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THE ORANGEBURG NilEWS
TilAD. C. ANDREWS, Editor.
FINANCIAL Alii) Rl.SINF.8S M?NAOKR.
ftittciai Paper of the State ami
?t>f Oraiigeburg County*
jterrJ/e oranger urg news has
A larger circulation than
any other paper in the co un
SATURDAY, AUG. 22, 187M
BBeeegBaeaeH_ji_ g i-a
AN HONEST AND UNCORRUPTED MAN.
Hon. Daniel H. Chamberlain
of richland county.
Mr; Chamberlain Speaks.
Tho .Hon. D. II. Chamberlain has spoken,
and the clear and manly way in which he
answers the charges made against 11im by
the Muses organ of Charleston, should put
to blush the elastic consciences of the
editors of that journal. It would scorn that
the manner of attack employed by the n-wx
anil Courier, against. Mr. Chamberlain, in the
interest of Moses, would have brought forth
some bitterness from the people's candidate
for Governor; but we find him, instead, the
same cool and dignified gentleman that he
Iibb ever been. He deals with the issues of
the day, and the charges of his defnniers,
with that calmness which no one could main
tain under such circumstance-, except he be
conscious of his own absolute innocence. Ho
denies, in emphatic and manly wonts, any
responsibility In the Land Commission,
Sinking Fund Commission or Agricultural
J.ond Scrip frauds; and yet he has the
courage to acknowledge some mistakes in
Iiis official life, unlike Moses who endeavors,
nt every hand's turn, to saddle the blunders
of Lis administration upon some one else
In summing up bis statement, Mr.
Clinmberlain speaks with so much frank
nits und honest pride that we give his own
"Not only have I not received pecuniary
profit from any transactions in which 1 have
had un official duty to perform and not only
have 1 never been interested in any scheine
which was hostile to public interests, but
I can say, with honest pride, that no man
ever yet in South Carolina approached me
w ith a bribe in any form or solicit cd my
cflicirl or personal consent or co-operation
in any dishonest measure or action. Such
a degree of respect has at least been shown
me While denouncing mc in public as a
coriupt official,' my detainers have never
ventured to solicit the aid which they would
now convince the public 1 have been swift
to extend to all corrupt and fraudulent
mcatuicH. The little property which I now
posects I have acquired neither by corrup
tion nor speculation, but I have earned it by
honest and honorable labor, and 1 defy the
world to produce evidence sufficient to
excite a shadow of a presumption to the
contrary. I acknowledge mistakes, and I
regret the consequences of some acts in my
official career. I desire to see those conse
quences repaired, and 1 desire it all the
more because they have resulted in part
from my acts; but to every specific and
every general charge involving moral
delinquency or conscious wrong in my
official action in this State, I give my abso
lute and solemn denial."
No one but un honest and upright man
would speak in such plain terms to the
people Mr. Chamberbiin is before them
for their suffrages, and he takes tho right
viiw of the situation and leaves nothing un
said which properly they should know.
Moses took a different course entirely. With
the aid of bis father, he prepared for the
publio a long and ingenious speech, full of
sophistry und with plausibility enough to
deceive the uneducated mind. Behind that
stupendous Sun:tor oration he intends to
full whenever attacked. Replete with mis
t?kes, and denounced by .Judge Andrews as
being a base tissue of lies, it is yet the six
mouths work and digested defense of tho
present. Governor of the Stale Mr.
Chamberlain does not resort to fine rheto
ric and obscure allusions to history to cover
up or apologize for his record. He comes
down like a man, speaks in plain and in
telligible langungo to the people, and tells
tbcm whnt he has and what he has not
But to draw a comparison any further be
tween Chamberlain and Moses, would make
the contrast so unfavorable to the latter as
to render n dose of stomach bitters neces
sary. One is open, honest and intelligent,
thoroughly endowed with the finer traits
of life, while the other is a shrewd, un
scrupulous man,?a type of the worst pos
sible phnse of a degraded humanity,
and treats well nigh with equal derision the
most pure of virtues, ami tho most odious
of vices?dead alike to tho beauty of the one,
and the deformity of tho other. And yet ho
wants to be re-elected. Get thec into
obscurity, Moses, with yoiiv young blood
and fiery passions.
Wo will publish Mr. Chamberlain's state
ment in full in our next issue.
Question and Answer.
[From (lie Oraugeburg Nhws, Radical.]
Did not Chief Justice Moses write tho
articles which recently appcard in the News
ami Courier against Chamberlain i After
tho father of tho Governor wrote tho first
editorial, did he not return to Columbia for
documents and then go back to Charleston
und finish up the work for his son 1 What
will t lie Newt and Courier get this fun 3 ?
We answer, Out Chief Justice Moses did
not write the articles which recently ap
peared in the News and Courier against
Chamberlain, who is the candidate of the
Orangcburg News for Governor of South
Carolina, for which high oftieo be is emi
nently qualified, by reason of his long con
ucction with the frauds of the Financial
Hoard and of tho Land and Sinking Fund
Commissions. And, to make the answer
complete, we say further that the articles in
question were written by the editor of the
Nfics and Courier; that no person, outside of
our oflice, knew that they would be written,
or gave any assistance in writing thcin, or
furnished any material for them ; and that
the only information that was had is con
tained in the published reports of vnri ous
Radical officials and committees, and came,
in no instance, from a Con Bcrvativo source.
Hut if any itadieal or Conservat ive has any
facts about Chamberlain which will supple
men! those wo have laid before the public,
we shall be very glad to have them. Lastly,
what the Newc und Courier gets for the
articles on Chamberlain is?thcthnnksnnd
approbation of the honest people of the
Is the Orangcburg News sat it tied??yews
No wc are not satisfied ! The News and
Courier must answer us one more question
first. Will its editors tell us whether or
not tho Chief Justice was closeted with
them, for two hours and a half, just the
day before the first article against Mr.
Chamberlain was published ? Come, now,
wc want the whole truth about tho matter.
Of course it makes hut little difference to
us whether .lodge Moses writes for the
News and Courier or its editors. Hut for
a little curiosity in this matter, we .should
not have said u word. Oar Broad Street
contemporary calls itstdf the roprcsonla
tivc organ of the Conservatives, and we
desire to know whether they apj rove of its
wholesale sidling "out. It is a good ucw*
t'l'j'rr, we admit, but utterly destitute of
character. It turns whenever and wher
ever there is any money to be made. That
it is the paid organ of Moses, and bound to
support him, we honestly and sincerely be*
licvo. No newspaper would go to work and
print olf thousands of the speeches of its
political opponent, and send one to each of
its subscribers, without price and without
money. And, too, a speech like that of the
"Hobbcr Governor." It is n lame excuse
for his sins, replete with lies from begin
ning to end, and yet the ' great representa
tive organ" would have the Conservatives
lo swallow it down as a complete vindication
jf as mean a man as ever "scuttled ship or
But a throat." To hell with such shameful
hyjiocricy, wc say. Show your band,
Messrs. I'dilors, and let the people know at
once that you arc n wolf in sheep's cloth
ing. You cannot take an extract from any
paper condemnatory of Moses, aud print it,
without showing your cloven foot in a coin
nent to the effect that Chamberlain is no
licltcr than the Governor. Is it this that
you are paid to do? Did Moses tell you
hat ho would be satisfied if you raised him
o a level with Chamberlain ? If this is the
jonsidcrntion you are to render for value
received, let us warn you of the utter use
tessness of your task. You can't accomp
lish it. All the newspapers in the world
Lhnt "don't care n damn for principle"
jould not raise Moses to the proud and
tonest position which Mr. Chamberlain
lolds in the eyes of the American people,
icr bring the latter down to the low and
filthy cesspool of slimo and corruption
occupied by M iscs. Ono is Moses and the
jtber is Chamberlain. Can the News und
Courier distinguish the difference between
ii moving muss of rottenness and a stately
and dignified personage of intelligence and
lionor'} There are many of the opposite
party who have dallied with corruption in
ionic shape or other, but the N-ws und
Courier, the. "representative organ" of the
Conservatives, has clasped her naked form
to its bosom in the person of Franklin J.
Moses, Jr., und revels and riots with n
hellish glee on the money wrung from tho
Widow mid the Orphan. Conservatives,
behold your great newspaper.
The Assessment of 1871.
Tho impression on tho public made by
reading the late Tax Act, in which the pow
ers of the Hoard of initialization tiro defined
is, that said Hoard can't reduce the aggre
gate value of real and personal property in
the County below the aggregate value there
of as returned by the County Auditor, with
additions made thereto by said Auditor.
This is a mistake. The bill originated iu the
Scnntc, and on its passage the !Jd paragraph
of section 0, was stricken out. Tha Hoard
of Equalization will be governed by para
graphs 1 and 2 of section t?, of tho Act,
which reads as follows:
1st. They shall raise the valuation of
such tracts und lots of real or porsonal
property as, in their opinion, have hcon rc
turncd below their true value to such price
or sum as they umy bolicvo to bo tho true
value thereof, ami due notice shall be give
on to tho owner or agent of such proper
2nd. They shull reduce tho valuation of
such tracts and lots of personal proporty SB
in their opinion, bavo been returned above
their true value, as compared with tho ag
gregate valuation ol* the real proporty of
such County, having due regard to tho rela
tive situation, quality of soil, improvement
natural and artificial advantages possessed
by each tract or lot of real property.
Melau citoly Suicide.
On Sunday last a Corroncr's inquest was
held in Charleston OYCi" the doud body of .?
young gentleman named Vf, J. Oxner, a
citizen of Winnsboro and son of the Tost
Master ut that place. 11c was desparatcly
in love with a lad}- ofllnit oily, the daughter
of a well known citizen, whom ho met while
on a visit to Winnsboro in 1873. As tho
acquaintance grew his lovo ripenod until
linully he seems to have made up bio mind
to marry the ideal of his nffooliohs, or take
his own life. About 3 o'clock Monday
morning the father of the young lady (who
was not acquainted with the young inun)
beard a noise in front of his house, and on
going out found Oxticr there, and thinking
that he was sick, sent his son to the Guard
Ilousu for the Hospital wagon. Hut if was
too late. Laudanum had done its work,
nnd although he was taken to the Guard
house, ami received every attention possible
the vital spark soon became .extinct. Tho
young lady's objection to him, it uppca rs,
was his addiction to strung drink, a fault
which he frankly acknowledged in (he fol
lowing note, and his utter inability to
resist its influence.
A it. vsT 15, 1S7-I.
My Darliiuj?Good-bye. I am going to
die to-night. The only fault I have is
diinking. I have tried hard to stop it, but
1 do not think I can. When I die I will die
thinking of my darling. Kiss ra? after I am
dead, auddo.kcop the ring, I liav> on my lit
tle finger to remember Willie. Good-bye, my
darling. I am now yours. Wili.ik.
l'.ury me by little Florence.
Upon his person was found a letter to u
Mr. Aikcn of Winnsboro, written the day
before he committed suicide. It is Full o f
sorrow, and must have been penned with a
lull view of the awful death he Intended to
select for himself. Hero it is : *"
Ciiaui.kstok, August 1?, 1871
Jack?I am going to kill myself to-night.
I can't stop drinking. I hope '? K? lu
heaven. I will die to-night. Ask -
-and-to stop if they
can. I will try and die ns happy as
possible. 1 never loved but one woman.
except my mother. Ii er name is
-. 1 will die thinking of her. Bid
my father and mother farewell for nie. 1
can never 8t op drinking, so I am willing to
die. I am going to die on the seat where I
and my darling - sat on Thursday
evening. .John, when 1 die 1 will have in
my pocket a pistol 1 took from your drawer
when 1 left lYinnsboio*. Ask Miss -,
for my sake, to keep I he gold ring 1 have on
my little finger. I don't know if [ will go (o
heaven or not. Hope so. I have tried to
stop drinking, but I cannot; so farewell,
dear John. Von have always been a favor
ite of mine. Tell your brother Ed., and
Welker Brown gocdabyc for me; ulso, .lohn
Yours I am, who will die to-night,
Wll.l.lK J. oxnku.
He is said to have been a line looking man
and from a good family. The remains were
S?nt to Winnsboro for interment. Thus it
ij that whiskey serves the be<t of men.
Here a young life was cut short, a mourn
ning family left behind und u young und
tender hearte 1 maiden to grcivo over a
departed lover who acknowledged that she
woiil i receive the deceased, provided ho
would leave off drinking, li is too late
The Stenographic Copy.
The .V.i. </..i/ Cuurler refers to a Steno
graphie copy of Hoy. Moses's speech which
they have in (heir possession. No doubt of
it. Why did they not publish it ? Do they
intend to sell that to the Chamberlain inter
We know there was two versions of that
speech. One was prepared a week before
the delivery at Sumter. We knew it at the
time. Another was the stenographic ver
sion, in. taken by their reporter on the day
it was delivered.
We arc not a Chamberlain man, but we
like a dry joke, and if Senator Andrews, of
the Ornngobuog News, will call and see that
stenographic copy as the organ invited him
to do, und carry u live hundred dollar note
with him so as to insure his object, ho may
get a much coveted document in the cam
paign by tho Chamberlain party, and the
"native young Governor" may ruminate
upon the duplicity of friends purchased w'nh
That new shirt of Ihc organ on the 12th
instant was made large enough to cover
Mosos and the thanks of the honest people
?it had eleven yards in it?and If it does
not prove similar to the carmen I which
used up tho last man who over lived, it will
be a strange story.?Charleston Daily Sun.
-?i.n-i ? - - awy?? ?
The Netra and Courier say>s the Sita-shinc
hurt? its tender skill. Verb ju tap.
? - -?-. i . . ?'1 s T*
A Query for tlie News und Cour- j
Did not. Chief-Justice Moses writo the
articles which recently appeared in tho
News and Courier against Chamberlain?
After the father of the Governor wrote the
first editorial, did he not return to Columbia
for documents and then go back to Charles
ton and finish up the work lor his son ?
What will the News and Courier get this
time? 20,000??Oraugeburg News.
The paper to whom this was addressed
answered on yesterday that the Chief Jus
tice did not write the Chamberlain articles
which appeared in that paper, that they
were prepared by the editor of the AIcim
ami Courier, and what they are to get for it
is the "thanks and approbation of the
honest pcoplo of the State.'''
There is nn issue of veracity between
these two papers on the subject of the Chief
Justice as the author* We will not attempt
to decide the question. The Oraugeburg
News has authority for what it said, for wc
have heard this allegation from several
Hut if the Chief Justice did not write
them, we venture this assertion, upon the
credit we havens a literary critic, that
those articles arc in a style strange Id the
columns of t he News timl Courier, and that
wc can take our pen and point to tho lines
where the strawje style commences, and
where the little public a<l cuplatulum cracker
of the editor commences on the tail end of
nach article. If we are w rong, we will
submit our judgment to any utibiasel ex
pert in the city.
As to their remuneration, there is such
a thing as trying to kill two birds with one
stone. They might have thrown for$2 1,000
of Moses's State-stolen money, and the pub
lic thanks at the same time. Hut when one
does this he must have tho two in a range,
anil be a pood shot, or lie will miss both.
We think they bugged one beforehand, and
missed the other entirely, and if it don't
liseup and fly away from them before they
can get another shot, it is a bigger fool than
we can possibly believe it to bo ? Charleston
A ii noun cement.
The many friends of It. TL' UN Ell take
pleasure hi Announcing him for Probat e
Judge of Orangeburg County.
MANY VOTE IIS.
1 Respect fully announce myself as a can
didate f"r Sheriff of this County at the coin
.1. I.. HAST.
OFFICE COUTY AUUtTOIt,
OltANUCllURll Col'NTV, S. C,
August '21st, 18? I.
NOTIt'F. is hereby given, that the County
Hoard of Equalization will meet at this
Office on MONDAY September Tili. 1874,
for the purpose of EQUALIZING the Real
and Personal Property, Moneys and Credits
of this County. Said Hoard will meet from
day to day until all the Returns shall have
The following named citizens and tax
payers of this County have been appointed
by his Honor Judge Graham: .Joseph A.
Keller, F.. J. Felder and .toe O'Cnitl, who to
gether with ih" County Treasurer and Coun
ty Auditor, will constitute the County Hoard
of Equalization of Orangehurg County.
JAMES VAN TASSEL.
aiig 22 1874 :l
By virtue of Sundry Executions to mo di
rected, 1 will seTl to the highest bidder, nt
Oraugeburg C. II.. nn the FIRST MON
DAY in September next, FOR CASH, al
ihe Bight, Title and Interest of the Defend
ant* in the following Property, viz:
All that plantation or tract of land con
taining 400 acres, more or less bounded by
lands now or late of Ann Berry, Jno., P.
Berry, N. 0. W heist on and W. F. Fairy.
Levied on i.s the property of R. G. M.
Berry at the suit o!' Susan Dukes, (Hearer.)
All that plantation or tract of land con
tainig, l?OO acres, more or less, hounded
by lands now or late of Charles Thomson,
.los. D. Tri.'.cvant, and the San lee River,
ami know n ns ??Spring Grove." Levied on
as the properly of the Trust Estate of Wil
liam R. Albert, Mary Anna and Emma
Tailor; iu the cases ot R. B. Illicit dr., vs.
G. M. Crosswell, and (i. M. fr .-swell vs R.
IL Rhett Jr.
On I uesday the 8th day of September, at !
the residence of T. S. McGrew, one IIor.se,
one Mule und five head of Cattle. Levied
on ns tho property of Margaret M. McGrew
at the suit of Wnde Hampton.
At Fort Moiie on Tuesday the 8th tiny of
September, "no lot of Machinery for Mill.
Levied on as the properly of John A. Mc ?
Ken/eat the -nit of John Alexander.
Sheriff's OJIiec, I E. 1. CA I .V.
Oraugeburg C. II. S. C, [ S. O. C.
Aug. Kith, 1 ST I. J
nug 21 ;;t
The Exercises of Mis- EVAN'S SCHOOL
will he resumed at the residence of Mr. P.
V. Dibble, Belleville Road, on Tuesday, the
fust day of September next.
nug. 1 ?> 1871 ot
UTICF. OK CO., AUDITOR.
.Inly, I Oth, 1871.
TO MRS. E. M. JACKSON :
'fake Notice, that Mrs. E. A. Bozard has
paid into the County Treasury the tax,
costs and penalties on the bind purchased
b} you at Delinquent land saloon the lHth
day of May 1ST I.
JAS. \ AN TASSEL.
Ullg. 10 1874 lit
WANTED IMMEDIATELY !
RAGS, &c, &c.
To be had, for which the HIGHEST CASH PRICES will be paid at the
Opposite where Whittcmorc's Soap Factory used to bo.
C. D. KOETJOHN
IIAS A FULL SUPPLY OF
TOBACCO & CIGARS.
C. XX KORTJOHN.
TARE DUE NOTICE
THEODORE K0H1T & BEO.
Are now CLOSING OUT their en
tire Stock of SUMMER WEAR to
make room for the immense
Which their Mr. HE1TEY K0H1T is
Purchasing in the Northern Markets.
YOSE & IZLAR vj
And "buy your QUO OERIES, and thus
save yourself the trouble of pricing
Si&" GOODS DELIVERED.
Sale Under Mortgage. |
Notice is hereby given that by virtue of u
unti lgage of the personal property of J. W. I
Hobinson gi\en to Oeo. 11. Coruelson, I will
sell at public auction on the 81 at August
next, at the plantation of J. \V. Hobinson,
'_' t'ov.s, Calvess. ;] Yearlings, 1 Saddle,
I (inn and Plantation 'loots.
W. II JOlNKtt, Agt.
atig 15 1871 ?
Laud for Sale.
Twenty-nine hundred ("JtKH)) acres on
Sanlce Kivor, in Ornngcburg County, bouud
ed by lands of K. Y. ^ huler, James Felder,
.1. Q. Parlor, and by tho Santoe river.
Terms, one fifth cash, balance in four equal
annual instalments, secured by bond with
it terost from date of sale and mortgage of
premises. Purchasers paying for papers
and recording. Will be sold in whole or iu
parcels. Apply to
I1UTS0N & IIUTSON,
nug. 1") 1871 -It
Notice is hereby given that in three
months from dale, the Hoard of County
Commissioners will "appoint Special Com
missioners to Lay Out and Open a Public
Head, leading from Howe's Pump to Howe's
Bridge, known as the Swamp Bond, running
through the lands of M Hobinson, Dempscy,
W C Heeves and William Ash, unless in the
meantime cause be shown to the contrary.
Hy order of the Hoard.
Clerk County Connuisl ioi.ers.
County Commissioner's Office, May 1th,
Mr. Editor:?You will please announce
the Rev. THOMAS PHILLIPS a Candidate
for Scliool Commissioner for the next term,
subject to the action of the nominating
NUMEROUS VOTERS. ,
August 1st, 1871.
FOB TITE I.BCriaiiATUBB.
Mr. Editor :?Please nnnounco Capt., O.
J. JAMISON, of the Fork, a Candidate for
the next Legislature, at the Gomnig election
For tlie Legislature.
Mr. Editor :?Please announce Judge B.
C. FREDICK, of tbo Fork, a Candidato fori
the Legislature at tho coming election and"
Notice of Dismissal. B
Notico is hereby given to all concerned
that on the :27th day of August, 1871, I wilt
File my final account as Guardian of Ellen
ora L. Rontz and Alice T. Kotitz in the Pro
bate Court of Orangoburg County and will
Petition for my fiuul discharge.
JOHN C. HARVEY,
july 'J")?It Guardian.
DR. OLIVER03, ]
Has a FRESH SUPPLY of TURNIP ond^
CABHAGB SKKDS for Fall planting.
All Seeds warranted.