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From tho Columbia Phoenix.
Letter from Gen. M. Gary.
PISE BLUFF, ARK., April 17, 1871.
Col. E. C. McLure, Chester, S. C. :
Fearing that business engagements mav
delay me longer than i anticipated, I write,
in accordance! with promises made to some
of my friends to give my impressions in
regard io what should be thc proper ac
tion of the convention in May.
Since leaving home, 1 have interchanged
views with quite a numberof distinguished
men of the Democratic party, and with
person-, of financial reputations, and 1
rind thai a misapprehension prevails as to
the object and intentions of the people of
our State touching her present indebted
ness. Aa I understand the r?solutions of
the Hoard of Trade andChamber of Com
merce in Charleston, they refer to any
furar? indebtedness of the'State : but the
impression is abroad that they look to a
repudiation of the entire State indebted
ness. f
I fully appreciate and endorse the feel
ing that has* prompted our tax-payers to
give warning to the party now in power,
that any additional indebtedness, created
by corruption and fraud, will not be paid.
According to the best information milich
I have been enabled to obtain, the present
bonded deb: of the State is about $9.000,
000, and it is claimed r v the part}' in
power that about two-thirda of this was
in existence anterior to their inauguration.
How far this mav be absolutely tine, I
am not prepared to say. If the taxes
were judiciously levied, and the money
arising "therefrom appropriated to its ex
tinguishment, instead of going into tho
pockets of the thieves who ore robbing as
under the forms of law, we could soon pay
it ; or, at least, meet the interest due there
on, eveu in our impoverished condition.
Repudiation, by either States or individu
?is, is a very dangerous alternative, and
should bo resorted to only to prevent a
more dire calamity-the confiscation of our
lands and the expatriation of our bes*
people. We have lost all save honor in
the late struggle for constitutional liberty,
and before we part with that we should
suffer and endure until the keeping thc
public promises " are more honored in the
breach than in the observance."
I, therefore, think that the proceedings
of the convention should be regulated and
controlled with prudence and caution. I
think that substantial assurances should
be demanded from the leaders of the party
in power, that retrenchment, economy
and honesty, should govern the future
financial policy of the present administra
tion ; that, taxation will be reduced to a
reasonable standard ; that the present in
debtedness should not be increased, and
that th" collection of the present taxes be
postponed until the people make another
crop. With some such assurances we can
alford to bear for a time the ill? we have
rather "than to flv .to others wc knew not
I still hope to be able to be present and
participate in the counsels for the welfare
of the State, to which I have been invited.
Very trulv yours, &c.
The Troubles in Claieiuion.
[Correspondence of the Courier.]
* MASSING, April 2-x 1S71
On Wedne.-day evening last, April lC'th.
Peter J. Lemon (colored), Chairman ot
the Board of County Commissi' uers of
Clarendon County, was killed by some
unknown pc-?von or perseus about six
The. acts, a3 your centepondr?t can]
learn. are as follows ; On tho cay above !
mentioned, Lemon came into town hom
his home on Saniee Paver, and after trans
acting ?on:-? business ie:t. On Li? return
home, and when near Fellowship Church,
a'jout three miles from this pk:-?, he was
shot by some unknown person with buck
shot, twent y-one of whica entered his body,
causing instant death. His body was
found the next morning lying cr. hw bag
gy floor, near the place, by Tome laborers
An inquest was held by the Coroner,
anda verdict returned in accordance with
the factr above stated.
The news ci' Lemon's death created the
most intense excitement among the colored
people, they attribnting his death to the
whites, and on Saturday aband of negroes,
numbering at least seventy-live, armed
with muskets and pistols (said to be the
militia company formerly commanded by
Lemon) marched to this place with the
intention, they said, of avenging his
death. When in about a hal: mile of the
village they halted, and, after putting out
a guard, si n: a few of their number m for
the purpose of reconnoitering. These
were informed by our Intendant, that no
armed band would be permitted to march
into town, and precaution was taken to
u nder such assistance to our municipal
and civil authorities as would boneeessary
to maintain the peace.
About -J o'clock a portion of the band,
about fifty in number, in command of a
Lieutenant, unarmed, however, with the
exception of a few, rode horseback into the
public square of the town, and enquired for
a negro man by the name of Edward Nel
son, "who they accused of being the mur
derer, and stating that they had testimony
sufficient to convict him. Upon this the
Coroner informed, them that he would
examine their witness on Monday. This
statement of theirs is thought to bo only
a ruse; for while one would acense Nel
son, others would charge it to the white?.
After an hour's talk they rejoined their
.'inned companions without the suburbs
and took. we suppose, their march
home. Our citizens anticipate some trou
ble here on Monday, bul arc fully pre
pared for the emergency. There is a
jool, calm determination on the part of thc
'd?tes to i'.bide by and obey tue laws
commit no over act, bul simply to defend
'hem selves.
To .-um up, Peter Lomon, a colored
County Commissioner, is killed near this
place on Wednesday last, by .orne one un
kuown. On Saturday following a band
of armed negroes disregarding all law and
order, march to lbw place to avenge _ his
death upon tho whites, theoifeet, of wide!:
lias caused considerable excitement, and a
feeling of insecurity among our people, i
loss of.several days of beth farmers and
horses out of i ?io crops. RYAN.
MONDAY NIGHT, April 24th, isTl.
As I was unable to get this off by to
day's mail. 1 will add' that the Coroner
..vent this morning, aeeompanicd by c gr?a
many of our citizens, to the scene of the
Late murder. They returned this evening
and 1 am ini...hie I that 'ney me: .ii th<
place abor.: one hundred negroes, ? lew o? j
whom were armed, thc majority h ing nn
armed, and o more orderly and rjuiei gang
bf negroes vere never seen. The testimo
ny of the witnesses furnished vyas taken,
but the coroner infonus me that it amount
ed to nothing hut hearsay : - - '.'.
noone. So the question ras . ip guilty
"mo remains as yet cr. ins v ; ... Ali -
imct to-night,and ,a strang cou
tittle suspect that a u.-.y jr -:
luiet lit: le village was tis-seine >r -
nu- i excitement. RYAN.
ichs o.1 the nineteenth of Ls: J inuary c
au! v .-.3 stolen from Mr. William E.
tod ?*, who li .-es at L-r's Post Oftr ,
5? ld county? Soutn Carolina. Sev
ra! ve 'Its ago tile Augusta police got win -
f th i t (fair, and worked up the cns" so
ncceisfiiily that on yesterday they sue
? ie '. in recovering the stolen property.
hc muh was in possession of'John
homas, alias Crawford, coiored; wi o
ves near the Factory, and who purchased
?a mule from the .... ?:'. it is believed
at the thief--thong!) out of town-will
?>n be arrested.-"Chronic'e ct Senline-,
THE COUNTY : .. . av.
nderan order of Ju . ? . tn i-upoi.
e exhibition of additional affidavits, ai
ring new circumstances ot guilt, as wed
the inadequacy of th^ bond given. Loti:
amount and in the solvency i-f :::
ligors, the Cuf?ns baye been re-arreste i, ,
d, not giving bail were committed ?
L Albert II:m ?i w . rreste?,
der the same or ?er. .>.;.> apiicity m tin?
>be?y, arid required yo rive bond.-Ab- .
?l? Press and Bann r.
Mr. Farnsworth, a U?dit?a? member
the Hott-c of K-] rc en'ativt? from
hoi3, admitted in C-.-ngress, a i'ffw ? i
s ago, that ? the iparty to which he 1
riged had pasnec. many laws they t
e afraid to bring before thc Supremo t
Edgefield, S. C., May 4, 1871.
'reata of Hon. James M. Mason.
The Savannah Republican, of Sunday,
says: "Previous tidings had prepared
as for the sad announcement contained in
IWT columns this morniug-the death of
Hon. James Murray Mason, of Virginia.
The eveDt occurred at his residence in
Alexandria, Friday night, and seems to
liave been the result of a general and
gradual wasting away of the vital powers.
Mr. Mason was one ol' the " men of
mark" of his day, and passed the greater
portion of his life in the public service^
He was diutinguished in every position^
few of his contemporaries making so
much enduring fame for statesmanship
and fearless patriotism.
Mr. Mason was born in Fairfax coun
ty, Virginia, in the year 1708, and was
consequently seventy three years of age,
his native vigor of constitution enabling
him to attain, in good health, a period
allotted to but few. His political affilia
tion was always with the Democratic par
ty, which never failed tohot?or him with
its highest gifts. He became a member
of Congress in 1837, and served contin
uously, we believe, in that branch, until
elected to the Senate in 1847. He was a
member of the latter body for fourteen
years, and was the author of the Fugi
tive Slave law, which, though strictly
conforming to the Constitution, created
an immense excitement among the fana
tics ol' the North. Alter the separation,
he was thoroughly identified with the
fortunes ol' the Southern Confederacy,
and it will be recollected, with Mr. John
Slidell, was ?ont by President Davis to
represent the new government among the
nations ol' Europe. The seizure of these
ambassadors on board thc British steam
er " Trent," while on the high seas, by
Captain Wilkes, of the Federal Navy, in
November 1861, gave risc to an angry
controversy between the United States
and England, which resulted in tho sur
render of thc prisoners injune, 1862, and
their delivery on British soil, for which
they were voyaging when lawlessly cap
tured by the Federal cruiser. Mr. Ma
son remained in England until tho close
o? thc war, when he returned to Virginia
and retired to private life.
"The Ally of Thieves."
Tho New York Evening 1'oM, (Repub
lican,) after showing how South Caroli
na has been fleeced and robbed by an
ignorant band of negroes, directed by
unscrupulous carpet-baggers, says:
" Unfortunately the President, in the
South Carolina case, will act on thc side
of the "ring" whose handiwork has
been exhibited above. Tho Federal
Government is to bc used under tho Ku
Klux bill, not to redeem South Carolina
from its robbers, but to fasten .upon the
tax-payers the rule ol' the scamps who
are plundering it. Thc Federal power
will appear in the Southern States, uu
dor this Ku Klux bill, as tho. ally of |
thieves, thc protector of swindlers, the
guardian ol' their plunder."
The Red Rebellion.
Thc Paris insurgents (says an ex
change) hold theil- own with a wonderful
tenacity, and the end is apparently as
cistant as ever. Bloody fighting ends in
blood, thc Government troops arc no
nearer Paris than they wore ti week ago,
t nd the bursting bombs from the encir
cling forts work destruction but not
intimidation. Dwelling-houses are fol
1 jwing the noble Arc de Triomphe under
the rain of shells from Mom Valerien,
and the deaths among civilians already
equal the number inflicted by the long
German bombardment. Thc insurgents
have mined the houses occupied by the
Versailles troops, at Asnieres; they cir
culate reports of assassination and robbe
ry of the dead by Government agents;
riot and disorder reign in thc city; the
Nationals are poorly paid, and, in short,
Hie picture is one of the most utter and
terrible anarchy and madness. Paris has
shown what she could do and endure
while withstanding a foreign enemy, but
those privations and sufferings are as
nothing compared with tho horrors
brought upon her by her own citizens.
The favorable signs arc the expected
arrivai of Gen. Ducrot, with twenty
thousand of the Imperial Guard, and the
anticipated surrender to tho Versailles
< tovernmciu of the forts about tho city
now held by the Prussians, [.et the end
come when it will, Paris will bo but the
:>ha;itom ol' lier former self."
The Execution bast Friday.
Henry Cannon and Taylor Palmer, the
two colored men sentenced tu 1"- hung last
friday, for the murder ot' G. M. Stevens,
n the night of thc 31st day of December
last, suffered the penalty of the law as
ordered by the Court. They lied without
:.iaking any disclosures, except that on the
? ay of the murder it had been arranged by
negroes in the village to meei at or near
the place where the murder was commit
ted and go from there to Jonesville, about
5 miles beyond, to light the Ka Klux, and
i;' they could not get a fight there they
were to call on a respectable citizen who
lives on thc road and " take )r?> head off."
The prisoners acknowledged that they were
i.i the Towd who murdered Stevens, but
? ersisted in saying they did not commit
? he deed. They pretended to know none
who were present, except those who had
been taken out of the jail by 1 he disguised
partied, and three who arc how at large,
fhere is no doubt they had boen led to
believe they would be pardoned at the
scaffold ; but when they stepped upon the
latform ard the sheriff commenced to ad
ust the rope around Palmer's neck all
hope vanished and he fell to the ground.
'1 he prisoners were attended upon by
Golden Foster, a colored minister. Be
fore the rope was cut the minister appeal
! Vi them not to die with a ?io upon their
mouths, but to rev-al all th-y knew ; to
..viiich they replied -you know ali." In a
moment after thc drop fell, and the spirits
. ;' Henry Cannon and Taylor Palmer were
- nt from lime to eternity.
In conversation willi thc prisoners, the
dty before they were executed, they told
that the Sheriff and Jailor had shown
them every kindness and attention possi
I ie, and up to their "last momenta th*
tries of those officers were performed
ita Lings of delicate consideration for
unhappy situation, ll'any blame
;:i be attached to others beside the un
ilunate victims, it must be placed upon
te Executive of thc State, and the other
leaders of the Radical party whom these
deluded men had so blindly followed. The
organizing of the negroes as the only law
fufly armed force o:' the State, and placing
ms with thousands of rounds of cart -
.-. ige.-? ar their command, encouraged them
io commit outrages against the peace and
fetyof the citizens, and thc assurance
if their partisan leaders that they would
protected by the Governor, in any act
hey muy commit against the opponents
o; their party emboldened them to do thc
very deed for which they suffered upon the
scaffold. Cod grant wo mav be spared
'rom more scenes of blood and violence in
Cnion.-Cmonville Times, 28th.
ZiBr Recently a telegraphic message
is received in London on a Thursday
.. .deli left India on the Friday following.
Tne message was therefore received in
London the day before it was sent from
Ludia. The time actually occupied by
;:;o message in transmission was fifty
minutes. The sun would require four
. mrs and twenty-six minutes to do the
.amedistance; andas the message was
.cut soon after midnight, tho extraordi
?ary effect is produced of its arriving the
previous evening.
Mrs. Leach, of Monroe,- Iowa,
.ecently ran away from her husband
xcause he insisted upon hanging about
he parlor every time a gentleman came
o sec her.- Some hu&bandtt clo act. DOW
?rful?ooliafa. - - .' i.
For the Advertiser.
Public Meeting.
Pursuant to the call in tho Advertiser
the tax payers of Edgefield County met
in the Court House on sale-day last to
appoint Delegates tofc the Tax-Payers'
Convention to bo held in Columbia on
the 9th inst.
On motion of Capt. LEWIS JONES, Maj.
Z. W. CARWILE was requested to%act as
Chairman of tho meeting, and A. .T.
NORRIS, Esq., Secretary.
On motion, the Chair appointed the
following Committee to nominate Dele
gates to the said Convention, viz. Messrs.
Lewis Jones, J. A. Devore, J. H. Jen
nings, B. Bettis, John Bell, Wilson L.
Coleman, LukeCulbreath, William John
son, and A. P. Butler.
On motion qf Gen. Butler tho Commit
tee were instructed to appoint Seven Del
egates and Seven Alternates to attend said
The Committee selected the following
Delegates, viz : M. C. Butler, M. L. Bon
ham, M. W. Gary, Jas. A. Talbert, 0.
Sheppard, A. P. Butler, J. H. Giles. Al
ternates: Lewis Jones, Z. W. Carwile,
Benj. Bettis, Wyatt Holmes, H. B. Wat
son, Dr. Hugh Shaw, James Purvis.
On motion of Genl. M. C. Butler the
meeting then resolved itself into a Rail
road meeting.
Genl. M. W, Gary offered the follow
ing Resolution, which was adopted :
Resolved? That a Committee of five be
appointed to confer with the Presidents
of the South Carolina Railroad Company,
the Charlotte, Columbia & Augusta Rail
road Company, the Greenville <fc Colum
bia Railroad 'Company, the Blue Ridcc
Railroad Company, and with Gov. R. R.
Scott in regard to tho construction of a
Railroad through Edgefield County, and
that they report their action to some fu
ture meeting.
Thc following Ls tho Committee : M.
W. Gary M. C. Butler, M. L. Bonham,
F. L. Smith, Lewis Jones.
On motion of Capt. Lewis Jones it was
Resolved, That a Committee of five be
appointed to open books for subscription
to the Capital Stock of a Road from Pine
House to Ninety-Six or New Market via
Edcefield C. H.
The following Committee was appoint
ed by the Chair under thc last Resolution,
viz : Lewiss Jones, L. F. Youmans, S. W.
Nicholson, .Ino. L. Addison, Ransom
The meeting then adjourned.
Z. W. CARWILE, Chair.
A. P. NORRIS, Secretary.
For thc Advertiser.
MB. EDITOR,-Dear >$ir : . Inasmuch
as EXAMINER, has personally informed
me that he will, through thc same chan
nel, modify his communication publish
ed in your last issue, I request you will
not insert in your paper the reply to his
article sent you by myself.
If there are any doubtful as to the
standing of the 44 Universal," I am al
ways ready and willing to furnish suffi
cient proofs that alf that has been said in
its favor is strictly true.
May 1st, 1871.
For thc Advertiser.
Mu. EDITOR,-I have learned that Capt.
G. B. LAKE is offended at the remarks
which your correspondence 14 EXAMI
NER" made in your last week's paper.
I did not set out with a view of injuring
any one's feelings. I only attempted
to meet what I thought to be erroneous in
your editorial on Life Insurance.
Your correspondent is a strong advo
cate for Life Insurance, seeing that twen
ty millions of dollars was paid out last
year to widows and orphans and other;*
and for other reasons.
He is alwaj'S willing to discuss the
merits of any question upon which he
has rellected much.
But this correspondent takes this op
portunity of saying to the public, and all
who may be interested or concerned in
Life Insurance, that he has never said or
done any thing since ho has become ac
quainted with the subject, which would
be prejudicial to any one whom he has
invited to take an interest in the institu
tion, nor intentionally, any one else en
gaged in the business of Life Insurance.
Yours, truly,
New York Sun says the contest between
CC. Bowen and K. C. DeLarge, of South
Carolina, for the honor of a seat in thc
Forty-second Congress, has" been virtually
decided in favor of the former. Thc Com
missioner!! of Election of Beaufort county
(in DeLarge's district) were arraigned and
tried last week in the U. S. Circuit Court
at Charleston, upon an indictment setting
forth that Williams, Langley, and Cleaves,
the aforesaid Commissioners, had, while
acting in that capacity at thc last election,
stuffed thc ballot-boxes, falsified thc elec
tion record, made false returns of the
number ol' votes cast, and committed
divers other acts in violation of thc Uni
ted .States enforcement law. Thc jury
found the prisoners guilty, and Judge
Bond sentenced them each to two years'
imprisonment in the penitentiary.
Tile Court having thus sustained Bow
en's charges of fraud in that district-, it is
moro than likely that DeLarge will be
compelled to retire and give place to his
storm nf wind and rain passed over the
Kastern side of this County on Thursday
morning last, a little after sunrise. In the
neighborhood of Brcazt ale's Mill thc work
of destruction began, and the greatest
fury seemed concentrated a mik- or two
beyond, in the direction of Belton. Thc
residence and ci-buildings ol' .Mr. Robert
C. Keys were blown down and thc family
barelv escaped with their lives, one or two
members ol his huusehoH being sej?m>ly
injured. Everything waa torn literally .lo
pieces, even to the clothing upon their
persons. Other houses in the oath of the
tornado were violently hurled to thc
ground, and an immense amount of tim
ber and fencing was blown down. The
track of thc hurricane was only a few
hundred yards wide, and it was most de
structive in the locality mentioned, which
is seven or ei?;ht miles East of this town.
lt appears miraculous that no lives were
lost, and that so few casualties to persons
occurred.-Anderson Intelligencer.
cd, fresh, instructive, decidedly ono of
thc best Agricultural monthlies on our
table. Thc frontispiece, a handsome en
graving of General JOHNSON HAOOOD,
President of the South Carolina Agricul
tural and Mechanical Society, is worthy of
the xMagazineand General. General HA
OOOD is no Militia < Jeneral, but a Confed
erate officer, who won his spurs upon tin
field of battle, and in taking the lead
in favor of improved agriculture, ho is
only following his old habit of being al
ways in the front. Dr. E. M. Pendleton
of Sparta, Ga., Dr. C. U. Shephard Sr.,
the celebrated chemist, and B. Mason, of
Fla., Col. D. Wyatt Aiken, and a score
of other well posted planters, make their
contributions to this number. A glance
at the names of the various places at
which correspondents date their contri
butions is convincing proof of the wide
circulation and extensive influence of the
Rural Carolinian. The only wonder is
that such a Magazino cab be supplied at
the low rate of ?2 per annum, and yet
afford a reasonable profit to the publish
ers. Messrs. WALKER, EVANS <fe Coo.s
WKLL, Charleston, S. C.
The Atlanta Constitution learns that
four citizens ol' Talladega, Ala., have
been arrested and carried to Montgome
ry under tho charge of being Ku Klux.
This is the first case, perhaps, under thc
new bill. The defendants Were discharg
ed by the United States Commissioner,
no case having been made out against
them. ' : '.:_' : ' >
-Mv. R. H. Grenekei's stables, in
Newberry, were i1 burnt oh :Wednesday
morningiast. .-- ?' -. '. - ?...
THE FLOOD IN THE Mississipn.-The
Memphis Appeal states that the caving
in of all the bluffs on the eastern side of the
Mississippi, from Cairo to New Orleans,
aaa led to curious : results. Fort. Pillow
lias entirely dmppe?red. There .is not
vertage of thc earthworks erected by Gen
eral Pillow and other* at Randolph. The
river has. cut cavernous depths for its
strong currents beneath the everlasting
hills, and these have slowly crumbled an
fallen, a grain of sand at a" time, into tho
abysses of the mighty deep. Now and
then hill-sides have disappeared in a single
night, and, curiously enough, this work
of desolation goes on mainly upon the
eastern side of the rivor. Here at Mem
?his, as at Vicksburg, Columbus, Fort
'illow and Randolph, the resistless, fath
omless river, whose course none I may
anticipate and none can resist, pursues its
appointed tasks with a force and pertmaci
ty which has lessened propertv values
between Wolf river and Fort Pickering
many millions of dollars.
The Mississippi Pilot is informed that
the high water in the bottom, along the
Yazoo Valley, is now within eighteen
inches of being as high as that of-1867.
Many fine plantations are entirely sub
merged, and serious apprehensions are
entertained that if the flood does not sub
side quickly the cotton crop of that sec
tion will be a failure. The incessant rain
in connection with the breaks in the Mis
8?ssippi river levee, is the cause of the
pgr Tho most revolting crime that has
probably ever been committed in Arnon
ca is now under investigation in the
Litchfield (Conn.) courts. A father, who
appears to have been tolerably well odu
caf ed, lias been making his daughters thc
victims of his incestuous desires for fif
teen years, and deliberately murdering
the unnatural offspring of his lust.
^^"That women was a philosopher
who, when she lost her husband, said she
had one great consolation-sho knew
where he was o' nights.
journeys over the continent-through
Turkey, India, China, Japan, Peru, Chili,
Paraguay, Brazil, and Mexico, and the
United States-in thom all to some ex
tent, and in some to a great extent, I have
found thc universal Ayor represented by
hi? family medicines, which are often
held.in fabulous esteem. Whether they
win their marvelous reputation by their
cures, I know not, but I know they have
it to such a degree that it frequently gave
me a distinguished importance to have
come from tho same country. [Field's
letters from abroad.
Delays are Da ngerons.
That poor, emaciated Consumptive
who is now beyond all hope of recover}',
might now bc hale and hearty had he not
neglected that slight Cough. Be advised,
if you have a Cough or Cold, get at once
a bottle of DR. TUTT'S EXPECTO
RANT and you will soon be relieved.
Do not put it off.
Special Notices.
Time Tests the Merits of all Things.
Ha* been tested ?ii every variety of climate, and
by almost every nation known to American?. It ls
Hie almost constant companion mid inestimable friend
or Hie missionary and lae traveler, ?n sea and land,
and no ono should travel on our LAKES orRrvxas
It in a ?peedy and Hafc remedy for burns, scaul?,
CHU?, bruises, wounds and various oilier injuries, cs
well as for dvsentcry, duirrlia-a. and bowel com
plaints generally, and is admirably Milted tor every
race of men on thc face of (he glube.
Ile sure you call for and get Hie genuino Pail.
Killer, ?is many worthless now rums are attempted to
bo gold on lite great reputation of tins valuable Medi
t5T"Direcllon? necompanv each bottle.
By Price 2.1 cts., 5U et?, and fcl.CO per bottle.
Poisonous Medicines.
The theory that the virus of disease can bc safely
counteracted by doses of poisou, is false and dange
rous. Within the last twenty-live years, not lets
than a sore of virulent poisons have been ndded to
the repository of the medical profession. They are
given in smBll doses, otherwise they would destroy
life immediately1; hut even in minute quantities
they produce, ultimately, very disastrous effects. It
is unwiscand unphilosopliical to employ, as rcmediesi
powerful ?nd insidious drugs, which, in subjugating
one. disease, sow the seeds of another still more un
manageable. None of these terrible medicaments
op;rate with as much directness ami certainty upon
the causes of disease as D.isU-ltcr'a Stomach Bitters,
a tonic and corrective uitkout u ningi? deleterious
Ingredient iii itt competition. Arsenic and qulniu
aro given for intermittents; bromide td potassium for
nervous disorders; strychnine and prussic acid ie
general debility; mercury, In various farms, for li?.,
complaint; preparations of chloroform and opium
for sleeplessness: and yet these deadly drugs do i ..
compare, as specifics for the disrates above ennuin; I
ted, with that wholesome vegetable invigorntit r.n l
alterutive, while they are all so pernicious that il i
astonishing any physician should take Hie responsi.
bil ly of prescribing llietn. Let invalids, for their
own sakes, try the Bitters beh-ro Ihey resort to the
jioisons. The relief tiny will experience from a
course of the harmless rfpeculc, will render a recourse
to thc unsafe preparations referred to, quite un
JU arri a se Gaide.
Evtnv ONE ms OWN noci?n.
A private instructor for married persons or
tboso about to bo married, both malo and fe
male, in everything concerning the physiolo
gy and relations of our sexual system, and th
production and prevention of ofl'spring, inelu
ding all the new discoveries never before given
in tho English language, by WM. YOUNG, M
D. This is really a vauuhle and interesting
work. It lt written in phin language for thc
general reader, and is illustrated with nume
rous engraving?. All young married people
or those contemplfttiug murringo, nnd having
the least, impediment tn married life, sbouli
read this bock. It discloses secrets that every
one should be acquainted with, still it is u
book that must be locked up and not lie about
tbe house. It will be Benito any address on
receipt of 50 cte. Address Dn. WM. YOUNO
No. 416 Spruce Street, above Fourth, Pbila
Nov. 24 Om 4S
Eastman's Business College,
A Southern Institution, located at
The recognised Head of all Commercial or Business
Schools for the Practical, Useful Education of Young
Men, training them for au Active Successful Life.
Students are admitted every week day in the Year.
For further particulars of thc Course of Study, Terms,
icc, address A. It. EASTMAN, Principal.
We will insert an advertisement
lu Ten First-class
South Carolina Newspapers,
Including One Daily.
We refer to the publisher of this paper, to whom
our responsibility ii well known.
Address GEO. P. HOWELL ?fe CO.,
Advertising Agent!,
No.4:1 Park Row, New York.
The old standard rem edy for Coughs, Colds, Conwimp
tlon. " nothing better." CUTLKU BROB. St Co., Boston.
Cleans Kid Gloves and all kinds or Cloths and Clolh-.
mg ; removes Paint, Orease. Tar, Ac, hi?t<tntly, with
out tho least Injury to ihe finest fabric Sold by Drug
gists and Fancy Good's Deajers. FIlAGltANTSAPO
LINE CO., 83 Barclay St., New York, 46 La Salle St.,
A DAY FOR A KI. willi Stencil Tools.
Address A. E. GUII.IM, Springfield, Vt.
A MONTH Horse and Carriage furnished.
Expenses paid. H. SHAW, Alfred, Me.
Agents! Read This!
* . of $30 per Week and expenses, or allow
a large commission, tn sell our new and wonderful
inventions. AddresiM. WAGNEli ? CO., Marshall,
Mich. .
And send T went v-QveCcnts for a Tlctet and draw
a Watch, Sewing Machin?, .Plano,- or some arllole of
value. -No blank?. Six for-One Dollar. Address,
PACKARD & CO., Cincinnati, Ohio, 19
par- It is reported that a colored man
-a desperate character-residing in Wil
amsburg.County, near Coward's Depot,
,-as hungry a party of disguised men,
ni&onday night last.
GOLTJ^Biiying at 109 and selling at 1 ll.
COTTON-To-day's market opened with
,'frfr demand at yesterday's closing
?rices, closing qjoiet ; full styled Liver
tool middling,.I3J, and New Xork mai
lling,, -Iii. Sales, 608 hales. Iteceipts,
36 bales.
BACON-Stock large and market un
hanged ; C. Sides, 12 ; G. B; Sides, 1H;
moulders, [email protected]? ; Hams, [email protected]; Dry
Salt Shoulders, 8 ; Dry Salt C. Ii. Sides,
li ; D. S. Clear Side?; H. \ K A I '
CORN-Prime white is selling at [email protected]
. 05 by the car load from depot ; retail,
(105. - 1 ~
WHEAT-We quote.ob.oice white, 8185 ;
imber, ?1 75. .
FLOUR-City Mills, [email protected];.at_re-,
ail, Si $ barrel higher. Country, 87 50,
glO, according to quality. ,
. CORN MEAL- $1.at wholesale; 8110
it retail.
OATS-65 @ 80. . i!iJt;. ._
OF : '
(Formerly C. A. Platt & Co.,)
214 Broad Street, Angusta, Ga.
Maple aha Walnut Bedsteads,
35 to $10!
WE particularly call the attention of
purchasers to our SOLID WAL
Durability and Cheapness.
MENT is still in operation. Special or
ders will bo promptly? attended td. Re
pairs done in all its branches.
Hair Cloth, Enameled Cloth, Reps,
Tern,- and Springs, and all articles suita
ble for Manufacturers, we offer at Low
Augusta. May 2 lyl9
J. M. NEBIIKTT. I W. H. GoonmcH.
THE Undersigned respectfully an
nounce to the people of Edgefield
and'adjoining Counties, that they are still
engaged in the manufectfire of
Cotton 0?RS,
Of the well-known and highly approved
MR. NEBLETT, who has fourteen
years' practical experience in making
these GINS, will give his personal atten
tion to the business, and wo feel confi
dent of giving entire satisfaction to those
favoring us with their orders.
ED in the best manner.
At Goodrich's.Machinc Works.
jjSS-Capt. LEWIS JONES, of Edge
fiold, is our authorized Agent, and all or
ders received by him will meet with
prompt attention.
May 2 * 5m lfl
Have Now in Store a Full Line
Spring and Summer Goods,
Which, they will Sell at the
Low est Priced for Cask !
Have Just Received an Extensive Line of |
Black Grenadines,
From 75 ?ts. to $4,50 per Yard.
Also, a Beautiful Assortment of
All Colors and Latest Styles.
Christopher Gray & Co.
Apr 19_lm 17
THE Law Finn of BUTLER it YOU
MANS has been dissolved by mutual
March 31, 1871.
A T T ? ENE Y A T . L A W,
Edgefield, S. C. .
Apr5! _4t _ j li
Sheriff 's Sale."
WOOMBII** * co., j Fomi]osliroof
J. and G. W. Neal. j Uen <M ( ,R0P
IN pursuance of an Execution to mc
directed, ?TI the above stated case, I
will sell at Edgefield C. H., on Saturday
thc 13th May next, the following describ
.d property, belonging to thc Defendant,
T. Neal, to wit :
Terms Cash, on day of Sale.
April 2?I, 1871, 2te 19
ALL persons indebted to the Estate of
JAMES HATCHER, dee d., will
make payment atan early date ; and those
having claims against mid l?state will
render them in properly attested, without
iclav. .
May 2_3t__ 19
Bankrupt's Sale.
AT the residence of the Bankrupt ED
WARD P. COLEMAN, in Edgefield
County, South Carolina, will be sold on
THURSDAY, 25th May, 1871, the IN
TEREST of tho Bankrupt in the REAL
said Bankrupt, not oxenjmt by law from
the operations of the Bankrupt Act.
Saie to commence at ll o'clock, A. M.,
and continuo until all thc property is
pa- Terms Cash.
WM. T. GARY, Assiirnce.
May 3 4t \ \ . ? 19
Electric Fly paper.
THE most effective article known.
Kills Flies instantly. For snje a?
May 2 _ tf 19.
Gaul's Sicily Lemon Sugar.
ASPENDID Preparation for making
. Lemonade. Sold at
May . tf 19
$50 Reward.
T?LEN on tho night 24th inst., one
ligh, 5 years old, bald or white face,
h roo white; feet, largo white spot on left
lido of his belly, shod in rrbht, Vith one
ihoe on right hind foot. .. - .?.?j
I will give the above* reward for both,
loree and thief, or $25 for, either," deliv
ered at Ridge Spring Depot, C, C. &"Al:
Et. E., Edgefield County, ?. C, : -
April 20 2t 18
Spring and Summer Announcement
ll r
Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.,
MULL ARK Y BROTHERS have much pleasure in informing
;heir Patrons, Friends,and Residents of ?Edgefield and .surrounding Country
)f the'i?i.rg'e and ?^en*iv^ Arrivals ..which: t?iey-^ave^receiv?d in
Ev?ry Department of their Establishment for the Coming Season.
These Goods, amounting to many Thousands of Dollars, have been pur
;hased by their RESIDENT BUYER in New York, with every advantage
;hat could be possibly attained.
They have been selected with the utmost care and discretion in the
First Importing Houses in that City.
They have been bought for Prompt Cash down, thus saving them
Large and Heavy Discounts, and the Designs and Styles are of
;he Latest and most approved Patterns.
Every Department of their Store is replete with Every requisite and they
respectfully request a call from visitors to Augusta, feeling assured that
?hey will give Every Satisfaction.
?3gp T? t?e Wholesale Trade, they offer every facility for Cash ;
iri'd Gauntry Merchants will: find it tp tneir advantage' to examine their
3{oct?befOTe^rch?8?ng elsey h ere? . g ?
Dry Goods Merchants^
May 2_3m_19
Fashionable Clothing!
A. T., GRAY, ,,
*TM Uli I
229 Broad
Sti'e?t, Augusto, Georgia*
Has Received, and is ready to show the public
A. Choice Stock
dii.Oi if AH
Also, a very well selected asrortment of
Gents' Furnishing Goods !
In drawing attention to the above, I desire to assure those who have dealt
with me, and those who have not, that I will sell as low as any/one, and
misrepresent nothing. Every one is invited to examine my Goods before
purchasing elsewhere.
Opposite Masonic Hall,
May 2 2m 19
helesale Crecer
Commissi?ii Merchant
283 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.,
AS NOW ON HAND a Full and Complete Stock of CHOICE FAMILY
GROCERIES and PLANTERS SUPPLIES, among which may be found
the folio wi nc :
100 Hhds. BACON,
50 Bbls. LARD,
500 " FLOUR, all grades, .
50 Hhds. SUGAR,
300 Sics. COFFEE,
300 Boxes SOAP,
200 ? CANDLES,
100 " STARCH,
100 " SODA,
5000 Bushels CORN,
3000 " OATS,
500 Sacks SALT,
100 Cases LYE and POTASH,
All Goods will bc sold Very Low.
1?0- ." : RYE WHISKEY,
20 " GIN and RUM,
200 M. SEGARS. various grades,
150 Boxes TOBACCO,
200 Do/.. BUCKETS,
50 Do/.. BROOMS,
,50 Nest? TUBS,
50'rfli?s. MOLASSES,
100 Bbls. SYRUP.
Give me
Mav 2
a Call.
Planters' Grocery House.
G-ro cers
Dealers Iii Produce,
267 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.,
KEEPING as usual a large and well assorted Stock of Choice Gro
ceries and Provisions, solicit a' continuation ?i their Carolina friends'
kind patronage.
JC?"" During the Summer, those of their Planting Customers requiring
time purchases, will be accommodated for Cotton Factor's acceptances, paya
ble First November next.
May 2 2m 19
Medical Card.
Spring and.Summer Styles
AVING vated myself in Orange
ville, for t' purpose of resuming the
practice, c my-Profession, and feeling
that long and practical experience justi
ne* mo in claiming a share of public pat
ronage, I now respectfullv oller to the
citizens of Graniteville and the surround
AKES greatploasure in informing the j in^ country my professional services as
Ladies of Edgeiield and vicinity that she : a Physician. Calls upon me at all times
bas just returned from New York with | and all hours will meet with the prompt
ing Elegant Stock ol' MILLINERY and lest attention.
FANCY GOODS, embracing fill tho NO V- J ' T beg'l&lvo'tb-refer to the following
ELTIES OF THE SEASON, to which ! well known gentlemen: Dr. W. D. Jen
she invites thoir special attention. j nings, A. A. Glover, Esq., Jas. L. Mathis,
Additions will be made to tho Stock Esq., Julius Day, Esq., Andrew Ramsay,
weekly of all the Novelties as they ap- j Esq., W. P. Durisoo, Sr., Esq., J. A.
pear, I Uland, Esq., Dr. John Lake, Capt. Lewis
AT 215 BROAD STREET. ! Jones, Gen. R. G. M. Dunovant.
Opposite Central Hotel,
Augusta, Ga.
Apr 5 _lm
April 12
'.Fair N????'l ^ 1
Buchan's Carbolic Disinfecting:
. Soap,--'- ' j
ALL jjerspns, haying: jda}ms against t.Ytf7?tT7ABLfc;-for. p?h?ng Horsed,
tho Estato of WARY1 MOBLEY, ? A Cattle,' Dogs; < and other domestic-uni,
lee'd., are notified to rtnder the kahley * *?r gale at., .. . ?itK?tf?J ?
duly attested, to the undersigned, by tha^..,,,',, t?ti Lr, PENIS'S D RTJG
1st upe .next, pr .their cairne .will bo . Apr 20 ~ y '
$20A-T*v-in ver*besl bu*i?M-e'"^?-ffc~e*1
baJrauinrMa ?ja. . w
May 2 2t 19
_ajrents. For particulars address, urah stamp,
MOOBJS & Co., Ill 8d St., LOUI?T?W,' IjPer 1
lgryi SPRING AND SUMMER. 1871.
?tclhiiig Emporium !
Wholesale and Retail Dealer
. -ANL
?,r;v?? ihm ..i .0/.
Eiirnishliig Goods.
MANUFACTURED expressly for me in New York City, and designed especially
for this market, by those celebrated Clothiers, Jas. WUde, Jr., A Co., ? Cnaa R. Peet &
Co.. and Brokaw Brothers.
My Stock is the largest and most varied I have ever offered in the city of Angosta,
embracing all Fashionable Styles of
Gents' Ready-Made Clothing and Boys' Suits.
I would call especial attention to the celebrated GUANAC A UMBRELLA, the best
ever introduced in America, of which I am the only Agent in thia market
Having every facility to procure Goods from first hands, I will at all times keep the
best of Goods, at the lowest prices. It will afford me great .pleasure to/show my Stock
to visitors.
Old Insurance Block Building, Broad Street, AUGUSTA, GA.
Augusta, May 2 2m 19
No. 1, Park Row,
EVER BROUGHT TO EDGEFIELD, And I can Boast that they are
Much Cheaper than Any Brought to this Market
Since thc War!
.'.Hl?-??fi>UI tUlkiiUitiit \.nn ^>?i?'>tl>jf? iu?ii:?l
My Stock consists in part as follows :
Bleached and Brown SHEETINGS and SHIRTINGS,
42 Inch Pillow Case COTTONS,
7-8 SHIRTINGS, at only 10 cts. per yard,'
200 Pieces PRINTS, n w and beautiful,
Brown Linen DRILLS and DUCKS for Men and Rovs* wear,
Beautiful Linen COATINGS, "
White Linen DRILLS and DUCKS,
CASSIMERES, all prices,
Bed TICKINGS, Cotton YARNS, Spool COTTONS, &c.
Handsome Dress Goods,
All the .Latest Styles,, Such-as: . ;
JAPANESE, Plain and Plaid POPLINS,
Striped LENOES,
BAREGES and GRENADINES at 12} eta per yard,
Figured LAWNS at 12} cts per yard,
MOURNING GOODS at prices very low,
BOMBAZINES, Black and colored ALPACAS, ?cc. .
Jaconet MUSLINS at 12} cts per yard,
TARLATANS, Plain and Corded SWISS,
Plain and Striped NAINSOOKS,
Bishop and Victoria LAWNS,
Checked and Corded MUSLINS.
BRILLIANTS, and Birds Eye Diaper,
Gents' and Ladies' L. C. HANDKERCHIEFS, in great variety, very
cheap,. . ,;.?., .. ... ?tfM 'A
A beautiful line of PIQUES ar.d PIQUE TRIMMINGS,
Irish LINENS, all prices, from 25 cts to $1.00 per yard.
Gloves ano* Hosiery.
A full line GLOVES for Gents,'Ladies,"?fsses 'and Children, and HO
SIERY in .endless variety, cheaper than ever,,,. . ,?,.<#?
Ladies, Misses and Children's Trimmed and Untrimmed HATS, all the
most fashionable styles,
The latest designs in GYPSIES, JOSEPHINES, Straw TRIMMINGS, &c
Gent's and Boys' HATS, a varied assortment, and very cheap.
I make this a speciality in my business and would therefore- advise all
who are in want of SHOES to call and examine my Stock before purchasing
An extensive assortment in each Hne, and aJl very cheap. . , .
? ? - -Jf ?v*> 's^ <? I rTr 3\ Cf Ci *! ? ?J
Olioioe C3riro?o2ri?s.
A "eneral Stock always on hand, and at the lowest figures.
Chewing and Smoking Tobacco, Segai's,
Pipe?, A:c,
All grades, and at reduced rates."
Toilet Soaps, Pomade, Extracts, the Very Best.
a?fi j ? <v? ?\JJL. 'JJ ri \Jt, '. iL. ? 'j i.; ' .. j ! yt J\ .li *4 A [if. T
AH -of the ??jove Goods will bc so Wi at a small ad
vance on first cost. *
?',j6^?oIia? one- ?om?-all,> and examinemy.Stock. :.I but ask .that-you
'come* andeee" fdr yourselves.;-. . . ; ur ; ? j 4 .?......
..ammm^m o. F.?H:EATHAM.
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