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I? compliance with a previous call, a gene
ral Convention of delegates from tb? several
Democratic Clubs "1 this State met last night,
at 7 o'clock, in Calisthenic Hall.
On motion of Cu!. J. P. Thomas, the Chair
man of the Richland delegation, Gen. John
S. Preston was called to the Chair, and
Messrs. James G. Gibbes and R. C. Shiver
requested to act as Secretaries.
0:i motion, the delegates from the several
Districts were requested to present their cre
dentials to the Chair; which was done.
Thc followi;.g gentlemen were unanimously
elected officers on the permanent organization
ol'the Convention:
Presi?.etU-H0?u A. Burt, of Abbeville.
Vice iVesiaWs-Gen. Janies Chesnut, Hon.
B. E. Perry, Gen. John S. Preston,. Colonel.
J. D. Blanding and Simeon Fair.
For Secretaries-Messrs. James G. Gibbes
and \V. K. Bachtnan.
Ou motion, a committee, consisting of
Messrs. Pope, Mullins and Jeter, was ap
po med to conduct tho President to the chair.
The following committee was appointed to
prepare business : Messrs. J. P. Thomas, B.
F. Perry, W. S. Mullins, J. D. Blanding.
Simeon Fair, James Chesnut, Gabriel Cannon,
A. M. Fost?r a-;d E. B. Lartigue.
A resolution to . refer all propositions in
tended for the action of the Convention to
thu committee, was adopted. >. :
O'.her papers were submittcd;-and without
being read, were referred to the Committee on
The Convention then adjourned, to meet
this day, at 12 m.
COLOMBIA, April 4.
This body re-assembled at 1U o'clock, yes
terday, lion. A. Bart ia the chair. The pro
ctedinga were oponed with prayer by Rev.
Mr. Young. The journal of "the previous
day's proceedings was read and confirmed :
(>n- motion of Gea. Preston, tho Presidents
and members of Democratic Clubs present,
were ?oquCBted to take seats on the floor of
the house.
On motion, the reporters for the pro3P, were
invited to seats.
Col. J. P. Thomas, Chairman of the Com
mittec of Ten, read the report of tho Com
mittee on Business, w!tich after some disens
fion, was ad.'pted:
W hereas, in the opinion of this Convention,
the interests both of oar Stile and our com
mon coautry impera;ively demand the union
of all good, wi?eand conservative men, uuder
the banner of the National Democratic party
-a party faithful to tho principles of the Fed
eral Constitution, as maintained by the fathers '
of tho Republic ; be it, therefore,
Resolved, That the Democratic party of
South Carolina do unite wub the National
Democratic. party of the country, and hold
themselves reidy, uuder the Constitution and
law.*, to co-operate with that organization in
all principles, and ia all measures, that may
be regarded conducive to the interests of the
whole couutry and of all classes of the people.
Jit sol ned, That the people of this State, in
cluding all men prepared to act with the par
ty, bo earnestly iuvited to form Democratic
clubs in every section of the State.
Resolved, That the people of this State be
urgently recommended to go to the polls and
vote against the Constitution of the radical
faction lately promulgated in Charleston, and
to vote for good aud true men for all offices
within I hoir gift. At the same tim*e in voting
for olliccrs under this Constitution, we would
put on record our protest against its validity.
Resolved, That under the action of the
State of South Carolina, heretofore taken, we
recognize the colored population of the State
as au integral element of the body politic ;
an'Vas such, in oerson and property, entitled
to a tull and equal protection uuder tue State
Constitution and laws. And that as citizens
ot South Carolina, we declare our willingness,
when we have the power, to grant them, un
der proper qualifications as to property and
intelligence, the right of suffrage.
Resolved, That a committee of five be ap
pointed by the Chairman to nominate a State
Central Executive Committee, consisting of
seven members; a majority of whom shall be
res dents at Columbia.
Resolved, That the Chairman appoint a
Committee of Fiye to nominate to this Con
vention suitable persons-two delegates at
large and one from each Congressional Dis
trict-to represent the Democratic party of
this State in the National Democratic Con
vention, to be held in the city of New York,
on the 4th of July next ; and that the Seato
Central Executive Committee be authorized
to fill such vacancies as may occur.
Resolved, further, That the State Central
Executive Committee isHue, through the
press, such document:; as be deemed condu
cive to the purpo?es proposed by this Conven
Before considering this report, it was sug
gested that the various papers submitted to
the Committee be read to the Convention.
Whereupon Gov. Perry, Col. Blanding and
Col. Thomas read those papers ; and, on mo
tion, they were referred to the Executive
Committee, to be reviled and published at the
earliest day practicable. These able docu
ments, it is believed, will be in print early
next week.
The report of tho Committee on Business
was r^ad by sections. Au animated and in
teresting debate ensned. Mr. Aiken objected
to tho third section, as indefinite and really
inconsistent. Ile was unwilling to vote for
officers under an unconstitutional provision.
The section he declared impracticable and
Colonel Thomas replied. It was deemed
important to insert this section, in order to
bring out the strength of the white vote in
the State. Bat suggested, that in thua voting,
wc enter our protest against the entire pro
Col. iiken accepted the suggestion, and the
following amendment was added; ''But, at
thc same time, we enter our solemn protest
against its validity."
Co!. Aiken objected, that thc fifth resolu
tion did not go far enough. Let the colored
man know what bc had to expect ; give him
something tangible. Add to the resolution,
that in due time he shall have partial suffrage.
Gen. Chesnut stated that this section caused
some debate ia the Committee B^oom. Ile
thought the gentleman from Abbeville was
right. We should say that the colored man
bo made to understand that hereafter he shall
have qualified suffrage. He also thought t nat,
in military parlance, it would be necessary to
accept tho " African auliliary."
Hon. B. F. Perry said he believed it was
absolutely necessary to the peace and order
of society that this class of people who had
been elevated, should be permitted to vote.
It was important to encourage them, and, be
ing encouraged, they would educate them
selves and seek to acquire intelligence and
property. In Connecticut, two years ago.
when thi3 question was submitted to the peo
ple, the negroes themselves went forward and
voted against universal*suffrage, on the ground
that until their colored brethren had acquired
intelligence and property, they wore not en
titled to exercise the right. The same argu
ment addresses itself to a lar/re class of col
ored people now. Qualified suffrage was the
sifety valve of society in South Carolina, be
cause it would make good citizens of intelli
gent men ; whereas, if not entitled to the
privilege, they might be disturbers of the
peace. Besides, the privilege would be exer
cised by so few that they could not exercise
a controlling influence in elections. He bad
entertained these views for many years, and
when he went to Washington, President
Johnson concurred with biro, and said that if
all the Southern States would adopt qua'ified
suffrage it would disarm and defect the radi
cals of the North. The President likewise
wrote to the Governor of Mississippi and
urged hina to~employ bis influence in secarfeg
qua?fied suffrage in that State. It w*s the
right principle-right, because it is the prize
which the. colored man bas won, and it can
do no harm to society,, it was, therefore,
proper, in going before the people of theSfcite,
to let the negroes .know distinctly we are wil
ling to concede this partial right of suffrage
to those who can handle the tool without
damaging themselves. Say this to the black
man and thousands of votes would be se
cured in the coming election, besides doing
great good in the preservation of the peace
j?od quiet cf society.
.~*Col. Thomars {javo his bt-art^tieurrqwrejfr:
the opinions expressed by these gentlemen.
He favored this idea ever since the emancipa
tion of the slaves. He agreed with General
Hampton wheu he advocated this measure a
year ago, and he agreed with him now. The
speaker bad been.? slaveholder; bat he
hoped he was a humane and "merciful cue:
Meu talk flippantly of the approaching"'* wac
of races," but should it come, the speaker
would do his part.. Let us accomplish a peace
ful solution of. this questionwthe solution
compatible with-, th? dignity 'of the ?White
race. The question arises, what shaH we do
with the 4,000,000 colored people in our
midst? In England, Germany and France,
difficulties have arisen relative to the right of
suffrage by the lower classes. It- is sirggested
that the proposed action is inconsistent with
the dignity of the white race ; he had faith in
the dignity and superiority of tho Anglo
Saxon Xftce. Bat while he held,out thejdive
branch to the colored man, he would let him
understand that he could never govern the
South-he should participate. We should be
prepared to say to them, " this is our land."
?v. Mullinsthen moved that ? Committee
of one from each delegation present be ap
pointed to select candidates for the various
State offices.
The Chairman stated that there vere seve
ral papers on his desk, and asked what dispo
sition should be made df them.
On Mr. Mullin's motion, the papers were
referred to the State Central Executive-Com
The different, delegations then submitted
their nominations lor persons to recommend
suitable State officers :
Richland-John S,. Preston; Lexington
John H. Counfs ; Sparenburg-G. Cannon ;
Lancers-Pr. McSwain; Orangeburg-F. M.
Wannamaker ;'. Kershaw-W. L. DePass ;
Oolleton-C. C. Henderson; Georgetown
F. S. Parker ; York-J. Mason ; -Greenville
W. H. Campbell ; Chester-Major Hamilton ;
Barnwall-J. Evans; Marion-D. Legget;
Abbeville-D. W. Aikeu ; Newberry-S. R.
Chapman ; Andersou-P. Earle ; ?Juion-T.
B. Jeter; Sumter-T.S. McCants ; Edgtficld
-L. Schiller;; Fairfield-W. J. Alston.
The delegates retired for the purpose of se
lecting candidates.
Under the fifth resolution, the Chairman
appoiuted the following Committee to nomi
nate the State Central Executive Committee :
Messrs. Preston, Blauding, Foster, Schiller
and Blake.
The following committee waa also ap
pointed to nominate delegates to ibe Nation
al Democratic Convention, to assemble in
New York, on the Fourth of July : Messrs.
Campbell, Gregg, Vance, Henderson and
The Convention then took a recess until
half-past 7 oxlock p. m.
. The Convention re-assemblcd at half-past
7 o'clock. Thc Chairman announced that the
first business in order was tLe report of the
Committee :o Noruyiate State Officers.
Mr. DePi.ss, the Chairman of thc Commit
tee, reported as follows:
For Gowrnor-Roa. W. D. Porter, cf
For Lieutenant- Governor-Hon. T. C. Per
rin, of Abbeville.
Secretary of Slate-Samuel Capers.
Adjutant and Inspector- General-Col. J. P.
Treasurer-Wm. Hood.
Comptroller-General-S. L. Leaphart.
Attorney-General-I. W. Hayne.
Superintendent of Education-J. A. Leland.
Gen. Preston, from tho Committee to nom
inate delegad-es for the State Central Execu
tive Commut?e, reported the following: Wu.de
Hampton, J. P. Thomas. F. W. McMaster,
Joseph D. Pope, of Richland ; Wm. Shannon,
of Kershaw ; S. McGowan, of Abbeville; and
Prioleau Hamilton, of Chester.
Mr. Gregg, from the Committee to nomi
nate delegates to the Democratic Convention
in New York, on the Fourth of July, reported :
For the State at large-B. F. Perry, James
Chesnut ; alternate?, J. A. Inglis, A. P. Al
First District-W. S. Mullins ; J. B. Ker
shaw, alternate.
Second District-Carlos Tracy ; M. L. Bon
hara, alternate.
Third District-J. S. Preston ; W. B. Stan
ley, alternate.
Fourth District-A. Burt ; W. D. Simpson,
Gov. Perry moved that the delegations
from the different Congressional Districts
nomioate members of Cougress, which was
agreed to.
After consultation, the following nomina- -
tions were made :
First Congressional District-composed oC
the Districts of Lancaster, Chesterfield, Marl
boro, Darlington, Marion, Horry, Ger^etown,
Williamsburg, Sumter, Clarendon and Ker
shaw-J. N. Frierson. 1
Second Congressional District-composed
of the Districts of Charleston, Colleton, Beau
fort and Barnwell-Johnson Hagood.
Tliird Congressional District-composed of
Orangeburg, Lexington, Richland, Newberry,
EJgefield, Abbeville and Anderson-S. Mc
Fourth Congressional Distrecl-composed
of Oconee, Pickcns, Greonville, Laurens,
Spartanburg, Union, York, Chester and Fair
fielp-Samuel McAliley.
Col. Thomas stated that, as it has been as
serted by eminent legal gentlemen that roany,
portions of the Charleston Constitution were
illegal, he moved that the Hon. A. Burt, Chair
man of this Convention, be requested to give
his legal opinion on this subject ; which was
unanimously agreed to, and the Hon. James
Chesnut was requested to take the Chair.
Ur. Burt said in substance, that it was his
earnest conviction that the Constitution re
cently adopted ?3 fatal, to the welfare of both
races. It is an imposition. He agreed heart
ily with the sentiments expressed here, and
addressed himself to the white men and the
bjackman. I protest, said the speaker, against
that Constitution, because it seeks to destroy
our past, our history-every land-mark. Nt?
people on this continent can endure tho bur
den of taxation that that Convention imposes.
All taxation by that instrument is imposed
upon real estate aud the sale of merchandize.
The taxable property is held by the one race,
and the law-making power by the other. Not
only the arduous appropriations are paid by
the whites, but all others, with the exception
of a small tax for educational purposes. With
out auy qualification whatever, one class is al
lowed to vote, while the other is disfranchis
ed. Taxation without representation is ty
ranny. Those who do not hold the property,
vote and Jiake laws ; while the property
ojvners are not allowed to vote for even a con
stable. Those who hold office are incited to
increase taxation. These voters are not re
quired to know a letter of the alphabet. The
holders of taxable property in South Carolina
will not be able to pay the taxei on that prop
erty. If a colored man acquires real estate
-the object which he desires-he is placed
instantly in thc character of the white man.
But by this Constitution, the colored mau will
net be able to hold that property three years
before it will be taken from him to pay taxes.
To those who favor that instrument, I would
say that the homestead exeraplton dues not
relieve the property from taxes. No judge_
even though he bo from New York. Ohio or
Africa-can decide that the homestead bill
exempts from former debts ; it is only ex
empted from future debts. I think it legiti
mate to impute to the Convention the desire
to mislead honest people relative to this home
stead matter. What the people desire is ex
emption from debts contracted on the basis
of property which hassjnee been swept away.
The Constitution of the United States declares
that no State shall pass any law impairing
the obligation of contracts. That vaunted
homestead law can protect no man from the.
payment of any debts contracted prior to its
passage* and that ?3 the relief which is needed.
The speaker thea referred to that provision
of the Constitution wliich annuls all debt?
for which slaves wem the consideration. The
Chief Justice of the United States has express
ed the opinion that they are as binding as
other debts, and the Supreme Court will so
decide. He also asserted that there are fatal
mistakes in the judicial article of the Consti
tution, which would work to the injury of
both blacks and whites. So cumbersome anu
coofiictin * are the details of that Constitution,
that we will be crushed by it. Tho impover
ished peop?e cannot bear np under iL Every
antagonism between the twp raero is incitad
byitr -1 calhofon-every white "man end-eve- !
ry colored roan to unite, resist and defeat
that Constitution, by every means our oppres
sors permit ns to use. It is a duty we owe
jto the living tod to the dead.
On tho conclusion of this address, a resolur
tion was adopted, that .the thanks of. this Con
vention 03 tendored to the Hori.- A. Bart, for
tho able, lucid and searching anfialyais of
that ms.trutue?t' promulgated by thc Conven
tion in, "Charleston, and tiiat he be requested
to furnish a copy to the'Executive_Co?imit
.tee foi publication.
Mr. Jeter, seconded by Mr. Cannon, submit
ted a resolution, that the District Associations
nominate suitable persons as candidates for
State officers ; and also appoint speakers to
addre*8 the cfriaens, irrespective of'Wlor;
besides supervising the ballot-boxes, so as, if
possible, to prevent fraud. Which was agreed
After the adoption of a resolution of thanks
to the Chairman, for the faithful discbarge of
his duties-to which an eloquent response
was made ; the Convection adjourned sine die.
Amongst the papers submitted to the Con
vention was tho following address to the col
ored people of South Carolina. It was af
terwards referred to tho State Central Execu
tive Committee, with discretion to publish.
Ibo Committee has kindly furnished us with
a copy :
' The Convention of the Democratic party of
South Carolina feels it a high and bounden
duty to speak to you candidly and earnestly,
and with no farther apology than that our in
terests are to a certain extent identical.
You have been soddenly put in position to
exercise certain powers, the abuse of which
-may result disastro?sly to you and to ns. It
is imposs ible that your present power can en
dure, vjiethtr yon use it for good or ill. The
white race already out-L-umbers you in the
South. Disease has made tbe mortality
among you twice what it is among the whites,
and the rato is dally increasing. Emigration
has carried off thousands of your color to
distant Skates, while it already begins to fill
their places With whitc5vfrom Europe. Let
not your pride, nor yet your pretended fr?en Js,
flatter you into tho belief that you ever
eau or ever will, for any length of time,
govera the whfte men ot the South. The
world bas never seen such a spectacle,
and Its whole hi-.tory, and especially tb^his
tory of your race, gives no ground for the
anticipation. Perhaps, however, you expect
to attain power by the aid of the radical party
at the North. The Almighty, in His wisdom,
(perhaps to prevent the amalgamation of the
separate races which Hecreatpd and marked,)
bas implanted in every human breast a senti
ment called the prejudice of race ; and when
this feeling is once arou'ed, it is one of the
strongest and*most universal passions of our
natures. Wheu your race was among us as
slaves, this seutiment slumbered, and only a
compassion for you influenced every honest
heart-those among your masters-to treat
you kindly ; tho3e who believed you wronged,
to desr? to set you free. When you'were
set free, compassion ceased to exist. When
undue power was given you by the radical
party, (from motives which all men appreciated
and despised,) prejudice of race sprang np.
The whites of this State endeavored to allay
it-here, at least-by inviting you to a course
aud a compromise which would have given
it.nothing to feed upon. But their efforts
resulted in?such an utter failure, that it would
be mortifying had it not been a Christian du
ty to make the effort. Every step of your
political sareer, so far, bxs cul.ivated this
prejudice, until it now speaks aloud ia Eng
land and is already rapidly changing the
politics of the entire North. This is the
odium which must soon prove the death of
the radical party. It is too strong to bo re
8'8tcd, being the operation of a law of nature.
Do you vot see it even in your white radical
friends, in spite of their industrious efforts to
conceal it, so long as they have use for you ?
Is il not apparent, also, in the officers, and
even the very private soldiers, of the army
whose bayonets still prop up your power,
onlv because they are paid to do it.* Do you
flatter yourselves that your," Loyal Leagues5'
can prevail against it 7 " Blood is thicker
than water," and the league which the Al
mighty has organized is ono to which there
will be no traitors, when once un ?.-sue is
fairly made.
To repeat, then, as we began: Your pres
ent power must surely and soon pass from
you. Nothing that it builds will stand, and
nothing will remain of it but the prejudices
it may create. It is, therefore, a most dan
gerous tool that you are handling. Your
leaders, both white and black, aro using your
votes for nothing but their individual gain.
Many-of them you have only known, hereto
fore, to despise and mistrust, until command
ed by your leagues to v ta for them. Offices
and salaries for themselves are the heights of
their ambitions ; and so that they make hay
while thc sun shines, they care not who ia
caught in the storm that follows. Already,
they have driven away all capital and credit
from thc South ; and while they draw eleven
dollars a day, thousands among you are thrown
out of employment, and starve simply for
lack of work. What few enterprises are on
ly the work of Southern men, who have faith
that the present state of affairs is but tempo
rary. The world does not offer better oppor
tunies for the employment of capital than are
to be found in the South, but will your radi
can friends send their money hero to invest ?
Not one dollar. They would just as soon
veDture on investments in Hayti or Liberia,
as commit their money to the influence of
your legislation. Capital has learned to
shun it as a deadly plague.
We, therefore, urge and warn you, by all
the ties of our former relations, still strong
and binding in thousands of cases, by a com
mon christianity and by the mutual welfare
of our two races, whom Providence has thrown
together, to beware of the course on which
your leadets are urging you, in a blind folly
which will surely ruin both you and them.
Wodo not pretend to be better friends to
your race than we are to ourselves, aud wo
only speak where we are not invited because
your welfare conc3rns ours. If yon destroy
yourselves you injure us, and though but lit
tle, compared with the harm you will do
yourselves, we would if we could avert the
whole dancer.
We ?re not ir my condition to make you
any promises or io proposo to you any com
promises. We can do nothing but await the
course of events-but this wo do without tho
slightest misgiving or apprehension for our
selves. We shall not give op our country,
and time will soon restore our control of it.
But we earnestly caution you, and beg you
in the meanwhile, to beware of the use you
make of your temporary power. Remember
that your race has nothing to gain and every
thing to lose, if you invoko that prejudice
ol' race which, since the world was made, has
ever driven tho weaker tribe to the wall.
Forsake, then, the wicked and stupid men
who would involve you in this folly, and mako
to yourselves friends and not enemies of the
white citizens of South Carolina.-Columbia
'-? . ?
J. E. BRYANT IN Towy.-On Thusday of
last week Capt. Bryant, the base wretch who
has been misleading the negroes about Au
gusla since the close of the war, came to
Athens to nee his colored brethren. He was
domiciled at the Newton House, and we learn
that a number of the boarders refused to go
to tiae fable where he sat. After a meeting
at the " Knox College" he was escorted to
the hotel by a large crowd of negroes. We
learn that he received a communication from
certain parties supposed to be of the M Ku
Klux Klan," notifying him tbat the feathers
were ready and the tar was wt?rm, and if he
did not leave by tho first train he would be
treated to a suit of clothes by the Knights of
that fearful order. He left the next morning.
E5r* General Hancock, on tho 31st, issued an
order assumming command of the Division of the
Atlantic, with his headquarters at Washington.
The division embraces the Department of the
East, tho department of Washington and the
Department of the Lakes.
jf&- Tho New York Herald has dropped Chief
Jostico Chase, tho Democratic nominee for Presi
dent^ and gnjtfwtod Ceo. .francis Train.
=rrz-_.- -:
O ur Club Rates.
.We are now furnishing tho ADVBRTISER tu
Clubs at tko following very low rates :
Two CupicS-ono Yo-r, $5.50.
Five Copies one Year, - M 5(?..
Ton Copies one Year, ?2.-50.
Twenty Copies One Year, ; 40.00.
No Clubs receired for a less, period than one
year,-and in all cases tho Cash will be required
in advance. The names of the entire Club must
he sent at one time.
Advertiser Agents?
The following gentlemen are our authorized
Agents, and will receict for all monies for Sub
scriptions or Advertisements sent through them :
B. W. HARD, Graniteville, 8. C.
M. M. PAD? err, Mine Creek, S. 0.
CHAS. NICKERSOK, Big Creek, 8. C.
Rev. J. P. BOWE. Kirksey's X R'ds, 8. C.
JACOB HUIET k BRO. Huiet's Store, 8. C.
Quarterly Meeting at Harmony Church.
The second Quarterly Meeting for th? Edger
field Circuit will be held at Harmony Church, on
Saturday and Sunday next. On next Sunday
night the Rev. WM. H. Fcxvnrtj, Presiding Elder,
will proarh in the Methodist Church of this town.
Attend the Political Meetings.
See the notice elsewhere of Political Meetings
to be held during tho present week at Ridge
?Spring Church, at Hamburg, at Red Bank Church,
and at thu place. Attend these meetings by all
raeanr, and encourago the freedmen to go with
you. Best assured that, under emitting circum
stance*, nciiher whites nor blocks can better use
theft time!
Meeting far the Nomination of Con
servative Candidates.
Elsewhere in our issue of to-day will be found
the proceedings of a Public Meeting held on Mon
day last to consider the Debt Question. Also the
proceedings of a meeting, held on the same day?
to organizo a Democratic Organization throughout
Edgefietd District
On the adjournment of the last named Meeting,
another Meeting was then and there called for the
purposo of discu sing the advisability of nomina
ting Conservative Candidates to represent the
District in the next General Assembly of tho
State. Of this Meeting, our honored Represen
tative, Dr. JOHN LA. ND nu sr, was made Chairman.
H. W. ADDISON, Esq., then moved that a Com
mittee be appointed tq nominate such candidates.
Hereupon followed considerable discussion con
cercing the matter in hand, one or two gentlemen
speaking in opposition to such nomination, four
or fivo in favor of it. Mr. ADDISON'S motion be
ing submitted to tho mooting was unanimously
adopted, nod the Chairman proceedod to appoint
a nominating Committee of twelve, four from each
regiment The nominations made by this Com
mittee are as follows. And it behooves ttcry while
man in Edge?eli Dittrict to go to the polls on
next Tuesday or Wednesday or Thursday, and
cast his vote in favor of these candidates, and
against the negro constitution. ?Af any and every
taerifice th it ought to be done !
Rome, Ga., Becomes a Gainer at the
Expense of Edgefield.
Before this number of the Advertiser shall
have been issued, our universally beloved fellow
citizen, JAMES B. SULLIVAN, Esq., with his re
fined and estimable family, will have departed
from our midst to set up his rest in Romo, Ga.
JAMES B. SULLIVH*, as boy and man, ia*w?11.
known throughout the length and breadth of our
District. As gentleman, Christian, citizen, friend,
his record is fair and spotless. EJgofield deeply
bemoans the departure of such a ci ixen, and such
a family.
And Mr. ROBERT GWALTHET, so highly honor
ed and esteemed during his four or five years
residence in Edgofield, also pulls up stakes in
Beech Island, where he has lived for a year past,
and turns his face towards Rome. These gontle
tlemen will there enter, together, into the mer
cantile business. Most earnestly do we hope God
will speed them well ; and that the place which
has known them so long, may yet know them
again, if even but for a few transient days.
Ready and Waiting.
Messrs. C. A. & J. II. CHEATHAM. These en
terprising young merchants returned from New
York a week ago, after spending a fortnight or
three wcoks in that wonderful city, selecting their
Stock of Goods for the Spring and Summer.
During thc week which has elapsed since their
arrival, their New Goods have been opened and
arranged, their Store hus been repainted and
much decorated, they have girded on their armor
for the coming campaign, and are now ready
and waiting. Not however, that they have much
waiting to* do ; for the rush to u Cheatham'i" has
been very great for several days past And well
may it be so; because their counters and drawers
are filled with the loveliest fabrics and most
beautiful articles the human eye ever beheld. AU
such goods, lately bought by the Messrs. CHEAT
HAM, as appertain to the most fashionable and.ele
gant female toilettes of the day, wero chosen on
on Wednesday 25th of March, the grand " Open
ing Day" in New York, when all the very newest
fashions and all th? novelties of the season are
fur the first time exposed to view. The Messrs.
C. waited for this occasion ; and good use did
they make of it As regards the gaude toilette,
from the gaiter to the hat, their r?pertoire is most
unique and unexceptionable.
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Who is J. P. Wilson?
We notice in the Charleston Courier of Wed
nesday, the following paragraph ia relation to J.
P. WILSON, an Edgefield man :
A FIT SUBJECT ron OUR ALMS.-Many of our
readors bavo no doubt passed in our streets lately,
a poor cripple, afflicted in the loss of his limbs in
a manner so extraordinary as to exoite at once
commiseration. He is J. P. WILSON, a native of ]
Edgefield, who is so maimed that he cannot go
even upon crutches. His present condition is
allegod to be the result of injures received in the
late war. Ho is anxious to get money enough to
take bim to hi* sister, who is living in Johcson
County, Texas. The greatest alleviation of his
present unhappy condition, will bo to enable him
to reach this, his sole remaining relative. We
will gladly receive and appropri-.e such contri
butions aa may be left at this offico.
procession yesterday of Ashburn formed in
line at the bouse where be was killed, march
ed down Oglethorpe street, to tho Presbyte
rian Church corner, and then to the Masco
gee road, where the body was placed on t"
train and carried to Macon where tbo family
reside. There was music from two drums
and a fife. The pall-bearers were negroes.
Only one vehicle followed the hearse-a car
riage containing A-hburn'a son, a Jew, Cole
man, for whom the son clerks, and two ne
groes. An escort of six soldiers of the gar
rison, commanded by a corporal, followed.
Besides those mentioned there was not a white
man in the line. Citizens looked on indif
ferently. All Radicals remained ?way. No
demonstrations whatever. There wore not
exceeding two hundred negroes in the pro
cession. Half of these were womon. Of the
men we recognized noDe from town. They
seemed to be of tho idle, dirty class of rag
ged vagabonds-gathered from the purlieus
and outskirts of the city. The last section
carried a United States flag. Ashburn's in*
fluence, which has waned vastly in the last
six months, appears to have died with him,;
and in a fe* lays he will be forgotten. The 1
day ?ras bright and cbecifol Cwawhsi flBa, )
Vote t Tote t1 Vote fl t
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It will bo reen from our columns that eight of
our fellow-citizens have been nominated for the
next Legislature.
This nomination was made unanimously by the
Publie Meeting on Monday last, and ii in accor
dance with the expressed wich of the late Demo
cratic Convention in Columbia.
Tho Nom?neos of the Republican Party have
been announced for some days ; and they havo
gone?to work to secure their election with all that
vigour and energy for which that party has be
come famous.
We, therefore, urge our feilow-citizons to loy
oald* masterly inactivity for the present, and to
so organize the different beats in th: District as
to bo able to poll their entire vote on tho li, 15
and 16th inst.
Oar Democratic allies at the North, in the Great
Weft, and in our Bister States of the South, are,
and have been for some time, thoroughly organ
ized, and ready for the emergency ; and we have
not a moment to lose if we hope for success.
Above all, let every white voter say frankly and
openly to his colored neighbour, we are your best
friends, simply because wa ore your natural
friend?, beoause we live in the same country, cul
tivate the same lands, and hope to abare in thc
same usufruct. Do not he deceived by foreigners
who have nothing in common with you, but trust
to these whom you know tobe your natural friends
and allies.
Tho Freedmen will sooner or later find thir ad
vice to ho true and will be faithful to their own
interest in adopting it.
But earnest, energetic, honest work is before us,
and we sincerely hope oar District will eater upon
it with a manly .determination to accomplish the
noble task. t
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Meeting for the Settlement of the Debt.
On Monday lott, in response to the call of the
Committee appointed, by the Meeting held in the
early part of March, to prepare a Report propos
ing aome acceptable plan for the settlement of old
debts, onr citizens, from all parts of the District,
flocked to the Court House.
The Meeting was extremely largo in numbers
and very earnest in spirit and intent. At the time
the Report was submitted, the groat Court Room
wu densely thronged. The approval and adop
tion of tho Report was most emphatic and unani
Below, will be found the proceedings of the
m'ecting, as we received them from the Secretary.
The meeting was organized by calling Ex-Gov.
PICK EN H to the Chair, and appointing J. H. MIKS?
The Chairman, after succinctly stating what
had been done at the previous meeting, read tho
following Report of the Committee :
The Special Committee have had under consid
eration the matter submitted to them by the gene
ral meeting held Sale-day in March, at the Ma
sonic Hall, and beg lcavo to report as follows :
According to tho Census, the District of Edge
field had in rouud numbers 23,000 slaves. These
at a valuation of $500, for which they sold^before
the war, would bo el uv un millions five hundred
thousand dollars ($11,500,000). This was consid
ered safe and stable property, as much so as any
thing held in the South, and it was all swept off
by the resulta of the war, and the acia of tba gov
ernment. Tho whole population went into the
war with erthusiasm, and are equally responsible
for it We have no data upon which to estimate
the capital vested in stocks and money to be
loaned out, but there is no just reason why those
who held notes or bonds for money, should not
loose any thing from the face rf the notes or
bonds, and that the whole amount, interest and
all, should be paid up, by forced sales, dollar for
dollar, while those who owned lund and negroes
should be entirely sacrificed by a war, in which all j
engaged alike, and for the consequences of which,
all should suffer equally. Land has been reduced
In value to almost nothing when forced to be sold
?Kb cgdor to pay money bonds, notes and mortgages.
The labour that made them valuable hos been
abolished, while mort of our taxes are raised upon
land, and note and bond holdors are comparative
ly but lightly taxed. Now we think it but proper
and right that a community thus situated ought,
aB just and patriotic men, to come to rome fair ?
and equitable compromise by which the settle
ment of debts should be made. As neighbors, as
fellow-citizens raised up together in all tho walks
of life, wo own it to ourselves, to justice, to honor,
aftor our terrible calamities, to make a fuir and
friendly adjustment of all our debts, and thus set
an example to other Districts in our ruined and
disheartened State, so they can see that the Dis
trict that was amongst the first to lead off io thc
j war, as a band of brothers, was the first to show
that we are still aband of brothers, and that brave
men are always just and magnanimous.
We would therefore respectfully recommond to
the people of Edgafield District, that all notes,
bonds, mortgages orjdebts now held, involving any
consideration, or based upon any obligations in
curred during the rc cor.: war, from lit Jan. 18G1
to the 1st of M*y 18(15, shall be adjusted and nt
tlod upon tho basis of a gold standard at the date
of the contract or obligation, and then placed upon
an equal footing Kith dtbt? before the tear.
We further recommend that all notes, bonds, or
monied obligations of any kind made or executed
prior to 1Ft January 1861 with interest, shall be
reduced to twenty-five cents in the dollar, and paid
in currency.
We earnestly urge thc general basis of settle
ment to be m ado by all our neighbors aud fellow
citizens, and whenever it is not agreed to, then we
recommend that it be submitted to an arbitration
of three or five nun os the parties may agree
upon, and the whole matter referred to these for
full and final settlemeuL This would relievo us
all from the heavy expenses of litigation in oar
Courts, and before mixed juries, composed in part
of our former slaves. It is well known that the
exponse of litigation, under the general distressed
condition of our country, will consume in most
cases two-thirdi of the debt recovered, and if laud
In forced to pay it, that the tale of land now will
not pay the other third.
Wo therefore think thc compromiso we propose
to our fellow-citizena will be better for both credi
tor and debtor.
As to settlement of debts due by Guardians to
Wards, or by Administrators and Executors to
widows and miuors, we would respectfully recom
mend that all such bo made upon the same bath?,
oxcept that an arbitration be made by thirteen
good citizens chosen by the parties alternately,
and that their settlement be presen tu J to the Court,
on petition, praying that the Judge or Chancellor
shall confirm the samo.
Wo present tho above basis of settlement to our
fellow-citizens, and trust that it will be adopted
and ratifiod by this meeting as the sentimout of
Edgefieli District If generally acted upon and
acquiesced in, wa hope it would to some extent,
restore confidence and give new stimulus to indus*
try, because most of us would then feel that thore
was some hope for mpport to be secured, by honeit
labor and worthy enterpriie. All of which ii re
spectfully submitted.
Committee of Eleven.
The Meeting was then addressed in an able and
eloquent appeal by Dr. J. A. DEVORE, in support
of the Report
The Chairman then submitted the Report for
the consideration of the Mooting. It was received
with applause and unanimously adopted.
On motion, Resolved, That th? Report, together
with tho monika cf Dr. J. A. DOT?SE.- bc pub
l?sacd tn the Advertiser ; and that thc other pa
pera of tho State, and also tho Augusta Constitu
tionalist and Chronicle ii Sentinel, bc requested, to
P. W. PICKENS, Chairman.
J. II. MIKS, Seo'ry.
[We regret that our vaut of apace and timo pre
cludes our presenting Dr. DE von n's able speech
in this issue; but wo will take great pleasure in
spreading it before oar readers next week.-ED.
A ?rf] -
Public Mectiug.
At a Public Meeting held at Edgefield C. fl ,
on rale-day, immediately after tho adoption of
thc Report on the Debt Question, Gen. M. L.
BONHAM requested Hon. P. W. PICKEXS to retain
his seat as Chairman, for the purpose of organ
ising a Political Meeting; and on motion of some
gentleman E. W. Seiblcs and R. W. Cannon
were requested to act os Secretaries.
Gov. Pickens then addressed the citizens, the
Court Houso being full to overflowing, in his
u 5ii al foi cible and eloquent stylo.
Gen. Bonham then offered the following Pre
amble and Resolutions, which bc supported earn
estly and successfully in a Xew well-timed re
marks :
We understand that tho people of the Southern
States generally havo been invited by the Central
Democratic Committee, appointed at Washington,
to organize the party ia the United States, so as
to secure a general representation in tho National
Democratic Convention to bo assembled at New
York, on the 4th of July next, for tho purpose of
nominating Candidates for President and vice
President of the United States. Therefore the
people of Edgefield do hereby cordially accept
the invitation.
The people of this District har? ever belonged
to the old State Rights' Democratic party of the
Union, and were accordingly represented in the
National Democratic Convention that met at Bal
timore in 1844 and nominated Jamos K. Polk for
President ; and were, in like manner, in the Con
vention that nominated Lewis Cass in 1848, and
that afterwards nominated Franklin Pierce in
1852, ?nd were again represented in the Conren
tion that nominated James Bucbannau in 1856 at
Our representation in Congress has uniformly
been Democratic in all its principles.
Wc believe that tho great mnss of the American
people aro still, at heart, Conservative and Demo
cratic in their principles. We arc therefore desi
rous once more of uniting with thom sincerely in
a combined effort to preserve the Government in
its administration, upon thc same general founda
tions that were laid by our forefathers, and ce
mented in the best blood of the Revolution; and
wc wilf endeavor, so far os it may be possible to
do so, to preserve a Constitutional and limited
Government, as a blessing to posterity.
Npw, that our peculiar system of Domesti0
labor bas been abolished forever, we can see no
reason why all who desire to preserve Constitu
tional and limited Government, should not freely
unite in an honest endeavor to secure a faithful
and wisc administration of the Federal Govern
Therefore Resolved That wo believe the Gov
ernment was originally intended to be limited by
the specifiic grants ct power enumcrud in the
Constitution, und to thc incidental powers neces
sary to carry the enumerated grants into effect.
Resolved, That we believe the exercise of pow
ers, beyond their specific grants, is dangerous to
the liberties of the people, because all powers
" not delegated" are expressly " reserved to the
Statee respectively, or to the people,"-and be
cause it makes tba will of a majority th* measure
of their power, instead of tho urganic law of the
Government, which is the law of ita existence.
Jlttolced, That a wise forbearance in tho exer
cise of deubtful powers is moro conducive to the
strength and the porroananey of the Government,
than a usurpation of arbitrary and doubtful pow
ers under the plea of " State necessity."
Resolved, That the American mind bas been
trained to an appeal to Conventions fairly as
sembled, in order to adjust all national difficulties,
rather than to the exercise of arbitrary powers
or an appeal to force.
Resolved, That thc advance and progress which
we mny have mado over European Governments,
consists in an appeal to Constitutional National
Conventions, in order to adjust all our national
difficulties, rather than an appeal to the sword
and absolute power.
Remited, That we respectfully invite the differ
ent Districts of thia Stute to appoint delegate?,
with alternates, to a State Convention to assemble
at Columbia on thc third Tuesday in May next,
at Siren o'clock P. M. for thc purposoof appoint
ing delegates from each Congressional District,
and two from the State at large, to represent our
State in tho Democratic Convention to meet in
New York on the 4th July next.
Resolved, That this meeting now appoint a
Committee of Tea as a Central Committee for
this District.
Rooked, That five men bo appointed ia each
Battalion of Edgefield, whoso duty it will be to
assemble, as soon as possible, and organize proper
concert of action throughout thc District, to aid
in the distribution of papers and documents, apd
all other legal mean* m order to secure energetic
co-opcr;tioii in the election of a Democratic
President and vice-President of the United
Resolved, That the Central Committee of Ten
now to be appointed by this meeting, have power
to meet together at any time by call of their Chair
man, and to call, if necessary, the Chairmans of
tire Fivo Committees to bc appointed in eucb
Battalion, tu meet together with tho Committee
of Ten at Edgefield C. H , to consult, ia order to
concontrate public opiuion on all measures ne
cessary to bu carried out.
Additional Rusoiutiou :
Resolved, That, having just heard that a State
Convention, assembled at Columbia, on the 2J
iust, has appointed Delegates and Alternates to
the National Democratic Convention to be assem
bled at New York on tho 4th July next, we ac
quiesce in their selections; but respectfully sug
gest, if the citizens of the State should think
uropcr to hara a more general Stato Convention
after events now in progress at Washington shall
take place, and further political dovelorments
bo made, that tho Convention bo still called to
meot on tho ::d Tuesday in May next.
The Resolution: were then submitted and unan
imously adopted.
On motion Gen. R. G. M. Dunovant, it was
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed by
tho Chairman to propose the namos of suitable
persons for the Ceutral and Sub-Committees pro
vided for iu tho Resolutions just adopted, and
also Delegates to a State Convention, should one
be assembled.
The Chair thereupon appointed a Committee of |
Twenty-five with Gen. Dunovant Chairman. This
Committee retired and after a few moments re
turned and submittod the following Report :
Members of Central Committee.
Ex Gov. Piekons, Dr. D. C. Tompkins, Dr. G.
M. Yarbrough, Johnson A. Bland, Gen. M. C.
Butler, Dr. H. B. Cook, Dr. J. A. Devore, Gen.
M. W. Gary, Maj. Joseph Abney, C. A. Chcatham
?nd Gen. R. G. M. Dunovant. Power is given
the Chairman to erase and substitute names.
9th Regiment, Lower Battalion-D. D. Branson,
Wm. Pro?cott, W. Mcrriweathor, Wyatt Holmes,
Maj. Jno. Hughes.
9th Regiment, Upper Battalion- L. Culbrcath,
J. Yelde.ll, Elbert Devore, B. F. Talbert, J. Lake.
7th Regiment, Lower Battalion-A. P. Butler,
D. J. Walker, Dennis Lindsiy, A. J. Hammond,
Jonathan Miller.
7th Regiment, Upper Battalion-B. E. Nichol
son, W. L. Coleman, Chas. Mathis.
10th Regiment, Upper Battalion-Jno. Lan
drum, F. Cooper, J. Bonks, W. Holloway, J. H.
10th Regiment, Lower Battalion-J. Mickler,
E. W. 8eibles, Dr. Langford, R. B. Watson, M.
The Commiltoe further Report that the Central
Committee is empowered to appoint Delegates to
a Convention to be held in Columbia on the third
Tuesday in May next, provided said Convention
may be called.
The Meeting was addressed by Gen. M. C. But
ler, Dr. H. R. Cook, Maj. Jos. Abney and others.
E. W. SEIBLES, ! g ,
R. W. CANNON, J bec ry8'
The Central Committee of Ten will meot at
Edgefield C. H., next Monday (the 13th) at 10
o'clock, A. M.
The Supreme Court, on Tuesd " last,
formally postponed the argument io tr J McCar
dlo casu until tho coat tenn.
Gentlemen of ability have consented to address
the people of Edgefield District Ott the Political
Questions of the Day, and ALL drer invited to
attend these meeting. Freedmen are urgently
requested to attend.
Meetirfgs will bo beld as follows :..
_Eidge Spring Church, "Friday nest.
Edgefiold C. fi. Saturday next.
Hamburg, \ : " - "
Red Bank Church,
:Apr 7
Coming Political Events.
To those who wish to ?'keep the ron'; of
politics throughout the country the follow
ing compendium of information concerning
events to occur will be useful for reference :
March 31-California, Republican, Sacra
April 8-Nevada, Republican, Carson City.
April 15-illinois. Democratic Springfield.
April 29-Nebraska, Republican, Nebraska
City. . ;
. May 1-Louisiana, Republican, New Or
May 5-New Hampshire, Republican, Con
May 6-Illinois Republican, Peoria.
May 7-Iowa, Republican, Des MU?QCJ.
May 13-Minnesota, Republican, St. Paul.
May 19-National Soldiers, Chicago.
May 20-National Republican, Chicago.
June 10-New Jersey, Democratic, Tren
June 18-New Jersey, Republican, Tren
July 4-Nation*! Democratic, New York.
July 4-Soldier J' sad Sailors," New York.'
April 1-Rhode Island-?oneral.
April G-Connecticut-general.
April G-Michigan-new. constitution.
April C to 8-Florida-reconstruction, State
and Federal officers.
April 14, T5, lGj-South Carolica-recon
struction. / . ? ; [j, jj
April 17, 18,-Louisiana-reconstruction..
April 21, 22, .23,-North Carolina-recon
May 4, 5,6,-Florida-reconstruction.
VIRGINIA-The Convention has attained
its seventy-sixth day and is drawing to a close.
The registry has-undergone one revision (with
aoother promised) before the election.
NORTH CAROLINA-Election fo- and under
the new constitution begins April 21. Can
didates for Govert or: William W. Holden,
republican ; Thomas S. Ashe, democrat.
SOCTH CAROLINA-Election for and under
the new constitution begins April 14. Gene
ral Robert K. Scott is the radical (and thus
far the only) candidate for Governor;
GEORGIA-Election for and uuder thc new
constitution beginn April 20. Candidates for
Governor: Rufus lt. Bullock, republican;
David Irwin, conservative.
FLORIDA-Election for and under the new
cousti tut iou begins May 4 Harrison Reed is
the republican (and thus far the only) candi
date for Governor.
ALABAMA-An?, applicant before Congress,
with prospect of admission.
MisaissiPir-Convention in its sixty-ninth
day, and will probably conclude its labors
next week. General B. B. Eggleston, Presi -
dent of the Convention, lathe republican nom
inee for Governor.
LOUISIANA-Elections for and under the
new constitution begins April 17. Candi
dates for Governor : Henry C. Warmotb, re
publican ; James G. Taliafrrro, independent.
Mr. Taliaferro was president of tbe Conven
t on and is a native Louisianian! The ques
tion at issue is between thc " natives" and
carpet baggers," and the : democrats favor
Taliall-rro while declining to interfere.
TEXAS-Convention just elected but not
yet convened.
ARKANSAS-Election held last week ; result
no*, known. General Powell Clayton was the
republican, and only, candidate for Governor
Of tho rt-publicac candidates for Governor
above named, Holden is a native North Car
olina; Scott is a native of Pennsylvania, en
tered the service from Ohio and JS in charge
of freedmen's affairs ; Bullock is a native of
New York, resident in Georgia before and
during the war ; Recd was recently a Wiscon
sin editor; Engleston is a native of New
York, who entered the military service from
Ohio ; Warmoth is a native of Illinois and
entered the service from Missouri ; Clayton a
native of Pennsylvania, entered thc service
from fvmsas.
INSTANTLY KILLED.-By the breaking of a
chain connected with the hoisting machinery
at the Diamond Coal Mines, in Scranton,
Penrikylvania, on Tuesday, March 29. A
platform containing seventeen men was pre
cipitated to the bottom of the shaft, a distance
ofl8? feet. Eleven were iiistautly killed,
one has si?ce died, and two more, it is
thought, cannot live. They leave eli ven wid
ows and twenty-eight orphans. This is the
most disastrous accident that has occurred
in the Lackawanna Valley coal fields for many
^?rRush your Cotton to town. It is now
bringing from 2S to 30 cts. in Augusta.
Our Costs Must be Paid.
ALL ParticB, Defendants in Judgments recent
ly obtained, are boreby notified that unless
tho Costs of Suit are paid, at once, the Execu
tions in every caso will ho enforced by levy and
Apr 7 ' ?t li
Extra-Ordinary Notice.
IWILL thank all parties ha Ving demands
against me, ci'her ns Principal or Security, to
present them on or before the first May, as I con
template geing into Bankruptcy, and wish to put
nil my Creditors ou an equal f. o ting. Look to
your interest now, or forever hereafter hold jour
peace. W. F. DOR?SOE.
Apr 7 4t 15
Important to Everybody
JI'ST received and for sale at low figures,
For sale by G. L. PEKN.
April 7 tf_M
Fair Warning.
IFOREWARN oil Persons from Selling DR.
said persons are duly authorised by myself, as I
am the Sole Age.it for the Sale of said Medicines
for tho District of Edgefiold.
Merchants supplied at Wholesale prices.
L. C. McNEARY, Agent
Frog Ltvel, Newberry Dist, S. C.
Apr 6 2m* 15
THE Subscriber bas opened a TIN SHOP at
Edgeficld C. TI., and. will furnish TIN
WARE, at Wholesale or Retail, at very low
Work done in all its brandies, such as ROOF
REPAIRING don? with neatnei-s and dispatch.
Bring up all your old Tin Ware.
J3T*A ll work wama ted.
Apr? If 15
DURING my absence from the State, I ap
point Mr. THO s. W. CARWILE my Agent
and anti: orize him to receipt for and receive all
munies c':ue me. Patties indebted to me by Noto
or Account are urgently requested to call on him
and settle.
Apr 6 2t? ' 15
ALL Persons indebted to the Estate of ELI
JAH TIMMER MAN, dee'd., are requested
to pay the samo foi th with, and those having
claims against said Estate are notified to reader
them in without delay, daly attested.
Apr 7 lt? 15
tr, S. Internal Reverme.
ANDERSON-, April 1, 1868.
NOTICE ii hereby given that on the 22nd day
Cf April; 1SG8, at my omeo in. Anderson, ap
peals will be received and determined relative to
any erroneous or excessive valuations, assessment?
or enumerations by the Aisesaor or Assistant As
sessors of the annual taxe i for 1888, which have
been assessed.
Tho Assessor's Office ia open daily, during bu.
sineaa boura, for tho hearing pf Appeal? by par
ties who shall appear voluntarily before him, re
lating to any taxes which 'javo been assessed, abd
which have not been committed to the Collector.
All appeals to the Assensor as aforesaid, must
bo m ado in writing, and specify the partie a lar
cause, matter or thing respecting which a decision
is requested, and must, moreover, state the ground
or principle of error complained bf. '""""
AprU,7 . ' *
-IN BANKRUPTCY.-33?t; il-'to give notice
tbat OufiS? twenty.riyhik dag-';/ Mardi, A. D.,
1868, a Warrant in Lankroptcy was issued against
the Estate of TILLMAN- WATSON, in the Dis
trict of Edge field and'State of South Carolina,
who has bean adjudged a bankrupt, on bis cwn
petition; that tb? payment of any debts and de
livery o? any property belonging to said .Bank
rupt, to him or for his uso, and tho transfer of
any property by him are forbidden by law.; that
a, meeting of the creditors of tho ?aidBankrupt,
to provo their debts, and ti) choose' one or more
Assignees of his estate, will be held at a Court of
Bank/uptcy, to bc holde a at. Newberry Court
Houso South Corolin a', before HENRY SUMMER,
Register, on the twentieth day of April, A.D.
1868, at lt o'oTo?k', A. tt.' T
i .... f .~ J'. P. M. EPPING, .
-,?? -si i. i . W S- Marshal as Messenger.
By George Larsen Depo tv Messenger.
Ap?i?7 ??g. ,y: ?gg
Sheriff 's Sale.
A. J. Hanmond * * ! ' ' 1 ;
W.^TIIarrYTEiPors., ~ v. w--5r
Robt H. Sullivan. . 0"__ I
BY virtue of a Writ. of FL Fa. in tho abov*
stated caso to mo dirciUed, I will proceed Jo
sell at Edgcficld CH., on tho lat Monday in May
next, the following property of the defendant,
Robert H. Sullivan, to wit :
ONE TRACT OF LAND, containing Sixty
four Acres, moro : or. less, with Dwelling House
thereon, adjoining lands of John Huict and W.
F. Durisoe.' fciiWa f*:*vtpL
?Sr Terms Cash.
Apt7_4t ?. - .:/. is;.
H. M. Folk, - I
vs. > Fi Fa. ,
Wilson Holsten. J ^
BY ViTtue of Writ of Fi Fa to mo dircc^d in
' the above ?tated care, I will proceed to sell
at':nc residence of tho D?fondant, Wilson Hel
ston, on Thursday, the 23d inst, tho fellowing
Personal Property, to wit :
pa-Terms Cash.
Apr 7 . *t .? 15
Sheriff'? Sale.
John S. Coles, ]
Ti. . >. Lion on Crop.
Robt. J. Crofton. J
of tho Defendant, IL J. Crafton, on Friday, the
17th instant the following property, to wit:
mdre or less.
Terms Cash.
Apr 7 : 4t 15
i Y Virtue of an Execution in th? above stated
case, I will proceed t to aili at the residence
L _ T\-r_T>. T n -/_J_At-_
Sheriff's Sale.
Fi '
Alex. Hollingsworth,
vs. \ Fi Fa.
John E. Harrison, Sr.
BY virtue of a writ of Fi. Fa. to me directed,
in the above stated case, I will proceed to
sell at Edgefield C. H. on tie 1st Monday in May
next the following property of the Defendant,
Jobo E. Harrison, Sr., to wit:
ONE TRACT OF LAND containing Five
Hundred and Twenty-eight (bi8) Acres, more or
los?, adjoining lands of E. Devore, Mary Harri
son-and others. -
TRACT No. 2, containing Ono Hundred (?00)
Acres, more or less, adjoining lands cf Steven
L-mgley, Steven Wren, Thomas Rodgers and
others. " '
I will also sell at thc residence of the Defen
tant on Wednesday, tho '5th day of May next,
ibo following personal property of the Defen
1 mt, tn wit:
ODO Mule, Ooo Horse,
Nine Head Cattle,
Seven Head Sheep, Fifa ea Head of Hogs,
One Set Blacksmith Tools,
Two Wagons, one Carriage,
Plantation Tools,
Household and Kitchen Furniture.
SSr Terms Cash. i ,
Apr 7_4t_IS
State of Sonth Carolina,
E. W. Perry, Ex'or., Def 'ts. ? Partition
vs. \ and to
E. A. Perry and othcrr,Pl'ff. J Pay Debts.
BY an Order from tho Ordinary, I shall proceed
to sell at Edgefield Court House, on the
first Monday in Maynext, for iartition and to
Pay Debts, the REAL ESTATE of MARY
PERRY, dee'd.. consistiog-of ONE TRACT OR
PARCEL OF LAND lying and being in the
District and Stat? aforesaid, on Indian Branch,
waters of Cloud'?'Creek, containing Three Hun
dred Sixty-five (365) Acres, more or less, and
bounden on lands of J. W. Dunham, Elijah Wat
son, Sen., and others.
TERMS-On a credit of ono and two years, in
equal installments, with interest from day of sale.
PurcLascr to give Bond ?ind epcurieties, and a
Mortgage of the premises ;:o the Ordinary, to se
curo the purchase money. Costs to be paid in
Cash, and to pay for Titi?, extra.
Apr 7_4?_16
State of South Carolina,
Piensan^ D. King ana 8? rah, ]
h s wife, ot al, Applicant | Petition for
vs. r Partit'nof Real
Artemus Ilolson and wife et j Estate,
al, Defendants. J
[T af pen-ring to my satisfcetion that Joseph B.
that Joseph B. Talley, Alvin McDaniel and
L'crmelia his wife, John Bussey, Thomas J. Bus
hey, Dempsey Bussey and Augustus "Cofer, Dc
endants in the above case, are absent from and
oside beyond the limits of this State, It is or
lered chat they do appear ia my Office and object
4 tho salo of the Real Estate of Nancy Talley,
lec'd., within three months from the dato hereof,
ir their consent will be entered of record.
W. F. DURISOE, 0. E. D.
Mar 28. 1863 _3m_15
For Sale, _
f\. ON, with body complete. And one FOUR
IORSE bread-tire WAGON. Apply at this -
April 1_it_14_
A Stolen Horse.
2JT0LEN from our Stahle!, on the night of tho
3 25?h March; a SORREL MARE, about 3
:enrs old with n star in forehead, with a slight
addle gall on her.back. '
Any person securing ?aid filly for us will receive
. reward of Ten IDolUrs on delivery at Mr. P. A.
Sichel berber's Plantation, 4 miles North of Edge
leldC ?l7
April 1_tr .14
Final Settlement.
LL persons indebted' to the Estate of MAR
"_ SHALL STEIDHAM, dee'd., arc notified to
tay tho same forthwith. Those having claims
igainst the said Estate will present them, duly
. ttested, by ta? 2Jd August next as on , that day
L Final. Settlement ou said Estate will be in the
)rdinary's Office.
From this date, I will keep constantly on bind
i gooc! supply of HEAL.
Mar tm 24

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