Newspaper Page Text
THE ORANGEBURG NEIWS
THAD. C. ANDREWS, Editor.
yrxAxciAii and Bcsikf.88 Manager.
Official Paper of tlie Stute and
?f Ort: iiKclmrg Coimly.
. TBK ORANGEBURG NEWS HAS
A LARGER CIRCULATION THAN
ANT OTHER PAPER IN THE CO UN
..S^TUBPAI, AUG. 29, 1874.1
AN H?HEST AND UNCORRUPTED MAN.
.owe FOR GOVERNOR.
Hoa. Daniel K. Chamberlain
x OF RICH LAND COUNTY.
The Coining Election.
ahoi i ?
No mim can contemplate tbc situation of
to-day without grave fears and anxiety fur
the ' future. The election this fall will
tv-ttlo the fate of South Carolina for years
to come, and, perhaps forever. The last
t4rV years' work of the Republican party
has well-nigh ruined the Stute and bank
rupted the taxpayers, and if it should fail
thj- time to put. forth a ticket that will
commend itself to the people for its intelli
eeneo and honesty, tbc result will be an
utter and ignominious defeat. There
WURj af. time when the colored people would
veto for any man, no matter how infamous
hie character, that the party saw fit to
nominate. That time ienoniore. In tbc
corn field, at the plow and tbe hoe, sweat
ing in the rays of a br oiling sun, in order
that there might be enough made to support
the Government, tbc colored people have
ptfndercd the question and tbc charges
nntde 'against their officials. They have
Come to the conclusion that they are, alas,
lea vtrue in many instances, and have
?pe'hed their eyes to the enormous amount
V taxes collected for the support of a
?refrupt and rotten Government. The fact
of It is, the colored people can illy bear
such a burden in their present import shed
condition. They hove to rent lauds from
white land owners, and if taxes are high on
aald lands, tho proprietors will, as a matter
it. ? 1:
Ot course, demand so much more from the
*>.?.?? > '
^rc^tars. The lower the taxes, tho lower
tho, *ent of lands will be. This is the case
ij^U nutshell. High tax it ion oppresses the
poor colored farmer equally with tbc rich
landed proprietor. It is true tho amount of
taxes paid by each man may be entirely
-different, but that docs not mend tho
(mt>tt?r. Where one party can pay a
(hundred dollars into tho Treasury, and not
jfeuss it, there may bo ten poor farmers, who
ssosnot spare five dollars from their scanty
n intens, without entailing want upon their
'?Steady families. And yet the poor men
?Wake up tho party tSat rules South
-Carolina. Now what shall wc do to remedy
this evil ? It needs to be taken out by tbc
'H'oof, for it has become a cankered sore on
body politio, and will result in tho
1 death of tbc Republican party if not cured
,or removed. To commence, we advise the
, nomination of men whose expericnea, ability
b vir r *
^ and honesty will be a satisfactory guarantee
1t atj a. better state of things. Never will the
poor and lately emancipated slave accumu
jj^atOj.to himself a competency?a homestead
for himself and family, become contented
, -and happy, while he is taxed to death. And
I fyven if taxation were ever so light, that is
., so reason why bad men should be o^evnted
tooffiec. Tbe colored man is upon trial, and
it is not uufrequently the case that be is
judged by the party whom be helps to place
in position. Is it not then his duty to sup
port, only such inon as will do him credit,
and reflect houor upon his party ? There is
such a thing ns a constituency being dis
graced by tboir would-ho representative
'" 'men. It is our desire to see the Republi
can party live and prosper, but if the tido
?if corruption, which hangs abo it us liko a
?Mdeous- nlght-mnre, is not thrown otT, wc
see no other fate for it in South Carolina,
savo that of a di Bgraceful end. In such a
crisis, those who helped to pull it down, will
not be found in that day walking sido by
side with tho poor men, who will have to
suffer. Sleek and fat with the ill-gotten
spoils of office, they will betake themselves
back to happy New England, whore they
will rend of our troubles without a sigh.
Unbonored will be the memory of the Re
publican party, while its grave will bo
covered with the tears of a ruined people.
This is no fancy sketch or undue streich of
tho imagination. Every man who knows
any thing at all, nnd who is not blinded by
fanncticism, knows that without reform
Ihc present dominant politicnl organization
- in . this State, cannot live. When its powcT
1 of cohesion dies, men whoso hands nr.- un
clean, will either deny their guilt or hunt a
home in a healthier climate. Henoc the
importance af selecting honest men whose
interests are identical, or identified with
South Carolina's. If this should not be
dono, a conflict must inevitably uomo, and
in that event (hero will be no Buoh thing
here as asphodel meadows, nor will tho
lion and tho lamb bo seen lying lown
1 >11( ?11 this enn be avoided by demon
strntingpructieally our desire to improve the
Government, bet us, iu tho tirst plnce, dis
card Jlosee, tho most colossal corruplionlst
of modern times. He is perfectly reckless
in every rclpect, and otherwise unfitted to
continue in public position. It is said that
Prometheus filched fire from Heaven, but
wo venture the opinion that if Moses had
tho power to enter that holy place, he would
not come awuy without committing some
larccneous act. Hence, wo must throw
him ovorboard, ta the initiative step towards
a complete reformation throughout the
Stute. Next, let us elect honest and capable
men to the Legislature. An upright Gover
nor can do but little for good, if surrounded
by a set of legislative thieves. Men should
be sent to represent tho people who will
refuse to join a secret baud, organized for
the ostensible purpose of engineering
through corrupt measures. What is tbc use
of a Governor's veto against a sworn league?
If money can pass a rotten bill, or put
through a fraudulent claim, it can override
and crush an executive protest. Elect
honest men, and there will be no ncoossity
for the Governor to interpose in the behalf
of the people. Instruct your representa
tives to shun tho famous band, known as
the money making league, in legislative i
parlance. Honest law-makers 6fiould have
no secrets in their official capacity. This
ihey cannot do if they follow the lead of a
Bowly, and others wo might mention.
Of vast importance, also, is (ho nomina
tion of good County officials. The people
are more directly interested in the adminis
tration of County affairs than that of the
State's. They have solo charge of the
collection and disbursement of the taxes,
which, if not properly expended, will result
to the direct injury of tlie taxpayers. In
a word, the Republicans owe the Conserva
tive parly that which it bus a right to de
mand, namely, nn upright and honest
Government. We owe it, too. to ourselves
to strain every nervo in (he endeavor to
place ncceptablc men in tho fiold. If we go
to work calmly, coo'.ly and with firmness,
victory will perch upon our banner again
this fall. On the other baud, if wo dis
regard both the warnings from without and
the teachings from within, then confusion
and disaster will most surely sing tho
requiem of our defeat.
(Ton tiik OnANCEurno Nim.?.]
OiiANOEDt-no. August, 20th, 187-1.
Editor Orangeburg Afctr? :
Probably a liUle talk about the Sunday
School celebration, which took place nt
Hebron Church on Saturday last, may not
prove uninteresting (o the read'rs of the
Nkws. I beg leave, therefore, to tell them,
through your columns, of what transpire 1
on fbr-.t occason, and how the scholars
The Hebron Sunday School has been in
operation BOtnotwo j-euis, under the supcr
entendence of Mrs. Jobn T. C. Kcnncrly,
n lady of remarkable eucrgy and piety.
I left here on Saturday morning lust and
arrived nt Hebron Church in time to witness
the pouring iu of the surrounding uiegh
bors, all anxious to be present at the
exercises. There was quite a number of
speeches delivered and dialogues acied, by
the bright and intelligent scholars of this
School. The following programme was
carried out to perfection :
By Master John Gibson?subject, Happy
I5y Master Henry Gibson?subject, The
Capacity ef an Hour.
By Master Martin Pou?subject, Happy
moments nt. Sabbath School.
By Masters Davis, Sheppardand Stephen
son?subject, Rules of Faith.
Ity Muster Paul Davis?subject, Oration
on S'.. Faul.
By Master Gco. Livingston?subject, St.
By Mailers Gibson, Livingston, Kcnncrly
and Itoed?subject, Virgin Mary.
Bv Master J. Kcnncrly?subject, St.
Feier, the honored Shepherd.
By Masier Arnold Sheppard?^subject,
The first Martyr.
By Musters Gibson, Hugho Furo?subject,
A Crown for (ho Vounf.
By M asters Louis Livingston, Willie
Liviugston and John Sheppard?subjoct,
When we arc twenty-one, boys.
By Masters Jefferson Duvis, Willie Davis,
Elvin Hoover, Geo. Hoover and Columbus
Justice?subject, The Sunday School.
By Musters Lewis Gibson, Davis Living ,
ston, Johnny Kennerly, Willio Hughes,
Addy Hughes, Addy Davis, Tinio Kennerly,
S. GibBon, Jimmio Carson and Willio Shop
pard?subject, Children do all you can.
By Misses Ilosa Carssn, Janio Livingston,
Rena Hughes, Dolly Livingston, Cajana
Sheppard, Bcttio Sheppard, Minnie Carson,
a-nd Suvan Livingston?subject, What can
we Say T
By Mr. F. E. Gibson, an address which I
givo in full :
Mr*. Superintendent and Members of Hebron
Sunday School :? It iu with a pecu
liar pleasure and a reverence for your socie
ty that I rise to address you. Some of the
dearest days of my boyhood havo been spent
at Sunday Schools and Sunday School pic
nics,und ns my mind runs bnck through a vis!
of months now past and gone I am made sad
when I think that those days are gono for
over. Tho society to which you bolong,
young friends and associates, and over which
you preside, fair madam, possesses a oharm
for mo which I can not forgot. Some of
the best lessons of my youth were lenrncd here
I have learned truths which made their Im
pression upon ray heart, tho foroo of which
will over mako mo mindful of my duty
to my fellow mau and my responsibility to
my God. It is only in the days of youth when
tbc accumulated cares of lite haw not ret I
caused our bouIs to feel the keen sorrows
of this world, nor been subjected to tho cold
and unfcoling charities of life, that wo can
enjoy uuulloyed happiness. It is only in our
?Sunday School days, that wo can rojoion
and bo happy. Like a* flower that grows
up in spring time it flourishes and luxuriates
under tho genial iiifluoiice.of a friendly sun,
but when winter comes, cold and bleak win
tor, with its winds and suowd, it droops and
withers and dies. In tho spring of youth,
ere age has wriuklod our forehead a.id caus
ed our locks to whiten with tho frost of
years, wo can rejoice in each other's socie
ty and bask in the sun shine of youthful
countenances. But when years have crowded
upon us. when our vision*, have become
dimmed and our forms bent by the bar I
trials of this world, like unio tho flower we
begin to droop nud forgot the scones aud
pleaures which knew our flhild-bood. Let
us then learn lessons from becasioas like
this, which will propaio us fjor after life.
Let us be mindful that the halcyon days of
our youth will not last alwayw. Soon tho
chi cs of life young friends will crowd upon
you thick and fast. The stem realities of
this world you must meet, and in proportion
ns your nchool yourself now aud garner up
virtues which are safe guards agaiust tiic
inroads of vice and immortality, will you bj
able to perform your duty in lifo. There is
no belter place than at Sunday School to
learn lessons of wisdom. Thuro t?o I pro
sides and by his influence wilt assist tho
young mind iii the cultivation!'of virtues,
which will keep it. pure and untaiaicd. Es
pecially should you porsovcre in your School
where one so noble as the lady who instructs
you every Sabbath, lends you the benefits of
her example. May you prosper, Mrs. Super
intendent, and may the ct'OWil v.v.ioh awaits
the faithful wovkurs in thcVinyj.d of Uod
in this world be yourporuou when you have
la;d aside ihc habiliments of Ullis poor
earth. And upon you young la lios and
gentlemen, 1 invoke liie smile i of A kin 1 aud
benignant rovideuec, a long lifo nu.l un
eternity in Ile.ivcu.
The Rev. A. IS. Trico closed the exercises
of tbc day with a happy and iute^csting ad
dress, after which lemonade was handed
round. Tho teachers ami members of tbc
Sunday School occupied tho first table,
which was crowded with delicious edibles.
To s.iy ihut I ever saw a more bountifully
supplied table, or one arranged in better
iasie, would be doing injustice to the man
agers of this pie-nic. After tho teacher
and her scholars had finished, ihe guests,
who numbered between threo and four hun
dred, woic iu\ited to dinner. All scorned to
enjoy the occasion, for after every one had
Oaten to bis satisfaction, there wcro still
seven large baskets left untouched.
In a word, ihe Hebron Church Sunday
School Cclobratiou was .a bril'i.mt success,
und will long be remembered by those whose
good luck it was to be present. Even uow
mctbiuks I soe befoic mo some ofjtfhose
beaming face?., and spa*krhTg~"e"yes ^blCb
lent such a charm to the day. I don't know
Mr. Editor, how others feel about ilio de
parted pie-;::c, but as for mo, I should ink for
no dearer pleasure than to spend my life at
such gatherings, especially if the same
awect voices, which made the air musical on
that occasion, would join with me.
C. D. B.
OnAXOKBtrao, S. C, August 2G, 1871.
To the Editor of the Ortmgtburg Wcws :
Having been solicited by the Orangeburg
Tii.ics to make a statement for the informa
tion of tho people of the Coitnly ooneii uing
the present suite of County finnnccN. and
the ir.insnciious of the present Hoard of
County Commissioners during their tkrm of
office up to date, and having stated in your
columns my readiness to do so, as far as
in my power, I have compiled from the
official records of the County the following
statement, and respectfully request you to
publish the same .*
Tho present Hoard of County Commis
sioners, oousisti'.ig of Messrs. E. T. R.
Smouk, John I'ubinson and Alexander
Hrowu, went into office November 2?y 1872.
The following were the receipts and
expenditures during their administration
' for the fiscal year ending October 150, 1873 i
T. K. Sasportas, Co. Treas. col
T. C. Andrews, Co. T.-eas. ool
lecicd for ourrant Co. purpo
ses, per his hottlenieut with Co.
Auditor.$ lo,fl28 33
For licenses per his receipts. 972 <">0
Fines, kc, from Tiial Justices,
as reported by him. 249 00
Total Co. collections of T. C. An
drew?. 1%U9 83
The Hoard issued orders, amount
ing to. $0,738 18
Tho Court issued Jurois' and
Constable's tickets amounting
to. 1.689 80
County Bbare of salary of T. 0.
Andrews, Co. Trens. TiOO 00
Total expenditures of fiscal
year, 1?73. 8,027 ?8
summary kor 1872-3.
Expenditures. 8,927 08
Balance. 7,i?H 1 85
The following are the receipts and expen
ditures for the present flscnl year, (begin
ing Nov. 1, 1873,) to date:
J. L. Humbert, Co. Treas. col
lected for^currcnt Co. purpo
ses and Co. debt per his settle
ment with Co. Vuditor. $3(1,680 14
For licenses per his receipts. U5? 00
Fines, kc. from Trial Justices,
as reported by him. 200 00
Total Co. oolloctions of J. L.
Humbert. 87,435 14
Thomas W. Clover, Co. Trcns.
ffli 111 I
collected for current Co. pur
poses and Co. dobt, por his
settlement with Co. Auditor.. $ 1,112 83
For lioonses per his receipts. 470 80
Fines, &c. from Trial Justices... 20 00
Total Co. collections of Thomas
W. Glover. 1,600 14
Tho Hoard isrucd orders amount
ing to. Si 7,090 20
The Court issued Jurors' and
Constable tickets amounting
to . 1,020 50
The past debt of i ho Co. regis.
tcrcd iu tlic Clerks' office, as
required by tho Statute,
amounted to. 16,304 73
County share of salary J. L.
Humbert Co. Treas. 500 00
County sharp of salary T. W.
Glover, Co. Treas. 08 85
Total expenditures of fiscal year
1874, to date. 85,686 28
summary roa 1873-4.
Receipts of J. L. Humbert. 87,435 11
Receipts of T. W. Glover. 1,600 13
Expenditures. 85,680 28
Balance. 3,357 9U
From the above statement, iL appears that
if every County order and juror's or consta
ble's ticket issued up to date had been fully
paid according to law, there should now he
in the hands of the County Treasurer of
ibis county the sum of three thousand three
hundred and fifty-seven dollars : nd ninety*
nine cents applicable to county purposes.
The above statement does not embrace the
poll taxes, the school taxes, or the State
tr.ics, for the B pa I'd of County Commission
ers hits nothing to do with them.
I would als? sti.tc that of the orders is
eued by tho present Beaid, over four thou
sand five hundred dollars were ioSlied to set
tle debts of the county contracted by form
or Boards, for which no orders had been is
sued. Tho exact statement is as follows :
Amount of orders issued by
present Board during their
entire term to date.$ 21,434 88
Of these, were issued on old
claims. -1,556 08
Balance, showing contracts of
present Board. 10,878 30
1 have personally verified the above state
ments, and they arc acccs: i'olc to any citi
zen, who may examine ihc.n for hi.nsc'f.
They appear to demonstrate that the pre
sent Board of Couuiy Commissioners, con
cerning whose administration of .he county
finances tho Ti.nrs desired information, are
iu no wise responsible for the monetary c.n
bavasbuicnts of the comity kineo the Board
bus no custody of the funds.
Kespeol fully Yours,
To amount obavged by Couuiy
Aediior per eis abstract and
SK. TI.KMEST WITH COW.NTV AUOITOr., JUNK
By paid school el dm ('oca* tax)..$5,534,68.4
l.'y paid County AuuiiO*., elc.i
ct?l service. 600,00
F.y paid County Com et*sio.iCiV
By pr.iu Cou.ny Coutiiiisriojers'
aeel fov sei vices. 511,00
F.y poll'. Co.i ity jury Tickets... 1,750,10
By paid Cou.i.y ?Vimess TicU
By Mr id Coua.y Constables'
By paid Cou.iiy portion T/eas
By .-eductions and abatements
by Coiupi .'olle.'Oen'l &c. 481,74.6
By ti>* o.i fo.tehed le.u'.s. 40,75.2
By i-lla bo.iu returns and exe
F.y t.-x oa laud u icollecied au4
cur.ied io r.uplicato 1S73... 182,12
By c.sh o i hand (12ih Junt)
"for Couuiy pu.poscs. 215,25.4
Total. 28,817,00 7
A portion of County Commissioners
ordeia, Jury tickets, Witness tickets,
Cons.u'oles' tickets &c., were issued by pre
vious Coun.y Commissianers Boards, and
being paid by me, left the old debt of the
County just that much loss for Registration
and payment. It was requested by Judge
Graham to clear his Court of debt, and 1
did it to a large extent.
Tho $215,25 cash on hand 12.h June
w:.s paid out a few days afior and same
hns been settled with County Auditor.
My License funds und Trial Justice funds
f"om fines arc properly accounted for by
Vouchers in my possession, and I am ready
to settle same when 1 can fuel out w ho 1 am
to settle with. I mado application to
County Auditor for Beillemcnt of these
funds, ami he said he had not hing io do
with it, that I must sot.le with Board of
County Commissioner*. I applied to Mr.
Boiiver Clerk of tho Board und he said it
wns the County Auoho.'s business nud not
the Boards, no tho nuit.er has rested since.
In the next issue of this paper 1 will give
my settlement of School money received
und expended by me.
THAI). C. ANDREWS,
Ex Comity Treasurer,
Moses ami the Honda.
The debt of the stitto up to November 31,
1870 amounted to only $0,885.022.85. The
validity of this /art of the bonds has never
been questioned by any one; oil hough fifty
per cent, of it ka'J been virtually repudiated
under Moses' administration. Two weeks
previous to that dato F. J. Moses, Jr., was
clcc.ed for a socond timo speaker of the
house of Representatives. He had obtained
during his previous term such a control
over tho republican members that from the
day of his second election ho was virtually
the autocrat of that body.
His effort to put upon others the responsi
bility for an increase of thu public debt,
and to take such credit as may belong to
the repudiation of it, is of a pieco with tho
rest of his audacity. In every ael of Icyisla
tiun necessary (? authorize, the issue of hands the
eo-ojieration of Sj'caker Moses was absolutely
necessary, and that co-operation was always
? "1 - ' ' -
No measure of legislation to whith he was
hearlily opposed ever passed that btdy, and no
bill became, a law against which he threw the
whole weight of his influence. At th? begin
ingning of his second term as speaker, two
Scheines were inaugurated which subse
quently swallowed up almost the outire
amount of tho money raised by taxation.
These were the Pri iting Swindle and tbc
Pay Certificate Fraud. lu both of them F.
J. Moses, Jr., was prominent enough, but
in the bitter be was the grand bend centre.
To these two gigantic steals may be traced
the subsequent financial straits which bad
their cu'urination in tho issue of the con
version bonds aud their sacrifice during the
panic after the Chicago fire. Their incep
tion, organization and centiuuinco were
due to tho ingenuity, influence and exam
ple of Speaker Moses. Neither could ha*e
succeeded without him. Fly means of tlicm
he bought his way into the place which he
To show how costly a mistake it was to
intrust bim with the power which he wiel l
ed, it will be well to compare the expenses
of the legislative sessions of 18(18, 1870,
1871 and 1K72. There was paid .
For the year ending Ootobsr .11, 1868.
Legislative expenses, nothing
appearing for printing.$130,790 10
For the year ending October 31, 18(J9.
pievious session...$ 12,833 00
Expenses regular ses
biou. KiO,()()."? 70
Public printi ig. 12,000 Ui>
For the yiar ending October 31, 1870.
Legislative ex pen's $210,110 93
Public printing. 2-,'.;lft 4t>
For the year ending October 31, 1871.
Legislative cxpen's $280,301 30
Public printing. 133,0*31 44
For the year rn ling October 31, 1872.
Legislative ex pi n's $712.240 13
Public printing. 215,'20 83
The figm cs cf lbs last table, that of 1872,
will show something of what it cost the peo
ple of the state to secure the nomination of
F. .1. Moses as governor. lie then repre
sented, as he now does, the most reckless
and the most dishonest element in the re
publican par.y. But those figuies, start
ling as they arc, do not represent tho whole
cost of this man. There wore legislative
certificates and treasurer's notes issued in
lieu of them amounting to over $t')L),0)0,
which were not then paid, many of them
still a part of the floating djh; of the state.
By his connivance the regulation requir
ing the signature of the governor to a dr ift
upon tho treasurer was repealed, and each
of the cerliflc^to^ became an o; dor upon the
treasurer, payable at sight.
The taxes for the year ending October 84,
1872, amounted to only $1,218,062.05, wlulc
tho demands of the pay cervineatc maker
and the priming ring aloue amounted tc
more than $1,327,379.20.
In order to meet tho insatiable demands
in ih-se forms, nud to pay the current ex
penses of the other depart incut th'rc was
no other resource than the issua and sale of
bonds. Misvs and bis BUppottcrS had taken
all raised from taxes; no new taxes cou'd bo
levied and the issue of bonds became a
He points out in his Stun.er speech the
fact that the legislative expanses of the last
year of his ndtuiiiis'ration decreased from
$259,081,39to $202. 400.32. He should
have carried his compaiison a lit.de further
back, Both years together do not equal by a
third the expenses of one year under the speaker
ship of /'. J. Moses.
At the beginning of the session of 1871-72
it become known that what is called an
over issue of bonds bad been made. Tho
bonds in question, were conversion bonds,
which bad bopothecnted innin'y to raise
money to meet the enormous demands shown
In his Snmter speeeh tho governor de
nounces the conduct of thoso who so used
the bonds' and utterly renounces the idea of
paying one of them. But what was his ac
tion at a time when be could have preven
ted the endorsement of those very nols by a
legislature in which he was allpowerful.
Let us see. Those interested in the bonds
in quest ion wished all doubts set at rest.
The officers who perfected them, and those
who issued them, wanted the snnction of the
legislature to their nets. The financial
agent was asking for a settlement of his
accounts. The bond holders very nnturally
desired to be made secure in what they had
Two bills were introduced to accomplish
those ends. One has been known as the
validating bill, and the other as the
settlement bill. The first was to relieve the
officers who perfected the bonds and those
who issued them, as well as to assure tho
holders that they were a perfectly good
evidence of indebtedness on the part of the
?State. The second squared the accounts of
the financial agent, and accepted his settle*
ment. To show how clearly tho matter was
understood, it is needful only to read the
preamble of tbe validating act :
"An act to authorize the financial agent
of the Suite of South Carolina in tbe city of
New York to pledge Slate bonds ns collato
al security and for other purposes, approv
ed March 20, 1800, which said bonds are
fully and particularly stated and set forth
in a report made by the (treasurer of the
State to the general assembly, dated Octo
ber 31, 1871; and whereas doubts have ari
sen whether said insucs were in strict con
fortuity to the provisions of tho said several
arts under which they were respectively
issued; and irhereas it was the true inisnt and
meaning of the several acts above sot forth
that such issues of bonds or onligntiaua
should be made in the manner in
which the same have been made, as
aforesaid; and whereas also, doubts have
been raised as to the validity of some of ih'j
bonds mentioned in the said annual repor t
of the Stute treasurer for tho fiscal year
ending October 31,1871, ?lthough money
bus been borrowed by, or realised out of,
enid bonds on account of this state; and
whereat the credit of this State has been
affected thereby." .
Tho sections which followed, declared
that the said bonds were duly nnd lawfully
isBiicd, in conformity with the truo intent
and meaning of the several acts of the gen
eral assembly, that the acts of the officer?
issuing them are ratified confirmed and es
tablished, that Baid bonds aro declared to
be legal nnd valid; nnd that an annual tax
shall be levied to pay the interest and redeem
The settlement bill may be summed up iu
the title. It accepted Kimpton's balance
.sheet, and relieved him of all responsibili
To get these bills pusid taxed the powers
and influence of all Interested. There was
at first, a great reluctance in the bonne to
proceed with them. F. J. Moses, Jr., the
speaker, was all-powerful. He was secur
ed doubtless by the only means known to
move him to act good or bad on a legisla
tive meastuc. They were passed, and if
there iu one man more responsible than
another for them, it is tho author of the
Surnter speech, who therein takes immense
credit to himself for repudiating the con
version bonus, lie voted for the acts au
thorizing 'hem; he made it necessary to
pledge tbein, he validated and confirmed
them, end he repudiated them. In there
anything iu his history in connection with
them which will guarantee us in believing
.hat he will, if he lias a chnnoe, rcvalidate
what he has repudiated ??Union-Herald.
PET?OS COUNCIL,. NO. 11
AOcnd the regular convocation, of your
Council to be holden at Masonic Hall on
Thursday evening 8d Sept., 1874, at 8 o'clock
precisely. Candidates for degrees will also
attend. Take due notice and govern your
By order ofT- ? J-.- G-.- Mv
GF.O. W. BRUNSON,
Recorder pro tern.
Augxst 27th, 1874.
The Ex-rcises of Miss EVAN'S SCHOOL
wPl be resumed nfcthe residence of Mr. V.
V. Dibble, Belleville Ron I, on Monday, tho
seventh day of September nexL
aur. 15 1874 3t
STRAYED OR STOLEN FROM THE
Town of Orangeburg, a large white and
red 8 FT TER DOG. A reward will be paid
for his recovery by
DR. T. B. LEG ARE.
aug 29 ^ 1874 tf
The many friends of R. TURNER take
pleasure in Announcing him for Probate
Judge of Or ingeburg County.
I Respectfully announce myself as a can
didoic for Sheriff of this County at (becom
J. L. RAST.
OFFICE COUTY AUDITOR,
Orancebubo County, S. C,
August 21 st, 1874.
NOTICE is hereby g'ven, that the County
Board of Equalization will wl at this
Office oa MONDAY September 7th, 1874,
for the pi . pose of EQUALIZING the Real
ami Personal Property, Moneys and Credits
of this County. Snid Board will meet from
day io day until all (he Returns shall have
The following named citizt*us and tax
payers of this County have been appointed
by his Honor Judge Graham : Joseph A,
Keller, E. J. Felder and Joo O'Cain, who to
gether with the County Treasurer and Coun
ty Auditor, will constitute the County Board
of Equalization of Orangeburg County.
JAMES VAN TASSEL.
aug 22 1874 8
By virtue of Sundry Executions to me dL
lectcd, I will sell to (ho highest bidder, at
Orangeburg C. H., on tho FIRST MON
DAY in September next, FOR CASH, al
the Right, Tille nnd Interest of tho Defend
nuts in tho following Property, viz:
All that plantation or tract of land con
tai uing 4(H) acres, more or less bounded by
lands now or late of Ann Berry, Jno., 1\
Berry, N. C. Whotstoa and W. F. Fairy.
Levied on as tho property of R. O. M.
Berry at the ?ui( of Susan Dukes, (Bearer.)
Alt (bat plantation or tract of land con
tain is, 1?00 acres, more or less, bounded
by lands now or late of Charles Thomson,
Jos. D. Triacvant, and tho San tee River,
and kuown as "Spring Grovo." Levied on
as ihc property of tho Trust Estate of Wil
liam R. Albert, Mary Anno and Emma
Tabor; in the cases of R. B. Rhett Jr., vs.
G. M.Crosswcll, aud G. M. Crosswcll va R.
B. Rhett Jr.
On Tuesday tho 8th day of September, at
the residence of T. S. McGrcw, cne Horse,
one Mule aud five head of Cattle. Levied
on ns tho properly of Margaret M. MoQrew
at tho suit of Wade Hampton.
At Fort Motto on Tuesday the 8th day of
September. Ono lot of Maohincry for Mill.
Levied on ns the property of John* k. Mo ??
Kenzc nt the suit of John Alexander.
Sheriffs Office? ) K. L CAIN,
Orangeburg C. II. 8. C, V S.O. C
Aug. Kith, 1874 )
aug 21 3t
For tUe legislator*.
Mr. Editax :?1 lease announce Judge B..
Q. PREJDICK, of the Fork, a Candidate far
the Legislature at the coming election ami