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Legislative *r cdnius.
In the Senate, on the (Th. Mr. Arnim
introduced avolnminou^bill "tonuthor
ize the formation of railroad companies
and to regulate tho same." This bill,
which consists of fifty-tw . sections, nnfl
cove.rs forty pa'rcs of closely written
manuscript, provides, in effect, tha- any
"twenty or more persons, who may choose
ZO do so. may form thom "Ivos into a
railroad company, v.-;th -h name
they shall select, and with the usual pow
ers and privileges. Articles of a?vsocia
tion of such compinia a^o to ho fl 1 r*-1 in
the office of tho secretary of Rta*e, and n
cony of the articles of association, nm1
'."he affidavit endorsed therot ?, or n copy
of the record thereof, certified to bon
copy by the secretary of State, or hi*
deputy, shall >e presumptive evidence
of the incorporation of tho eomnn ty. and
of the fae s therein statei . It i? provided,
however, that the articles o ^association
shall not be filed and recorded in the
office of the seewfeiry of s;ate until a'
least one thousand dollars of stock f?v
every mite of railroad to bo mido is sub
scribed thereto, and five nor pf****:, ra? -
thereon in rood raith, and it e*tsh. t ? 'h
directors nnmeil in the a^tiole? of nos M
lion; not mitil there tsondorsed there '
or annexed fh"re*o. an affidavit, mad
by at least three of the directors named,
in tho articles of association, that th
amount of stock so subscribed ha? bee
subscribed in good faith, and fiv? per
cent, paid thereon in cash, as aforesaid
and that it is intended, in tr^od fai'h. *.
construct, maintain and operate rho ron'1
mentioned in the articles of association.
The fourth sectional" the bill provides
that when the articles of association and
affidavit are filed in the office of the sec
retary of State, the directors named* in
the articles of association may, in case
the whole capital stock is :iot subscribed
open books of subscription, to fill np the
capital stock of the company, in sue;?
places, and after riving such notice a
they may deem expedient, and may con
tinue to receive subscriptions nntilthe
whole of the capital stock is subscribed.
At the time of subscrib?as". very sub
scriber shall pay to the directors five per
cent, on tho amount subsc-ibed by bim.
in cash ; and no subscription shall be
received or taken without such payanen*?
Another section authorizes such compa
nies as may be formed under tho acv wit1
the con?u rre-.iee of tv/o-thirds of t1
stock-holders to increase its capital ste"1
to any amount required for constructing
maintains ur* or operation its road.
This bill was read by its title and sen
to the railroad committee, an' probably
will never be heard of again.
The State Treasurer addressed anote
to the ?enate, in which he said :
GENTLEMEN-I have the honor! > in
form you that the appropriation mi-,
dnring the present session of thc General
Assembly tor tho pay of the per diem
and mileage of members, pay of attache
and incidental expenses, for the ~e ;-i >r.
of 1S70-'71, and1871-'72, are exhausted,
"As far as I can leam, there are yet out
standing certificates to tho amount o
$110,000, of the session of 1S70-'71. held,
by tho various banks and banking insti
tutions of this place, which haye been
carried for a year. The importance of
making an early appropriation f >r the
payment of the* above can hardly bc
In addition to the amount above stated,
there are numbers of certificates issued
during the present session ye; unpaid,
which, together with th ?30 drawn to pa,
to the lRth instant, will, in my opiui >ri
require a sum of a-, la t ?25 ), lb > t > m
Of thesum due for tax?s .ortho presen
fiscal year, abuiton.-hah' <>;';ho atnoun
has been collected, white the time foi
Saynient, without penalty, expired on
I would respectfully suggest that som<
measures !? ad ?pie ! ! . pr ?vi lo a rove
nue sulD'-'fM* ' . above and
i Very revneerfu : b'd't servan:.
: aud tin.
. e wild
" S r
i ?, Kial the members
< ~i -.eo it by the light of his lamps.*
and it was voted down. It is probable,
therefore, that unless some means an
taken to secure the wherewithal to cash
the certificates, rh.f an adjournment will
not take place as so m a-, was expected.
In tho lions??, th" day's session was d? -
voted to thc Charleston Mer >>>!itan po
lice bil!. S. J. Lee. nf.Hamburg. .-.
deavored to show that, while on gener
principles the meir ?politau police schein
was the best ineasuri ever devised bv
legislative wisdom for a benighted and
recalcitrant community*, tiiis particule J
bill was the worst that was ever trainu i.
and only sought to give tiie County'
Charleston into the designing hands
that arch enemy of Governor S ?tl ?in
Ku-Klux Klaus, Mr. (.'. C. Bowen, i
fact ho submitted thai the bili should .
entitled "A bill to further the future p -
litical projects of C. C. Bowen?" and h
gave notice that he wo? tl move ;>>r sit? .
a change of title. Mr. Lee's rem:;: :;
were not of a char:. . twas calcula
ted either to instruct, arno- or entertain,
and during their delivery the members
pf the House disported themselves in va
rious playful attitudes, and on the whoh
paid such little atten i >n : > him that thc
member from Edgcfieid -
eral times to call the : >sistanci of the
Speaker's gavel in ord ;r t > enforce si
The rest of time wa? - ?n tn ? . by
Hunter, Hodges, Jones and Kl >tt, wit]
arguments pro and con upon the merit
of the Bowen bill.
On Wednesday, the "th. tho S
adopted a concurrent resolution, 5:::: .
duced by Corbin, reo letting Congress i
establish a new judicial circuit,
sist of South Carolina, Georgia an . .
ida, and to iippowl a n . v ci.il fn
thereto; also, to appoint une?
-Judge for t.ie western district oi Soul!
Tiie Sena: . passed the bill tolncbrpo
rate the Beauejit .Manu. In-, and Im
provementCompany. T.ie. ! : .. ?u
tion to provide mr registering' :.;. t...
bonds and i tocks of the rotate iva . du wt
ted by Leslie, Whittom ?re ana other*,
In the House there w.is a long debate
Dn Bowen's metropolitan police bill.
Jones, Montey, Cain and Jautibou spoke.
The malting claude . ... iv J dnai
ly st riel; n ouc hy avuie >i sixty-nit;*,
to tw eu ty-one.
In the Senate, on Thursday, theSt ,
VVoiiteiu.'ro uitroduceu au auit-ncimen
lo me Coi?s?jiiutdbn fixing the iu eh -
don on the siuae uay tue 11 uaiuenuui
TJJO loUowing resolution, introduced
by .Mr. Arnim, wa-> ad ?pied:
R<*olvcd, That the Railroad C oininitfe e
>f tim Senate i*e aun they ai a her? uy
reotes.' and instructed tu w.tine ano in
re.-'tir.ate mo late dale ol the Spartauunr^
nd U iii- -ii Railroad, and tu* da bli j .
)f tue ."slate liiiou^'o i ?.-i. .i.,., ; i tt? ..?, re
.ntu ; wi.ii power toociiu . .. ^eixoitsauo
iapot's, auu wii.ii io .. L.. .I ;. i?> .vpoic?
?t? U-JU.? O.Ui'.lie lu J . .. : ?li
ii? ;.ic iluusu aa?>t\Mu ni a, ?... ti
eivi-.i Iront tu? G<^\ .ucl au : UK
Bpoi t ol the buiuo Auu.ior upon the sale
f lim ispaiuaL -'Uf? auu Lui<-.i iiaiauad.
'ha; -iLi? oi ..u....-.ec ... ..o
is ;i. t; iicUon- ... pi .?....> i. . .li,
?ld b : I'thi ..i u. o.ate a. -.('nu,
M)t - . ? ne ure?? uuuiiu.1, . n .he
tate i'rea?Uaer iur the cosh y>u. u..n ot .lie
nrclftuse monev required by the ter tu -
E tiie raia, s^ottou. But that the warrant
a- sn, with Mm a .-f r'ion tliat it
mi ra .
itt i?p at auciiv.1., ano thai sc hie \ tisc-n J
in Union had offered to advance th
OOO for the State if they were paid '
for tho loan ; brit that he had re.'usi
modest demand, and that the Ro?
subsequently knocked down to
Worthington for $450,000, who p:
325.000 in checks op?n Banksin Cob.
Upon rhereadinst of this message
warm debate was hold In theTTous
ive to -what action the State shoul
i-< thc matter, but no final step was
The real purchaser of the road is
nf which Colonel J.J.Patterson
hoad. It lias been purchased for :
lat.ion.and is now held for bids frc
Smith Carotina Railroad, and Iron
Scott of the Central and Pennsyl
Whoever nmke the liighest adva
.?ie bargain will obtain possession.
State's interest, amount.ngtoabiul
"00, is a secondary consideration or
The bill to authorize the formate
and incorporation of the Sparta
and Aiken Railroad, passed to a
reading, and ordered to be sent 1
Mr. Tolbert introduced a Bill in
ion to peddlers, prohibiting the
[Hu? ,). ? ?ods through the State, c
. i cover ol' a licehse, 'to be issu
. . < ...'.mtv Commissioners in cons
ii o:' thc sum of $50 per annum
ur pain of fine and imprisonmen
' irfeiture of goods.
In the Senato, on Friday tho bill
:ii >rizo the formation of and to inc
a'o the Spartanburg and Aiken
oad. was passed to a second roadin
T:r> bill to charter in this State
raleigh and Augusta "Air Line Rai
" >mpany and to declare "*s powen
rdered for consideration on Mondi
In the House, the morning bus
..wis suspended to take up the unfin
uisiness; beinsz a joint resolution t
Vir. C. Warner $2,000 in settiemer
he Palmetto Monument when the
'iment should have been repaired
.ompleted according to the origini
A motion to postpone the resoluti
fanuary 1,1*~3, brought the gnostic
'.?re thc Hou s, which was debated.
Messrs. Smart, Yocum, Hayne, 1
il url ey and others spoke in favor o
plissage of the resolution.
Mr. Speaker Moses, having lei
c'.:air, and taken his seat on tho floi
the House, arose and spoke substant
?i r. Spe aker. I do not often leavi
i >st of .?ut}- to address you from the
.f the li ?usc. I do ic now only to
vent, if possible, the fair fame of
j ate from being sullied by an appe
. .-sion or prejudice. We should n<
; >w our minds t<> bc clouded by an;
..'renee to race, by any prejudices or
fons that may still be rankling in
bosoms. It has been objected that o
?d men should not sustain this res
iou; but ii any class should sustaii
I '..link the men of color belong to
jiass. For if the war of Mexico ?
he slave State of Texas to the Unie
;ave also the free States of Arizona, :
Mexico and California with her min
.old ; states without whose approva
. mid not have had the adoption of
".th, 14th, and 15th amendments to
constitution. For this the colored
?we a special debt of gratitude to the
roes of the Mexican war.
But putting aside this question of i
these incidental and fortuitous eve
we should cherish every work of art
every record ol' history that does h<
to the State. While I abhor as niue
my man can certain events of the ri
ecent history of the State, still I w<
i ?t have eve;: that record wiped out.
iie record stand Just as ithas been m
or ?tis from them alone that we
sin our true lessons of wisdom for
itiue. But I would have the r?solu
?opted tor another reason: We do
i tai- measure lead any to suppose
arc legislating ?br* Republican*
Jemdcrats, hui simply for the honor
I name of the State, perfectin
monument which shall stand when
r< g ?ne, tu tell the story of the ]
..Jany nations nave uo history but t;
monuments We have seen France 1
ly changed from an empire to a reptil
yet her people cherish her monum<
US "1>itVfltfll'b* Pom hpy hnnnr jnu'i
.oioJZ-?rfioi-e or a1 ter the fall of Xapi
?ii III. And so you must not tear av
.me link of tho "history of your St
Other uionument-s besides this have b
erected in your Suite. They should,
be disturbed ; they tell of whatever th
is of grandeur and devotion to consci
./tous convictions in those who have sh
fd the destinies of our commonweal
and this I can say for the people of t
- ate, they always fought for the syst
>f State government under which* tl
ttved. When the tocsin of war sonni
..icy marched to battle as bravely as a
nen on the face of the earth.
Belonging to the party of justice ti
lual rights, we cannot do anything tl
. >k. like passion and resentment for 1
rrougs that some of us may have si
?ms monument standing in our ca]
.1 reflects no dishonor on our prese
S, H'm of government ; that palmetto tr
.an never take from you .one jot or tit
>? glory due to you for the governmc
ti broad and just principles you ha
lelped to maintain. Keep it and cheri
as ;i legacy ol' the past. Not only Ct
i) m oe ra ts tight in that Pal m otu Rei
nent, but those who ?ire now Repubi
ins also I know, at least, of three, fc
: los ih<> Judge you yourselves have r
, ly elected to the 0th circuit of th
?t is niy because I feared the fair fan
. our State might be tarnished, that
.ave risen co speak, for I am determi:
ed, >o far si-. 1 am com-erned, that in tl
future, as in tm? past, no one of the opp
-iiion shall be able to say we have dot
them injustice by any act of legislado;
?'hey may slander and revile us to tl
xtent of ali the abusive language at the
command, lucy cannot say that any lej
i-dation has thus far been intended "to r<
venge our wrongs or pur.ish them fe
luir crimes. We sit here as legislator;
t > ?lo our duty to all the people, and I fi
ne would not take one iota of honu
f m any class of the people of the StaN
I would rather advance the honor of sd
md make Routh Carolina take a fror
timk i.i the Union, a State that it will b
u honor to a citizen ot'. Do your duty t
y ?ur Slate, cherishing all her works c
art, all ? er productions of genius, al
.:. m muni eu ts of noble deeds, and you
mic- ;. ..?_l?v raftcryou, cherished u
mici'iillj as those wc will honor by ou
v His ttl day.
l'he v . e on thc resolution was then ta
en, ayes SG, nays 2.
Hu mil road committee of the Housi
e ported '.iv >raoly upon tho new Bim
KW te Railroad relief bill.
. ? ?th h> use a Mourned to Monday.
j?Sr Dick Yutes, once Governor of UH
tois and Senator in Congress, is fast go
.?rx to the bad.* Thc other day he visited
a bunking house*in Springfield, Illinois,
md demanded $ 0. It was refused him,
.. hereupon lie visited a saloon and asked
.ra drink of whisky. The bar-tender
told him he had none, whereupon he
grew so. violent that he was put out by
force. Natural result of Radicalism.
see lu an important breach of marri
ige suil just decided in New York, Mis.-.
Fowler got ?4,000 from Mr. Martin for
ii er damaged affections? This will, we
mme, be the current compensation
tor such goods hereafter. Rather over
dued wo think, but then if the men
will indulge in thc luxury of bogus
c mrting, toey know the cost beforehand,
ami ?oin with eyes open.
. ii luntry is the only one that
tax lu debi , and it is tiie only one that
cannoi oe matched for taxes.
Mrs Laura Fair, the California
murderess, is not dead as reported some
tine since, bul has been granted anew
ii i i. bj the Supreme Court of that State,
on tho ground that the court erred in not
alli wing counsel lor the defence the
clo ing argument, and in permitting evi
dence to be taken of her former bad
character for chastity.
?5*? six western bound trains on the
10th, at Rawling's station, twenty-two
days from Omaha. The passengers lived
on crackers and cheese. An indignation
meeting was held. Suow clost-d in be
hind the passing trains.
fSr A contemporary says : " Those Re
publicans who oppose civil service re
form thereby admit that tho appointment
ol competent and honest men to office
theil party organization."
The point is well taken. j
Edenfield, S.C., Feb. 15 1872.
tu due Orr Proposed for Two Hish
A communication^ in the Columbia
Union, last week, recommends tlie norn
nation of Judge James L. Orr for Vice
President of the United States, by the
state Republican Convention which is to
meet in Columbia on next Monday And
subsequently the Phoenix has uttered the
hope that the Republican party will put
Tudge Orr in nomination for Governor
>f South Carolina. The Phoenix is Dem
??eratic, but speaks very thoughtfully and
very sensibly on this point.
Is there any other man connected with
the Republican party whom the white
people of South Carolina could see made
Governor with any degree of resigna
tion ? Is there any other man who could
beat Scott? If so, pray let us hear his
?ame and weigh him in the balance. Of |
one faa; however we are oertain-that
Judge Orr and all the rest of them, up
and down, are like tho wiso virgins, with
their lamps trimmed and their garments
rucked up round them, ready to be call
ed into the marriage feast. With this
difference-that while Judge Orr might
be satisfied to be master of the feast, the
others, no matter where they sat, would
not only sweep the viands into their
stomachs, but the gold and silver vessels
into their pouches. So let us urge the
more honest Republicans to nominate
Judge Orr ; for South Carolina is to-day
in the hands of such a gang of scoun
drels s it would be difficult to match in
any part of Christendom. With thiev
ing adventurers and semi-barbarous ex
field hands holding all her offices, and
military terrorism prevailing over her
borders, she is a spectacle to excite the
pity of all justice loving men. Rapacity,
ignorance and despotism are the masters
who sit in judgment upon her, and she
is as powerless in their hands as Ireland
in the clutches of England or Poland in
the embrace of Russia,
If Judge Orr is the only man who can
brat Scott, we hope he will not hesitate
ono second, but step promptly to the
\ Good Word Appr 'priately Said.
We are pleased to copy from the Cam
den Journal the following very proper
and complimentary mention of Judge
MeltOC; the presiding Judge on our Cir
cuit, and cheerfully transfer the same to
the Advertiser columns with a frank en
dorsement on our part :
HON. SAMUEL W. MELTON.-We hail
with pleasure the re-election of this dis
tinguished Carolinian as Judge of the
Fifth Judicial Circuit of this State. It
has.ever been a matter of pride and con
gratulation to ourselves and the country,
that Judge Melton has so evenly wielded
the sceptre of justice between our people,
and that his services in that particular
have been continued to us. Although a
comparatively young man, Judge Melton
has not failed to impress the Bar with
his legal knowledge, and worn the ermine
in such manner as to excite the most
pleasant anticipations of success and use
fulness in the position to which he has
now, for the second time, been elected.
W Minority representation is strong
ly advocated by certain Democratic pa.
pers, now that the Democratic party is in
an almost hopeless minority in the State.
But were our party possessed of the
numerical strength of the Radicals, with
a majority of twenty or thirty thou-und
voters in our favor, would we for a mo
ment think of .giving that heterogeneou.
mass ot* damnable putrescence-the thiev
ing, slimy Carpet-Baggers, thc roguish,
mangy Scalawags, and their ignorant ne
gro dupes,-known as the Republican
party-the faintest shadow of representa
tion ? We think not-yea, wc know not.
And wo do not approve of begging mi
nority representation as a crumb from
the Radical party, (even were wc to de
wtr-u^?nrrji'v?ry much,7 when we would
not under any circumstances return them
a like favor had we the power to grant it*
Refuse to fay Negro Debts.
Thc validity of negro debts was tested
before a jury at Chester last week, before
Judge Thomas, in the case of A. S. Wal
lace, Trustee, vs. C. D. Melton and N. R.
Eaves This was an action on a sealed
note dated in 1858, the consideration < f |
which was thc purchase money of a ne
gro slave. The plea of the defendants
was failure of consideration, and thc un
soundness of the negro was relied upon
to establish the plea. Messrs. Walker &
Brice were attorneys for the plaintiff and
Messrs. McAlilev & Brawley for the de
fendants. Mr. McAlilev made a very
interesting argument to the court and
jury against the validity of negro debts.
He took the ground that slavery was en
tirely an institution of force, that it did
not find its origin in the common law,
that it had no legal or moral sanction,
and that, therefore, when thc force which
upheld it was overcome by other force
and- the institution fell, all contracts
which owed their origin to the institu
tion fell with it. General Walker replied
with force, impressing the jury with tho
law as laid down by the Supremo Court,
and charging them that it was their duty
to bc governed by that law in making up
their verdict in 'hecase. Judge Thomas,
while expressing himself as agreeing
with the principles laid down by Mr. Mc
Alilev-, told the jury that he was bound by
the law as laid down by thu Supreme Court,
and wa-iobliged to charge them that negro
debts were as valid as any other debts.
The jury retired, and in a few minutes
brought in a verdict for tho .defendants
i'iie plaintiffs gave notice of a motion for
a new trial.
That Chester jury deserve commends
lion. Although the Judge instructed
them that the law regarded negro debts
"as valid as any other debts." yet the
jury knew that the people could not
afibrd to pay negro debts, and further
that they did not esteem the demand for
payment just and righi, and they there
fore very properly refused to give a ver
diet for tho plaintiff.
The New Divorce Law.
For the first time in tho history ol
South Carolina we have a Divorce Law.
In another column of our paper stands
this Divorce Law in full, as passed re
cently by the General Assembly. Il
should be carefully read and understood.
If we must have any Divorce Law at all,
this seems like a very good one. The
cause for granting divorce must be very
serious and very clearly proved. "In
compatibility of temper" and the nu
merous idle pleas of this sort, upon
which divorces are granted in mnnj' oth
er States, are not to be considered in th
South Carolina Divorce Law. So much
the bettor. Wc hope to see extremely
little recourse to this law But look sharp,
married gentlemen, and stick close t..
Hark ! from the To:uiil?*.
General Toombs was discussing the
merits of the late Governor Joe Brown
with a pious fi ion " of tho latter, who re
plied that when the great day shall come
Joe Brown will lead a longer column
than General Toombs. "Yes," replied
the General, "and when the Judge sees
him he will say, head of the column to
the loft." _
ESCAPED ANO RECAPTURED.-On last
Saturday John Shinall had a difficulty
with a colored man and was arrested on
a charge of having committed an assault
with intent to murder. In the afternoon
he was in the custody of a constable at
the police office, but wishing a change of
air he took advantage of a time when the
constable's back was turned and quietly
walked away. Later in the day a police
man picked him up, and he was taken be
tbre Justice Snead, who committed him
tor trial.-Chronicle & Sentinel, 12th.
ioalh < a roi i rm Senators in Hot Wa
' ter--Bnt Not H.urt.
Last week we spoke of the frequent
liscussions and wranglings in Congress
>ver the Amnesty bill. Since then ihe
neasure has come to a vote in the Senate
uni been again defeated. Senator Sum
?er's Palace Car Amendment has clogged
t to its death. The Amendment received
i majority of one vote, whereupon the
Bill itself failed.
And among the Southern Senators who
/oted against Sumner's amendment are
Doth of those from South Carolina, Saw
yer and Robertson. We are glad to say
;his of them. But not so with their con
stituents in the Legislature. The latter
ire in a foaming rage, and on Monday
last the House of Representatives, by a
rote of 70 to 9, adopted a resolution de
manding the resignation of Sawyer and
Robertson on account of their recreancy
to the negro race. Poor negroes ! Their
chosen white friends cannot and will not,
it would seem, be true to them. Sawyer
and Robertson, Republicans and philan
thropists, having proved traitors and
Possum-Radicals, suppose they (the ne
groes) turn in now and try what virtue
there is in a Possum-Democrat. At all
events let them keep on searching for
truth and virtue among white people.
We can assure them there is manna in
the wilderness for those who seek it dili
And in the meantime will Messrs.
Sawyer and Robertson resignas request
ed by the bloody 70 ? No ; they wiU not
for a moment harbor the thought of such
a thing. The negroes put them there.
And there they will stay ! And we hope
they will continue to remember now
and then that they have white skins.
Airs. Genl. Lee and the Arlington
Mrs. Robert E. Lee is endeavoring to
recover ho value of her property, known
as the Arlington estate, from the United
States government. It will be remem
bored that the property was sold at a pub
lic aale for taxes, and that the govern
ment was the purchaser. Mrs. Lee ten
dered the amount of taxes due, butthis
The claim of the distinguished lady is
eminently just, as there are irregulari
ties in the manner by which the Govern
ment acquired the property. It is claim
ed that payment of the taxes was tender
ed and refused, in tho first place ; in the
second, that the whole property was sold
for thc payment of a tax of ?92, whereas
the law required that only enough should
be sold to pay the tax. Tho Judiciary
Committee of Congress will shortly con
sider this claim, and will, it is truly to be
hoped, report favorably upon it. The
amount of compensation p.Bked, 8300,000
is deemed by many as inadequate to cov
er Mrs. Lee's loss.
Another Governor Hauled Up.
Indictments have been found in Texas
against Governor Davis, thc Secreti.-y of
Stnta, and tho Attorney General, for mal
feasance in office. Ono of the chargos
brought against the Governor is for issu
ing a fraudulent certificate of election,
by virtue of which W. T. Clark now oc
cupies a seat in Congress as thc Repre
sentative of the Third Congressional Dis
trict of Texas, although his opponent,
Mr. Giddings, who was supported bj'
many Republicans as well as the Demo
crats, was elected by several thousand
majority. Gov. Davis is an unscrupu
lous and high handed tool of Grant's
who has thc whole State under his heel,
and presumes to declare martial law
wu'eie and when he pleases. The Legis
lature is also Republican, and is now
holding over in defiance of the Constitu
tion, the time for which its members
were elected having expired on the 3rd
rain the present arbitrary sway over tho
people until after the Presidential elec
LIQUOR LICENSES.-At a special term
of the Court of General Sessions, held at
Kingstree two weeks ago, Judge Green
decided that there is no law in this State
authorizing the County Commissioners to
grant licenses for the sale of spirituous
liquors. The County Commissioners were
indicted for failing to account for a large
amount of money collected for liquor li
censes. Their counsel moved to quash the
[ indictment, on the ground that, as there
was no law authorizing them to collect
such monies, they could not be held liable
in their official capacity to account for
them, and could not therefore bc criminal
lv prosecuted for mis-appropriating them.
Hie Judge concurring in this view of the
law the Solicitor not pros'd the case rath
er than let it go to a jury.
The law against selling without a li
cense stands unrepeated. If the County
Commissioners have no authority to grant
licenses no such authority exists. This
being the ease, if Judge Green's decison is
good law, no liquor can be sold in the
State, except in the incorporated cities,
towns and villages, where the authority to
grant licenses is cenferred upon thc muni
cipal governments by their charters.
JUSTICE.-It is as much a duty to speak
in irutli lo the praise, or rather justice, of
upright officials ns it is to censure or con
demn the unju. J aud dishonest. Amid
the generation of corrupt officials it is
cheering to one's heart to feel that there
are some officials who deserve and have
the confidence of the people of all parties
and those of no party. We think there
is no danger of contradiction from any
quarter when we say that integrity rules
in the office of the Treasurer for Richland
county. Mr. C. H. Baldwin, thc occu
pant, Jills but does not befoul tuc office.
The taxes are heavy, but in paying it
helps one to feel that he is paying taxi's
to an honest collector, although the tux
itself may have been swelled by the dis
honesty of others.
Then we have, we believe, honesty in
the Columbia post office. Sowell does the
chief manager, Mr. Leaphart, and his
clerks do the work that Postmaster Wild
er feels, we presume, that he can go.
The Clerk of Court, Colonel Miller, and
some others could also be mentioned, but
we forbear, remarking that few persons
are apprized of the agency which official
action has in the weal or welfare of the
Not thc : qual ?.f the Negro.
Negroes arc now eligible to the offices
of President and vice-President of the
United States. It was proposed lately,
in the House of Representatives, to amend
die Constitution so that Germans, Irish,
and other foreigners might enjoy the
same rights as the negroes. The amend
ment was lost by ninety-one ayes to sev
nty-live nays-not two-thirds in its fa
vor, which the Constitution of the United
States requires. Those in the negative
were all Republicans.
THE HISTORY OF A NATIONAL REME
"V. -Here is th- nistory of tho most cele
brated tonic of the age in a nutshell. In
i860 it was announced that a certain com
bination of vegetable ingredients, wirb a
pure diffusive stimulant, was working
wonders in the cure of chronic dyspepsia,
nervous debility, liver complaint, peri
odical fevers, rheumatism and constitu
tional weakness. Thc unpretending
name given to the specific was PLANTA
TION BITTERS. Tho statement attracted
the attention of invalids everywhere.
The new remedy received a lair trial
and the results more than confirmed ali
that had been ?aid in its praise. Thence
forward it was a grand success. Tho
business columns of tho press spread tho
glorious news far and wide, and thc in
digestion, biliousness, physical prostra
tion and premature decay, as if by com
mon consent, sought roliof from the now
vegetable restorative Tlicy found what
they sought. From that time to the pres
ent the increase in the demand for Plan
tation Bitters has been one of tho most
striking events in this age.
MC For Coughs, Bronchitis and Con
sumption, in its early stages, nothing
equals Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Dis
The Flurry About the Washington
. There has been some excited talk on
both sides of the ocean (says the New
York Sun) about the "Washington Treaty.
It has sprung from the demand made
upon the British Government to pay the
damages caulked by the Alabama and oth
er Confederate cruisers ; and the sugges
tion has even been made that Great Brit
ain may yet attempt to withdraw from
the treaty on account of this demand.
But this notion is absurd. Great Britain
knows when she has got the right end of
a bargain, and she will hold on to it. The
treaty will stand, and she will take her
chance of managing the remaining nego
tiations so that she will have to pay little
or nothing after all.
In tho midst of all this noisy discus
sion, those who have hoped to find some
light cast upon what is really the strange
and surprising part of the treaty are dis
appointed. We refer, of course, to that
provision which fixes the 9th of April,
1865, as tho dato when the rebellion in
this country was brought to an end.
What could possibly have been the rea
son why that day was selected and put
into the treaty ? It Was the day of Lee's
surrender, it is true ; but is that any rea
son for saying that the war was ended on
that day? The truth isthat it was not
ended until May 10,1865, when President
Johnson issued his proclamation declar
ing the fact. During the intervening pe
riod of thirty-one days an enormous
amount of property claimed by British
subjects was destroyed by our forces in
the rebel States. Probably the claims
thus accruing wiU foot up as much as two
hundred millions of Dollars ; and yet the
Washington Treaty establishes the rule
that none of those claims are to be con
sidered as tainted or invalidated by the
existence of the rebellion. The destruc
tion of British property on which they
were based occurred while civil war was
still raging; but the treaty commits our
Government to the admission that there
was no war and that the property was not
destroyed in a period of war, but in an
ordinary time of peace. This rendors
the Government just as much responsible
for it as if it was now committed by Ma
jor-Gen. McDowell in this city at the
head of a regiment of soldiers, acting un
der orders from the War Department.
Is there any one in the United States or
in England, advocate or opponent of the
troaty, who can cast any light upon this
mystery? And considering the promi
nent part which a notorious and convict
ed bribe taker performed in the concoc
tion of this treaty, and especially in the
manipulation of the American Commis
sioners, is thore not reason for strong sus
picion fiat there is an unprecedented
sort of corruption at the bottom?
The Duty of the General Assembly.
The third Section of the eighth Arti
cle of the State Constitution reads as fol
. " It shall be the duty of the General
Assembly to provide from time to time,
for the registration of all electors."
The eighth Article of the Constitution
of this States provides for thc ways and
circumstances under which thc right ot
suffrage shall be exercised. The third Sec
tion lays down a distinct proposition. It
makes a certain duty incumbent upon the
Legislature. The Section, it will pe seen,
is mandatory in its character. It does
not say that the General Assembly mau
do what is enjoined in the section. It
says that the Generaljj Assembly shall
that it shall be tho diijty of the General
Assembly to provide from time to time
for the registration ofc ail electors. We
.-nibruit that this duty devolves upon the
present Legislature. ?We submit that
this Legislature .will fal in an act of plain
just ice as well as of constitution il duty,
if it shall fail to provSe for a- thorough
system of registration-^" This is essential
This is'neccssary to'tho integrity of the
ballot. We call the attention of* thc Leg
islature to section 3 of article VIII of thc
State Constitution.-South Carolinian.
DIKP in Ed gc fi cid County S. C., on the
10th of Jun. 1872., ELIZA ANN, eldest
daughter of S. W. GARPNER, Jr. and
MOLLIE GARPNER, inthc4th year of her
age. Little ELIZA was a child of extra
ordinary mental faculties, so much so,
that the kind, and skillful physician who
attended her in her last sickness, fre
quently remarked that she was one of
the most sensible children of her age,
he had ever seen.
No words of real consolation can be
given to the heart-stricken parents. Time
alone can blunt but never erase the keen
anguish now felt for their darling child.
But each one of them can emphatically
"Over the river she beckons to me,
Loved one who has crossed to the further
Tho gleam of her snowy robes I see,
But her voice is lost in the dashing tide
There is one with ringlets of raven black
And eyes thc reflection of heaven's own
She crossed in the twilight, gray and cold,
And tho palo mist hid her from mortal
Wo saw not the angels who met her thore ?
The gates of the city we could not see ;
Over tho river-over the river
My darling stands waiting to welcome
AUGUSTA, February 13.
GOLD-Buying at 100 and selling at 111.
COTTON-Was to-dar in thc same
state that has prevailed for somo days
past, buyers having no desire to operate
while prices were nominal. Tho few
sales wc report were on thc basis of 21},
though buyers bid } less. Receipts, 420,
and sales 3/1 halos.
BACON-Stock large and market un
changed ; C. Sides, 5>? ; (J. R. Sides, 0} ;
Shoulders 7i ; Hams, 18feil5; Dry
6alt Shoulden, 6 ; Dry Bait C. R. Sides,
7 ?j ; D. S. Clear Sides, 8.
CORN-Primo whito is selling at $108
by the car load from depot ; retail. ?l 10.
WHEAT-We quote choice white, ?1 90;
amber, Si 80.
FLOUR-City Mills, $8 25@850 ; at re
tail, 81 $ barrel higher. Country, $7 50
@9, according io ;:.?dity.
CORN MEAL-|l at wholesale; $105.
To my Customers
Iam now offering, for Cash, COATS*
COTTON at tho unprecedented low
figures of 70 cents per dozen,-with a
" , J.* H. CHEATHAM.
Teh 14_ tf 8
I CASE BED TICKING,
J- 1 Case Sea Island SHIRTINGS,
At low figures.
m..\ J- H. Gu EATHA M.
Feb 14 tf 8
Sharing and Hairdressing
TiIIE subscriber respectfully begs leave
to announce to tho public of Edge
field and vicinity that he seeks to estab
lish himself in Kdgefield asa BARBER
and HAIRDRESSER. At all hours of
tho week days, and from 8 until ll A. M.
on undays, he will be found at his Shop
-tho Brick office next door above Judge
Bacon's law office-whore, by earnest en
deavors to servo and please, ho hopes to
secure a liberal patronage.
Feb. 14 tf 8
THE Undersigned will keep in Store,
and forsaloatPine Houaeand Johnston's
Stations, the following named Fertili
zers, to wit :
COTTON FOOD. ...
Attention is asked to thc advertise
ments of tho several Companies supply
ing these Fertilizers, for prices, Ac.
TV Tr rn?WM- BUTLER.
Pine House, Jan 29, tf 6
Jackson & Julian, Proprietors.
WE beg leave to call the attention of
ho travelling public to this well known
Hotel, which we have recently pur
posed, and placed on a tooling second
io none in the South.
No excuse will be spared to render it
i First Class Hotel in every respect, and
3very attention will be paid to the com
fort and convenience ol' guests.
Augusta, Feb 14 6m8
AUGUST A HOTEL,
THIS popular and well-known Hotel
is now fully open for the reception of
visitors, having recently been thorough
ly renovated, newly painted, and put in
the most complete order. Wo are deter
mined to make ours a first-class Hotel,
not to be surpassed North or South.
We respectfully solicit the patronage
of our Eagefield friends and the public
MURPHY & MAY, Proprietors.
Feb 14 _tf 8
To the Citizens of Edgefield
and Aiken Counties.
THE Subscriber would respectfully
inform the general public that he will
make to order Cylinder and Frail Wheat
THRASHERS, FAN MILLS, COTTON
PLANTERS, PLOW 8TOCKS, and otb er
Agricultural Implements and Machinery
Common FURNITURE of all kinds,
and other articles for domestic use.
Newel POSTS and BANNISTERS fjr
Stairs, Piazzas, ?kc., turned.
Flouring and Grist Mill HOOPS and
HOPPERS, <fec, ready for use.
Elevator PULLIES with Shafts at
tached,-BOXES, ?fcc, complete. Solid
wood PULLIES, any size or diameter,
with eyes, Iron plated. Also, PULLIES
buUt with wood Arms and Rims, on Cast
Iron Spiders. Hard wood BOXES, any
size for Shafting, with or without metal
lining. BOLTS ready for uso.
COTTON GINS put in thorough good
order, if brought to tho Shop Gin Saws
Sharpened at Gin House, if preferred, at
General Repairs done on any Agricul
tural Implements and Machinery.
All work done promptly and at reason
Orders solicited, and correspondence
Phop five miles below Pine House, on
Edgefield and Aiken Road. Post office
address : Pine House, S. C.
N. B.-On hand and for sale Cylinder
Thrashers. Fan Mills, Cotton Planters,
Plow Stocks, Spinning Wheels, Looms,
Bed Steads, Tables, etc.
Feb 14 3m 8
SOLUBLE GUANO per ton of 2000
lbs., Cash at Factory, $45,00
DISSOLVED PHOSPHATE por ton
of 2000 lbs., Cash, at Factory, $25,00
On Time, till 1st Nov. 1872, $5 per ton
The attention of Planters is again
called to the LOW PRICE of these Su
perior Fertilizers. Every person in the
District who used them last year have al
ready ordered, with two exceptions, and
they will buy yet Col. Huiet used one
ton Soluble last year. He has already
purchased ten tons of it for his next crop.
Call on Mr. R. O. Sams, who will
represent mc here in my absence, or Dr.
J. M. Rushton, at Rushton's Storo, or
Cartlidgo <fc Thomas, at Ridge Spring, '.r
P. S. Norris, Batesville, and get pam
phlets containing Certificates! and give
your orders before the Rail Roads are
blocked up, or the supply exhausted.
S. S. TOMPKINS, AGT.
Feb 14, 1872. tf 8
(Over J. W. Turley's)
A UQ?STA, GA.
.AVING purchased the lease and
contenta of the MANSION HOUSE, in
thc city of Augusta, I am now prepared
to accommodate my Edgefield friends,
and LODGING of the "best style."
The Mansion House is situated two
doors below Tutt's Drug Store, and over
J. W Tulley's Dry Goods Store.
I shall spare no effort to make the
Mansion House a first-class Establish
ment of the kind, and herewith .solicit a
JOHN L. PERRY.
Augusta, Jan. 10 tf 3
The Greatest Discovery of the Age
Du DOCTEUR LAURENT, of Paris.
An infallible cure for all IRRIT/TIONS OF
THE SKIN*, as well as obstinate ERUP
TIONS. This preparation is universally
used among the higher classes in France
and England. A bottle of the EAU FRAN
CAISE will lie sent to any address upon
receipt of $1 W. E. FLORANCE,
Sole Agent for the U. S., Richmond, Va.
Feb 14 4t8
The Law Will be En
ALL persons are cautioned against
giving employment to one Bill or
William Cheatham, colored, who had
contracted to work with ino during this
year, and has left my employ without
causo. I will go to the extent of the law
in prosecuting any ono giving him em
ployment. H. WOOD.
W. J. Ready, )
vs. [ Fi Va.
S. S. Tompkins. J
BY virtue of a Writ of Fi Fa to nie di
rected, in thc above stated case, I
will procoed to re-sell at the risk of the
former purchaser, on the first Monday in
March next, at Edgefield C. H., the fol
lowing property of the Defendant, to wit:
ONE HOUSE AND LOT, in tho Vil
lage of Edgefield, containing Two awl
one-half Acres, moro or less, adjoining
lands of Mrs. Brooks, Estate ol' B. J.
Ryan, and Methodist Parsonage.
Terms Cash. Titlesand Stamps Extra.
j. H. MCDEVITT, S. E. C.
Feb. 10 4to 8
J. H. Lamar and ]
Barney Glover, Ad'rs., j-^^
Benjamin Barton. J .
BY virtue of a Writ of Execution to me
dircc ed, in tho above stated caso, I
will p roceed to sell at Edgefield C. H., on
the first Monday in March next, tho fol
lowing property of thc Defendant, Ben
jamin Barton, to wit:
ONE TRACT OF LAND, containing
Thirteen Hundred Acro3, more or loss,
adjoining lands of J. S. Wilkinson, Mrs.
Wilburn Gregg, John Price and others.
par Terms Cash. Titles and Stamps
j. H. MCDEVITT, S. E. C.
Adam D. Corley, ")
Wm. Rinehart and I Fi Fa
Wesley Rinehart. J
BY virtue of a Writ of Fi Fa to mc
directed, in the above stated case. I
will proceed to sell at Edgefield C. H.,
on the first Monday in March next, the
following property of tho Defendant,
Wesley Rinehart, to wit:
ONE TRACT OF LAND containing
Two Hundred and Ten Acres, more or
less, adjoining lands of Whitfield Brooks,
Jacob ?luiet, George Long and others.
parTerms Cash. Titles and Stamps
. J. H MCDEVITT, B. E. C.
Wm, Parkman, Assignee, )
vs. > Execution.
Charles Parkman. J
BY virtuo of a Writ of Execution, to
me directed, in thc above staled caso,
I will proceed to sell at thc Defendant's
residoneo, o i Friday, the z3o day ol Feb
ruary, tho following personal property
of tho Defendant, to wit:
Household and Kitchen Furn turo,
Nino Head of Cattle,
Twelve Head of Hogs.
Twenty-four Head of Sheep,
Ono lot of Corn,
Ono lot of Fodder,
Ono lot of Peas.
One lot of Cotton Seed.
Five Hundred Pounds of Bacon,
Plantation and Shop Tools,
Gin Head and Thrasher.
J. H. MoDEVITT, S. E. C.
Feb. 8 8te 8 I
E tho undersigned have thl? day
formed a partnership for the Practice of
Medicine in the'Village of Edgefield and-j1
surrounding community. We wilt ai all
times, except when professionally en
gaged, bc found at our respective houses,
and will give promptatterition to all who
will favor us .with their patronage.
W. D. JENNINGS, M. D.,
W. S. SHEPPARD, M. D.
P. S.-I take this opportunity to return
my thanks to the public for the liberal
patronage with, which I have been fa
vored in the 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 foi? Garden
Give Me a Call !
OW in Store a full supply of LAN
DRETH & SON'S GENUINE GAR
DEN SEED, CORN, ONION SETS, <fec
Alas, 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,
arc respectfully informed that I have as
sociated with me in 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
NEW GOODS !
Goods at Reduced Pri?es,
NOW is the time to get Bargains. I
will offer for the next Sixty Days,
my entire Stock of Fresh and Desirabie
Goods at GREATLY REDUCED PRI
CES. 0. F. CHEATHAM.
Jan 24 tf 5
200 Dozen Coats' Cotton,
At 75 Cts. per Dozen, Cash, at
0. F. CHEATHAM'S.
Jan 31 tf 6
(jTRANITE VILLE 3-4 and 7-8 SHIRT
INGS and 4-4 SHEETINGS at Factory
Prices for Cash, at
O. F. CHEATHAM'S.
Jan 31 tf 6
1 f \ Pieces Black ALPACAS, all
J. \J grades, at reduced prices.
Jan 24 tf 5
Beautiful Dress Goods.
BEAUTIFUL POPLINS and all wool
Figured DELAINES at reduced
prices. ' O. F. CHEATHAM.
Jan 24 tf 5
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 war, at
O. F. CHEATHAM'S.
Jan 24 tf 5
CORSETS, HOOP-SKIRTS, CHIG
NONS, ?.fee, at reduced prices, at
0. F. CHEATHAM'S.
_Jan 24_. tf 5
EIBBONS, GLOVES, HOSIERY, at
O. F. CHEATHAM.
Jan 24 _tf_5_
$9,000 Worth of Shoes,
AT Reduced Prices,-lower than the
same Goods have been sold inEdge
firld since the war.
0. F. CHEATHAM.
T- ?? _t?_--g
NAILS, Garden Rakes, WeedingHoes,
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 arc all Frosh from
New York, but I am determined to
fioll them in order to make room for my
Spring Stock. O. F. CHEATHAM.
Jan 24 tf 6
SEWING A MACHINE,
IS now admitted to be far superior to
all others as a Fainriy Machine. The
SIMPLICITY, EASE and CERTAIN
TY with which it operates, as well as the
uniform excellence of its work, through
out the entire rango Of sewing, in
Stitching, Hemming, Felling, Tucking,
Cording, Braiding, Quilting, Gather
ing and Sewing on, Overseaming,
Embroidering on" tho Edge,
And its Beautiful Button-Hole and Eye
let Hole Work,
Place it unquestionably far in advance of
any other similar invention. It is also
admirablv adapted to MANUFACTU
RING PURPOSES on Woolen, Cotton
and Linen Fabrics.
For dress and shirt making and tailor
ing, it has no equal.
lt i.s also thc CHEAPEST, intrinsical
ly, as well as thc BEST, since it is really
TWO MACHINES combined in one, (by
.i simple and beautiful mechanical ar
rangement never before accomplished by
uman ingenuity,) making'either thc
Lock Stitch or button-Hole Stitch, as
occasion may require.
?ir This is the only new family ma
chine that embodies any Substantial im
provement upon tho many old machines
in the market.
0. F. CHEATHAM,
Agent for Edgefiold County.
Jan 31 . tf G
MILITARY m HERtiM
Boys prepared for College or Business.
Second Session begins February 16,
For Catalogues and Information address,
CAI'T. W. n. COIT, Marcarme, S. C.
The Great Fires
In CHICAGO and tho WEST by Bcv. E. .T. GOOD
sreiu), D. D" of Chicago. Only complete history.
7<ioSvo pages; ol engravings. TO.OUO already sold.
Price f g ?n. 2UO0 agents made In 20 days. Prodis
go tn sufferers. AGENTS WANTED. H. S.
GOODSPKED & CO., 37 Park Bow, New York.
, GKNTS Wanto il.--A gen ls make more raou
L cy at work for ns than at anything else. Busi
ness and permanent. Particulars freo. G.
Snxaox ?fc Co., Fm? Art PnbUslttrt, Portland, Maine
RKD RUST PROOF OATS $2 a Bush
el ; Orchard Grass 13.80 a bnsbel. Send 8 cent
poslnge slamp and my complete Priced Lists of all
kinds of Grus* Seeds, Field Seeds, Garden Seed*,
Flower and Troc Seeds. Agricultural Implements,
Machinery, Guanos, Chemicals, Lire Stock, .fcc, will
bo forwarded you. These Priced Lists contain much
vcluahle information as to timo and quantity to plant,
*c. MARK W. JOHNSON. Seedsman, P.O.Box
280, Atlanta, Ga._
THE BROWN COTTIN GIN CO.,
New London, Conn.,
Manufacturers of thc "Brown Oin," Codon Seed
Bullers. Machinery and Castings. Manufacturers of |
Harris' Patent llotnry Steam Engine- thc best and
cheapest Steam Engnn for plantation purpns<s. Cot
ton-gin makcis and repairers furnished wllh all
kinds of materls's. Saws, Bibs, rallies, Boxes, cte.,
of any pail.rn. to order at short notice. Have had
long experience in the business, and guarantee sat
isfaction In every particular. Orders solicited. Ad
drrsi* as above.
A dir ;.h > UKI: for this disir.jKilntr complaint is
now made known In a Troat'so (of 48 octavo page?)
on Foreign ami Native Herbal Preparations, pnb
Ishrd by Dr. 0. Pmara BCOWK. Tho proscription
was discovered by him in snob a providential man
ner that he cannot consclentb nsly refnse to make it
known, as ll has cured everybody who has ured it mr
Fits, never having fnllnd In a single rare. The in
gredients may be obtained from any druggist. A
copy sent free to all applicants by mall. Address
DR. 0. rnELPS BBOWN, 81 Grand Street, Jersey.
City. N. J.
Maps of Edgefield County.
FOR sale at the Law Office of Thos. J.
Adams, Esq., and at the Store of G.
Feb 7 tf
THE CELEBRATED FERTILIZERS.
WILCOX, GIBBS * CO'S.
Wm SALT Al PLASTI ?OID.
Hie above PREPARED at SAVANNAH, GA., and CHARLESTON, S. C
Imported from Phoenix Islands, Southern Pacific 'Ocean.- -1 <:<
For sale by WILCOX, GIBBS Sc CO.,
. Importers and Dealer? in -GnaDoe^-*
148 Bay St., Savannah, Ga., 151 East Bay. GInvleston, S.'O. ? :.
For further information apply or address as above for Almanac for 1872/
or to G. H. KERNAGHAN & CO., Agents at Batesville, 8. C.; BEN. A.
JONES, Agent at Ninetv-Six ; J. . LIPSCOMB, Agent at Chappell* Dc
Jan 29 " 3m
Now is to Time
I WILL OFFER from this date my ENTIRE STOCK OP DRESS
At and Below New York Cost !
These consist of French; POPLINS, p?a?n"striped and c
All-Wool DELAINES, all colors.
Scotch PLAIDS, .
Figured DELAINES, Wisnxsm** Ijr*
Op?ra FLANNELS, all colors.
. --ALSO-r-r,-. (\qd wi id
My entire Stock BLANKETS,
Gents* FURNISHING GOODS, ' *'. . 1
. ' * . TALMAS.
These Goods are Fresh from New York this Fall,'" and are onVbeing sac
rificed to make room for my Spring Stock. I am offering my jEntire pres
ent Stock far below its r ^al value.
Thes? Goods will be sold at Cost, however, FOR CASH ONLY.'
As it is not my policy to keep Goods on "hand from season to season, thus
accumulating au old and unwieldly Stock, now is the time for my friends
and the publie to call on me and secure BARGAINS.
J. H. CHEATHAM.
Jan 10 lm 3
LOOK TO TOUR INTERESTS.
SIBLEY'S SOLUBLE IXL GUANO.
IN AGAIN offering to the Planters of Georgia-and South Carolina these highly
esteemed FERTILIZERS of standard, fully equal to those heretofore sold, and at
REDUCED PRICES, we would refer to all who have used them for testimonials
as to their worth. Opr stock in part will consist of
5O0 TONS WHITELOCK'S VEGETATOR ! .f?
CASH PRICE, 960. TIME, do., ?TO.
500 TONS SIBLEY'S SOLUBLE IXL GUANOS
Manufactured under our own formula, of our own ingredients, and containing over
4 per cent, of Ammonia. CASH PRICE, $80. TIME, do., $70.
100 TONS WHITELOCK'S DISSOLVED BONES!
CONTAINING 30 PER CENT. OF SOLUBLE BONE PHOSPHATE.
100 TONS PURE PERUVIAN GUANO.
100 TONS PURE NOVA SCOTIA LAND PLASTER.
100 TONS PURE FLOUR OF RAW BONE.
Further particulars will at all times be cheerfully given by U9, or by Dr. W.
A. SANDERS, our Agent at Edgefield, SC.
J. SIBLEY & SONS,
Cotton Commission Merchants and Dealers fn Guano,
9 . NO. 159 REYNOLDS STREET, AttenstS, ?a.
Important to Cotton Planters T
COTTON FOOD SECURED BY LETTERS PATENT.
L SPECIAL FERTILIZER, prepared by the Maryland For?liring and Manu
facturing Company, Baltimore, for the cotton crop, which they claim to be of the ?
highest grade of Fertilizers sold in the South.
It has oeen used by several hundred planters in North and South Carolina and
Georgia for four seasons, with the following results:
It increases the orop.from 75 to 200 per cent. ; it. resists drouth in all cases. j
The crop is not effected by rust ; it matures the crop from three to four weeks to
advance, thus insuring against early frost, or in tlie-event of a backward season
enables the planter to put in his crop as late as thc 1st June with a certainty of
It produces a better quality of cotton ; its affect on the second vear^s crop with
out additional manure, ranges from one-third to one-half of tho first year. y j
Its mechanical preparation surpasses that of all other Fertilizers, being at all
times and in all conditions of weather in perfect order for drilling."
PRICE IN AUGUSTA-$60 CASH* 965 TIME.
It is sold on the basis in quality of Peruvian Gu >no. poundfor pound Agenta
are instructed, when planters uso it side by side with, tb best Peruvian Guano in
equal quantities, to refund such amount'as will ma':e 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 by
GRABAU Sc BUTLER? Agente,
Gen. M. C. BUTLER, Edgefield. S. C.
"I used three tons 'Cotton Food,' manufactured ny the Maryland Fertilizer Com
pany, of Baltimore, applying 200 lbs. to the acre. By the side of it I applied 200
lbs. Peruvian Guano to the acre." -. ..
" The Cotton manured with the ' Cotton Food' grew off more promptly and vig
orously, and whilst I made no comparison of the results, I am sure the preference
was in favor of the 'Cotton Food,' and so much am I impressed with this belief I
shall use it exclusively this year in preference to all others. The Cotton manured
with it was not affected like the others by the drouth, and matured three weeks
earlier. I also applied it in a smaU way on Corn with the most satisfactory resulta."
J. H. HOLLINGSWORTH, Edgefield, S. C., to GRAHAM ?fe BUTLER, Augusta.
"I used 100 lbs. 'Cotton Food' to the acre, in the drill, on Mulatto Land, mixture
of saud, 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 satisfac
tion, so much so that 1 shall use it entirely another year.
H. W. ADDISON, to GRAHAM <fc BUTLER, Augusta. Qa.
"I used75 lbs. 'Cotton Food' in drills on light red land, which produced 1000
pounds Seed Cotton to the acre. It compares favorably with the best Fertilizers in
thc market. My crop was increased abouf, 50 per cent, and gathered by 15th No
vember. I am well pleased with it."
J. L. ADDISON, Edgefield, S. C., to GRAHAM <fc BUTLER, Augusta, Cfo.
" I used about 260 lbs. ' Cotton Food' per aero, one-half in tho drill at tim? of
planting aud one-half in the first furrow, second plowing in Jone, on sandy land,
clay subsoil, verv poor old field, a portion taken in last year and a portion this, it
Eroduced twelve bales on fifteen acres. It has paid better than any Fertilizer J
ave ever used. Have been using Commercial Manures ll years. Do not think !
tho land without manure under best circumstances would have produced 5 bales,
Most of m'y Cotton was gathered by tho 25th of October, and had no YeUow Cotton. ?
I have talked with sevoral of my neighbors, who uuice with me in saying, there is
no better manure for the Cotton Plant. Tho ' Cotton Food ' has paid better than .
Peruvian Guano previous to the war."
Augusta, Jan. 17 2m 4
Now in Store full supplies
BACON, HAMS, LARD,
No. 1 MACKEREL,
Best Family FLOUR,
Choice New Orleans SYRUP,
Superior Florida SYRUP,
MOLASSES, b?dt quality,
COFFEE, a good article,
SUGARS, various grades,
RICE, CHEESE, MACCARONI,
SOAP, STARCH, CANDLES,
Canned FRUITS and VEGETABLES,
Sardines, Oysters, Lobsters, Ac
Soda, Butter and Sugar CRACKERS.
And in short, everything.in the Gro
cery trade, all of which I am soiling at
only a moderate orofifc
\V. F. DURISOE, SB.'
Jan. 31, lm 6
Liquors, Wines, Segars,
"YfOW in Store a splendid stock of fine
J13I WHISKEY, BRANDY, RUM, GIN
WINES, ALE, PORTER, SEGARS,
TOBACCO, dre, ?fcc, which wiU befound
equal to any elsewhere offered in this
market, and'at reduced prices.
W. F. DURISOE, SR.
Jan. 31, lm 6
ALL STOCK GUARANTIED !
JAMES R. GLOVER
TAOS. MURRAH & CO.
Sale and Livery Stable.
Horses and Mules on Sale.
Special attention to transient Horses.
Stables bi rear Globe Hotel,- Augusta,
JaaSl tf 6
JUST received Forty Kegs NAILS at
6? cts. per pound, or $8.30 per Keg.
These are strictly cash prices. Otherwise
7i cts. will be charged. ^
12 Dozen Scovill No. 2 Hoes,
6 " Mulford & Sprague Hoes,
4 " Collins' Ax??,
4 " Mulford ?fe Spraguo's Axes,
6 " Curry Combs.
A full line of Gents', Ladies and Chil
My stock of Domestics, consisting of
60 Pieces PRINTS, from 10 to 12J eta.
Bleached and Brown SHIRTINGS.
CHECKS and STRIPES,
will bo kept full and complete.
From this dato I will sell my entire
Stock of GENTLEMEN'S CLOTHING !
at And below New York Cost.
I have a splendid stock of Gentlemen's
Hand-Made SHOES that I will sell at
prices far below their real value.
J. H. CHEATHAM.
Jan 31 tf 6
The High School,
MALE and FEMALE, at Sundy Side,
tho place formerly owned bv Capt,
Burt, will be opened on the first Monday
Tuition in English brandies, $1,00 per
month ; in the Languages, $2 per month.
Tuition and Board, $10 per month.
Male and Female departments sepa
rate. Apply to
EDWIN T. WALKER, Rector.
Jan 31 tf G
LADIES' Trimmed and Untrimmed
HATS at New York Cost.
O. F. CHEATHAM. -
Jan 24 : tf 5
ALARGE and. Beautiful Stock of~
Men'sand Boy's HATS and CAPfitt
at reduced prices, at
?. F. CHEATHAM'S.
Jan 24 . tf ' " "ti"