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THE ORANGEB?RG NEWS
TU At), C. ANDREWS, Editor.
ftftAKCfAX. and Business Manager.
Official t>npcr of the State and
of OranRefonrg Comity.
SerTITE ORANGER URO- NEWS HAS
A LARGER CIRCULATION THAN
ANT 0T1ISR PAPER IN THE CO UN
SATUHDAY, SEPT. 12, 1874.
AN HONEST AND UNCORRUPTED MAN.
Hon. Daniel H. Chamberlain
O* RICIILA ND CO UNTY.
1 if i ?
The State Convention.
This Convention met in tho IIouso of Rc
yrrftntntives in Tuctdny last, and organ
ized ten porjrriiy.ly electing Wilder Chair
man. A Commits o on Credentials was ap
pointed which, up to this writing, has
failed (o make a report. Tho proceedings
are given in full in another column. From
what wc can glenn fioni the intelligence be
foro us, Mr. Chamberlain will rcocive tho
nomination for Governor. Thero is a
disposition lowcvcr on the part of a "ni'c
or ruin" faction in the Convention, to
spring a third man at (he hist menu at.
Judges Cooke and Green arc spoken of, but
witn little chtneo of success. Of the two
men, wc should prefer the former. Moses,
in tho meantime, is straining every point 10
gain the nomination. lie keeps open house
and shakes hands with every visitor, no
mutter how uninflucntial, with the suavity
and grace of on honest man. lie contem
plates the idea of ro signing tho gubernato
rial Chair with a feeling akin to horror, and
will make his best fight to whip out his op
ponents. His supporiers are the ragamuf
fined-pnrt of tho Convention. Chamberlain
has at Iii? back tbc best elements in the Re
publican party in tho Sfatc, and it wiJl be a
seven days wonder if Moses, with I113 cor
rupt record, should chance to come out win
ner. Certain it is that if ho is elected
again to rule the people of this Slate, there
will not bo much left of the pai ty in 187o.
Chamberlain anu tho perpetuation of Re
publican principles, the inauguration of au
honest and economical government, a pa
tient hearing to the grievances of tax-pay
era, or My es, with hla corrupt appoints*
high taxation, partizan legislation and a
misappropriation of public funds, arc the
alternatives left to us.
ICepnbllcan State Convention.
F1BST CAT'S l'BOCEEDIXGS.
The convention was cal'cd to order b y
tho chairman of the State central executive
committee, General R. B. Ell'oii, at twenty
minutes past 12 o'clock. After stating the
object of and r_'ad"')g tho ca'l for tho con
vention, the chairman directed tho tempo
rary eccre ary, Colonol Keunody, to call
tho roll of delegates. At this point W.U.
Jones requested in'.'ormaiion regaidlng con
testing delegations, and was/in'oraied their
names would also be ca!Ted\. Tho counties
were then taken up in alphabe eal order,
and a quorum of the delegates aaswe'ing to
their names, the chairman announced the
convention open for business. Treasurer
of Staio Cardozo nominp.icd II. B. El'latt. for
temporary chairman, and W. II. Joucs put
C. M. Wilder in nonvnation.
Mr. Jones, before aud^tfior making this
nomination, otremp'cdto be heard, but this
being a violation of tho rules ho was rap
ped down each time- To Jone?' declaration
that no rules hod bcen"adoptcd, the chair
man replied that for that very reason speech
making was trohibitcd at that stage of the
proceedings, as it would only cau^o inter
By request of General Elliott , Treu?,'--or
Cardoza thcu took tho cho'r, und, on motion
of Mr. Samuo1 Leo, tho roll of delegates was
called, each r.sing In Ins Beat'and voting
for either i>.i'ae i^uaiineeer. Ooc hundred
and fi.'ty-f. ton de'to.,;- .<i% i esponded to (heir
name.*, 'i y-e jolbfwboin voted for Mr;
Wilder, fc i..y-e % it for General E!'iol. and
one for Hon. J. 11. Bji'uey. Mr. Wilder
having been iflec'a od du'y e'ec cd. was then
on motion of Mr. Samuel Lee, conduotod to
tho chair by a coromu.co of five, consis. ,ng
of Messrs. W. A- Hayoe, E. W. M. Mackjy,
C. Minort, J. H- Rainoyaud N. B. Myer-.
Mr. Wilder, on taking the chair, ap.'Ai
Gentlemen of tho couvc'ti.-on. 1 will say that
I must return you my thanks for tho honor
you have jpaid roe. I be'ievo iho day has
come when lings will no longer iiilo tho peo
ple of the State of South Carolina. Gentle
men while I pretido over your dc'iboratioue,
I aholl endeavor to be impar. ial. I must
eay to you that the position is ono I havo
not sought, and only 'conscniod to take it
when my friends provuilcd upon me. I hold
it not in tho interest of any ring, but. in tho
interest of the whole people. I pledge my
self and my boner that I am here not only
to serve the parties who elected me, but tho
convention no a whole, to Iho beat of my
On motion of Mr. Cardozo, the chairman
eclected Col. Kennedy as temporary secre
tary, and Mr. W, H. Jones then moved that
tho commit to. on credentials bo appointed by
the chair, to consist of one delegato from
each county, from which no contesting dele
gates were prcBcrat.
Mr. 0. ice desired that each delegation
should select its own representative, hut
subsequently withdrew his amendment, in
which theso views were embodied.
Mr. Moblcy thought that thoro was no
necessity for euch a Inrgo committee,
and nmended tho motion hy substituting
seven members in placo of ono from each
Mr. W. A. llnyne movod to lay tho amonil
moot on the table, and Mr. Cardozn moved
to indefinitely posipouo this and n subse
quent amendment to tho amendment, mak
ing tho number nine.
Mr. J. A Chestnut expressed himself in
favor of closing all debate and adopting tho
Mr. Mobly followed, and moved to lay the
whole matter on tho table, which motion,
after n short debate, was voted down by a
lu go niajo. uy.
The ovigiu.nl motion, selecting ono from
each delegation, was then put and adop
Mr. W. II. Jones then took the floor, and
Mh.ed that there wns a contcs mg delega
tion from Bavhwe'1 cou t.y, which had been
re used admittance by. the c.ecu.ivo com
mittee, ami requested tin clin'r i'h? not 10
represent Uaruwcl1. in the commit eo on ero
This led to an able arguaient from I ho
cba'runeu of the committee, Gcueral EH'.ott.
He showed clearly and conclusive1^ thai
tho con'cs ants were not cntiiloJ 10 B?a s on
the lloi?, nutl (hat ilie coainiu.ee had ae.ed
jusi'y in the mailer.
Frequent ailcmp a were made to inte
rwpt Mv. E'liott during Irs speech, but the
ci.a" man etch (ono rti'oJ that inasmuch as
he hail permit eil M r. .Jones to ussail the
committee, It was noiliiug more than fair
i"tat tlio chairman of the comm'ttco ghou'd
bo heard in its dc'eise. EHo.s we e made
to adopt tho ru'e.s of the United S a os
House of RcprcsciitaMvcs; or the Ii; eci
initiate rule, but ca^h in turn were defea
At the close of the dobato, which Inste ti
ncrf'ly two hours, ihc chairman, ih ou'jh
meacc-e avy, acnounood the follow -ig coin
mittco; Georgetown,^W. II. Jone?; Abbc
v. >. John 11. To'b r : Aikcn, II. 1?. El' oil;
Audnrson, Jno. II. Cocbra*i; Cheater, T. J.
Mac key; Ed^cflcld, J. II. McDcv it; Fairficld
Thos. Walke ; Hoiry, T. C. Denn: Ketshaw
John A. ChcEuui; Laurcns,-Voeng,
Clarendon. Jarcd Wavlcy; Darlington, Jus.
B. Middlotou; Green\'"e, .1. M. llunion ;
Lnncas.or, Al'on Hutlsoc: L2.\"ng on, y. L.
L?rick; Mrvion, W. A. Ilayne: Cbcs cjiio'd,
T. L. Wcston; Marlboro, II. J. Maxwell;
Ncwbevry, 11. C. Corwin: ICeh'and, Chus.
Miuort; Orangeburg, E. 1. Ctil.?; LTcmus,
O. C. Folger; Slimier, Sainncl Leo; Union,
June Moliley: Wil'i.imsburg, S. A. Swr.lls;
York, J. II. Wirte.
Tira list comprised one dclcgalo fvom
each county from which thero were no con
testants, so that tho fol'owinx six couti'ics
aro without members on tho commit too:
^jiarleaion. Poan^a^'^Hilittivi, ? Qdfamu,
Spavtauburg and BnvnwcU.
Mr. C. D. llnyne rose and staled that he
de.cl'ticd to sc-ve on tho committee, and ask
ed that Gen. R. D. E'liott bo substituted in
h*8 ttrad. This elicited considerable dis
cussion, in the midst of which Mr. F. L,
Cardozo moved an adjournment until 8 p. m.
Tbis wr.s objectetl toeulhe ground* that ihc e
\\...< no gas in ihc hall. Gen. Elliot", how
ever, staled that the executive commii -c
had becoms rcspcnsible for the gas i'nr n:?jl. ?
cd du-ing the week. nnd_lhat il would bt
tui ned on.
General Elliott then askod the chair by
what l?de it hid refused to allow the dele
gnlion from Aiken county to design tie their
member of tho conimU.oo on credentials.
Tho chair stntol that t had not so refused,
when Mr. C. D. llnyne again declined to
serve. His dccl'nni'.on was accep: ; I: where
upon Gen. E'Mott asked the cha\':nan to
substitute another name. The cha r con
piled, appointing tho next inambor of the
A'kcn delegation on thol'bt, who, in turn
On this, not a fow motions, couutei mo
Cons, nid motions upon motions, were hurl
cd at the ohair, who, in a sho-; li no, g?t
into a labyrinth out of whoso winding it re
quired his utmost skill to esfrieato himself
and the couvon "n.
Not a fow of the ilo'nsa es held hat the
chair had tloue isll > hat coultl be asked ol* it,
ond that to ? p^u'ut duoiher of fis Alken
ilclc^,.. o i wo i ? ti ? out o." i- 't ?? ov. tu other
wo ti- n. " r?< nt .j'ia' ' ?id void.
W. H. Jones i < \ the c'i.'vhid appo'nfo'l
the c?iiimb to; Every member is supposed
to do Iii? du r. find :f he re uses, i; must be
for some oi i'h'i purpose wlieu tho ?? onvca
tion must st. 'e he nuttier themse'ves.
Mr. R II K'-k rose to n point of order.
Ho hnd never before heard or rend where
any man con'd be forced to Sic vo upon n
committee. Ho ?usisiod upon it that tho
chaivman must go on nppoitn:ng mi; 'A t h c
delegation was exhausted, and then, if all
refused, tho county would bo^without a
representative on the committee.
Tlio chair ruled his point, of order not
well taken, and reiusod to make another
Mr. W if Jones then moved that Mr. C 1)
Haync's dcc'tialion bo not accepted.
This motion was disoussod at consider
able length, and at last fell to the ground,
as ttio chair hail already acooptctl the
Mr. W A Ilayne considered it an insult to
tho chair to ask that he tnnko another ap
pointmcnt; it showed a luck of confidonco in
the chair. Tho geutleman had not resigned
without Homo motive; ho knew tho gentle
man's motive, and wns not afraid to toll him
to his faco Ceit he knew it.
Mr. G D Hay lie hero inte:, uptcd, dosir
ing to statt) his motivo, but he was not
allowed the floor.
Gen. Elliott said: That the chairman has
tho right to appoint ono delegate from each
county no one can gainsay; but I npprohend
that tho chairman will agree with me that
the chairman has not tho power to compel a
gentleman (o servo, or to disoafrauchhifo nay
county of its right to a roprcsoutafivo on
tlint committee. My colleagues had an
agreement that ono member (who happenod
tobe myself) .should represent Aikon county
on that committee. The chairman went on
and appointed Mr. llaync; ho rcsiguoi!; then
Mr. Holland, and he resigned. There is
another gentlcirnn, busides myself, loft, Mr.
Fiel I. I will say that I know Mr. Field
will decline, ami when that isdtmotho
chairman must appoint me, and ttfS if |
dec'He, Alken county must "go unVepro
8cnicd. It is our province, to docline to
servo gupon any committee wo sco fit.'. Why
is it that this desire is manifested, this
determination to prevent ^A'ken cotiniy
from luving its representation on tho oom
m.. ;e? I apprehend that tlio clia'rman
will do mo tho justice to say thai tuoro is
no man in this convention tiiaU^y l go
further in sus.,lining liitn in his ru' a^* i.ian
I wir. It is true :'i it iny nme was put
forth against the present temporary chair
man. It was hot done at my so1'citation:
on the contrary, it was done againsi my
earnest, protest. I am not i:ax ous lo sorve
in any such capacity. I am always willing
to wait until I am bid by Ihc mas.er toconte
up higher. But, sir, I nm not willing to
sacrifice my rights. We [have a l'ifj't. sir.
equally with flic chairman to ng oo among
oursolvos who shall ho our represent Uivo oil
(ho commi'tco. I simply ask that (he
chairman announce tho [next name on i he
roll, awl, should he d coli no, then to appoint
the noxt one.
Mr. W. If. Jones said that he had ant;c"
palcd air that had occurred. lie did no;
want t'io chairman to be deterred in the
least. There was a little thunder, saved
buck. r,cl the motions come, the same mov
ing iiiil''-ons that seated the cli.ai vnan would
s am', by him to the las..
The chn:r said that (ho convcn'oi thai
hi il given li'in'lhc r's'M Ii mal o i'io ai -
point mcnts could taku it to themselves
The mai er wns pul a vo n on "a mo 'on
to lay on ihe table a motion lo accent the
dcciMia! ion of the last appo'n'ed delegate,
ami the nves and nays were called. 0? ing
io the coni:niHil confusion, however, 'they
were not taken. *?
The chair decided at last "that he won 1.1
make another appointment, au I said th it
the mi me of his appointee would be given to
Gen. KHio t, howovc*. s renuously oppos
ed any such notion, and stated 'hot inasmuch
as tho names of tho other membors lot' i'ae
committee had boon called off to filio con
vention, it was no more than fair am] '?' :'?'"?
and proper thai this one should be c?l'.cd oft"
The chair at last yeildol. and s!a<?'i (hat
while he was as tenacious to hol I /to tho
right as any one, he was as ready a<^ any to
acknowlcdgj an cvror. He i hcii ntwiouneed
the name of II m. II. 1$. Elliott as aunumbor
-tOj^AU.o cojixu'o too on^.r^diw^A^ff^^J^1'* ^?
TV* was received with Ton I applause, and
motions to^takc a recess and to adjourn
quickly followed. \
Mr. Cardoso favored an adjournment to
8 p. >r; but. after some discussion, it was
decided that niceess to 10 o'clock this morn
ing would no morn than allow the committee
on credentials to make their report, aad, at
2. P. Bl,, a motion to thai effect was car
sKcovn hay's pnooEHioNUS?iionxixo.
The conveniion was ca'lod to order by
the tempo-a-y chai'-nian, at quarter past 10
o'clock, and afiev a short and oppi'op, 'at e
prayer by the Rev. Mr. Jackson, of,Colum
bia, ihn mitlitt es of the proceeding day wore
read by iho sec-clary and approved by the
Tho chairman then stated that the usual
formality had been neglcoteJ, ami iniggcs
ted the propriety of casing the 1*611 before
entc.-;ng upon further proceedings.
Mr. W. II. Jones roqucstcd to bo heard
before, the call, as chairman of the commit
tee on credentials, but by request of the
cha'p-. he consented to defer his remarks
until after it.
A for (ho roll was exhausted. General
Elliott suggested that it would be best to
adopt a set of rules, lo avoid confusion,
whereupon Mr Wbiltemoro announced that
lie had put Iiis motion, offered on the day
previous, in writing, and would seal it to
Hie chair. It was read by ihc secretary,
and provided for iho adoption of the rules
of the house of representatives, excepting,
however, that no member should speak lon
ger tbnu fif een minutes at one time, riorm?r?
than twice upon ihe same snbjct , except by
unanimous consent of the convention.
Mr W II Jones objected lo the tiu;o nllflW
od, on the ground that it m'glil not be the
most talented of tho delegates who might
rise and probably furnish tilt) best informa
tion, and such a one required and should be
entitled to more time; be preferred a half
hour, and moved to amend the resolu
Mr. Sam. Lee asked whether these rales,
if adopted, should extend beyond tho tem
porary organization, and was informed by
(Jen. Elliot that it was entirely at the option
of the convention .
Mr. I.ee?"Whatever we do now will die
when this organization ecasos to exist, and
toproceed to business, tho committee on
credentials are present, asking for furt'aer
time to report, hoping that it will b > gran
ted nt once, so that they can get to work.'
A point of order was here raise I as to
the propriety of introducing this request it
that time, and the debate again turnvd up
on the time to be allowed for speaking.
Mr. Wbtttotnoro stated Unit ho would ac
cept tho amendment to his resolution to
end discussion, when Judge Mackey look
tho floor and said that his greatest objection
wns tho unanimous consent required iu tho
II siil tit ion, and moved an amendment re
quiring merely the consent of tho majori
Gen. Elliott objecto I lo tii3 amendment,
and made an able argument for Its rejection,
claiming that tho minority would bo entire
ly ut the mercy of the majority.
Judge Mockey's amendment not having
been seconded, tho question was about to
bo put upon Mr. Whitteinoro's resolution
when Judge Mackcy again intorposcd and
ma<le a telling speech in favor of liiu amend
me it. Saiil ho: "Is there a oaudidiito to
be brought forward whose character should
not l)o reviewed? 1 have one whom I will
support to the end. and whose character is
above suspicion, and for whom I inton I to
strike heavily when the lime comes."
Mr. S Lee seconded the Judge's amend
ment, and during a prolonged speech ro
Q cot cd rather injudiciously upon tho sup
posed motives of sumo of (he delegates,
j Further sparring continued for sonic time
between Messrs. Elliott, Cardozo, Leo.
Junes and Mackcy, when iliu chat: man
announced that no objection being made,
tho required leave would be granted to ilie
committee on credentials. No objeetiou was
Mr. Unit/ here arose and moved lo insert
in the resolution, "It" a member censes
speaking ut the end ofthiriy minutes, and
a-'icr momentarily taking his seat rises
rga.'n, lie should ho recognised by the chair
and granted thirty minu es moro."
Tl s only create 1 more sonfuston, and
liic;u were at this lime probably not tun
deJej i mi (ho lloor who knew how (he
(|ii< -. i i really s und. Mr. VYhit'omi re.
tli- ..^ begged leave to withdraw his
r< min ion iri it stood, and tu pat it again
l ;''oie the Convention in a more comprehen
sive form. To Ibis Mr. Lee objected, and
loihcr Icngihy debate ensued, duviug
which Mr. L (*.:i'i tookoecusion lu reply lo
Mr. Lee's previous remarks, impugiiitig the
motives of members, lie raid iliata bosom
ft lend of Mr. Leo's had told him Unit he
(Lee) was the most corrupt man in I ho
gciicval assembly, mid dial human fcVogs
n'ouc prevented him from repeali \? a eon
vcitatiou which had taken pkicc between
hem-e'ves u short time ago, Mid which
would reveal how he (I"'?') really siood iu
lb s iii.ie.
Mr. Lee ; 'ose and dem mdod that the con
versa ion should be repealed before the
whole convention, but (he cha'mum's gavel
put a slop to lir 'ier denouements. Mr.
Lee subsequently arose on u question of
privilege, but had nol piooecdol very fariti
his lomaiks. which were of ii most peisona'
! ue lite, win '.i tho gavel again brought i. ui 6
his mm At iho e'oso ol this dehn e, Mr.
Wh< i,n <j received pet mission to w?i hdi aw
is ic-o'ii in. iind another was iu) rodu od
by T.ias.o-ev Cardozu, u'lowiug each de'e
gato airy minutes iu debate, and to bu
1 card no more than twice upon any subject,
except by the will of tho majority, which
w ? udnp.ed.
j ne ecu vent ion then ioik a recess ti'l
5 r. m.
^ A i j\ t\'r\Mc\: precisely the delegates assoin
~rMed. ^'i-aj-cV-^.ts' olfeVe?lV vHT^irr-crmveiVv
tioii cam,; to order.
After considerable discussion on miscella
neous fiubjee s, a motion was put and car
ried that a committee be appointed to wait
upi u the committee on credential!*, which,
ii er consultation with the hutcr, vepor c'J
iimi the con* in it tec would be able oicpor;
to ihe convention at Ii A. M. lo-dtty.
A ii*o.ion then ton lake rcc-ss .oil A. M.
I ?! ih ? was en rrie I.
tip it n oav's iiiocEKnisr.s?Monxisn.
The convontion was eallc 1 to or Ier by
the temporary chuirinan at II o'clock pre
cisely. After the roll heilig callod ho an
nounced a ipio'. u:u i v< sent and Ihe enliven
i on open for bus'iiess, aud the miair.es
w< re lead and approved.
Mr. L Cain then staled that the reporter
of the l'iiioii-J/'. uh> had mistaken the tenor
of Irs remarks, on (ho day previous, regard
ing Mr. Lee, of Suniter; and what he did
say was that Mr. Lee, Ln conversation, had
remarked that one of his (Lee's) bosom
friends, then present, was ihe uiosi corrupt
man iu ihe general assembly, and not he
(Lee) himself, and that he desired to have
this correction made in the columns of that
paper. [Cheerfully corrected. ? Reporter.]
General Smalls moved that n committee
of three be appointed lo wait noon the com
mittee on credentials toascsrtiin haw near
they were ready lo report. Adopted.
Tho chairman appointed Messrs. Smalls,
Mi'Uuuie's and C Smith, who, alter n stiert
absence, re'unicd and rcporie l that (he
committee had just taken up the Chailcs.on
ease, '"'and would not be ready to report be
ta o 5"V, M.
On moiinii of Mr. Walker, Iho enliven.ion
then took a recess until ihnl hour.
At Ihe appointed lime the oonvoution was
again called n> order. After roll call. Mr It
Parker, of AnderJon, at.ompio.l to in'ro
duce a rosolutit n p'o I'jlnj iln convontion
nol io Humiliate any ono for g iveruor or
lieutenant governor who was in any way
connected with tho late goveriiinen al ir
regulaliiies in this State, but the chairman
ndel thai 'nils p esent tempo airy state,
the coiivc :on could nol receive it.
On iho ion <>f Mr. (Mirk, a commit too of
three was appointed, consisting of Messrs.
Clavk, llainoy and Johnson, to" wait upon
the commiitce on credentials to nsccvlnin
how near their work was to coinple ion.
After a fow minutes' absence, they i e
turncd and reported that tho committoo
had been hard at work all day, and would
not he ready to report until morning.
Whereupon Mr. Morrison moved to take
a recess till !> o'clock this in irnilig, which
motion w.isamondoJ by Mr. Cain to real 11
o'clock, and so adopted.
Treasurer Cardozo announced, previous
to the vote being taken, that a general cau
cus would be held at the state house at 8
o'clock last evening.
The last little girl W o has 'roped'her
way to glory is a daughter of Djnnis
Miiloucy, of Ltoudont, wUo ju npjj 2 \ \
times and then died.
[Fon TiJK OiiANuKiiunn Nkws.*]
Reply to '?Fraudulent School
To Ihc Editor of Ordngthurg New* .
Wo do not refer to tho fraudulent olaima
for the repayment of the vouchers ofu for
mer Treasurer, but those to which refisronee
was hud, in your last issue, by Tcmpcrauco
und School Commissioner McKinlay, as
having been paid to or presented in behalf
o?" Hie touchers ut the Clufliii University.
The ur.icle of Mr. McKinlay lias some
items quiio new lo us, as wc did not know
until wo read it. that the teachers of (his
University were paid by n Philanthropic
Sooie y of New England, an / more than of
Sou li Carolina or Texas. Nor did wc
know that M?\ McKinley had been
Bolici ed. 01 had re.'used to indorse any
clams presented to lii.n by E. A. Wcb'-s or
or niyee'.f, as wc have presented none to him
It is true however, that a small amount,
Previously to Mr. MoKin'av'h admiti'sira
iio>, bad been pa'd on school claims of
teachc .s employed here, but only for
Icac'i ig the Bebolnrs belonging in tliis
* ?'i<?<)1 district.. When ihc University was
opened for scliokvs there whs unfor unaiely
no provisions made for the schooling of the
colored cbi'drcn in iiiis disricl. They
came lo tu and we did not See' that, we
could turn away those who were an.tiou3 to
learn. IJu! to accommodate them we were
obliged lo employ more teachers than'other
wise would have been roquirid. Since
then we have accommodated a large number
hero from seve ny live Idn hundred who
propcily bo'.ongcd to the State schools of
mis dis < ict. To meet the deman I we have
employed live or six teachers, for which
liabiliiies have been incurred to the amount
of bo no S'J?OU per year. As we were doing
so much for Ihc dis riot here, it was suj,-.
goslcd by the T us'cca and npproved i/ilie
S.'a e Supe." ii'cndctit of Education iii.tt
U 0 have some of our lea'"tier.-! here ?? . i ni iv i
for beense to tra.'i. and have titem em
ployed here with tbo approval of 'Inj
d"f.'riel Trustees. Tb h has been done and
some of our aUidcuLv have aided us in
leaeh'ug and ikusly secured nioans (6 aid
tin a in geti ng their own education; some
nf ibeir claims however arc si 11 unpaid.
Hr. li ,t os, .lud; e Andrew.-, and tube t
'! e- ccs of the district, have approved of
pt\i ij two teachers here, not both first
I etiiss. This limited amount, would not be
one forth of the amount paid the entire
board of loaches, vvh'eh won1. 1 leave an
ample margin to pay with other fun !<, i*o r
te,acb'?>g all who might be here not propci 'y
belonging in this ac'iool d'.sl: tot. No one
it Bcctns eve.* questioned ttic prdpvieiy of
thus aiding the scholars of this sohoal dis
ivtot, until the present CommUsioaer in
forms the public thai by bi.s le;,al acumen
on reading and coustiuiug tbo law, ho
t on nil out the i i'liuduient na* lire of luakiniit I
payment to Raid teachers; but it would be
f. r eacte for I he ittteres.s of cdue.i>i m io
i*ro*C6untyf Vf TTir vveese u'o'w.rs fmdcoT I
ihc school fit ails.
Mr. Mtdviiday says ilia' our being
' ecchcrcd ' oul of our se'ictns f>r pty.n- it
t i teachers here through iiiairuciious from
liitn, has brought upo > b!m oar opposit o:i
to bis re-o'.ecliou, but he has no) given all
the lac* ii 'his etichcring op-.' vra.ioa.
Under his administration with the approval
of .lodge Andrews of the board of i'rns.ecs.
Miss Mary I'owiran iiid E. A. Webster who 1
wc '0 tuaeh.'ng with us ha I itre required |
I'ecnse. 1'el urns were duly mads by them
a id a chum made oul for one lai nil one
second class teacher. These e'.t'.ns were
elvi.1 to Judge Andrews and were by
him pecBcntcd vo the Hoard. Wc le.'.cno 1
by ?-Mport, i'ki' tlio Hoard approved dfMliS
How i's c'a'm. As wo b id p.'.M her
t.\i ? dollars />rr month vvi.b the ict
unilc ??. ui ! <ig that we wcro to bo! 1 the
claims if approved until that amount was
paid us, v,o expected theccy.'ficatci-to he
returned in us. hut her broihor heiag onu
of the Trustcea, look said claims and we
have not seen ibem s'oce, nor h:i3 the
money wc advanced been returned. Wo
wo? c told that R. A. Webster's claim was
not approved, but on in iking an cl'ort to
get them back the dnpVtcd'es were found in
Mr. MoK'ntay's ofiico but the ov'g'nals
were n?iss?ng, and no oie is able 10 give us
any i.ccoeut ofibcin. We do not say that
these o-g'ua's were paid, for we do not
know what been ne of them, but ns Mr.
M?*K n'ii * says wc, at least, are
? cuclieicd." Uut our gecut objection to
the re-election of Mr. MoK'alny does not
arise from any tb'ng do!ailed by hi n as the
cause. We went a man for that office who |
vviM do I?"a duly fa'ilifully and impartially,
? ul set an example before teachers and
pi p:ls that will be safe for them to follow.
O-angehiirg. S. C ,
Sept. Olk 1874.
[Fott tiik Or.ANORnuRa Nrws.]
itcpiy <<> ^Temperance.?
/;. " or o/ Neivs i
1 i yoi'V issue of *n>t week 1 no ice that a
to espondent, over the misnomer of
Temperance pit is a series of questions, with
the ev'dent design of making it appear that
we n?"e in ?hc habit of visiting drink'ng
saloons having trouble with the i.-usiecs of
the Univc'nuy on pecuniary mailers and
hnnd'iig fruudu'eni c'aims kc, nil of which
oleav'y indicates that the writer would
nsiooalo what he dare not affirm over his
own B'gni we. We have nover had a word
of dl'bciiby wiih tbo Trustees of tbo
University on pecuniary or any other
mau es. In re 'crence lo our res'goo.leh it
was tenderod two yours ago, but tbo T ruB
ices then unanimously declined to accept
ii. In reference to the uso of tobacco or
iniON eating drinks of a'iy kin 1, our theory
and practio are woll known. As to ou- over
being found in suspicious company in this
place, that ia possible. Wo reccolloct somo
two years siuca a friend on the Stroit
asked mo to drink with him a glass of
lemonade, as wo slopped into a saloon for nor
oilier purpose, but to accept the favor
thus tendered, wo met somo persons who we
huvo since learned were in the habit of
drinking. As our friend was then and i*
now, ii gentleman nnd a pledged friend of
Temperance, we are sure he had not the
slightest BiiHpicion that ho was gotting us
either into bad company or habits; and we
are certnin ho will exonerate us of ever
having exerted ruiy influence, by example
or precept, to luro him into habits ??
The writer of tbose interrogrotlons, to>
which this is a brief reply, is unfortunately
ono of the demijohn politicians who does
not give toothers, all the whiskey he spends
money or credit to purchase and is likely
until he reforms, to beware of Temperance
lectures, Temperance and many other
things he aught teheed.
Orangeburg, S. C.
Sept. Otb: 187-1.
Cm en. John A. Wagoner for
C'ti'Or Oranycbtug Xcws .?
M such a lime as the present, wo cannot
be loo careful in regard to the selection of
men for oifice, and more especially is this
true of the office of Governor of tho State.
The tax-payers of course want a faithful
guardian of ihc;r treasures, but being iu ?
very considerable minority at the ballot box
they- must endorse or propose somo one for
that houornblo position against whom no
linger of reproach hns been aimed.
This is especially true in regard to ante
helium record. That is tho poison which
now cankers in the very heart of the body
politic of our State, and (hat must be eradi
cated bet?re we can hope to be able to
redeem the State from its rule of corrup
tion We waut men who are not only not
identified with p.n-iy issues before tho war,
but who have been able since to show by
word and by nciion that they aro not be
hind the spiiit of the times. Old things
have passed away. Old ideas are dying
out, an I new men must bo brought forward,
men who aro not wedded to the fjgyismi of
tho pas., but who arc ablo with now enor
gies to g1 apple wit h tho new issues, which
a new era is al.nost daily bringing forth. la
searching the ficM for a candidate for the
office of Governor the name of Gen. John A.
Wagener, of Charleston, stands in bold
relief. He has since the war, been weigh
ed in ihc balance and not found wanting.
Commanding Hie respect and confidence
as we think ho does, of all parties, we enn
not see why Republicans and Democrats,
white and colored may not rally around
him and place in his hands the honor of our
Ih g?;he keys of our treasury?the rights*
of oar p onle.
Car, one bo found who is afraid to trus t
Iura .' If so let him Uli us why !
v Act m\S~ "i cpvoaeo r.\y Ansc/ar j"cst vjptn
Sodth Carol ?vi, that her people are afraid
to t;1.;co the seep or of g >vorutnotir-, i i th*3
bauds of an houedl man.
Oriiageburg, S.C.Scpt. Oth, 1874
F?l.l. Ast.r.K" Jkhs-On the Itohof
duty 1,7 f. Mrs: ELLEN MILLAR, of
OrangebilVg CouiiVy, in the twenty-faur'h
year of loo- Mg;?, leaving an aTeotioiiate and
devoted Mil-bun I, interca.lug Ciiildroti au-t
a huge circle of fri-ouls co mourn her lost.
We- p n t for inefor I am gono
W.tii Christ to dwo'.l aSo/i;
Where Husband and Children shall nover
The loss of t!i03C they lova.
For School Commissioner.
Mr. Editor please announce the name of
FULLER T. KICKEN BAKER as a candi
date for School Commissioner, and oblige)
OFFICE CO., SCHOOL COMMISSIONER,
OitANor.nuRa Count, So. Ca.
Noilci is hereby given that tho County
Board of School Examiners will moot at
this Office on Monday 28th inst. at 10
o'clock A. M. and continue in Session three
days for the purpose of examining appli
cants who desire to engage in Teaching m
the Free Common Schools of this County.
FRANCIS K. McKINLAY,
County School Commissioner,
County Board Examiner,
sept 12 1874 8t
A .Iniiiiistintlor'ft Notice?All
jTx persons having any demands against
the E-enlc of the late Jacob H. O'Caiu will
present he snino properly attested, and
those indebted will make paymen* to W. A*
or John A. O'Cain, qualified Administrators
or to W. J. DkTREVILLE, Esq.,
Sopt. 8, 1874. Attornoy at Law.
sept 12 1874 dt
A T.?i Persons I raving- any
/\_ d-mauds iiguinst the Estate of Mrs.
Mary O'Cai i, lato deceased, will present the
same duly attested, and those indebted will
make payment to
W. J. DjsTREVILLE, Esq.,
Sept. 8, 1874. Attorney at Law.
sept 12 1874 At
Tho Exercises of Miss EVAN'S SCHOOL
will bo resumed at the residence of Mr. P.
V. Dibblo, Bollovillo Road, on Monday, the
sercnth day of September next.
aug. 15 1874 St
Has just received n foil supply of
PAINTS, OILS, Ac.
Also a lot of flue CIGARS and TOBACCO
all of which will bo sold cheap for cash.
?ept ? 1874 1