl
Radical regime, from the mouth of tl
Creek to the Rogue Shoals Mill, .adi
tance ' about thirty miles, not a sing
bridge exists over this angiy stream, I
far thc most dangerous water course i
all Edgciield, ant only two flats hai
been piovided as a substitute for all the
bridges to accommodate the people wi
reside between the Creek and Savanm
One of those flats is at Parks' Mill, tl
other at Shaw's Mill, and they are ibo:
twenty-five miles apart. Both flats we
built at the public expense, if I am co
rectly informed, and the Ferryman
each, it is believed, is also paid out
the public purse, yet the one at Park
Mill is free, while the other exacts ?
Why this difference? In I860 mar
disastrous freshets occurred in Big Step]
ens' Creek. One of these washed nwa
the bridge at Shaw's Mill, and also sever
bridges next above it, if I am correct i
memory. The Commissioners of Roar,
were then scant of funds, and preferr?
not to tax the impoverished people to r
build costly bridges until the counti
could somewhat recuperate. Yet the ii
habitants between the Creek and lt ve
and many persons on the East side i
the Creek, who had their grinding dor
at Shaw's Mill, were ofte 1 obliged I
oross and recross the mad stream, an
some means of transit had w bc provide
for their accommodation.
So imperious was the necessity for
safe and constant transit, especially I
meet the wants of those who owned ian
on both sides of the Creek, that thc Con
missioners determined to establish
Ferry. As Shaw's mill was at thc croat
ing t ist used, that was thc point sclec
ed for the Ferry. But no good landing
for a flat ?mild be had except on eith<
sido of the mill pond, and these landing
could not bo approached except by
road running for some distance throug
a largo cultivated field of fertile so
on tho East side of tho Creek, owne
by Mr. David M. Clover, Sr., sine
deceased, and on the Wost sido throug
asimilar field, then belonging to Mi
The Commissioners could not agre
with the persons owning thc land (pal
ticular Mr. Glover,) as to the amount t
damages which should be paid. Som
ill feeling sprang up, and Mr. Glover rc
fused to allow the crossing public acc?s
to tho flat through his field. Thc Con
missioners could not compel him to ar
propriatc tho land to the public use want
ed without a special Act of the Legisla
turc authorizing assessment of damage
and transfer of title. This proceeding
as well as the building of gutes, an
working on the landings, added to th
construction of aflat, paying a ferryman
etc., the Commissioners feared might b
too expensive in thc then exhausted con
dition of tito country, and they hesitate
about appljdng to the Legislature. Ii
truth, they took some time in consultin;
lawyers, and maturing their plan of ai1
tion. So much so that the neigliborinj
public, who were most interested, bo
came impatient, and to spur up the Com
missioners expressed a willingness ti
have a Toll Ferry established, rathe
than have no Ferry.
But it was urged if private enterprise
should establish a Ferry, without a Char
ter authorising the collection of toll, anj
one crossing m ght with impunity re
fuse to pay toll. Then too there was tin
difficulty with Mr. Glover about thc rigJl
of way, and a Charter of some sort hat
to bc obtained. The Commissioners, bi
at least some of them, tts I well know
were advised bj- Counsel that gravi
doubts existed, under all thc circum
stances, as to whether a Charter could b(
procured for a private Toil Ferry, unies.
Messrs. Glover and Shanklin could ngre<
upon terms, and that if they could agroi
it still admitted of doubt. Moreover, th'
Commissioners objected to the establish
ment of a private Ferry because thov
expected shortly to be able either to re
build the bridge, or at all events to keep
up a permanent public ferry, hoping that
Mr. G. would abate his damages ; but lu
would not reduce them one jot, and as
the interested pu'il io urged it, applica
tion was made by tho Commissioners to
the Legislature for a charter to them ol
a Toll Ferry.
When the matter came up for consid
eration before thc Committee on Roads
and Bridges in each House, it was so
anamolous-so unheard of a proceeding,
-to grant a Charter for a toll leny to
Commissioners of roads, that moro Utan
ono member of the then Edgefield Dele
gation in the Legislature, was asked if
said Commissioners wcro crasy, and if
not, what satisfactory explanation could
bo given. After all tho facts were made
known tho Charter was granted, but it
took hard work to got it through one
branch of tho General Assembly, several
?peakers strenuously opposing, saying it
was a dangerous procodent, and ono they
sould never sanction, particularly tis no
jpecific rates of toll were prescribed bj'
In reply, it was said by tho Edgefield
members "Our constituents, who are
most concerned, desire it to secure good
landings, and the right of way. They
ire also willing to tho toll feature of the
Charter, first, because they have faith tho
Commissioners will not charge unusual
?Us; second, because their public spirit
irompts them, as they will mostly be
jenefited by tho Ferry, to payan undue
n-oportion of tho tax toward assossed
lainages, erecting the flat and hirings
ceeper ; and third because tho whole ar
rangement is only temporary, until thc
lountry can revive-that tho Charter
loes not compol tho Commissioners to
ixact toll, tho language being that they
'may" dolt, not that they "ahall."
These aro tho tacts, and the whole
Edgefield Delegation, Senator and Rep
resentatives, who were in the Legislature
in lSG5-'6, are appealed to for the truth
of the statement As far as my knowl
edge goes, there never was, and is not
now, anothor public Ferry in the whole
State where Commissioners of Roads
were or are permitted to collect toll. Yet
is this thing to have no end? Are the
public spirited citizens about Shaw's
Mill to continue paying tribute to they
know not whom, and in amonnts to suit
tho whim of tho Ferry keeper? Is their
former generosity in consenting to the
temporary payment of toll to be thus
requitted ? Tho free ferry at Parks' Mill
has no Charter, and there never would
have been any Charter of the Ferry at
Shaw's Mill except to condemn the land
ings and right of way to those landings.
The intended temporary loavy of toll is
still kept up five years after the date of
tho Charter, and that too after tho Dis
trict has for years borne five times as
heavy taxation aa ever it endured in the
most prosperous days. The Feriy is on
only a neighborhood road, as tho great
Martin Town highway passes it at right
angles, and the Savannah River road
crosses into Go >rgia at Fury's Forry.
But although usedjpnly by the local pub
lic, yet it is much used, and a sufficiency
of toll has long sin^e been paid to some
body to reimbu rse the amount of assessed
damages, cost of flat? and hire of keeper,
the rates of toll Visually having been
within a fraction q^fcfchoso collected at tho
Augusta bridge over Savannah River.
Erecting free bridges, or flats, is a Dis
trict affair under the law of South Caro
lina (I beg pardon for using the word
" District," but as " County" is a phrase
which has been rammed down our
throats by the Radicals my gorge rises at
it) If each beat Company (again I beg
pardon for not writing .'township'*) paid
for all its public bridges or flats, or if no
free bridge or flat had been established
in Edgefield since the war, no complaint
would be made. But since tho anamo
lous toll ferry was set up at Shaw's Mill
free bridges or ferries have been con
structed at almost every necessary point
in the District, exceptover Big Stephens'
Creek where they are needed most of all.
Some of theso bridges newly built have
cost perhaps four thousand dollars, while
the whole expense of establishing the
toll ferry at Shaw's did not reach even
one thousand, and that has been reim
nursed by toll.
The people who mostly use thc Ferry
in question pay as much or more tax
per capita, or according to land owned,
than any other section of the District
Yet why is it they still, have to pay toll
for thc privilege of going to mill, or to
the Court House? Why is it that the
interest of thc heavy taxpayers between
Stephen's Creek and the river are wholly
overlooked in the matter of facilities to
cross the largest stream in Edgefield?
Why is it that no bridge, and only one
feriy, a toll one at that, is furnished now
to supply the public wants it formerly
took fivo bridges to. supply? Lu the
name rf justice lettnoso people have a
bridge or Tree ferry at Garrett's Ford,
or Me.ICie's Ford, cither of which is near
ly midwav between Shaw's Mill and
Parks' Mill, and if all sense of shame be
not fled from the breasts of the proper
authorities let the taking of toll at the
Shaw's Mill Ferry cease at once.
A few questions now, and I beg every
public spirited citizen who can to answer
one or all of them through your columns.
What goes with the toll taken at the
Shaw's Mill Ferry?. Does it get into the
public treasury ? Why can furnish an
account of its receipts and expenditures,
who hires tho ferryman, and to whom
does he pay the toll he collects? Doe?
thc ferryman keep any book of accounts?
What are the rates of toll authorized hy
the Commissioners? Why do they not
put up a sign boardiwith the rates of toll
on it as is'requires by law of all toll
lorries, and without^.which no one cross
ing is liable for ferriago? A legion ol'
different ferrymen serve this particular
Hat, and they all charge too high, but
h irdly any two of them charge the same
rutes, each seeming*'to exact all that a
j Mussing stranger in^?rticular is willing
to pay. What is tb'erompcnsntion of the
ferryman, and as hff?ppears generally to
be a worker about the mill, do tho public
pay a part of that compensation, and the
owners of the mill the other part, or do
the public foot th& whole bill? The
keeper of thc flat c4*iSunday gets all,the
toll of that day for'his day's work, when
the ferry is most used by visiting freed
men and Church-going whites.
Many-tongucd but unreliable rumor
has it that thoso wiio cross tho Ferry to
patronize Shaw's Mill pay noto]]. Ido
not believe it, and state it here that
Messrs. Shaw tc Meriwether may have
t!?c opportunity to clear their skirts of a
foul imputation; Will some citizen who
knows bo good enough to inform your
readers all about how thc free ferry at
Parks' Mill was established, and is man
aged ? As new bridges have been built
at nearly every public ford on Turkey
Creek, while no bridge luis been erected
over Stephens' Creek, do some one give
thc Dark Corner light, if not a free ferrv.
For the Advertiser. .
MR. EDITOR: Your leader in tho Ad
verliser of the 18th Jan., (" Edgefield to
be Narrowed Down,'') so adroitly made
with the view of prejudicing the mind
ol' the Legislature against tho formation
of the proposed new County of Ninety
Six, is, we think, uncalled for, and un
kind. We are sorry to say, too much in
keeping with the ruling spirits ol' Edge
field in gone by days. The position you
have taken in the premises wo fully un
derstand, and duly appreciate your ar
gument ; will govern ourselves accord
ingly. A l)<> SUBSCRUiKR.
Feb 1872. ____
Thc Congressional Squabble.
A Washington telegram to a Boston pa
Another claimant has appeared for the
seat in the House from the Second South
Carolina District so long disputed by
Ltowen anti DeLargo. Tharin, a white
man and irregular candidate, who re
ceived less than a thousand votes, has
come forward with a demand for the seat
on the ground that DeLargo is a British
subject, having taken out his papers at
Nassau during tlic war and never since
been naturalized; while lie charges Bow
en with conviction of a number of Infa
mous crimes which ought to make him
utterly ineligible. DeLarge is ill at Co
lumbia, and telegraphs for an extension
Of time, and Bowen is also at Columbia
conducting the campaign against Gover
nor Scott Tho election committee will
not act on the case until the return of
their chairman, Mr. McCrary, from New
MARRED, on the morning of tho 24th
January, 1872, by Rev. Jno. Stout, at the
residence of Mrs. S. L. Davis, Newberry,
S. C , PIERCE B. CHRISTIE, of Edge
field, S C., to JENNIE E. BONDS, of
Laurens, S. C. No Cards.
MARRIED, at the residence of Jas. L.
Do?.-, Esq., on the evening of tho 25th
January, 1S72, by the Rev. L. Broaddus,
Mr. JOSEPH A. OUZTS and Miss K. E.
DOW, all of Edgefield County, S. C.
G OLD-Buying at 109 and soiling at 111.
COTTON-Ruled quiet during the day
at 211, but closed firm in response to fa
vorableafternoon accounts, with offerings
held at ic advance. Receipts, 543 bales.
Sal es, 033 bales.
BACON-Stock large and market un
changed ; C. Sides. 9i ; C. R. Sides, 91;
Shoulders 71; Hams, 13? 15; Dry
Salt Shoulders. 0 ; Drv Salt C. R. Sides,
71 ; D. S. Clear Sides, 8.
CORN-Prime white is selling at8l cts.
by thc car load from depot ; retail, $105.
WHEAT-We quote choice white, $1 90;
amber, 31 80.
FLOUR-City Mills, $8 25?850 ; at re
tail, 81 barrel higher. Couutry, ?7 50
@9, according to quality.
CORN MEAL-$05 at wholesale; $i
Maps of Edgefield County.
FOR sale at the Law Office of Thos. J.
Adams, Esq., and at tho Store of C.
Feb 7 tf 7
Sale of Estate Note.
BY virtue of an order from tho Judge
of Probate, I will sell at auction
at Edgefield C.-H.,.on the first Mondav
in March, all Notes and Choses m'Actmh
belonging-tx*4he>E?itotex>f R. W. Adams,
dee'd. Torrns Cash.
. T. ?. PADGETT.- Ad'or.
Feb 7 St 7
E the undesigned have this day
?rmed a partnership for the Practice of
kfedieine in the Village of Edgefield ?nd
lurronnding community. We will at all
imes, except when professionally en
gaged, be found at our respective houses,
md will give promptattention to all who
frill favor us with their patronage.
W. D. JENNINGS, M. Ti-',
W. S. SHEPPARD, M. D.
P. S.-I take this opportunity to return
my thanks to t;he public for the liberal
patronage with which I have been fa
vored in tho past, and my constant en
deavor shall be .to merit the same in the
W. D. JENNINGS, M. D.
Feb 5 tf 7
Head-Quarters for Garden
Give Me a Call !
Xow in Store a full supply of LAN
DRETH dc SON'S GENUINE GAR
DEN SEED, CORN, ONION SETS, &o.
Alss, to arrive, 30 Barrels SEED PO
TATOES, all varieties, at low prices.
W. A. SANDERS.
Feb 7 tf 7
.Y friends, and the public generally,
are respectfully informed that I have as
sociated with mein business, Mr. JOHN
B. HILL. A continuance of patronage
is requested for the Firm of
SAMS & HILL,
That has heretofore been bestowed upon
R. O. SAMS.
Feb 7 tf 7
The High School,
MALE and FEMALE, at Sundy Side,
the place formerly owned by Capt.
Burt, will be opened on tho first Monday
Tuition in English branches, 81,00 per
month ; in the Languages, $2 per m on tit.
Tuition and Board, $16 per month.
Male and Female departments .sepa
rate. Anplv to
EDWIN T. WALKER, Rector.
Jan 31 tf 6
Seed Oats !
FCR sale 100 Bushels Choice Western
W. F. DURISOE, Sn.
Jan. 31, tf 6
Tax Payers, Take Notice.
COUNTY AUDITOR'S OFFICE,
EDGEFIELD, Jan. 30th, 1872.
THOSE persons who have failed to pay
their taxes and penalty will do well
to come forward and pay up before the
2Cth of Feb., as after tliat day tho law
will be followed to the letter.
ROBERT A. LYNCH,
Jan. 30, 3t 6
I OW in Store full supplies
BACON, HAMS, LARD,
No. 1 MACKEREL,
Best Family FLOUR,
Choice New Orleans SYRUP,
Superior Florida SYRUP,
MOLASSES, best quality,
COFFEE, a g?od article,
SUGARS, various grades,
RICE, CHEESE, MACCARONI,
SOAP, STARCH, CANDLES,
Canned FRUITS and VEGETABLES,
Sardines, Oysters, Lobsters, ?tc.
Soda, Butter and Sugar CRACKERS.
And, in short, everything in tho Gro
cery trade, all of which I am selling at
only a moderate profit! -
W. F. DURISOE, Sn.
Jan. 31, lm 6
Liquors, Wines, Segars,
NOW in Store a splendid stock of fine
WHISKEY, BRANDY, RUM, GIN
WINES, ALE, PORTER, SEGARS,
TOBACCO, ?fcc, Ac, which will be found
equal to any elsewhere ottered in this
market, and'at reduced prices.
W. F. DURISOE, Sn.
Jan. 31, . lrn 6
JUST received Forty Kegs NAILS at
6 J cts. per pound,"or S6.30 per Keg.
These are strictly cash prices. Otherwise
7? cts. will be charged.
12 Dozrm ScovUl No. 2 Hoes,
6 " Millford <fc Spraguc Hoes,
4 " Collins' Axes,
4 " Millford & Sprague's Axes,
Ct " Curry Combs.
Shoes ! Shoes !
A full line of Gents', Ladies and Chil
My stock of Domestics, consisting of
")0 Pieces PRINTS, from 10 to 12J Cte.
Bleached and Brown SHIRTING'S,
CHECKS and STRIPES,
will be kept full and complete.
From this dato I will sell my entire
Stock of GENTLEMEN'S CLOTHING
at and below New York Vont.
I have a splendid stock of Gentlemen's
Hand-Mado SHOKS that I will sell at.
prices far below their real value.
J. H. CHEATHAM.
Jan 31 tf 0
ALL STOCK GUARANTIED-!"
JAMES R. GLOVER
TH OS. IfllltltAil & CO.
Sale and Livery Stable.
Horses and Iff tiles oia Sale.
Special attention to transient Horses.
Stables in rear Globe Hotel, Augusta,
Jan 81 tf G
Boys nrepurcil for College or Business.
Second Session begins February 16,1872
Fur Catalogue* and information address,
CAPT. W. II. COIT, Maycsvitle, S. C.
The Great Fires
In CHICAGO and tho WEST by Kev. E. .T. GOOD
RFKKD, I). D., of Chlcngo. Only completo history.
7<lu 3vo. pages; 60 engravings. 70,000 already wild.
Pri?e |2 PA 2000 agents made ln*20 dnvs. Profils
go to sufferers. A GK NTS WANTKV. H. 8.
GOODSPEED ?fc CO:, 87 Park Bow, New York.
AG KSTS Wanted.-Agents make more mon
ey at work for us than at anything else. Busi
ness light and permanent Particulars free. G.
STIXWX&CO., Fine Art Publittert, Portland, Maine
RK I) RUST PROOF OATS S~ a Bnali
cl ; Orchard Grass $8.50 a bushel. Send 8 cent
poslage stamp and my complete Priced Lists ?>r all
kinds of Grass Seeds, Flo'.d Seeds, Garden Seeds,
Flower and Tree Seeds. Agricultural Implements,
Machinery, Guanos, Chemicals, Live Stock, Jr?., will
bo forwarded yon. These Priced Lists contain much
valuable Information as lo timo and quantity to plsnt,
Ac. MARK W. JOHNSON, Seedsman, T. 0. Box
280, Atlanta, Ga.
THE BROWN C0TTIN GIN CO.,
New London, Conn.,
Manufacturers of thc "Brown Oin," Cotion Seed
Hullers, Machinery and Castings. Manufaclurers of |
Harris' Patent Rotary Steam Engine-the best and
cheapest Steam Kilgin* for plantation purposes. Cot
ton-gin makcis and repairer? furnished willi all
kinds of materials. Saws, Ribs, Pullics, Boxes, etc.,
of any paturn, to order at short notice. Have had
long experience In the business, and guarantee sat
isfaction In every particular. Orders solicited. Ad
dress as above.
A SURE CURE for' this dlstf-sslnr complaint ls
now mnde known In a Treat'se (of 48 octavo pages)
on Foreign tnd Native Herbal Preparation*, pub
Ti.h> fl by Dr. 0. Pnci.ra BROWS. Tho prescription
was discovered hy him !n snch a providential man
ner that he cannot.C'tnacleBtb usly .'rein MI to jjyiko it.
known,Jis lt has ennui eVerybodj who natured lt for
Fits, never having failed-m a sHrgle* caw. The In
gredients may tm obtained from ,aoy druggist. A ,
copy seat. Cree to all applicants by mall. Address
Da. O. PHELPS SHOWN, SI flttcd Stree*, ??cs* j
-f. L. BONHAM. R. G. BONHAM
BONHAM & BONHAM,
Attorneys at Law,
. Office, at Edgefield'C. H., 8. C j I
Jan 24 .. . ?> '.,__tf. 5
THOS. J. ADAMS,
Utorucy and C ounsellor at Law,
Will Practice in Courts, of this County
md State. *? , ???
Will be found in the Law Office next'
ibove T. P. Mag rath^Esq., and opposite
Edgefield,. S. C.. Nov. 29, 6m 49
J. L. ADDISON,
Utorucy at Law and Solicitor io
Will practice in the State Courts and
in the United States Circuit and District
Courts of South Carolina. Also, in the
Superior Courts in Augusta, Ga.
Claims promptly <?lleeted in any por
tion of the State. <
Office at Edgefield Court House, S. C.
Jan 10 3m 8
H. W. ADDISON,
LAW RANOE, EDGEFIELD, C. H.
Brick Office, formerly office of Mo
ragne ?fe Addison.
Jan. 1, ly 2
HE undersigned have formed ? Co
partnership for the PRACTICE OF LAW
in Edgefield County, and the Counties of
the Fifth Circuit, under the name and
stvle of MAGRATH ? ABNEY.
They will also Practice in the Courts of
Trial Justices for these Counties.
THOMAS P. MAGRATH,
JOHN R. ABNEY.
Edgefield, Dec. 13, tf _: 51
Attorney and Counsellor at Law?
COLUMBIA, S. C.,
WILL Practice in Edgefield, Lexington,
Barnwell and Richland. .'
Columbia. Mar 8 ly 11,
_HE Undersigned havo this day
formed a Partnershipfor the PRACTICE
of LAW in the Courts of this State, and.
the Circuit Court of the United States.
JOHN E. BACON,
J. D. TALBERT.
Dec 4,1S71. 3m 50
Goods at Reduced Prices,
NOW is tho time to get Bargains,
will offer for tl>e next Sixty Days,
my entire Stock of Fresh and Desirable
Goods at GREATLY REDUCED PRI
CES. 0. F. CHEATHAM*
Jan 24 _tf ,5
200 Dozen Coats'Cotton,
At 75 Cte. per Dozen, Cash, at
O. F. CHEATHAM'S.
Jan 31 tf 6
GTRANITEVILLE 3-4 and 7-S SHIRT
INGSand 4-4 SHEETINGS at Factory
Prices for Cash, at
O. F. CHEATHAM'S.
Jan 31 _ tf 6
2f \ Pieces Black ALPACAS, all
. \J grades, at reduced prices.
O. F. CHEATHAM.
Jan 24 tf 5
Beautiful Dress Goods.
BEAUTIFUL POPLINS and all wool
Figured DELAINES at reduced
prices. O. F. CHEATHAM.
WHITE, Red and Opera FLANNELS
at reduced prices, at
O. F. CHEATHAM'S.
Jan 24 tf . 5
BROADCLOTHS and CASSIMERES
at prices lower than since the warrat
O. F. CHEATHAM'S.
Jan 24_ _tf 5
CCORSETS, HOOP SKIRTS, CHIG
J NONS, <?c, at reduced prices, at
O. F. CHEATHAM'S.
_Jan 24_. _tf_5_
IUBBONS, GLOVES, HOSIERY, at
I reduced prices.
O. F. CHEATHAM.
ADIES' Trimmed and Untrimmed
? HATS at New York Cost.
O. F. CHEATHAM.
Jan 24_tf 5
A LARGE and Beautiful Stock of |
j?L Men's and Boy's HATS and CAPS,
at reduced prices, at
O. F. CHEATHAM'S.
Jan 24 tf 5
$2,000 Worth of Shoes,
AT Reduced Prices,-lower than the
same Goods have been sold in Edge
field since the war.
O. F. CHEATHAM.
NAILS, Garden Rakes, Weeding Hoes,
Axes, Spades, Long Handle Shov
els, Pitch Forks, Trace Chains, Hames
and Hame Strings, and Carpenters' Tools
at low down prices.
O. F. CHEATHAM.
Jan 24 - tf 5
THE above Goods are all Fresh from
New York, but I am determined to
sell them in order to make room for my
Spring Stoek. O. F. CHEATHAM.
Jan 24 tf G
THE AM Kit I CAN'
IS now admitted to be far superior to
all oMiers as a Familv Machine. The
SIMPLICITY, EASE and CERTAIN
TY with which it operates, as well as the
uniform excellence of its work, through
out the entire range of sewing, in
Stitching, Hemming, Felling, Tucking.
Cording, Braiding, Quilting, Gather
Ingana Sewing on, ( ?v-rscamini;,
Embroidering on thc Edge.
And its Beautiful Button-Hole and Eye
let Holo Work;
Place it unquestionably far in advanco of |
any other similar invention. It is also
admiral)!v adapted to MANUFACTU
RING PURPOSES on Woolen, Cotton
and Linen Fabrics.
For dress and shirt making and tailor
ing, it has no equal.
It is also the CHEAPEST, intrinsical
ly', as well as the BEST, since It is really
TWO MACHINES combined in one. (by
a simple and beautiful mechanical ar- |
rangement never before accomplished by
human ingenuity,) making either the
Lock Stitch or Button-Hole Stitch, as
occasion may require.
ZSr This is the only new family ma
chine that embodies any Substantial im
provement upou the marry old machines
m tho market.
O. F. CB?EATHAM,
Agent for Edgefield County.
Jan 31 tf *6
THE Undersigned will keep in Store,
and for sale at Pine House and Johnston's
Stations, tho following named Fertili
zers, to wit:
Attention is asked to thc advertise
ments of the several Companies supply
ing these Fertilizers, for prices, Ac.
Pine House, Jan 29, tf 6
Prepared expressly for the
Increasing the yield' from 100 to 500
0. F. CHEATHAM, Agent. '
Jan 24 tl" 5
ALL persons are hereby' forewarned
from trespassing on mv land, either
by cutting or taking Wood, or hauling
Straw" ana Leaves therefrom. I will ce re
tain iv apply the law against any one
caught trespassing on in y premises,
. Jan. 81, W
?^ra?ll- FOR SPRIITO TRADE,
D?i?E, PRETTY AND CHEAP.
MMES C. BAILIE * BRO.,
205 Broad Street. Augusta, Ga.,
flRE DOW opening for early Spring Trade a beautiful Stock of _ . .
.... ' .'j. Ju iii ld
_ CARPETING, _
Ia 3ru88^l8? Thr/M Plys, Ingrain an$(^eaj* Carpets.
Mattings; Ruga, Mate, Druggets,
A Beautiful Assorted.Stock. /
Floor and Table Oil Glotte, ?P
Of new designs ; Best Gooda; all widthB; put any "^^^^^
WINDOW SHADES, ali sizes wanted.; " ?' h
The prettiest ?tock eve*/snown fc August?. . ; /, .nV!'--.;1;
RUSTIC SHAJJES, $1,25 and $1,50 each.:';;;:
LACE CURTAINS o( eupiite finish-new,goods-from $2 to?-$50a
pair. ' ' "
Cornices and Bandit, ? . .
Rosewood and Gilt, Walnut and Gilt ; an<??lain an^^b?rra?eV,3'^?
cr without cen:^./ :/ .. if
REP, TEBBY ?and DAMASK CURTAINS, ? : ? 1
TASSELS, GIMP, LOOPS, LINING, Ad/ .* ??**a>i>H
Wall Papera, Borgers and Paper Sh^es
In beantifnl styles for taring trade, at . :. ;.
JA?. G. RAILIE & BROTHER'S.
P. S.-rOarpete made ?nd laid, Oilcloths laid and Snart?r liofig with dig
patch. . ?>-?': .?]. i .};.(/.:: ir.*.! .'.1?/- . ; ?
Jan 30: . . ? . ' , ,, : IQt ??? 6
THE CELEBRiTjaiP^p? ^
WILCOX, GIBBS i CO'S. '
GUANO, 8?T Al PIOTR COI1POi.il.
r Mi.i.l? >? t * I* 1 o
The above,PREPARED at SAVANNAH, GA., and GEAftlfESTON, S. C
Iinport?d f?orn Phoenix Islands, Southern Pacific Ocean,
For sale by ./,: . W1ECOX, GIBRS & COd^ff
" " Importera and iDealar?-iiv^Gn?nof, :
. 148 Bay St., Sayajnaah, Ga., 151 East BayrGharlestenvS. C. ?
For furtber information apply or address as ?\pY?/iqr 'Alm?h8?'fcf-1&72,
or to G. H. KERNAGHAN & CO., Agents at Baieivifie. ;.'3,/C.;11JE$/ A.
JONES, Agent at Ninetv-Six ; J. UIPSC?MB, Agent afc! Chappell *D?pot.
Jan 29 " y&QWWKlii ? .:::!-n> rOH^u
. ? ? PLANTERS, ,
LOOK TO wm
: . ..Mr.
SIBLEY'S SOLUBLE IXL lil.
T '-~ ':W^~
XN AGAIN offering to the Planters of Geor^aud South GaroJ?Pthesc highly
esteemed FERTILIZERS of standard, fully equal to those heretd?jfe sold, and at
REDUCED PRICES, we would refer to alf who have used them jOw -testtmonials
as to their worth. . Uur stock, in part will consist ol'
SOO TONS; WHia^OOK'? ^GET4*??oO
. CAMI PKlCJv,' SCO. TIME, do., ?70. >.
500 TONS SIBLEY'S SOLUBLE IXL GU?SO,
Manufactured under our own formula, of our own ingredients, ard containing over
4 per cent, of Ammonia. CASH PRICEr 860.- TIMELO.. SO. >?rp
100 TONS-WHITEtOCK-'S DISSOLVED BOKOT^
CONTAINING 30 PER CENT. OF SOLUBLE BONE PHOSPHATE. .
100 TONS PURE PERUVIAN GUANO.
100 TONS PURE NOVA SCOTIA iAND ; PLAST?R*
?100 TONS PURE FLOUR OF RAW BONE,
Further particulars will atall times be cheerfully given hy us, or by 'Dr.' W.
A. SANDERS, our Agent'at Edgefield, S C. . . ..
J. SIBLEY & SONS, ; ;
Cotton Commission Merc han $ anti iieafrrs in Guano, .-J.
NO. 150 REYNOLDS STBEET, Angosta, ?a.
: Jan. 24 ttgJTi 2& *?gg&& k *g
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Important to Cotton Planters !
COTTON FOOD SECURED BY LETTERS PATENT^ *
A SPECIAL FERTILIZER, prepared by the Maryland Fertilizing and Manu -
facturing Company, Baltimore, for the cotton crop, which they claim to be Of -?ae
highest grade of Fertilizers sold lu the South. .
It has been used by several, hundred planters in North and South Carolina.and
Georgiafor four seasons, v/ith.fliefollowing jesuits:.
It increases the urdp from 75 to 200 per cent ; it resists drouth in all cases.
The crop is not effected by rust ; it matures-the crop from three to four weeks in
advance, thus insuring against early frost, or in the event of a backward season
enables tho planter to put in his crop as late as the,1st June with a certainty of
success. '?'< ... .)"' .. .
It produces a better quality of cotton ; its effect oh'the second' yfears* crop with
out additional manure, ranges from one-third to one-half of the tint year..
Its mechanical preparation surpasses that of all other Fertilizers, being at all
times and in all conditions of weather in perfect order for drilling. ...
Pill CE IN AUGUSTA-tOO CASH* ?05 TIME, "KU
' It is sold on tho basis iu quality of Peruvian Guano, pound for pound. Agents
are instructed, when planters use it side by side with the best Peruvian Guano in
'equal quantities, to refund such amount as will.make it equal if it fails to produce
: as much cotton as the Peruvian. Numerous testimonials can. be had at the offices
, of the agents.
: Orders will be filled bv
GRAHAM & BUTLER, Agents,
, .. . - ' . ? . ' AUGUSTA, GA.
Gen. M. C. BUTLER, Edgefield, 8. C. .
. MI used three tons ' Cotton Food,' manufactured by tho Maryland Fertilizer Com
pany, of Baltimore, applying 200 lbs. to tho-aero* By the sido of it I applied 200
'lbs. Peruvian Guano to the acre." *\$2*W7t
" The Cotton manured with the ' Cotton Food' grew off more promptly-and vig
orously, and whilst I made no comparison of tho results, I am sure the preference
was in lavor of the 'Cotton Food,' and so much am I impressed with thls'b?liof I
'shall use it exelusively-this year in preferoiice to all others. The Cotton manured
with Lt was not affected like the others by the drouth, and matured three- weeks
earl i er. I also applied it in a small way on Corn with thc most satisfactory results."
J. H. HOLLINGSWORTH, Edgefield, S. C., to GRAHAM & BUTLER, Augusta.
"I used 100 lbs. 'Cotton Food^to thc acre', in toe drill, on Mulatto Land, mixture
of sand, it increased the yield one hundred per cent I used several ' other kinds
the year before and I decidedly prefer the ' Cotton Food/ It gave perfect satis fac
tion, so much so that 1 shall use it entirely another year,
H W. ADDISON, io GRAHAM ct BUTLER, Augusta. Ga.
" I used,75 lbs. 'Cotton Food/ in drills on light red land, which produced 1000
pounds Seed Cotton to tho acre. It compares favorably with the best Fertilizers In
the market. My crop was increased about SOper cent and gathered t>y 15th No
vember. I am well pleased with it."
J. L. ADDISON, Edgefield, S. C., to GRAHAM & BUTLER, Augusta, Ga.
"I used about 20? lbs. 'Cotton Food' per acre, orro-half in the drill at time of
planting and one-half in the first furrow, second plowing in June, on sandy land,
clay subsoil, very poor old field, a portion taken in last year and a portion this? it
Er educed twelve "bales on iii teen acres. It has paid better than any Fertilizer I'
ave ever used. Have been using Commercial Manures ll years. Do. not think
the land without manure under best circumstances would have produced 5 bales,
Most of my Cotton was gathered .by the 25th. pf October, and had no Yellow Cotton.
neighbors,Vwho uiuce wita me in saying, there is
I have talked with several of my
no better manure for tint Cotton Plant. The ' Cotton Food ' has paid" better than
Peruvian Guano previous to the war.
Augusta, Jan. 17 . .2m . . 4
is me i me ior bargains
I WILL OFFER from"^is m?\ my ENTIRE STOCK .OF DRESS
At aridi ?telow New York Cost ?
These consist of French POPLINS, plain, striped and checked,
All-Wool DELAINES, all colors. ? n ? . . -. kr
Opera FLANNELS, all colors.
My entire Stock BLANKETS,
Gents' FURNISHING .GOODS, r ;
Ladies' HATS, '
These Goods are Fresh from Now York this Fall, and A? only.being sac
rificed to make room ft.r my Spring Stock.' ' I am offering my Entire pres
ent Stock, far below .its reaLvalpe.; 9
Theso ?oods will be .sold ^at Cost, however, FOR, C A SE ONLY.
As it ia not my rolicy to k?ep Goods on hand from pensdn 'to^e?sbnVthns
accumulating a old" and unwieidly Stock1, now is the tinre fer my .'friends.
ind the'pablie to call o^me aud secure BARGAIN--?. ' . - ~ !
J. H. CBEATHAM.
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