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t.otter From ?enntor Robertson.
UNITED STATES SCHATE CHAMBER, \ WASHINGTON'. March 18, 1871. $ ?TFVTT.VMVN : The diVurhpd condition of ofT>:-r. ijflc?;?? tn portn,*n InoRlitifs OT '""U" C? !. Q nn-ico-l T,O tbp p-routest. concern. c:-." ""i . .}.. ;,.;..". ,v,p nrnenentv nf nnr Stat*? ^-l .' ?, oil nijr noonie. T wo'lld (?onc?r?or . nine* n'i^n'^imiQ not of my lifo ;r T <*viM Ko prOfl'ictirp nf nnv wood as a rm <??n T* :a n-t nof? c;cp.-v fnr me tn ?nlnr'"i nnon fee to.-riKio OTI'1s Trriion thrp^pn the State if tho in-nrfxntom? ,-)f onr ?oM**ry are. not ronre-^?d M<- ir}cn ?q fb?t tho t~ae road to t)p?.PM byTv??c*fnl means-Kv justice and kind-e:< t>> t\\\ rlocsQs_sn that none mav fo.il ?h-'m^'res -lien from tho eovernment. T im -?ot 9Tnr?nine of tho effoer of laws urless thov ?.re s-ist'-inoH hv Dnhlic opinion. V- r\\.\, .? 'bon. ;r. addressing yOU ?S to -,-V . .rjr??! jn T..-;IO;.><T <*nd con cen ?ratine f*e""i'M".n nf nil rw>d citizens in favor of !"?..*..id order. Knowing- year inte'licrence J .... i :. ^ntinnft. f vertfnrej ? n-n?nrh nor rf -?..?- n ,''':-,j'! e ? ii ns vu]""""1 tn -,.| - ;1 :- ?Ko nr.irni"1?. ^? -r fV^f nn* T-ni^-QnltroO : ?_^,^..jrin w;ti. tb'* l-od.no- r-ftizen? in th . r --.%.;?., ,. ?.).. ". - f tha ?to,fo qr, ri? ? 'v, n.imWnfi tho morn' nn?vor nf -.f nnonn ivnnd "frl^r i\n<\ ' - ! o low. T ii hap. re ?tho bnrir,inst r -i.'7 fl . ?. vmir oy'-rtinnq. tinrl ' V" Und .-onpml rOn'on* .-i .;? .,",. rlicrrinOf-n1 ?t??tn. .\ ,. ... ,,<. mv. Onrn0(.f rlp?jrp ro r*n .i-i-"- :-- tt.it- n'*a?*nn nf ponpo. wb'ch ?* ' . 1 ? ^ . ,, t1_., rin-b + c: nf prprr nitt^on. T r*"m vr'*l' bicrbpst ppp-nrd. voil!" ohorHon* Sftrr- I T J. RnnPRTsny. Tn M",r, ,T B Kershaw, M. C. Butler, nwan. "???d-nt ^rnnt After the Kn-Klnx. WASHINGTON. March 24 Th* ri''n-r?n.' nrno'amation has been issued : BT THE PRESIDENT op THE UNITED STATES OP AMERICA-A PROCLAMATION. Wh rren*. T> is provided in the Constitution of the TTnit?.i Rf-'e? that the United States shall pro tect rvorv 5St"te ih this Union on implication of the Legislature, or of the Executive, when the Legnlatu-e cannot be convened, against domes tic violence ; and. Whens** it is provided in tho laws of the Uni I ??v . >>"f in n|| caves of insurrection in an> *"r> '.S?trarti<?n to 'be laws thereof, ii *?. 1 b - . .. r ?he President of tho Uniter! St*, application of the Legislature of such R? -erf the Execu'ivo when the Legislature cami it be convened, to call for the militia of an\ other State, or States, or to employ such part of the land and naval force as shall be judged neces sary for the purpose of suppressing such insurrec tion, or of causing the laws to be duly executed j and, Whereas, I have receivod information that com binations of armed men, unauthorszed by law, are now disturbing the peace and safety of the citireas of the State of South Carolina, and com- j mitting acts of violenco in said State of a char acter and to an extent which rerders the powers ot' the State and its officers unequal to tho task of 1 protecting life and property, and securing public order the .-ein ; and, Whereas, the Legislature of said State is not now in session and cannot bo convened in time t ) meet the present emergency, and the Execu- j live o' said State has therefore mado application t . me for 3ueh part of the military force of the Unifed States as may be necessary and adequate to protect said ?tate and tho citizens thereof ?. i s' the domestic violence bereinbeforo men-1 id io enforce the due execution of thu ! .nv- ; md When i>. the laws ot the United States require j mat whenever it may bo necessary, in the judg ment of .he President, to use the military force j for the purpose aforesaid, he sba.l forthwith, ny j p ic:inuati n, command such insurgents to db perse <i..d retire peaceably to their respective ??bj i^s WUIIIQ a limited time : . > nur, .ueretor?, I. Ulysses S. Grant, President Ol the Lo::"l States, do hereby command'the per 'ns ;vi.._"; sin g the unlawful combination. afci uid i" disperse and retire peaceably to their respec'ivc abodes within twenty days from this date lu witnrss whereof, L have hereunto set my hand and caused tho seal of tho United Statos to bo affixed. Dmo at the City of Washington this 24th day of March, in the year of our Lord 1871, and ot thc iadej endence of tue United States the ninety fifth ..^izned) U. S. GRANT. By tho President: HAMILTON FISH, Secretary of State. [ : Manning, Clarendon County, last Wed nesday niirht, at 1 o'clock, a body of disguised men, fully armed, numbering between twelve and Or'teen. suddenly entered the residence of Mr. L. A. Bigqer, and draeged him and h:? Dartner in business, Mr. J. B. Parker ?ormerlv sheriff-<f Clarendon County, ont ol their be la, ?.? a dismal swamp Ao?t a mile distan', relieving tbem of their pocket books* and <>t .er valuables, where they were blind fold.-.i ai.'I tied to trees for the purpose ol sb ?oting rh-m. Mr. Bigger, belonging to a srcr- order known throughout the country, offered M?rn "f distress, which one ol the party in: inned 'tim would save their lives on Condition nutt tiiey should leave the State io tweets f ur hours, never to return. They were left in the swamp in this helpless condi tinn. The perpetrators of this outrage are suppos ed to he the same who visited Mr. Bigger some three months since and destroyed at tba* unie 'he most of his property. T e A'ipust.t Chronicle & Sentinel of Su .! j U A said there wa*> a municipal gov cmuieui ii Hamburg. We have intimated that i ?n H bra.se government, and for evi dence "f the 'ruth of our assertion, we ap pend the followinir note, received by the A eut. >.f the South Carolina Railroad Com pany, m th'- o:ty. yesterday, from an official ni lim': government. He requires the a^ent m >r ? . rj to e'ean ont all tu-; culprits in e o :p rv.e Units of Hamburg, and only - bur. to tlie 6th of April to perform t iii? buz' j b. Suppose the agent fails, who k:. ?ws w?u,t dire calamities may be visited up ei his ?.ffettding road? We respectfully ?uggesi to ! un to call in the aid of the Ku li.ux li ? r Bu'ler's hill passes. They will j,, ci u ,. m si efficiently and perhaps II i.,- ...jill but the aforesaid culprits. S-.-ne may' -kalk in the CULVERTS of the r . ; -* u -harp lopk nut should be kept up ai i hi entrances of these dark places, and ali i-, ri -. .-:.<! <i li li- road sl.ouid bo cornered a- .<>n .s p --io.o But 'he following is tbe . . referred t.<, verbatim, punctuatim, et. li m uini, el spcllatim : HAMBURG, S. C.. March 21th, 1871. Mr. Edward Hull, Ag't S. C. R. R. Augusta, Ca. Sir Y >:i are hereby notified to have all the CULPRITS cl-;.ned out anywise cornectcd w.tii the S C. K. R- in the Corporate limits of ihe Town <-f Hamburg on or by the Gili dav ? f April :n-x*, By order of the Council Town of Hamburg Jno. S; Simm* Clerk v ..' 1 ? ni- i Phoenix says that Senator -i..,rt.i.'t " i- t >t t io un fy member of the " Rad ica i. ; y .' tbi-Suite. wh<?, after subordinating .i ? :n n whi to pa opie of South Carolina to .i i iii rr a .' corrupr rule, apd after thus dis in bonds nf society, now .eeks io relievo ??.i.. ui i .. .;. isibility for the present state ol thii'i;- by hr iwii g up*n ibu ostracised portion of the State the onus of a disturbed state of so ciety." _ 1 . learn that Alfred Sciglcr, charged V -~;;ci(iu? trespass in cutting to pieces with , ?h, a yoke of steers, tho property of James W. ie, w ni lodged in jail, in default of bail, on i'uesday Lst, by Trial Justico HemphilL So says the Abbeville Ticss <? Banner, of the 24th. | THE ADVERTISER, EDGEFIELD, S. C., MARCH 30? 1871. .? For me to Die is Gain*" . How few of us, at tho last, can, with certainty, utter this triumphant sentence. But a noble wo .nan departed from among us last night, nho might have thus exclaimed, with the sweet and holy consciousness of a life that was all gentle ness, all benuty, all charity, all purity, all piety Mrs. GEORGIE L. PENN. Never was woman more beloved, more regretted. Never did woman leave 8 more hallowed memory. The very flowers she io loved in life will bond above ber gravo in tears, shaking tho dew from their petals that the ver due around her may be kept green and beautiful. In Behalf of the Soldiers' Monument at a Columbia. Wo are requested by certain energetic and pa-1 trintic ladies of our town connected with the Stoto Monument Association, to annour hat an Entertainment, in behalf of the objet he As sociation, will bo given at Masonic in this nlnre. on Thursday evening April . -th. This Entertainment will consist of a Supper, Tableaux and Charade?. We will givo further particulars next week. Swallows Flying Sonth. Not the innocent swallows Tennyson wrote so b-t'.utiful abnnt, but two wily human swallows named Mr. W. H. BRUNSON and Mr. J. H. CHEAT? HAM-alias, "BILL" and "TOBY." They have just flown In from the big city of New York, with now hats and other personal adornments, looking a.? amiable and tricky as the " Heathen Chinee." Wo thank them for many valuable papers and magazines, and herewith announce that, in a few days, their drawers, shelves and counters will groan with untold beauties and treasures in the way of New Spring and Summer Goods. ? . ? Sudden Death.. On Saturday last a colored man by tho name of Green Tillman, better known as Green Lindsay, wes found on tho road .?ide about two miles from the Village, and only a short distance from his home, lying in aspeechless and helpless condition. That night he died. Greon was a polite and well-disposed man, and had many friends, both white and colored. A Coroner's Inqvost should have been held, and some efforts taken to account for thc sudden and mysterious death of this man. Thero oro rumors rife in the community that the deceased came to his death from poison. Whose 'lusiness is it to look into this matter ? It is not too late even now to have a post mortem exami nation made. Horse Thief Arrested. On last Thursday one John Hamilton, a stran ger in this part of tho country, stole a horse on one of tho back streets of tho Village, and loft in the direction of Newberry. That night Messrs. THOS. PITTS and JAS. JONUS fuBowed and arrested Hamilton, and recovered tho horse, the property of Mr. PITTS. Hamilton is now in jail, and will thero remain until Juno Court. " With Groanings That Cannot be Ut tered." Tho iniquitous taxation under which the people of South Carolina now labor, is a subject not to bo exhausted. Of course we all return to it from time to time, with groanings that cannot bo uttered. We givo a praclical illustration of tho workings of this taxation. Thero is a family in this town that, until very rccontly, owned a house and lot in Charleston. The aggregate rent for this house since tho conclusion of the war, has amounted to $2500, of which tho parties in interest have re ceived $90. Insurance and a few needed repairs have taken a part of this money, but considera bly moro than half bas been swallowed up by the tax. This property, belonging to an undi vided estate, was sold tho other day for $3500, thc tux cost upon selling it amounting to $350 or more. Under thc old modo of legal procedure it would have amounted to less than $100. It is unnecosB?ry lo add that the said property was bought by a high S uto official, a negro. Who in ?outh Carolina, now-a-days, has money, except Kadical office-holders ? New Advertisements. We direct the attention of our readers to the many new advertisements from Augusta Mer chants in to-day's issue. Head them carefully, and profit by the information therein given. Noxt week we hope to notice theso Mercantile estab lishments in detail. " Radical Modesty." Under this caption, a correspondent of tho Charleston Neies, lot'3 fly some hard hits at Scott and Robertson. The writer says: "Governor Scott and Senator Robertson aro making earnest appeals to tho gentlemon of South Carolina to use their influence in behalf of peace and order. " The very gentlemen to whom they now so pathetically appeal were actively engaged last sommer to effect this object. " Where were thesb tender-hearted officials then ? What aid did General Butler and General Kershaw receive from Scott and Robertson ? Are we to suffer all and bear all, while they enjoy ail? "Peace is on excellent thing. But thero aro some sorts of peace that are even worse than war. Is this the peace that Scott and Robertson would have us enjoy ? If they are in earnest, let them retire and uso their influonco in having good men put in their plncos. No protestations of friendship should be received from men who only hope to enjoy tranquilly their ill-gotten honors and places." " Not for Joe." The Columbia correspondent of the New York Sun says : " The other night, while the Governor was rocciving the " peace delegation," Joseph deliberately walked into the Executivo chombo and took a seat on thc sofa by the side of General Kershaw. The latter rose in a dignified mannor, and said, " Governor, I will not sit in the 3ame room with Mr. Crews. Either he or I must retire." Joseph gathered himself up and sloped. And now he feels biller toward the Governor for having talked with tho " d-d rebels," and he swears that Scott is getting ready to join tho "rebel cru sado" against- thu Republican party. Poor Joe doesn't seo that the world moves on, and that a lime is coming when intelligence, education and honesty must again find expression within the granite walls of South Carolina's Capitol. Thc Orangcburg New?, of the 24th, says: " Wo learn that tho Orangcburg Baptist Church has securod tho sorvices of tho Rov. A. PorE NOR RIS vice Rev. Dr. L D. DURHAM resigned. Mr. NORRIS' reputation as a Divine and ripe tckolar is too well known throughout the South oru States, to need any commont from us. Wo congratulate tho Orangeborg Baptist Church upon her good fortune, in securing the services of ono so highly qualified for this new field of labor, with many wishes that this part of Clod's moral vineyard may bo greatly built up. " The Day of Retribution rs Nigh!" With fowexceptions, (Bays the Marion Crescent,) tho pooplo of this State, and thc South, generally, havo submitted so long and so quietly to the ex actions, oppressions, and tyrannies of the Radical party, and low-minded scallawags, who sold their birthright for a mess of pottago, that the intelli gent and honost white peoplo and their property woro regarded as the lawful prey of these people. Il now seems that tho people in tho up-country aro decenninod no longer to submit, quietly, to wrong and oppression ; but, mean to defend themselves at every hazard. This seeming de termination, on the part of tho people, has stricken terror into tho hearts of their and our rulers and oppressors, and thoy are trembling in their boots; BUT, THE DAY OF RETRIBUTION IS NIGH. ?S- Charles Friend^ a proniinont citizen of Prince George county, living noar Petersburg, Va., wa? murdered on tho eight of tbe 24th, near his house, by a band of negroes, who took him into the* woods where ho was found He lived long enough after his discovery to toil the circum stances of the assault. New Items Concerning Tax-Gathing. Among'tho Acts of the Legislature, lately ad journed, is a Joint Resolution authorizing tho Stato Auditor and County Commissioners to levy certain taxes for the-present year. Ey this Reso lution the Stato Auditor is authorized and direct ed to levy, and cause to be collected, a tax not to exceed ?even mills on a dollar on all tho taxable property in the State, to m ?et the appropriations for the fiscal year 1871. And tho County Com missioners in each County aro authorized to levy,, and cause to be collected, a tax not exceeding three mills on a dollar on all taxable property. When this Resolution was first agreod upon, tho telegrams from Columbia were so worded as as to mako it appear that the tax above-men tioned was to be addition to tho first proposed tax of 12 mills on tho dollar; and we remember writing a short paragraph to this effect But, in common with many others, wo labored undor a misapprehension. We have since read the Joint Resolution in question, and find that the said taxes are for the fiscal year of 1871. And these taxes are to bo collected in November next, be cause thc regular timo for collecting taxas has been changed by the Legislature from March to November. We understand that a misapprehen sion exists among the poople, or some of them afc least, that we are to bo taxed twice fer the same year. This is not tho case. On the contrary, tho matter stands ?hus : Th a timo for the collec tion of taxes having boen changed as aforesaid, of course, to put this chango into operation the people will be required to pay two annual taxes in the same year, to wit : the taxes for 1870 and 1871. Aftor this change is effected tho taxes will be collected annually in November. As regards tho motive for changing the timo of colleoting taxe?, we believe it to have boen an extremely unworthy one. The object is clearly to have money ready for the thieves and robbers, called Legislators, who will meet in Columbia again next winter. Yet nevertheless we think, for varions reasons, that the fall of the year is the best time, in tho long run for tho payment of taxes. It will certainly operate inconveniently on tho people this year, as they wili have but little time to prepare to meet this tax. In fact we do not believe they can meet iL And wo rather hope its collection will be a dead failure. Negroes and carpetbaggers may make laws by the million, but still the great fact remains un disputed-that out of of a turnia blood o?"' . come ! But, on the other hand, here is still a new tax, and a heavy one. As is already known, tho Leg islature passed a? Act authorizing a sterling loan of $1,200,000, and requiring a tax to be levied, annually, in an amount sufficient to pay the interest on the loan, and two per cent of the principle. This tax will amount to about half a million annually in gold. This loyal Legislature evidently intended to make a clean sweep. What are we to do ? -What is fco become of us ? But the people of Edgefield are ru LY DETER MINED TO PAY NO HORE TAXES during the year 1871-unless they aro forced to do so by bayonets in the hands of Federal Soldiers. We know tho sentiment of our people on this infernal Tax business,-and hope the Scott Ring Bummers will not attempt to make any further tax collec tions in Edgefield during the present yoar. Negro impudence:. The Savannah New? says that a few days ago tho conductor on tho Central Railroad train, OD taking charge at Millen, discovered a negro woman and her two children in the Indies' car. He im mediately informed hor that she could not rido whero sho was, but must take a seat in a first class car especially providod for colored pooplo. She replied that she had ridden from Washington (D. C.) in the ladies' oar, and that sho held a first class ticket and would ride whoro sho was. Though politely informed that it was contrary fco tho rulos of the company, she still refused to move, and the conductor called in his train hands and had her removed to another car. Sho afterwards at tempted to roturn tO the car, ana ti.? oonduului opposing her, she slapped him in the faco. She was required, however, to ride in her proper place to Savannah. Nothing shows more clearly the negroes want of self-respect than their their do sire to force themselves in place whero they are not wanted. Southern railroads aro owned by white men, and they intend to control them. The Mobilo Segitter, commenting on the late disturbance at Meridian, Miss., says truly: - Those who imagino .Southerners are going to stand still and be insulted ; spat upon, threatened and murdered by bands of negroes crazed with Radical teachings, will soo what will be thc result hereafter, clsewhero than Meridian. In any con flict with tho whitos the negro has and always will go to the wall. Honce tho folly and wicked ness of arraying them Bgainst the white man, so persistently done by the Radicals for party pur poses. The whites know this, and deplore the necessity of meeting foroe with force, for having been raised with them and being accustomed to them, the whitos of tho South have none but tho kindest feelings for tho nogroos, whom they now seo driven hither and thither to serve political purposos by bad and dosigning Radicals ; but they must and will protect themselves, their wives, children and property, against such violence as this Meridian, to the bitter end." *?y Mrs. ELIZ. GILBERT died ut her residence in EuUw, Ala., on tho 27th Feb. last. Mrs. G. was a native of No wherry District, S. C., and was a most estimablo Christian lady. She was the mother of L. E. GILBERT, Esq., of thc Car rollton Wett Alabamian ; and in his great afflic tion ho has our heartfelt sympathies. The Great Nursery at York, Penn sylvania. Wo havo long ago introduced to our roaders tho Great Nursery for Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Vines, Berries, Flowors aud Field and Gardon Socds of EDWARD J. EVANS k Co. at York, Fenn. The Catalogue and Lists of this famous establishment, 1871, ure now on our table, and wo have only to soy to tho publie that any thing thoy may order. from EVANS k Co., be it fruit trees, ten foot in longth, a bale of strawber ry plants, or the ?mallest package of scod, will reach them by mail or exprese, in double quick time, and in perfect order. Anything, in tho line we have mentioned nbove, now known to the Horticultural, Pomol?gica! or Floral world, can be obtained of EVANS k Co. Catalogues can bo seen at this office jp*?- Tho Cincinnatti Enquirer, good authority, says : " Ono of tho ablest carpet-bag Judges, having the full confidence of the Radicals of North Carolina, is eminently qualified for the criminal department, having served four and a half years in the Ohio Stato Prison for*burglary." pSS- Grant's negro barber is a clerk in the Treasury Department, on a salary of $1,200. ?3* A Michigan woman found a livo lizard in the heart of a potato with no visible means of in* gros;, and has become insane in an attempt to de cide whether tho potato hatched tho lizard from the seed, or tho lizard grow tho potato as a sort of overcoat, ?S" A young lady in Indiana was frozen to death while sleigh-riding with a young man. A man who can't keep a woman from freezing when ho is in a sleigh oil alone to himself, should bo punishod to tho full extent of the law. 8^*H. R. White (whito)and John Tinsloy, (negro) two of the County Commissioners in Union County, have become disgusted with public life and rosignod their positions. G. B. Cannon, the School Commissioner has also resigned. ^gy- Bismarck has been 'elevated to the rank of a Prince of tho German Empire. Moltke has received the grand crots of the Order of the Iron CroBS. pgr A lady teaohor in one of the publio schools of a town in Wisconsin has laid asido ber ferule ard adopted the method of kissing her pupils into obedience. The larger boy?, it is said, ara particularly unruly, and require daily correction ptr Ono of the most lamentable effects of tho siege of Paris is manifested in tho distressing circumstance that thero aro only twenty new spring styles of bonnets this year. J With unfeigned plcasnro wo copy from the Philadelphia Underwriter, tho folltrtrtn'jj compli mentary allusions to that old favorito Southern Life Insurance Company,-tho Piedmont & Ar lington, of Richmond, Va. The Underwriter is an Insurance/ Railroad and Financial Journal of the highest order and merit, and never endorses any Company or Banking in stitution unless well satisfied of its capacity and reliability. Southern Companies are subject to the closost scrutiny and criticism in Northern cities and States, end generally unfair arguments, are used in order to keep said Companies out altogether, but tho bravo old " Piodmont <fc Arlington" bat tles against tho storm, and enters Pennsylvania with her banners flying and a determination to Lake a front stand oven thero with tho oldest and best Northern Companies. Three oheors for the gallant old "Piedmont & Arlington," and may hor success in Pennsylvania equal her proud and onvicd position in the old Palmetto State. But read what the Underwriter has to say : Fiedmont and Arlington Life Insurance Company, Richmond, Virginia. This company hoing the first Southern corpo ration to enter the Eafitorn portails of insurance has naturally attracted our attention in locating a General Agency for Pennsylvania, at Phila delphia. It is also about to knock at the doors of the New York and Massachusetts depart ments, through which it can have no difficulty in passing, so far as it? character for honesty of purposo and condition for soundness and relia bility are concerned. In fact, the unexampled prosperity of tho Piedmont and "Arlington, from its youth and quiet workings, must,cause' aston ishment in the minds of those who have hitherto thought there was no insurance vitality in the South. Our doctrine, so frequently preached, that all sections should stand by their own solvent companies first, in preference to foreign ones, is fully exemplified by tho company, and wo are glad to note tho fact as a rominder to other lo calities, for it is a recognized principle in busi ness that, to be successful abroad, character and confidence should first be obtained at home. This company has attained said position of eminonco, as it oomes eastward with the remarkable growth of double the business of other companies of four years old, both in number of policies and amount of risks. It has issued over 13,500 policies, and its annual income is $1,500,000. ? The ratio of cxponse to income is 18.S3, less than half the averago exponso of some thirty companies of samo age, or one hundred per cent less. 4 In regard to mortality, the losses have been six per cent, less in number as to average losses of other companies; this, too, in foco of tho fact of $90,000 from accidents by falling in of the Capitol at Richmond, and othor special accidents. The company is now upon the all cash plan, which it adopted some months Binco. Over $200,000 of expenses aro charged off for accidental losses, retired capital ($33,932), and special expenditures which cannot exist again. There is a divisable surplus of th:-teen per cert, larger than the divisable surplus ot ni'-, com panies. The dividends aro now t< oe decreased in order to reach and attain a four per cent, basis os soon as possible, and a larger surplus in tho fu ture. As to strength, thg " Piedmont and Arlington" has $1.24 assets to $1 of liabilities as applied to policy holders, or $1.14 to stockholders, an aver ago of 10 per cent, more than the relative num ber of other companies. The total outgo to total income is 55 per cent., an averago of 10 to 15 per cont less than many loading companies. The annual statement of this company for 1870 ll before us, yet wo have written from a more thorough and detialed investigation of the com pany's affairs than set forth therein. We desired to know whother any Southern life company could be recommended by us to the public, and as this company Lau had the courage to be the pioneer in. the movement to the "lands of criticism and pre judice" wo aro free to say that when others from that section come in the same condition as the " Piedmont and Arlington" they sholl have our countenance, becauso they merit not only it, but that of tho public. Tho early staunch condition of this company portrays the fact that tho President, VI. C. Car rington, Vice. Presidont, John E. Edwards, Sec retary, Daniel J. Hartsook, Actuary, Prof. Ed ward B. Smith, and Cashier, B. C. Hartsook, are all thoroughly skilled in tho science, and we may add that the directors comprise prominent and esteemed citizens of Richmand, several ot whom are most favorably known far and wido, This comnanv iaa na*""1 *ue inspection" of tho insuranco Departments of Missouri, California and Kentucky, and bas a deposit of $100,000 with the proper authorities at Richmond. ' It will not fail, therefore, to be admitted, upon applica tion, into Now York and Massachusetts. To conclude, as tho company is progressive, prosperous and prompt, its expenses and loises small, its investments secure, its reserve ample, its surplus good, and its management conserva tive and skillful, wo highly recommend the " Pied mont and Arlington," of Virginia, as deserving tho patronago of insurers. The General Agent in Philadelphia is J. H. Baird, Esq., office, No. 110 South Third street, from whom fullor particu lars may bc obtained if desired. Startling Revelations. Tho Washington correspondent of the Savan nah Republican furnishes facts which should awake tho whole country from its slumbers. Mil lions of tho public revenue, collected ont of the hard oarnings of the people, has disappeared and no effort is made by the Government to hold the thoieves responsible ; that the Secretary of thc Treasury persistently refuses to respond to an inquiry of Congress for information, shows to what an alarming stage of corruption the Gov ernment has attained under the present adminis tration. These robberies aro bad enough in them selves, but whonthe Vice-president of thc Unitod States and the Chairman of the Financi Com mittee of the Senate talk about " natural absorp tion in passing from hand to hand," tho insult to the peoplo becomes insufferable No doubt it is vory " natural" for these officials to absorb, but instead of accepting the explanation as satisfacto ry, tho people view tho operation as simply una dulterated stoaling, and they will insist that both tho thioves and their department protccto's at Washington bo brought to judgment. " Nanral absorption," indeed ! If the dofence bc gaod, why may not every roguo plead it ? $St~ Throe Companies of tho 7th Regimen; U. S. Cavalry arrived in Columbia on Sunday la t " What New England lost In the Wir," is tho subject of an article in tho Montgonery Mail. New England's loss in the war consittd principally of substitutos. . Funeral Notice. The Friends and Acquaintances of Mr'.and Mrs. GEO. L. PENN, and family, are resject fully invited to attond the funeral of Mrs. PEiN at the Edgcfield Baptist Church on Thurday morning, the 30th, at half-past 10 o'clock. "COMME II cf AL 7 AUGUSTA, Mar. 2. GOLD-Buying at 109 and selling at 111. COTTON-Tho market opened quiot wis a fair demand for full grades of Liverpool midding at 13J and New York middling at 14, the iner modhto grades being much noglectod, and clotng juiot at same. Sales, 561 bales. Receipts, 23 halos. BACON-Stock heavy and demand modorte. We quote C. Sides, 13*C. R. Sides, 121 ; B.H. Sides, 12; Shoulders, WO ; Hums 14@20. CORN-In good demand, and primo whites selling at $1 05 from depot; at retail, $110. WHEAT-We quote choice white, $1 85; ri 1 65. FLOUR.-City Mills $7 75@9 50. At rotd $I$barrol higher. Country $7 50@9 50, a cording to quality. CORN MEAL.-$1 05 at wholesalo; $120 I retail. OATS-00@80. l PEAS-$1 75. Masonic Notice. AREGULAR CONVOCATION of BEZAEE CHAPTER, No. 8 R. A. M., will bo hold i tho Hall on Thursday evening, the 30th inst By order of tho High Priest. W. W: ADAMS, Sec'ry. Mar 29 lt 14 Captured at Last. NOT A RAT, ROACH or BED BUG can bt found at tho Storo of MARKERT A CLISBY. Why? B'cause they uso and soil SURE POP.W Mar 29_;_t?_U_ * .JUST RECEIVED, J ? LARGE Lot *t VERY FINE HAIRb \ BRUSHES and COMBS. " Mar 29_tf 14 * NOTICE. IF yen want NICE CANDY, buy from / MARKERT & CLISBY. t Mar 29 tf 14 Mew Spring ir j doods James W. Turi e y, BROAD STREET, AUGUSTA, ?A* DEALER IN FIRST-CLASS DRY GOODS, H AS JUST RETURNED FROM' NEW YORK, and is now fully prepared to offer to the public a completely assorted Stock of SEASONADLE FIRST CLASS DRY GOODS. Great care has been taken to supply each Department with EVER YTHINO NEW AND FASHIONABLE, as well as the more staple articles of the Trade. The Cash System will be Strictly Adhered to, and it is much cheaper to pay 25 per cent, for money, and buy your Dry Goods for Cash, than to buy them on time. The best judges of Dry Goods, and the closest buyers, are particularly re quested to examine my present schedule of prices. JAMES W. TURLEY. Mar ?9 tf. 14 Spring and Summer Stock, 1871 ! PETER KEENAN, AT HIS STORE, No. 230, Broad St., Under Central Hotel, Augusta, ?a., HAS THE BEST STOCK OF BOOTS AND SHOES, Ever Brought to the City. He promises his patrons to offer nothing but the BEST WORK that can be gotten up in BALTIMORE and PHILADELPHIA. That he .will hold himself responsible for the faithful representation of every article sold ; That No Second Price is permitted to be asked, and that the principles of Honor and Fair Dealing mil be strictly adhered to. ' He has taken particular pains, when in the above markets, in getting work made, to combine Economy, Neatness and Style; and to this end he takes pleas ure in offering to his friends and the public, the following list of styles and prices : No. 1. Misses' Pebble Leather, High, Scollop Boots, ll to 2, $2,00 . 2. Child's " " " " " 6 to 10, 1,40 3. Misses' Goat, Double Sole, Silver Toe, 13 to 2, - 3,50 4. Infants' Antoinette Slippers, all colors, 0 to 5, 1,00 5. Ladies' 18 thread Lasting Gaiters, bow and buckle, 3,25 6. do. 16 " " Polish, " " 2,75 7. do. 14 ? ? ? " ? 2,50 8. do. 14 " " Scollop Top, 2,25 9. Child's BuiF Button, 5 to 10, 2,00 10. Child's Bronze Button, 5 to 10, 2,00 11. Child's English Lasting Button Boots, 5 to 10 1,75 12. Child's Black Kid, Scollop Boots, 6 to 10, 1,75 13. Child's Double Solo Morocco Anklets, 6 to 10, 2,00 14. Miles' Lace Gaiters (new style) . 3,00a3,25 15. Boys' Calf Jersey Ties, 1 to 5, 1,90 lt}. Mon's Calf Pump Brogans, 2,50 . 17. Men's Glove Eid, Button, Congress Gaiters, 5,50 18. Men's French Calf, Hand Stitched Monroes, 6,50 19. Men's French Calf Gaiters, Cloth Tap (extra fine,) 7,50 20. Cents' Fiue Hand Stitched Dress Boots, 9,00al0,00 21. Gonts' Calf, Sewed Congross Gaiters, 4,50 EVERY ARTICLE in the above list will prove all that is claimed for it. Shoes exchanged inside of three months, or Money Refunded. Don't fail to search out and find the place. By naming any of the above numbers you can be convinced of the truth of every word contained in this notice. PETER KEENAN, 230 Broad Street, under Central Hotel, Augusta, Ga. Mar 29 3tl4 Special Notices. Travellers are always liable to sud Jeri attacks of Dysentery and Cholera Morbus, and these occurring when absent from home, arc very unpleasant. The PAIX KILLEB may always be relied upon In such cases. As soon as yon feel the symptoms, take one teaspoonful in a gill of new milk and molasses and a gill of hot water, stir well together and drink hot. Repeat the dose every hour until relieved. If the pains bc severe, bathe the bowels and back with the medicine clear. In cases of Asthma and Phthisic, take a teaspoonful in a gill of hotwater sweetened well with molasses; also bathe thc throat and stomach faithfully willi thc medicino, clear. Dr. Sweet says lt takes out the soreness in cases of | bonesctiing foster than anything ho ever applied. Fishermen ao often exposed to hurts by having their skin pierced with hooks, and Ash, can be relieved by bathing with the Pain Killer as aoon as the accident occurs ; in thia way the anguish is soon abated ; batho aa often aa once in five minnies, sav three or four limes, and you will seldom have any trouble. Thc bites and scratches ol does and cats are soon cured by bathing with thc Pain Killer clear. Cheering Facts for the Bilious. Ever)- day demonstrates more clearly that liver com plaint, In all its distressing forme, can be controlled and cured without difficulty or inconvenience. It ia an ob atinatc disease, but ita obstinacy la not proof against the pertinacious, remedial and restorative operation of IIos tctter'a Stomach Bltlera. That genial corrective compels the organ to do its duty. It ?11/?Isecrete regularly and healthfully under the Influence of the Bitters. Their action brin^< it back from a ?tate of rebellion inlo per fect harmony with the laws of health. If there ls cos tiveness, it disappears ; if there is side-ache or backache, it MUSCS; if tho skin aud thc whitea of the eyes are tinged willi superfluous bile, they recover their natural hue ; li" ? the appetite ?a gone, lt returns; if the digeation is Impaired, | it is restored ; in brief, whatever the symptoms of thc complaint moy be, and whatever thc phase it has as aumed, a cure ls certain. Such arc thc uniform effects of this dreparatlou where bilious diseato has been al ready developed ; but in casca where lhere ls merely a constitutional tendency to liver complaint, lt may bc prevented throughout life by the regular use, in email quantities, of thia palatable antidote. These aro proven facts, and should bo seriously pondered-or, rather, they should be promptly acted upon-by allpcraousof bilious habit_._ Marriage Guide. EVEnY ONE ms OWN DOCTOR. A private instructor for married persons or thoso about to be married, both male and female, in everything concerning tho physiology and re stions of our sexurl systom, and the production ind prevention of offspring, including all tho lew discoveries nevor before given in the English anguage, by WM. YOUNG, M. D. This is real y a valuable and interesting work. It is writ en in plain language for thc gonoral roador, and I a s illustrated with numerous engravings. AU | (] ? oung married people, or thoso contemplating narriagc, and having tho least impediment to narried life, should read this book. It disclosos oorets that every one should bo acquainted with; ti 1 till it is a book that must bo locked up and not n ie about tho house. It will be sent to any ad ?ross on receipt of 50 cts. Address DR. WM. fOUNG, No. 416Spruoo Street, above Fourth, , ?hiiadolphia. * Nov. 24 6m 4S ? To Sceptics. Tho almost daily receipt of voluntary testimo liais from orory part of tho country, from Physi ians, Clergymen, old and young, malo and B?nale, is sufficient to convinco the most sceptical hat DR. TUTT'S EXPECTORANT is tho most aluable LUNG BALSAM of tho age; many rondcrful cures havo boen performed by it, as lay be Been by hundreds of certificates in the , ands of the proprietor. Try it and you will oubt no longer. fiSf* CalomA at a discount. DoCaneo to South rn Fevers. Good digestion secured by using immons' Liver Regulator. If you don't want to disgust everybody | N ilh your offensive broath cure your Catarrh. 500 reward is offered by tho proprietor of Dr. age's Catarrh Remedy for a ea ) he oannot our?. ; is sold by druggists. Can get it for sixty cents | Ci j inalkfrom Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y. amphlet free. I fu Lamps and Chimneys. f? LARGE Assortment just received, by \ . G. L. PENN, Druggist. Feb 15 tf 3 DRUGS. DRUGS. IVIARKERT ? CLISBY take ploasure in an nouncing that their LARGE and VARIED Stock of DRUGS ia now complete. And having purchased their Entiro Stock for Casa, and at very Low Figures, they are proparod te supply their customers with Qoods at AUGUSTA PRI CES. Come One, Come All, and you will find our Prices astonishingly low. Mar 29_ tf 14 ELECTION NOTICE. NOTICE is Hereby Given that an Election will be held in the Town of Edgefield on Mon day, the 10th April next, foran INTENDANT and FOUR WARDENS for tho said Town of Edgefield. Polls will be opened at 6" A. M., and remain open until 7 P. M., after which the elec tion will bo doclared. By order of tho Council. L. P. COVAR, Clerk. Mar 29 2t 14 J. W. BACON. J. J. BACON. J. W. Bacon & Bro., WHOLESALE AND RETAIL Manufacturers and Dealers In all kinds of SADDLES, HARNESS, LEATHER) TRUNKS, RUBBER AND LEATHER BELTING, WOOD HAMES, WHIPS, VALISES, CARPET BAGS, SHOE FINDINGS, French and American CALF SKINS, AND ALL KINDS OF LEATHER, Ac. SADDLES and HARNESS Repaired and Made to Order. Highest Prices Paid for Hides. Agenta for Pioneer Paper Mills. All kinds of MANILLA WRAPPING PAPER on hand. Don't forget the place,-160 Broad Street, inder tho Augusta Hotel, Augusta, Ga. Mar 20 3m ii AUGUSTA HOTEL. MURPHY & HAY, Proprietors. WE take this opportunity of returning our hanks to the citizens of Edgefield for their past kindness to us. Our House is thoroughly ronovatod for SUM 1ER ACCOMMADATION-Rooms large and ?ry, and Table always suppliod with the belt he market affords. Wo will be pleased to welcome our Edgefield rienda and customers, and wid use every effort ) render their sojourn with us pleasant and greoable. Augusta, Mar 29 3inl4 Selling Off ! GREAT BARGAINS - IN DRY GOODS! ILS I will bo compelled to Remove from my ?csent location, I will, from this date, commence ELLING OFF MY GOODS AT VERY LOW IGURES in order to reduce my Stock. Having latoly laid in a CHOICE and FULL SSORTMENT of Spring and Summer Goods, ndies will find this a rare opportunity to secure ow and Dotirablo Goods at Bargain prices. My Stock includes a fine assortment of Goods r GENTS' AND BOYS WEAR. Please call and examine when yon visit oar 'ty. You will find it to your interest. Ordori will bo, as usual, promptly and faith lly attended to. GEORGE WEBER, BEE HIVE STORE, No. 104 Broad Street, AUGUSTA, OA. Mar 29 tf 14 More New Dry Goods For Spring 1871 ! Goods AB Low as Before the War ! ! f More Specials Bargains ! ! ! .?Li ?fe] -0 Only ?iie Price ! H. L A. BALK, 1T2 Broad Street, .Augusta, Ga.; lias Received 30,000 Yds. NEW PEINTS for Dresses .and -Shkia, -?mbi*cing- all tho best makes, t?ie latest styles, fast colors, at only 12 J cts~per yard. 5,000 Yds. Very Good; PRINTS for Quilting, only 6 ctCj 2,000 Yds. MOZAMBIQUE^, L?NOS and otlier Foreig?? New Dress Goods, only 20 cfs per yard. 2,000 Yds. JAPANESE CLOTHS and other Imported New Styles Dress Goods, at 25 cts., 30 cts., 35 cts. and 40 eta. per yard. . 1,000 Yds. Pure MOHAIR Tor Dresses, a New Speciality" af only"50 o's. " 2,000 Yds. BLACK ALPACAS, of the very beat makes, .very low. A New Assortment JEANS and CASSIMEREi? at convincing low prices. 20,000 Yds. Factory PLAID GINGHAMS, new and very desirable, only 15 eta 2 Cases BLEACHED .HOMESPUNvvery &>e44 oily 12* ot? 500 HONEY COMB QUILTft 114 only $2,00,. very clieap. 50 Doz: Ladies' .HOOPSKIETS,: 35 Springs.only 50' ct? 50 Doz. Glove-Fitting, Hip-Gore CORSETS, only $1,00 111. 50 Doz. Enchantress CORSETS, 75 cts., cheap. 50 Doz. Ladies' LINEN HANDKERCHIEFS, rat $1,50 per Dozen. 6 Cases Ladies' GAIT?R3,-10 Cases Ladies' Walking SHOES,-8 Ce.sea Mens BOOTS,-2 Cases Men's GAITERS,-1 Case JERSEY TIESf-^ 10 Cases Men's BROGANS,-10 Cases Boys' BOOTS,-r5 Cases Boys'' SHOES-3 Cases Misses* GAITERS,-2 (Jases Misses BALMORALS, . -1 Case Childs SHOES,-10 Cases BOOTS. 60,000 Men's PAPER COLLARS, best quality, only 12* cts per Box. 50 Doz. Ladies' White STOCKINGS, only $1,20 per Dozen. -ALSO SHIRTFRONTS, PARASOLS, UMBRELLAS, GLOVES, BELT RIBBONS, SASH RIBBONS, TRIMMINGS, BUTTONS, and many other Goals, all of which are offered at very popular prices. H. JL? A. B?I/??, 172 Broad. 8izedrJiuxpi?ta, Qa. a?^Cat out this Advertisement, and be sute to give, me a call. Mar 29 14 THE CHOICEST wmm oi THE SEASON. M erena xi t Tailor -AND- : . DEALER M READY-MADE And Gents' Furnishing Goods, 230 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga., . _ ESIRES to inform His friends, patrons and -th? public generally -Inat 3ie has received and has now in store the best and most desirable seleetion of Goods, which will be unequalled for extent, variety anet novelty, which will be made up in the latest and most fashionable styles and best workmanship, and at the most reasonable prices. Also, on hand a Full Stock Ready-Made Clothing, Gents' Furnishing Goods, &c, &c. AUGUST DOER, 220 Broad St. Augusta, Mar 29_ 5t . 14 READ AND BELIEVE ! CALL at SANDERS' DRUG STORE, No. 3, Park Row, and be hold the largest Stock of DRUGS, MEDICINES, CHEMICALS, PATENT MEDICINES, PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHES, SPONGES, TOILET ARTI CLES, &c, &c, ever offered in the Edgefield market,-all Fresh and warranted Genuine. Prices nearly at Cost. Do You Want or .Need Anything In the way of TRUSSES, BANDAGES, TROCARS, LANCETS, ?c., call at SANDERS' Drug Store, where you will find'them'of the latesfimprovement. Are You Really Fond of Something Good? Call at SANDERS' Drug Store and get of him A Bottle of CHAMPAGNE, the best known to Importers. M PALE SHERRY, not to be surpassed. " . " MADEIRA, a feast to the palate. " MALAGA, PORT%id PURE GRAPE WINE unequalled. The Grape Wine made by one of our own citizens -of reputed fame for Wine making. A Word to House-Keepers and Young Ladies. Are you in search of fine TOILETS, Choice PERFUMERY, Superior EX TRACTS, Lubin's COSMETICS, POMADES, HAIR OIL, BRUSHES, COMBS, Extra TOILET SOAPS, &c, call at SANDERS' Ding Store, and examine for yourself, and you will find his prices at a very slight margin above first Cost. Just Received, Five Barrels PURE OLD RYE WHISKEY,-Such Liquor as is seldom ever offered for sale. Also, just received 1 Barrel OLD HORSEY WHISKEY,, too -well known in this community to need commendation. All I ask is a call, and I know you will purchase. W. A SANDERS, DR UGGIST? GROCER. Edgefield, Mar 22 -tf 13 Important to Cotton Planters. -:-o THE MARYLAND FERTILIZING AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY, Have prepared a Special Fertilizer adapted to the Cotton Plant, under the lame of COTTON FOOD, ?Vhich they claim to be of the highest grade of Fertilizer sold in the South, iqual in its results to Peruvian Guano, and of more permanent benefit to the oil. It has been used by Several Hundred Planters in North and louth Carolina and Georgia for two seasons, with the following results : It increases the crop from 100 to 200 per cent. iVresists drought in all cases. The crop is not affected by ru?t. It matures the crop three to four weeks in advance, thus insuring the crop .gainst early frosts, or in the event of a backward season for planting, enables he planter to put in his crop three or four weeks later, even as late as the 1st of une, with a certainty of success. If his crop is only doubled by the use of " COTTON FOOD," it will give im from one to two hundred per cent, profit on his outlay, with Cotton at 12J ents per pound, aud it will enable him to plant fewer acres with a correspond ag reduction of labor and expense, with better results. COTTON TAKEN IN FA YMENT FOR G UANO. Price, $60 per Ton in Augusta. O. Nf. BUTLER, Areiit. Mar 29 3t 1 * 14 To the Ladies. LEWIS JONE8 would inform her iends and the public that she is still carrying 1 her DRESS-MAKING AND MILLINERY STABLISH MENT at her old Stand, and hopes icy will continuo to bestow on her their same serai patronage. S\e will in a few dajs be supplied with NEW PRING STYLES abd PATTERNS. .. Mar 22 tf 13 If You Wish Delightfal Bread, CALL at MARKERI & CLISBY'S ?nd a box of DOOLY'S YEAST POWDERS. M?r 29 ' _tr__U HORSE FOR SALE. FOR Sale a good work and plantation Bon* d years old. Price, $100 Cub. ' " 0O D. R. D?IIIS0E. Mar 29 2t u