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Tj O C A. Tu ,
f J. FEL VEHS, Assistant Editor.
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SATURDAY, AUG. 35, 1874.
A 4fcuei*y for the New? and
TnE Indictment and Specifications
Did not Cl>iof Justice Mooes write
trio articles which recently appeared in
the AcjUU and Courier against Cbamber
InHi? fflifljSr jihe fhther of fcho Govor
nflV wrote the first editorial, did he not
returfl 'to Cofambi.vfor documents and
then go back to Charleston and finish
up the work fur hiasonV What will
the Acte? and Courier get this time '!
The Work of the Convention.
The Convention which mot hero on
Thursday last was ouj of o insider ibid
moment in more than one way. Th.it
there aro two factions in this County
now is a fact too patent to bo diit'ed
Under such circumstances a bitter uud
noisy contest for the ascendancy in the
Convention might have been expected.
We regret to say that our.cxpjotatiotis
wore realized. IJut our sorrow, at
such a division," was somewhat a >ot!iud
by the independent and manly course
tnlren ? by thcloading spirits of the Con
vention. Tito result cannot b j other
than gratifying, to the lovers of liberty
and the interests of the party. It ^as
naid by some that our Sen t or Was do id.
\Vhut have' his dofamers to say now?
The people, by their representatives,
have declared that they will stand by
him, and that thoy do not beliovc on.
word that has lbeou-' uttered against,
him. ''Who couquors him will fin I a
stubborn foe." Un a whole tlu Con
vcutiou did well. The rulings of that
able a d uuswering 1'cpuhlicnn, lion
S. L. Duncan, gave eminent satisfac
tion. Thank Heaven there are enough
good sturdy Republicans yet in this
County to keep the party intact
Wo indulge the hope, however, tint
the bad louliug existing between a few
in our party . will soon bo forgotten.
Let us ull come together, and wo k for
one common end. Wo cannot utt'ord to
Who is the ring master ? Is it Greek !
Who brayed on Monday last. c?co F. 11.
Last week wos the bot lest wc ever felt.
Oh for nn ico bouse!
Mr. J.East anuou icei hhmolf for
Mh Rronson has fine cotton adjoining his
garden. He is good for u bale to the acre.
Moses says if hie.quarrels with his up
pointccs should rip up old stories he will
help them with a lie or two addition il.
Moses will commission men \jho will
flwco^lo vote for him. Will he find fifteen
Parties have .teen caucassing all lite
wee o whiskey-.used. Missionary pa
Mr. P. M. Gcucral is a candidate for
School Commissioner. He is a young mun
of considerable intelligence and is a hard
Mr. Addic Rnnsdalc, opposite Mr. Frant/.
Briggmann, keeps a'nice grocery^ and deals
honestly with his customers. Give him a
of Lend Coovni-ssion notoriety?
?o8teyeUa'Wfly from Barnwoll until jmt
the other day, is stumping that County for
The editor of the Lexington Dispatch and
Vhe quill driver of the Abbeville Medium
tore having n quarrel through their respec
tive journals-. *'A woman is at the bottom
Mr. G. Bclivtr, kciptr of the County
Poor House says he will not give Moses
quarters nt that place. The jailor will take
charge of him at the January term of Court.
Vide But^w . (
A gamo of baso ball was played on Tiles,
day last between the Swamp Angels and
Ornhgo Clubs. Tlic latleT won 71 to 15.
There arc two more games to be played be
fore the championship will be decided.
- A?'-i?'i. -A
Vk'e Bbnll always he ready to join in the
l *"1' ? "?'f T'A"' ''i
prevailing opinion, <hotthe public schools, j
?vhioh .havo produced so many eminent
chnrac'rrs in Europe, are the best adapted
to the genius and constitution of the Ameri
Uli TT-""*? IUI I IIIIII IM'MimYI
Who ia the fighting editor of tho Free
Citizen? . ,
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See nc|*c$ of r^imniptioo i oT Jliss
Kvsius' Primary School on Tuesday,
Hon. .7. B. Campbell ia spoken of as the
^rbjbairic ifepttbllcSji ftpahuUdate for Govcr
?0?; faojs # ErZlf&W Sentinel.
He is of $80,000 and tho Bank of the
State lame. '-Has'Brumon never haarl
of him before?
Tho Hon. W II Lleodiah, of Branch
ville, and Mr, Jus, Van Tassel, of our
' ? ? f Ml
Town, deserve,great praise? for the faith
ful aud impartial manbor' \n which they
performed their arJuou3 duties as Sec
r. t in its of tho late County Convcntiui J
H. 1'. Cooke,' Esq., Is iudiguant at the
manner in which Judus 1 sea riot Moses
treated him. His Kxoollency, lie says, has
forgotten the oomruonosl rules of otiquette.
Cooke says be turned his back long ago
upon the command, "Thou shall not steal."
The democrats have carried North Caro
lina. Several counties that hadn't gone
democratic for fourteen year.* voted against
republicanism squarely. Let this teach Re
publicans here a lesson. It wont do to be
wrangling in tho party always. ?
Editorial notices have become so common
that people do not pay much attention to
thorn any more, but we shall, nevertheless,
give that staunch obi firm,.!. McNamara,
this passing squib. It is'jjust lb^ store at
which to obtain goo i n\ticlos in nil lines at
fair prices. Ami the best of it is. you will
be dealt ?villi hor.c tlv. Give Me. a call.
The Chariest" n Newt and Courier is
evidently a Moses organ. T?vo y oars i go
I lint paper, so rumor ha I it, got ten
thousand dollars, from our '-Robber Gover
nor'' to support him. Wonder how much
it was paid three weeks ago ? It is good
for the Democrats that they have at last
another paper published in Charleston now.
The Sun, we believe, has some stability
Mr. Jam %s Cat tu on Sr., an oil and mich
esteemed citizen of this town left on a deer
hunt the first of this week aud arriva 1 home
yesterday with the first choice of a very fine
dear Killed by him on the morning of that
day near fire.it Branch. We hope he will
be as successful in every other mi lertaking
in lifo as in the deer hunt. This being the
first deer Mr. Cannon over killed the leys,
as is usual among deer hunters, put him
through their regular iuiatiou o? such occa
The best kind of a salesman for these (I?11
times is an advertisement in a newspaper.
It never tires in its labors, aud never shirks
its duty ; it talks to customers when they
are in the best mood to be favorably im
pressed. It has access to the merchants,
the scholar,'the artist, the mechanic and
the farmer. It goes unquestioned into the
most private aud sacred of retreats. Tho
lawyer listens, to it while working up his
case; tho doctor dives into it when not di
vining disease; the ladies have it in their
laps while leisurely lolling in their boudoirs
It is present in thousands of places at t!.c
same moment. .
MA flOXKTS HOTKL?
The hostess of this universally popular
house has prepared and put up over four
hundred pounds of preserves for table use,
besides a large quantity of mvesi pickles ,
laiices, tomn.lto catsup, brandy peaches, and
other things which will stand the tu>t of
taste. No wonder Mr4; M'^roucy is popular
with her boarders when she takes so much
pains to please I hem. It is not saying too
much to declare that no one but a disap
pointed old bachelor, or an old maid who
has passed'lho meridian of life would find
fault with tier table. Of course they won't
be satisfied in Heaven. Vcrbum tut tapicntt.
COMING HOME TO ROOST?
A few years ago, Harriet Becchcr St owe,
the sister of the Rev. Henry Ward Bcechor.
deemed it her duty tu resurrect from the
alqiost forgotten past, tho scandals against
the immortal poet, Lord Byron,gr wing out
of his relations with his wife. She even
went to the length of 0barging him with the
crime tf incest with his sisler. The book
was a most shameful one, and by its nature
incapable of doing any good. Retribution
has come. Her brother is in a much worse
position than Lord Byron ever was. None
(if Byron's liasohs rests upYn such solid
evidence as that of Decpher with Mrs. Til
ton. Tho Puritan, who went out of her
^Wiy J^|ts$a'|tJ|c greatest of English write rs
now has an opportunity for defence in her
dwn household, Tbejrft^s a law of recom
pense or retribution, of which Mrs. Stowo
is now fully aware. The wife of her broth
er Is another Lord Byron in injury, and as
euch will descend to history.
ENTHUSIASTIC MEETING IN THE
COL'IIT'HOUSE SQUARE ON
SPEECHES BY SOLICITOR HUTTZ,
SENATOR ANDREWS, R. DUN
CAN, GEORGE B?tiVER
On Wcdno sday hist a huge and en
thusiastic crowd, at the head of which
was the indefatigable John II Phillips
and a lively baud of mus:.c, marched
into the Court House Square and halted
in front of a stand which had been
erected for the occasion. Alter three
rousing cheers Senator Andrews was
unanimously elected Chairman, and A.
T. Cain Secretary.
Senator Andrews didn't propose to
make a speech, but said after the Con
vention was over than wuul 1 be a large
barbecue, at which I hope to address
you more fully witli others who will ap ?
prise you of out situation. He was not
a.-hamcd to toll his record as Senator,
and would. Senator Andrews took his
peat here. On motion Solicitor Iiuttz
was called for. He was introduced
amidst applause thai, made the very air
SOLICITOR liUTT/.'a SAID IN SUB
When he arrived here this morning
he did not know anything of a public
meeting of this character. Hut as the
County Convention was coming oil" to
morrow, and it being his Circuit, he
thought lie would conic up and lend his
iuOuinco towards electing good and
honest men to the State Convention.
He thanked his many friends in this
County for the confidcucd they seemed
to have iu him, and hoped that he had
so conducted him.-cU* as to win their
respect. When the}' elected h5ni if
they thought that he would not pros.s
cuto a republican as quick as a demo
erat, they were mistaken; he had acted
in a manner to win the sanctim o!' his
own conscience, and believed that his
record met with the approval of his
friends, lie had always been n ltepub
lieau, but meant to say today that it
would be impossible for the Republican ?
party of this State to maintain its pros
tigo abroad, retain its power and patron
age at ho tic, without rjlbfaing. M ui
placed in office must do their duty hon
estly ami faithfully. They must not ex
pect more tha n theirsalary unit ho legit
imate ft c? of their positions. If they want
ti.ore, let ihem i-tay at homo There
are plenty of utodcvt men in o ir party
who will accept uflioe for what it hon
estly pays. The office holder that
commits wrcng, wrougs*you and I and
'he party. If you elect a mm
Covernor who is not satisfied with
83.500 a jcar, and ho takes more i n or
der that hi- cupidity may bo gratified, ho
robs that which belongs to you, to me
and to the democrats. Therefore it is
our duty to cast aside such men nnJ
take up i thers, and never dispair until
we get the right ones. Dishonest ino:>
who have halchirgj of tlu Stu e, wil 1
get up today an I pre ich reibriu
with as much complacency anlappa
rent hulicsty of purpose, as an an
gel. It- lie, Solicitor I'UttZj did
wrong, he Was willing to admit it. At
the last elccuou the party elevated a
man to the position of G?yorn?r, who
promised that lie would do right. You
all know V. ,J. .Moses, Jr., (u thousand
voices?To our sorrow.) Well hi! h id
control ol this State for four years be
fore he was elected Governor, lie was
Speaker of the 11 ou.-e for that time, a
position which gave him a tremendous
and dangerous power, if badly used.
He appointed all the chuirmou of the
various com mit tees of the House,
formed all its parts, through which he
had the power to make or unmake laws.
It was F. J. Moses, dr., who passed the
law which authorized Scott and Parker
to issue bonds. He did it because he
had used ONE million dollars of the
people's money in issuing pay nortti
cates to enrich himself. They issued
six MILLIONS of bonds upon which
they raised only otic million dollars.
And what did they do with the money t
Why, divided it between themselves
instead tof paying the needy hold
ors uJ" pay certificates. Aud thou
at twMaet Legislature he went to work
und had tlic bonds of his own begetting,
repudiated. What kind of honesty do
you cull that? He promised in tho
lust campaign that il* you would elect
him Jjbvciuor, he would so conduct
himself in) to bring credit upon the
party. When ho was ouec installed ho
made it convenient to forget Ilia pledges
aud wont to work aud invalidated bouds
upon ?vhich money was borrowed for his
behoof and beueflt. Now what shall wo
do with him '!
School Commissioner MoKlulay?
Repudiate him. (Clicers.)
I agroo vr'th my friend. Repudiate
him : that's .tho word. Moses did
wrong to justice, cqujty aud the \ people
when he caused the issue of fraudulent
paper to the amount of six millions,
of dollars. And yet ho wants you to
trust iiiiu one > mo c. The devil .take
the check of such a mun. I think that
ihc bonds in question ought never to
hava been issued, arid tho p-'ople ought
tc sec to it that they are licVjr p aid
Mftbes has not boon satisfied with his
salary of ?11,500, for I k .ow to a cer
tainty that ho received SG.0U0 from this
County, and it is said 812,000 from
another County Troxsurer and 83,000
froai a third County Treasurer. Those
who were able, hud to go to work aud
make up these amounts front their
private purses, or run the risk of going
to the Penitentiary. Altogether it is
estimated that Moses got about NINTY
THOUSAND dollars from tho various
Treasurers of this State ! Do uot
therefore, place a mm oa your Ii'git
lativo ticket who will n >t bejforj!) i n 1
solemnly pledge bis influence to th i
passage of a bill that will make your
Auditors, Treasurers and Jm.L'os ot
tho Peace elective. The Constitution
provides for this, but the first Ij^gisla
turn being grccu, the Governor induced
that body to enact a I ;w giving him
the power to appoint thesa o!fi:er<. If
Humbert had been elected, when Moses
seut for him aud asked him lor u loan
of mx thousand dollars, be could have
dulled His I xcollency without any f?ar
of bciug removed. W ien I ciuic up
hero to the last Court., I found that
.Moses wanted Humbert to plead guilty,
go to the Penitentiary, and say nothing
of him, and he would be pardon id. I
said no. If one goe-, the olh^r must
follow. Was I not right ? (_*'. es, yes,"
from the audience.)
T was three years in the Utitan army
and di I my ueut. Why? Dociuso I
bcliev-'d that I was in the right, an 1 I
do uot want the support of the rug ties
of tiny party; but have tried s> t> dj.
mean myself a." to merit the respect of
One word now as to our National
aiT.strs. There are eight white men in
th isUnion to one black uiin, im] I
li.uan to say that the ooo can't, fight
against the eight. The Republic*!!!
party fought through the last war sue
cessfully j a llepublicuu Congress gave
you the right to vote and liolJ office,
and yet to Jay they have heard so many
bad rumors about you, that they are
almost inclined to turn their hicks on
you. Grant and Co.igrcss say they
will shake you off if you don't do bet
1 remember when I was a boy to It a ve
read in the back part id'a spelling b u'<
Wim old lU1 Gliding a naughty b iy up
one of his npple trees Tho old gentle
man being kind hearted lir^L cudeivor
ed to coax the lad to come down ; ho
would no4; tho next pursuasion used wis
turfls of grass, the youth hiughcl at
Iii ill. '? Well," sat 1 the old man, "I
will try now what virtue thine is in
stones." Suiting his actions to his
words, ho pelted away tit the boy with
stones, one or two of which brought
him down in a hurry. S ? with Presi
dent Grant and Congress. They linvo
tried to coax you, they hare sent United
States troops hero to protect you, and
still you have disregard id their a I vice .
Now the List Congress became a little
vexed ut this, and resolve 1 to try a little
turf onyou; they passed a Jaw prohibit
ing nny one from sitting iipin a jury iu
the United Slates Courts who cannot
read and write; and il this does not in ik e
you do bettor, they will e tine the stones
ou you. If you were to turn the State
ovor to the Democrats, in my opinion,
there would be no use for your child r en
to learn how to read and write. Presi
dent Grant, therefor.', siid to your
Congressman "go back home to South
Carolina and work for reform.
General Klliott, who may have his
equal, but not his superior, in point of
intellect and eloquence, in that grand ar
ray of talleut, the Congress of tho United
States, has become ao thoroughly did
satisfied with the conduct of so in oof the
ollico holders that he lias concluded to
give up his seat in Congress, a position
which pa)s him live thousand dollars a
year, for otio of six hundred dollars
iu order to remain with us tho next two
year* for the purpose of contributing
his great influence to tho interest of
reform and good government. Was
thero ever a tuati who showed such deep
concern for the interest of his people,
buch great and putriotie disiut crested
iiCss in tho welfare Of bis State 'i Hut
General Klliott feels that your iuteruitti
aro his interests, your hopes his hopes,
tbatyour destiny is iusepcrably entwined
with his, and be is therefore, willing to
forego money, honors?till for the bene
fit of his blinded race iu Sojth Carj
liua. All houor to such a ma6. (Three
cheers wer? given for Elliott.)
General Elliott was Presldont of the
Convention that hoipod to elect Mosos.
Will ho help him now ? ("No, ho" from
Then to-morrow elect men to your
State Convention who will not support
Moses. If they go and deceive you,
and sell their votes, mark them so as
they will n.'vcr be forgotten. Leave
your local light out. This Convention
has nothing to do with your County
The democrats would like 'to have
.Moses re elected because they think he
will sink the party, and thus give the
control of the State to them.
President Grant says unless we dis
burse taxes honestly he wou't, should
the tax payers refuse to pay them, aid
us to co lect them. As Solicitor when
I fcc democrats robbed, I will stand by
them in upholding their rights as firm
ly as I would to any other set of men,
for I believe the majority of them arc
just a^ willing to see a republican in
office, provided he conducts himself
properly, as any other. It is only the
office >eokcr.h among them who raise a
hue aud cry.
And now fellow-citizcos, Grant has
said that he will withdraw the army
from our midst if we do not do better.
What will become of us i:i such an
event 7 When every Northern muu
leaves the State, and the soldiers
leave, where will you go ? Remember
that the army is made up of Northern
men and take these from your midst,
and you will have no further use for
a j ai ty organization .
I want the republican party to remain
it.tact. I believe that no colored man
will do his white fellow citizen a wilful
injury, and that it has ou'y boon through
the bad advice of dishonest leaders
that the colored people have made any
In conclusion my friends, I will say
that I have looked over the whole field
carefully. Mr. Chamborlain was not
originally my choice, but of those run ?
ning, he is the beat man. If he should
bu eleetel the Federal Government will
help him. For that reason, to morrow
when you elect delegates, instruct them
I i vi te for Chamberlain. (Three
I thank you for the patient hearing
you have given ine, and assure you that
you shall never have cause to regret
the confidence you have placed in mc
as your Solicitor, for I trust that I may
live to increase your respect f jr mc. If
an honest and faithful discharge of
duty can keep you my friends, I cher
ish no fear of ever having an enemy in
One of the speakers following Mr.
Ruttz took occasion to pitch into Mr.
Chamberlain somewhat after the stylo
of the Charleston Daily News & Courier
which brought Senator Andrews to the
Staad in reply. His ire being arous
c 1 he made it hot for tho opposition
On concluding his speech three bully
cheers were given for the Hon. D. II.
Chamberlain, and amidst the greatest
enthusiasm the meeting ndjourued.
Tho Comity Convention.
The Convention mot at 12 M. pursu
ant t ? the call of the County Chairman
for the purpose of oloctiug delegated to
the State aud Congressional Conven
Senator Andrews presided temporu
ri'y. On motion of Mr. J. P- Mays a
Committee of nine was appointed on
Credentials. The Chair announced as
ti e Committee Messrs. J V Mays, Jas
Van Tassel, R R Duncan, Shod rack
Morgan, A C Williams, Addison Haines
Levi Summers Rollin Moss an 1 Capt
The Committee retired about 2 o'clock
1\ M. and did not report until 7 in the
evening. While they were out, the
? ouveution was entertained by speeches
from various gentlemen .
On motion of Mr F R McK inlay
newspaper reporters wero invited to
the stand, and a Committee appointod
to escort the Hons. A J Ruinier and C
W Ruttz in the Convention.
The Convention was permanently or
ganized by electing Hon. Samuel L.
Duncan President, and W H Reedish,
Esq., and County Auditor Van Tassel
Secretaries. Then tho roal work of the
Those, elected to the Stato Conven
[Ion T C Andrews.
Mit Uli Duncan.
Sheriff E I Cain.
MR C W Caldw-elc.
The Congressional delegates arc :
S L Duncan.
Rev K Green.
John H Phillips.
J P Mays.
The Convention adjourned Friday
m?ruiDg just before bud rise. Itesolu
lions Tfero introduced thanking the
Chairman and Sccetaries for their pa
tient ahd courteous services to che Con
At the close of the Convention the
following rcsolutious were introduced,
which were passed except that part
which endorses Mr. Ransior for re eloo
tion. The Convention refused te bind
the delegates to vote for hey particti
Resolved, We the Republican Party
of Orangeburg 'County, in Convention,
assembled do hereby, heartily endorse
tho Hon. A. J. Ransatr for re-election
to (Congress, believing that lie has dono
his duty to the colored people of the
whole Country and to tho Republican
Party in this k State since its organiza
tion, nnd that (4in this we also indorse
C W. Buttz Esq.. as a faithful and itu
Mr. I'yas introduced |the following
Resolved, That the thanks of this
Convention be tendered to tho Hon. S
Ii Duncan for the able and impartial
manner in which Jhe has presided over
this Convention, nlso to the Secretaries
Hon. W H Rccdish and Jaa. Van
Mr. John Dix announces himself for
re election. He has discharged hit
duty faithfully aud honestly, and if tho
people should support. him again the)
interest of the people will suffer no de
triment in his hands.
OrrtcE or ?iie Oranoebcro News,
August 14th 187*
COTTON?Sales during the week 23
b.ile?. We quote :
Ordinary, to Good Ordinary,... 11<*?\2}.
bow Middling. 13*?
Rotun Rick.$l..r>0 per oushe\
Corn.Si.15 per bushel.
Cow Peas.? 90 to 1.10 per bushel
1M.NDEUS. 1.15 per bushel.
Mr. Editor :?You will please aiuiounco
the Rev. THOMAS PHILLIPS a Candidate
for School Commissioner for the nexl term,
subject to the action if the nominating
August 1st, 1S7-L
FOR THE LEGISLATURE
Mr. Editor:?Please announce Capt., 0.
J. JAMISON, of the Fork, a Candidate for
the next Legislature, at the Gomnig election
For the Legislature
Mr. Editor :?Please announce Judge R.
0. PREDICK, of the Fork, a Candidate for
the Legislatur? at the coming election nnd
Valuable Plantation for
Containing 220 acres moro or less, 100
acres in cultivation, balance invaluable
pine timber, good dwelling house with
rooms, all necessary outbuildings, splendid
barn, stables an I good ontbuildings for
laborers. In fact everything belonging to
a well improved Plantation. Situated 28
miles East of Orangeburg C. II., and 7
miles from Piukuey's lauding on Snntce
For terms apply to J. P. RULL Cokcsbery
Abborvilto County S. C, or to Mr. W. C.
RULL, living near the place, who will show
it to any one desiring to purchase.
nug 8 1871 2t
Notice of Dismissal.
Notice is hereby given to all ooncerned
that on the 27th day of August, 1874, I will
Kile my final account as Guardian of Ellua
ora L. Rents and Alice T. Rontz in th? Pro
hate Court of Orangeburg County nnd will
Petition for my final discharge.
JOHN C. HARVKY,
july 25?It Guardian.
Has a FRESH SUPPLY of TURNIP and.
CA1IRAGE SEKDSfor Fall planting.
All Seeds warranted.
JUST IN AT
J. Wallace Cannon s
LIQUORS, CIGARS, TOBACCO,
CANNED GOODS, CANDIES,
AM of the above goods are offorod at
PRICES to suit the present tight times,
jau SI 1874
J. FELDER MEYERS,
OFFICE COURT HOUSE SQUARE,
Will give prompt attention to all business
entrusted to him. mar 29?-tf