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J. i'ELDER MEYERS, ABBistnnt Editor.
SATURDAY, SBPT. 5, 1874.
The depot is going up rapidly.
Hot and oool Hub week.
Wator-mclon rinds on the street.
Bill Sain went hunting on Wednesday last.
He killed a "var mint."
Planting turnips is all the go now among
Pickets off the Court House fonco. Mot
on tight enough to hold the ring.
Grconvillo and Spartan burg Counties
have declared for Chamberlain.
A mass meeting will bo bell boro shortly
after the State Convention.
Mr. Harley's hands are busily engaged
in picking cotton Good time ooming.
The American lightning rod man was in
Town on Thursday last.
Tho Grange Store is doing a fine business.
Mr. Z. M. Wolfe advertises hois for sale.
Porkers arc in a bad fix now. Parties hud
better keep them close.
Hon. W. H. Rcedish is growing in popu
larity dally. We hear him spoken of on all
Mr. Tetcr Cannon has hoisted bis sign,
Pete Ib the best guu smith in the county,
and works nt reasonable rates.
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Hermann W?hlers called on the Governor
Tuesday last. Ho refuses so tell us any
thing of the interview.
Moses speaks of retiring from politic* and
going into the soap business. Good. He
will bear washing.
Mr. Thnmc8 (the popular Superintendent
of the South Carolina Railroad) and family
aro boarding at Meroncy's hotel.
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Judge Grnhani spoke at Marion tho other
day, and denounced Moses in unmeasured
terms. He is for Chamberlain.
JMi\ Kirk Robinson has moved into bis
l**"~*Iiand?omely fitted up store under the News
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'The majority of our merchants are pre
Jpsrlng for the Pall trade. Wa wish for
tl em a lively Lutflnoss.
Mr. D. Louis is having a platform bail t
in the yard adjacent to his st ire. llo nn
fidlpales a lively trade.
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Mr.- E. B. Seabrook is looming up in
'Charleston again. We wish him nbundtnt
success in all his undertakings.
Senator Patterson had a consultation
-.villi the President this week npon affairs in
?tbis Statt). The result of tho interview has
?noi yet transpired.
-Judge Cooko soys there is no reason for
mrny:Uriited State Troops to bo brought here
We second his motion. Pence reigns in
A Chamberlain delcgntiin baa been elcc
1cd from Charleston to the State Convention
and a Congressional delegation in tho inter
eBt of Solicitor Buttz.
There-are aomo men in tlws world who
have quarterly s polls ef eocoethes teribmdi
whojeannot refrain from showing thoir hands
every now and then. Wo know their marks.
Hon. John A. Wngener has been spoken of
for Governor. * Ho is about the strongest
infin tho Conservatives could put forth,
provided thay intend to make a nomina
The Edgefield Advertiser was in mourning
last week for its founder, Wm. F. Donresoe,
Esq., who died in Hint place on Thursday
laut a week ago. He was a highly estoemed
nrembor of society.
Whipper and Smalls are having it in
Ihcir District. Of tho two men Whipper is
infinitely tho best. His mind is sufficiently
large to swallow up the outiro caroass of
of a doxon men llko the pompous Smalls.
About the weakest and most stupid
newspaper article we havoseen lately was
an editorial in the Greenville Enterjirize and'
Mountaineer, a wcok or bo ago, en tho poor
little Chronicle ef Charleston. No man
could stand cither on an empty stomach.
Sickening, awfully sickening!
If Chamberlain is nominated for Qov or
nor, two years from to-day South Carolina
will be tho moat prosperous Stato in tho
Union. Let tho Convention romomber
Tho Charleston San pilches into the Ifewt
and Courier on all sides. TIio Xetca says
"Shoo fly, don't boddcr me." They both,
however, ignore the very existence of the
"Littie Joker?ihe Chronic-all.
The Abbeville Medium is the most inde
pendent paper in tho State. Hcmphill, tho
handsome, never goes down bill, but sonio
how or other ho has an aversion to sand
hills. How is that !
Senator Smith., of Harnwcll, has been
appointed by Frank, Trial Justice in the
place of James Browning, deceased. He,
Franklin (or Genend Moses, as his daddy
calls him) contemplates making a foiv
changes in this County shortly.
DE. A. C. DUKES?
Advertisement in another column presents
a new face this morning. Tho Doctor ha-<
a reputation for selling puro and fresh
drugs, and has won a name for himself by
the manner in which he fdls prescriptions.
Since Mr. Wallace Cannon's recovery, he
begins to look bolter then before his sick
ness, nnd certainly continues to sell cheap,
fresh ami sound groceries. He docs a stun
ning litjuor trade, and is represented as
selling tho '-pure stulf." Long life to
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Judge Cooke is making a tour through
the up country, in the interest of Cum iber
laili. He declares that Moses is the biggest
scoundrel oulside of the Penitentiary. The
Judge is very popular in bis Circuit, and
wc are are pleasod to see that he is using
his influence on the side of Bcforin.
Judge Green of Siunter is spoken of for
Governor by several parties. He smells
yet of the Boll of 187-, and wont run with
Republicans worth a cent. Let him stay
where he is. It is claimed that he makes a
good Judge, and as sich ho mint cant!mm.
Wc can't trust him in any higher ollioe yet
Tho Xtics and Courier complains of the
curiosity of mail agents. It has failed tc
receive sundry letters, said to contain mon
ey, which were mailed to it recently.
Wouldn't it be a treat to get hold of ouc of
Moses's letters to the Xrirs and Courier ?
And wouldn't wc like to publish it for the
benefit of our readers ?
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A)e up with the times. They have a new
supply of culicos, of the latest prints.
This is the largest dry good storo in Or
nngebtirg, and if one can't find there what
he wants, it would be of no use to hunt else
where. A polite and gentlemanly corps of
clerks are always ready to wait on custom
The Charleston Sun, in giving some ad
vice to the Charleston Convention, says.
'?A choico of new men must b,i so made as
to form a reconciliation between the two
races in the State."
This spirit was manifested some time ago
when tho Republicans turned the editor of
the Sun out of oflice. Perhaps that may
account for the milk in the cocoanut. Ho's
not what he used to be.
Mil. JOI1X DUKES1?
Cotton, which looked so flourishing a few
days ago, presents now a disheartening ap
pearance. Tho catterpillars have taken
possession of nearly forty nors of it already ,
and arc spreading daily. Mr. Dukes re
ports that his crop has suflfered considerable
damage up to tliis lime. He has one hun
dred acres under cultivation, and it would be
a heavy Iosb, indeed, to Mr. Dukes, should
the cattcrpill irs continue in thoir instruc
Mr. John Dnnner, the Chief at Cornel
son's mammoth store, is in New York, se
lecting a fall supply of dry goods, clothing,
hats, pot and crockery wnrcH, and groceries
enough to supply a regiment of Militia for 12
months. A special trnin will'bo chartered
tobring tho goods through at onco. Mr.
Cornelson says ho doesn't mind the cxponso
of tho thing, hi", main desire being to please
itis customers. Look out f< r something
grand as soon as Mr. Danner returns.
"Our color lino of yesterday was written
to define our position. Wo hopo wc aro
understood."?Charit ?Ion Daily Sun.
Yes sir. We understand you thoroughly.
We think you a great man in your way, and
imagine that you aro of our opinion. There
aro moments, though, wheu wo aro inclined
to think that if the Mertury could reappear
upon tho journaldistic stage, you would be
porsuntlcd to give up tlio task of Bupp lying
the place left vacant by its demise. Would
it not bo well for you to doff tbo lion's skin
at once. You can't make tho^genuino roar.
And you aro laughed^, don't you soo ?
Speaking of Mr. Chamberlain and the
various Hoards of which In* wus a member,
the Columbia Phunir, which wus bitterly
opposed to hint a short time since, says of
him, in its issue of the 3rd ins! :
"By his own showing, the reasoning which
persuades us of his innocence must convinc
us" also that the conduct of the other mem
bers of the Financial Board, both ai mem
Ucrs of the Financial Hoard and individual
Stute officers, in corniest ion with the bonds
of the Stute, was dictated by honest uio
bet the State Convontion bear in mind
this one fact next Tussday, to wit .?Tf Mo
ses, Junior, is shoved upon us again, a* the
nominee of the Republican party, wo in
tend to bolt the ticket. It wont do. VY*J
can't swallow the brigand Frank, nor will
this County. Nominate him and count Or
angoburg County against you. He is not
fit to be sergeant-nt-arms of the House of
Representatives, much less Governor. Drat
him! we don't want him in any shape. Wo
wish that he was in Atl'rica among the goril
The Frit Ciiiini suy8 "the Session of
Court in this County, is a great time for
gamblers and whitdroy-fuddlcrs, and that
some big olficials have their hands in it. It
is a great mistake not to have them indict
Now if this is nnvnl for the officers of
our Circuit Court, or any of the higher
officers cf the Court, we arc authorized to
give it an explicit and pointed denial, If
however, the Citizen has authority for what
it says, we should like to see it repeat in
its columns next month what it Said last.
A rule for contempt might issue.
The Newt und Courirr after quoting from
several Northern exchanges, Bflys:
??These are the words of Republican
newspapers conspicuous for their loyal ty to
the Union and for their devotion to the
interest of the colored people. They
emphatically declare that the South Car *
1 inix Republicans must * nominate Mr.
And in that case, as we have said before,
we should advise against any countcr-noiui
The Xewt and Courier is on the right track
now. We thought, it would get ashamed of
Moses alter a while. Hurrah ! for Chamber
A Democrat writing to the Newt und Cour
ier from Sunitcr says, "Of one thing I am
perfectly convinced, and that is thai the
people of this Slate will have to right things
themsehet, either through the peaceful
remedy of refusing to pay tuxes, or by the
strong arm of physical force."
How amusing this must be to Repub
licans. This correspondent arrogates to
the Democracy all that is human in this
State. Republicans are not people! How
sublimely ridiculous this spawn of a Demo
crat m^kes himself, by his attempt at
smartness." Dun Quixote was nit more
provokingly funny and foolish in his adven
ture of the dead body. Writ o again, Juniiis.
refreshing, indeed,'to f. j .1/.?
The Newt and Courier consoles Moses
"There is no danger of any disturbance
in South Carolina. Tlia whites are not
ready for a fight, nor are they likely to bo
ready, nor* do they want a tight whet her
ready or not. They desire peace every
where, and, for them, the presence of
United States troops has no terrors what
ever. Siwh soldiers as those who form the
garrisons in Charleston and Columbia will
always be welcome in South Carolina. And,
if they give the people a fair and free elec
tion, their claim on the popular gratitude
will be strong indeed."
Franklin read the above extract with u
great deal of pleasure, it is said. He has
no fear of fox hunters now.
our post office?
Is run on the most approved style, and
by men as polite and a liable as Chesterfield.
This is one of the most essential qualities a
Post Master can possess. Our friend Mr.
W. F.. Williams, the Chief, and his accom
modating deputy, Mr. J. S. Bull, aro the
right men in the right place, and manage
to keep things in first-rate order, consider
ing the large amount of work they have to
perform daily. The otHcc is being conduc
ted iu a manner entirely satisfactory to the
department, as complimentary letters to
Mr. Williams, from that source, will show.
There are about five hundred pigeon holes
in our Post Office, from which a mail to
thirty thousand peoplo is distributed, ho
sides the threo weekly newspapers publish
ed here. Mr. Williams sells shout ton thou
sand titamps ami five thousand stamped en
vclopos evory quarter. This will givoan
idea of the business done iu tho Post Office.
Long may our friends woyo.
On Thursday last a match game of Base
BalLwas played bot ween the Blue Slooking
Club of this place and the Rattlesnake
Club of Lewisville. The game resulted a.%
% Blue Stockings. Rattlesnake.
Bailey, C. 4 4
Humbert, P. 5 2
Holmes, L. F. 4 2
Myers, 3d b. :t 4
ForJIinm, .S. S. 6 1
Berwick, R. s. s. fi 1
Dulfio. R. F. 4 .1
Sasportns, 2d b. 2 3
Robinson, 1st b. 2 2
Aiken, C. F. 1 f>
Fritz, 1st b. 0 0
Priolcan, P. 4 3
Richardson, 8. S. 2 ?
Cotton, It. F. f> 0
Bull, L. F. 3 1
Rlckcnbaker, 2 b 2 4
Louis, R. b. h. 2 4
Major, C. F. 0 3
Mitchell. 3d b 2 2
Whitmore, C. 1 G
1 2 8 4 .1 0 7 8 0 Total.
Blue Stocking, fl 4 4 3 3 7 f> ? O 85
Rnttlesnako C ."> 1 1 ",4 2 2 2 27
Time of gamo '?) hours, 4 min. and 25 soc.
Captain J. F. Fordham wears upon his
bolt tho champion cup. After presenta
tions the two clubs retired to a nice ban
quet prepared for their eutcrtainmcnt.
After supper the night wmspent in dancing.
Much credit is due to the Committees, and
to Dr. John T. Butler, who acted as umpire.
The scorers were Mr. F. R. pMcKinlay, of
the Blue Stocking Club and Mr. K. Cleckly
of the Batllcsnakc Club. We never saw a
more orderly and quiet game played.
HOMICIDE IX BAMBERG?
James W. Browning, Trial Justice at
Hamberg, was shot and killed on Saturday
evening last, at that place, by Jacob W. Crum,
and died trim the wound rcceiv ed abou
ten minutes after. Politics had nothing to
do with the affairs. (.'rum was arrested a
.-hort timo after the shooting, and, the
next morning. Trial Justice Hewitt, acting
as corencr, held an inquest over the body of
the decease I. The jury rendered a verdict
that thcdccoascd came to his death by a
wound from a pistol in the hands of Crum,
and that the killing was willful. It seems
that Crum and Browning had a difficulty in
front of the drug store of Wright & ('rum,
which originated from soma remark male
by the decaased. Browning then went to
Sinter's store, and leaving there a little
while after, he met Crum about half way
between the drug store and Slater's. Crum
accosted him and then shot him. Crum was
scat to jail this afternoon on a commitment
issued by the acting coroner, there to await,
his dial at the coming term of court. Brown
ing wns bunded on Sunday afternoon. The
excitement was intense in consequence of
tho ntfray, but everything is now quiet.
The affair was very much regretted, as both
parties had many friends. Wo learn that
Attorney-General Melton, Le roy F. Yoe
mans and Malcolm I. Browning, Esqs., have
been retained for the prososution.
.li A R KET ItEPOIMS.
Omer, or tuk OnAKOKDunn Nbws,
September, Ith, 1S74 .
COTTON?Sales during the week 30
bales. AVc quote :
Ordinary, to Good Ordinary.... II .l-?M2$
Low Middling. 133?
llouoti Rick.SI. 10 per ouslicl
? Cons.Si.00 per bushel.
Cow I'kas.'jo to I. Illi per bushel
1'lXHEKS. 1.1"? per bushel.
OHANGICBU HQ COUNTY.
In Common Pleas.
J. A KELLER, vs. T. K. S A SPORTAS and
M. J. SASPOUTAS.
By virtue of the judgement of foreclosure
herein, 1 w ill sell, at Orangcburg Court
lit use, on the fir>t Monday in September
next, during the legal hours of sale, at
auction for cash.
1. Plantation of 220 acres, more or less,
on both sides of Binuikers Bridge Road,
bounded by lands now or lately of W. S
Dudley, Lewis Wisscnhunt, J. Rilcy, and
Estate of S. Beach: being tract conveyed
loT. K. Snsportns by Dr. K. J. Olivcros.
2. Tract ot 12-"J acres, more or less, on
Little Pen Branch, bounded by lands now
or lately of J. D. Fairy, J. W. II. Dnkcs,
Andrew Berry and Mrs. Colin Mctts'
3. Tract of 227 acres, more or less, bound
ed by lands now or lately of Andrew Berry,
James Rhoods, Oliver IL Ott and
Edwards; the two last described tracts
being the lands convoyed to T. Iv. Saspor
tns by Mrs. Celia Mctts, Executrix of the
will of James D. Melts, deceased.
In Common I'r.ms.
J. A. KELLER, vs. T. K. SASPORTAS, B.
L 1.0YD and Y. D. BOWMAN.
By virtue of tho judgment of forclosure
herein, I wdll sell, at Orangcburg Court
House, on the first Monday in September
next, nt auction, for cash, during (he legal
hours of sale.
1. Plantation of 440 acres, more or less,
bounded by lands now or lately of Oliver
Fornum, Andrew Inabinet, H. Waunamaker,
J. S. K. Legare, und Estate of Peter Hook;
being pi omiscs formerly of the Estate of
2. Lot and Pwolling in the Town of
Orangeburg, on West side of Market Street
fronting on snnl Street, 42 foot and 8 in.,
and running bnck 271 feet to lands formerly
Of James Hnrley, deceased, und bounded by
lot of Independent Elliott Hook Si Ladder
Company and lot of Jno. S. Bowman.
Purchasers to pay for papers and record
Sheriff's Office, ) E. I. Cain, 4
Orangcburg C. H., S. C., [ S. 0. C.
August 16th, 1874. j
aug. 15 31
HAVING OPENED A
Rcsp cct'ullv culls Ihc attention of (he HOUSEKEEPERS and PUBLIC generally to bis
WELL SELECTED STOCK of
sept 5 1871 ly
KAGS, eve, &e.
To be had, for which the HIGHEST CASH PRICES will be paid at the
Opposite where Whittemore's Soap Factory used to be.
aug 22 c 1874
c. d. kortjohn
V HAS A FULL SUPPLY OF
TOBACCO & CIGARS.
C. 13. KORTJOHN.
TAKE D?E NOTICE
THEODORE K0H1T & BEO.
Are now CLOSING OUT their en
tire Stock of SUMMER WEAR to
make room for the immense
Which their Mr. HE2THY KOHET is
Purchasing in the Northern Markets.
yose & izlar
And "buy your GROCERIES, and thus
save yourself the trouble of pricing
SXtT GOODS DELIVERED.
Mr. Editor:?You will please nmtounoo
tlie Itcv. THOMAS PHILLIPS a Candidate
for School Commissioner for t he next, term,
subject to the action of tho nominating
4 NUMEROUS VOTERS.
August 1st, 1874.
FOR THE LEGISLATURE
Mr. Editor:?l'leaso announco ('apt., 0.
J. JAMISON, of tho Fork, a Candidate for
tho next Legislature, at the Comuig election
If you waul WORK RONE
in Hoiihc und Carriage Paint
ing go to
J. A. WILLIAMS.
Experience 21 years. Resi
dence on Market Street.
jan 17 1871 la
JUST IN AT
J. Wallace Cannons
LIQUORS, CIGARS, TOBACCO,
CANNED GOODS, CANDIBS,
All of the above, goods are offered nl
PRICES to suit tho present tight times,
jan 31 187d