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THE ORANGEBURG NEWS
TIIAD. C. ANDREWS, Editor.
Financial and Bckikebb Manager.
Official Paper of the State nnd
of Ornnjrcbnrg t usity.
t?rTUE ORANGER URO NEWS HAS
A LARGER CIRCULATION THAN
ANT OTHER PAVER IN THE CO UN
TY<rW9i^ ' '
SATURDAY, OCT. 10, 1874.
Daniel H. Chamberlain
r j FOR LlEUTENANT-GOVERNOtt.
. R. H. Gleaves.
C. W. Buttz.
The Convention. '
As wo go to press the Convention is in
?esaiom From present indications nobody
w\ib ire the l-oprcsenlntivcs of the people
will bo elected. As we said last week we
had 110 spcciul choice, but wc did want to
see good honest men chosen. From what
we'sec ns wo go to press the people have no
iMayor Cunningham, of Charleston, seems
to be in nn unfortunate predicament just
now. Tho chief magistrate of a great city
indicted for official misconduct is an nnoina
ly' !h tho history of political ?overnr 3.
His spccinl champion is the Newt am .rirr
a DcmcCrntio Bourbon sheet, which s'.x
hvs t?i '" ? . "
n.Onths or a year ago, denonnccd Cunning
ham and his whole city government as
heartily ns It now lauds him. What's the
matter ? Has the mayor sold out to the
Democrats and gone back to Iiis first love,
Oml the News <inrf Courier should take to him
ro kindly; or where does the shoe pinch !
There iu ono thing, however, which people
would liko to know very much, nnd that is,
"How did the AY?r* and Courier knote that
Cunningham was indicted 'upon the affidavit
of Sheriff Bowen.' " If this assertion be
truo somebody told tales out of school.
Sonic Tall 3Lyi??tf
"In a packed convention fifty Rcpublica ns
were found who could not be persuade.1 or
bribed to assent to the nomination of Cham
berlain. These men did not ?'bolt." They
went back to their constituents; they told
the talc of the convention; they described
the candidate of the Ring, nnd showed how
his nomination was procured. Acting upon
theielief that the conservatives could manfully
sustain than, they organized at once aa Inde
dent Republicans, nnd elected their dele
gates to the State Convention, which has
put in nomination Judge Green and Major
Delany."?News and Courier, (Ith.
A portion of tho foregoing Is a Democrat
ic tale of tho first water, as wo propone to
show. In tho first placo tho Republican
Convention was composed of regularly elec
ted delegates, chosen at the regular county
conventions, called by the county chairman
in proper form and with duo.notice. Thorc
was ho "packing" about it, and tho writer
of the foregoing extract knew this fact when
lie primed that paragraph. Nor were thorc
"fifty men" "who went back to their con
stituents" and told tho talo of the conven
tion, nnd "then organized at once as Inde
pendent Republicans." The News and
Courier knows that this assertion is not only
not literally true, but is literally false, as
we will conclusively show. Of tho sixty
delegates, more or less, that composed tho
"Independent Convention," less than twenty
were members of the regular convention,
and half of these wero from the county of
Charleston. Tho counties of Benufort,
Chesterfield, Collcton, Fairfichl, Kerohaw ,
NOwherry, Oconec, Richland, Union, Wil
lia\nsburg nnd York wero represented by
meti who had no part in the former conven
tion, while Clarendon, Darlington, George
town, Horry and Marion had ono each who
wero members of the regular convention.
More than half of tho delogatos to that bo
gus concern were not elected by any conven
tion, of any sort whatever, and no more
represented tho Republican pn.ly of this
State, or of any particular county, than
would tho same number of mon pickod up
about tho street.
- Wo hnvo nover donbtod for a moment tho
paternity of thin movement, for it h is hoc n
plainly apparent from the outset. Tho two
lines printed in italics show boyoud ques
tion, wh<?re tho "Independent" movement
originated, but we do, not supposoits Domo
oratlo god-fathor would doom it accessary
to let,tho cat out of tho- bag so soon. We
have known all along that tho "Indepen
dents" wore "aoting upon tho belief" that
"tho Deniecr.its would support Green, but
tliVrtsarc some unsophisticated people fool
ish enough to nsk tho question. "What iu
ducod thorn to-net upon such a belief I"
I. Wc reaffirm our earnest adhesion to
tbc plnlform and principles adopted by the
National Republican Convention at Philadel
phia, on tho (itli day of June, 1872, ns em
bodying the truo idc.iB of American pro
II. Wc maintain tho authority of tho
general government to iutcrfcto for the
preservation of domestic trnnquility in tbc
BCTcral States, and we acknowledge with
gratitude such interposition in this State.
HI. We deprecate lawlessne-s iu any
place, deplore violence, intimidation or des
truction of personal or political rights by
any pnrly, demaud an uuiversnl rcspuct and
conservation of tho elective francluHo iti
tbc bnnds of the weakest, and shall hold nil
men us enemies to equality of rights who
intcrfcro with or dony tho free and lawful
exercise of its use to any citizen, whatever
ma}' be bis party creed.
IV. We pledge ourselves to continue,
scrupulously, to enact and enforce tho finan
cial reforms promised two years ngo, and iu
a large measure fulfilled, in proof of which
wc point to the following laws, viz : "The
constitutional nmendinent to prevent the
increase of tho R.atc debt," '?the law to
regulate the number of ntinclices,"- "tho
law to regulate the disbursement of public
funds," '?the law to regulate assessments."
V. We pledge ourselves to reduce tho
public oxpemes within the public revenue,
and to secure the enactment "fa law requir
ing nil public officers who disburse moneys
to give to the public detailed monthly state
ments of nil receipts nnd expenditures de
rivable from a moderate nssessmcut nudtax
rnte. Amended by J. It. Cochrun, as fol
lows ? And by proper rnnctmcnts to shorten
the annual sessions of the General Assem
bly, nnd a reduction of appropriations for
contingent and incidental expenses of tho
legislative nnd executive departments oft he
VI. We earnestly entreat the Congress of
the United Stales to pass the civil rights
bill, which is absolutely essential lo enforce
the constitutional guaranty of equal rights
for all American citizens.
VII. Wc especially pledge ourselves to
maintain the settlement of the public debt
as mndo last winter, nnd lo reject, all chrnis
agninst which there is a shadow of suspi ?
VIII. Wc hold that all franchises granted
by the Stalo should be subservient to tbc
public good; that charges for travel and
freight should be equitnble and uniform, and
no unjust discriminations bo made between
through and local travel aud freights.
IX. Wo Bhnll advocate such a modifica
tion of our present system of taxation ns
will prove of the largest advantage to our
agricultural interests, and shall lend our
earnest endeavors to the enactment of such
laws and to tho encouragement of such
menus as will the most speedily develop the
resources nnd build up the manufacturing
aud industrinl prosperity of South Carolina,
nnd the construction of such new railroads
ns will give the largest and cheapest facili
ties to all our citizens.
X. Wc will not only proicif, in tho (most
sense, the property of tho State, but pledge
ourselves lo such wise, just nnd humane
laws 06 will perfect the education and eleva
tion of our laboring classes.
XI. With full faith in the justice of these
principles, acknowledging our errors in the
past, but feeling confident of our ability and
dcterminntion to correct them, wc appeal to
all true republicans lo unite in bear'ngour
candidates to victory, and pledge ourselves
to carry out, in the practical administration
of the government, every principle inscribed
upon our standard in the interest of the
whole people of the "rlate.
Whin l lie Union Republican Parly assem
bled in Convention nnd nominate 1 Daniel II.
Chamberlain for the Governorship of this
Stute, the friends v Lo formed his "surroun
dings" were not included. Mr. Chamber
lain stands alone; an individual distinct
from any and every ol her individual; stands
alone upon his honor, his honesty, and his
peculis? fitness for the position of Governor.
Yet tho Democratio press will insist upon
fighting him through bis "surroundings."
The Columbia Union has an article upon this
subject, nnd gives tho names of a number of
tlioso who surround our Governor elect,
which wc insert for the benefit of all. It
"A gicat thai has been said sinoo tbc
nomination of Mr. Chamberlain by the reg
ular Republican Convention, iu regard to
bis 'surroundings,' nnd many persons affect
to believe that it will be impossible for him
to cut loose from certain influences which
tuny bo brought to bear upon him in his offi
cial capacity, for tho reason that certain
men who are supposed to represent these in
fluences nro supposting him for Governor.
While wo regard this sort of argument ns
too flimsy to wnrrant a moments serious on
sidcrntion, yet wo propose to use it (o show
that it is a poor rule which will not work
If 'a person is known by the company ho
keeps,' as one of the bolters said Mr. Cham
berlain was, let us seo if we cannot arrive
at some sort of conclusion as to the charac
ter of tho proposed candidato of the boltcra
by applying Ibis rulo to his 'surroundings.'
In order to mako a fair tost of tho matter ,
we propose to deal only with tho moving
spirits in the contest?.that is, the leading
supporters of the respectivo candidates.
Those trio prefer Mr. Chamberlain and who
arc working hem lily for Mb. olection a*o
Attorney-General 8, W. Melton, a . man
whom no 'holler' 1ms yot boon audacious
enough to olmrgo with dishonesty or cor
ruption; Treasurer F. L. Cnrdozo, who has
prosecuted an unrelenting warfare against
thethiovesin office over sinco ho took olmrgo
of tho finances of tho State, and who lias
saved to the taxpayers millions of dollars by
his hold, fearless and manly course; Comp
troller-General H?ge, another foitrlcss State
officer, who, together with the two gentle
men already mentioned, has made n stub
born und successful tight against tho Bond
Iting, and all other rings organized to
plunder the State treasury; Seoretary ol
State Haync, against whoso private or offi
cial character no word of suspicion has yot
boon raised; Superintendent of 'Education
Jillsoo, a man whoso honesty and iutcgrity
arc beyond question; Hon. lt. B. Kllio.t.'onc
cf tho ablest colored men in ibis?country,
who has given up a good place in Congress
of tho United States that ho may use his
great talents ?.n l in?ueueo at home in
brinjrng about tho reforms which ho wni
nmoi:g tho first to advocate; Hon. J. H.
Uainey. a gentleman whoso name is respect
ed everywhere, and a man who has boon
twice clecte 1 to Congress by people who
knew his character and his personal worth;
Hon. A S. Wallace, a man whom not even
the bitterest of his political enemies has
ever yet accused of dish mo ?y; Ju le;o ft.
B. Carpenter, a gentleman of sterling in
tegrity nnd high character, an I ono known
by everybody to be astern and unedtnp rom ?
isiiig foe to fraud, corruption and dishones
ty everywhere; Hon. John Winsmith, one of
the most prominent und incorruptible Ko
publieans in the up-country, a man of cha
racter aud standing all over tho State, him
self a candidate against Mr. Chamberlain
fur the nomination before ihc recent con
vention, and a man whom even tho AVir.?
and Carrier was willing to support if nomi
nated; Reuben Tomliiison, recognized as an
honest man wherever he is known. An 1 so
we might go on with scores of names of
men, equally as honest aud upright a* any
of these already name I, am nig whom arc
Judge A. .J. Willnrd, of tho SuproihevCouit,
Judge* Malier, Maokey, Cookennd Graham,
United Stales District Atto.ncy Corbth, As
sistant District Attorney Karle; United
States Marshal Wallace, und a host of oth
These are among the principal man who
Biirround Mr. Chamberlain; men who would
not be very likely to use their influence iu
behalf of dishonest or corrupt measures of
- ???.? ? - ? IIIHI ' -
What it Means.
A'-o there any people in the Sta'O of S?ul h
Carolina who still pin their pol t oil fiiit'i
upon the Newh and Courier, ami believe tili I
the war which it is now busily prosecuting
is any thing but a bread and butter, cam
paign ? Possibly there may b<? a fe?v."-b'.!t
we think their number is but small,1! an 1
that it is daily diminishing. If any pro ?1*
of the hollowncss of its profession of'desire
for reform" were needed, other than is fur
nished by its record during the lasi six
years, u would he fully convicted of ijsia
ceri y by the very plan of campaign whii'i
it so noisily r.dvocales. Its con luetors itaow
well that "j i main source of tho evils which
have l-esi. . ic republican ndminis1 ratio is
a~ u,j last ?' : years has been iu the legtsl.i
' o, and while it is a ncscssary condition
of improvemciu. thai tho governor's clizvr
and the chief cxccuiivo o.'lleos shall be fil'ed
by honest and able men, it is absolutely
certain that they will be a' mos: power"ess
for the accomplishment of radical rofor.ns
unless they find a solid support in the leg
This truth is fully roeogaiio 1 by tho re
publican puny, and 1ms found frequent ut
terance in our columns, and i:i the speeches
of Mr. Chamberlain. Because our cin li
datc for governor is reul'y sincere in his de
s'.re to head a genuine reform, ho has from
the speech in which he ucceplcl the nomina
tion, through all his efforts during t'.io cam
paign up in this moment, continually kept
ihia point in view, and urged its importance
upon his hcorcrs. The Uaioti-lterald
equally sincere, anil representing the h most
pa-poses of the republican party, has not
hesitated to incur the enmity an I ri-k the
opposition of aspirants to seats in the leg-,
ialaluvo by a candid avowal of its opinion of
But the objective point of the Xeicx and
Courier ring is tho executive office alouo;
and to control that ami its appointments
and patronage is the solo end at which it
aims. Report his much belied it, if it
has not tasted some of iho swoo.s of execu
tive pap heretofore?attained by tho judi
cious bestowal of its inlluoncc at times J and
in places, "wltoro it would do tho most
How full and free the feast would be could
a governor be pi need in office mainly by its
efforts I How happy the contrast, between
tho nibbling* heretofore but half enjoyed
for fear of detection, and t'.io luxurious re
past to which it now looks forward with
strong tlesivo ! And our democratic friends,
who form the bob to this kite; how great
would be their satisfaction in occupying
once more those official seats, sacred to
members of the first families, which havo so
long been dosocratcn by ?'niggers ami car
pet-baggers." All this is to bo obtained by
electing a governor who sh ill owe his posi
tion ami power to them. No wonder the
delightful vision enchants their senses, aud
make them forgetful of all things not im
portant to them us individuals, no mnttcr
bow important to their "great causo re
"Sweet fields beyond tho swelling flood
Stand dressed in livijag Ore n."
But, alas, [Ihc Jordan of election day "rolls
between," and that?what a road to travel
that will be! It is a hard road, us tho
News realizes^ and, after its fashion, it is
wise- in not being too critical as to tbc
character of tho persons who "surround"
its candidate. So neither tho News, nor
Mr. Dunn, tho manager of tho "independ
ent side show," can afford to bother their
beads, at all with the character of candi
dates for the legislature Reform in tho
executive chair is as large a contract as
their means enable them to undertake, and
in every county they must perforce accept
such local support as they can get. Char
acter is no object; opposition to tbc regular
ticket is the only indispensable qualifica
tion. And if, in sober truth, tho vlrtpous
pretensions of the bolters were most sin
cere, the logic orihoir position would ahso
luiely prohibit them from nttempting re
form where it is most necessary.
Rut though no republican is too unclcin
now to lio down with tho anini tls in th c
independent menagerie, and they are taken
in, fed, watered and scratched, just like'the
old democratic rnrilies, we can foresco the
limo when this happy family arrangement
would come to n sudden end. That would
bo when, if so improbable a thing may be
imagined, success ha 1 crowned their
Utforts, nnd the good things were to be dis
tributed. The executive patronage having
been the whole purp ?sc nnd end oTtheir
s.'nig'jle, its distribution would be the main
0 M-.'oi of contest among them: and lho Xt'rs
a: it Coi'vi'.i' ring would divide with the poor
??bun ouiidurs," after the fashion of I he lion
in ih-J 1 tb'e, as thus: We take (ho first
p:?vt because we are u-iiives of lbs State;
1 ae second part is plainly oars because we
elce.cd tho governor by our votes, which
Ittlgoly exceeded the few you contributed;
we lake the third part because we uro vor)
good, and wise, an 1 wealthy: as for the
fourth, let him who dares lay claim to it.?
[City Correspondence of the Charleston .S'i/n.]
Will your raidniice kindly shed a beam
nnd give me light to understand more
thoroughly those extracts from editorials in
the News and Coi:ri?r. Tho first appeared
on Saturday, :'d of October, under the head
ing "Remove the Commissioners."
? The error was a grave, one and will ris.'
to the height of a crime if Oov. M i.sos fail
to comply with the request of tho people;
for in that ea<c, the republican faction hostile
to JJotren ami If".'/', trill,at an;/ cost prevent
those men front acting a* commissioners, on and
before eleclion datf."
The others are from this morning's paper
beaded "The bast Feather. 'In the htstary
of a people, as in the lives of men, ihere is
a time for deliberation ami a timo for oe
tion. For ihe people of this city and coun
try, the time for action is at hand." * *
'?Mayor Cunningham, upon the affidavit
of Sheriff Rowcn.was indicted, yc-.orduy
for official misconduct?we beUeve Mayor
Cunningham is innocent; his cause is tho
cjiiimjoii cause, and we are confident that
the people will, in all things, stun I by him
unto the last."
Now, I am a plain man and given to plain
dealing. Not indulging in figures of speech
myself, il is not easy for meto keep up with
the fanciful style of parsons, politicians
and papers in these days, who when they
say ".hey wish they were deal," only mean
that Ihey feel uncomfortable; an 1 when they
advocate I he murder of men ami Boreiiely
spenk of it, w ill declare, perhaps, that their
quoted tbrcatsjjouly had reference lo the
shedding of words. Mayor Cnuningham,
the News and Courier, and the ' faction I103
t ile to Bowen and Hoyt," all keep their eg/s
in one basket.
In ttti-- county the negro elomoit is pr o"
dominant two lo one. Will the Setci and
Covrier dispute that proposition ? In Hits
county, outside of Charleston, ninety-eight
men out of each hundred look upon Doweti
as their protector, sent by heaven barriers
between Ihcm nnd oppression. Mackey
does not dare show his face at in my pln;cs
w here bis puls, Riordnn und Daw-son. pro
tend that be is ndorod. Tho "love" for him
would be likely t<> proclnin itself in cannibal
fashion. I advance no statement that was
not proved in 1870, 187'2 nnd 187:1. Mac
key has been defeated iu every personal
candidature since he was elected sheriff in
IStiS; then be was backed by Rowun and
made a respectable run.
As alderman last year bo run last on
the list. I'roily scraping for a man who
Since their quarrel began Powcu has
quashed and crushed him out over and over
F.vcn when Mackey was commissioner of
elections in 1870, and the law was made
that turned an?cloclion into a farce' leaving
the result almost entirely in the hands of
those who hnd charge of the ballot-boxes,
he could not carry the county for his tool
DeLarge. The majority was so enormously
againsl him that despite flic most barefaced
frauds, Bowen was still ahead by thou
Von will say (his is ''none of our funer
al"?lei Mackey devour Bowen, or Bowen
devour Mackey, or both devour each other?
hurrah for Kilkenny !
Please look a little deeper. (fiance back
at my heading, and lei us 'hold sweet dis
course on (ho joys of Ku-Kltixism. Aro all
knaves and pistols oil the side of Messrs
lltovdan, Mackey nnd Daw sou '.' Does Ibis
11 to rejoice iu a monopoly of si raw, light
wood torches ? Bowon's adherents need
but a word from him, but a baud lifted
against him in personal violence, lo surge
iu among us like ravening wolves, Let him
but point lo that brown stone fronted edi
fice <m Broad slroct^, and say iu language
that they can understand. "The voice is
tho voice of News and Courier bill the hand
is the hand of our enemy Mackey, whom
tho democrats now embrace !"
How long, think you, will it lake for riol
lo tsurp tho place uf pcacQ, and the threats
of a paralytic and a drunkard wind up their
own destruction I
And the. dance begun, where will it
I protest, as a law-abiding citizen, against
these incendiary publications., I call upon
those who arc entrusted with tho enforce
ment of these laws, to sco that a stop is put
to tho little gomes of a jou rnnl the most mi.?
chievous and venal that id published in this
If their power to work evil equals their
des re to bring it about, God. alone can,
tell what sights are reserved for us!
These men, Eiorduu ami Dawsou, are
carpet-baggers of tho worst type, men
whoso principles have long since bocn avow
ed; who canto hero without a penny?the
first iu 18(52 the other af.er the war. Tbey
have made money by pandciiug to the
worst passions of our people?inciting them
to frenzy against the Slate government,
aud then running to lick up the drippings
vouchsafed themselves for ' secret B-rvioo, ^
from the same Courrupt source.
Out upon such trucklers ! Gamesters who
are dealing packed cards, nnd persuali n$
honest greenhorns to take a baud in tho
play, where nil the winnings go to the deal
October bib 1S74.
A CONFEDERATE STORY.
77/A' LETTER THAT CAUSED A
Extract rno>i a SotTiir.n.v ex-Oeskrai/h
Speech in Alabama;
At a recent political gathering iu j
Tuscumbia, Ala., General (Julien A. Haltlc
related the following touching siory in the
course of his speech :
During the winter of 1863 0-1 it was my
fortune to he president of one of the courts
marl iul of the army of Northern Virginia.
One bleak December morning, while the
snow covered the ground and the winds
howled a run ltd our camp. 1 lcfi my bivouac
fire to attend the session of the court.
Winding for miles a'ong uncertain paths, I
at. length arrived at the court-ground at
Round Oak church. Day after day it bad
been our duly to try the gallnnt soldiers of
Hint nrmy, charged with violations of mili
tary law; but never bad T on any previous
occasion been greeted by such anxious
spectators ns on that morning nwaite l the
opening of the court, fuse after case was
disposed of, nnd at length the case of "The
Confederate Stales r.?. Edward Cooper*' was
called?charge, desertion. A low murmur
rose spontaneously from the battle scarred
spectators, as a young urtillerymau rose
from the prisoners1 bench, nnd, in response
to the question, "Guilty or not guilty ?"
answered, "Noi guilty.''
Tho judge advocate was proceeding to
open l be prosecution, when tbc court,
observing that the prisoner was unattended
by counsel, interposed, and inquired ofthe
accused, "Who is your counsel ?" lie re
plied, "I have no counsel." Supposing that j
it was kispnrpo.se to represent himself be
fore (he court, the judge advocate was in
structed lo proceed. Every cbar^^ and
specification against tho prisoner was .ms
la'ned. Tho prisoner was then told to in
troduce his witnesses. He replied, "I have
no witnesses." As.ouisho 1 at the c il i!n ;ss
w ith which he seemed to be submit t ug to
what be regarded as inevitable fate, I Batdl
to bint, "Have you no defense ? Is it
possible that you iibandono 1 your comrades
nod deserted your colors in the presence of
the enemy without any reason ?" Here
plied, "There was a reason, but it will not
avail mo before a military court." I said,
* Perhaps you aro mistaken: y<*u are
charged with the highest crime known to
military law, nnd it is you? duty to make
known tho causes that influenced your no
tion*." For the first time his manly form
trembled, and his blue eyes swam in tears.
Approaching the president of court, he pre
sented a letter, saying, as he did so, "There,
genera', is what did it." 1 opened the let
ter, and in a moment my eyes filled with
lea vs. It was passed from one to another
of t. e court until all had seen it, an 1 those
stern warriors w ho had passed with Stonewall
Jackson through a hundred bailies wept like
little oh'blreil. Soon as I sufficiently re
covered my self-possession, I read the let!or
ns the defense of the prisoner. It was
Mi Dear Edward?I have always been
proud of you, and since your connection
with the Confederate army 1 have been
prouder of you than ever before. I would
not have you do anything wrong for the
world; but, before God, Edward, unless you
come home wc must die ! Last night I was
nrousod by litte Eddie's crying. I called
nnd said: "What's tho matter, Eddie?" and
he said: "Oh, mamma, I'm so hungry!"
And Lucy, Edward, your dnrling Lucy, she
never complains, but she is growing thin
ner and thinner every day. An I before
(iod. Edward, unless you come home we
must die. Youn Mart.
Turning to the prisoner, I asked: "What
did you do when you received this loiter?"
He replied: "1 made application for fur
lough, and it was rejected; again I made
application and it wns rejected; a third lime
I made application, and it was rejected, and
that night, ns I wandorcd backward and
forward in the camp, thinking of my homo,
with tho mild eyes of Lucy looking up to
mo, anil the burning words of Mary sinking
in my brain, I wns no longer tho Confeder
ate soldier, but 1 was tho father of Lucy
nnd the husband of Marj, and I would have
passed thoso linos if every gun in tho
but lory bad tired upon mo. I went lo my
home. Mary ran out to meet mo, her angel
arms cmbraocd me: and sho wbispcro l,
"Oh I Edward, I am so happy ! I am so glad
you got your furlough!" Sho must havo
felt me shudder, for she turned pale as
death, and catching her breath at every
word, sho said, "Havo you como without
your furlough ? Oh ! Edward, Edward, go
Luck ! go buck ! Let mo and my children go>
down together to the grave, but Oh, for
heaven's sake, save tho honor of our
nume!" And here I nm, gentlemen not
brought hero by military power, but itv
obedience to tho command of Mary, to abide
the sentence of your court."
Every officer of hat court martial felt tho
force of tho prisoner's words. Beforo them
stood, In bca.tfio vision, tho eloquent
pleader for a husband's and futhcr's wrong?;
but Uiey had been truined by their great
lender, llobcrt E. Leo, to tread tho path of
duty, though tho lightning's flash scorched
the ground benoath their feet, and each in
his turn pronounced the vordiot?guilty.
Fortunately for humanity, fortunately for
the Confedercy, the proceedings of tho
court were reviewed by the commanding
general, and upon tho record wo? written I
11 k \ i><>i;a utr.us, A. N. V.
The finding of tho court is approved. Tho
prisoner is pardoned and will acport to Iii?
B. K. Lee, General.
During the *ccoud battle of Cold Harbor,
when shot nnd shell were falling 'dike tor
rents from the mounlain cloud, my attention
was directed to the fact that otic of our
batteries was bc;ng silence 1 by the concen
trated fire of the enemy. When I reached
(he battery every gun but one had been dis
mantled, nnd by it stood a solitary soldier,
with tho blood si roaming from his dido.
As he recognised nie he elevated hi* toico
above tho roar of battlo and said : "Gener
al, 1 have ono shell left. Tell me, havo I
saved tho honor of Mary and Lucy ?" I
raised my hat. Once more a Confederate
shell went crashing through tho ranks of
Ihc enemy, and the hero sank by his gun to
rise no more.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
OnANornrnn Co?stt S. C.
Notice in hereby given that an ELEC
TION will be held a t the usual legal Polio
of the said County on THURSDAY the
third day of November next, between the
hours of 6 A. M. and 6 P. M., for the
following County officers to wit:
One Prolmte Judge.
One School Commissioner.
Three County Commissioners.
GEO. B8LIVER, C. C. P.
Clerks office, Orangoburg, Oct. 3d 1874^
oct. 10 1874 4t
NOTICE TO TEACHERS.
OitANORBunn, S. C.
October 8th 1874.
All persons desirous of bes-uniur T:a:h trs
in the Free Schools of District No. 1 ?,
I Orange Township) must apply on or before
?he NINETEENTH INSTANT, ns tho Board
op T?.'s ees will me> t at 12 M. on tlie''nbore
date lo e'eet Teachers. All npplicutiora
must he nccornpnuicd by certificate of
Qunltt&o.??ioh? Schools will be opened on
FIRST MON DAY in NOVEMBER.
T1IAD C. ANDREWS,
V. D. BOWMAN,
oct 10 1874 4t
OnANOEBcno S. C, October 8th 1874.
Novice is hereby given that the Board of
Trtiblees for O an^e i'e iool District havo
deeided to open on the first Monday in*
November next. One First class, and one
second class School for white children and
one First class and one second class school
for color od children in the Town of Orange
burg. Teachers for these Sehoolu will aa>
d'Tcctod guneral notice to teachers.
Til AD C. ANDREWS,
V. D. BOWMAN,
oct 10 1874 4t
That il ? two story STORE and LOT on
Church iicct, lately occupied by tho
Citiz Savings Bank an I Mr. Kirk
Robi tytt, fronting Court House Square.
Terms reasonable Apply to
JOHN D. STROM AN Esq., or to
IZLAR & DIBBLE.
Oritngeburg 8. C.
oct. 10 1874 3m.
Tho Commissioners of ELECTION for
Ornngeburg County met on Thursday 8ep
tcmbcr 30th and organised. J. P. Mays*
was duly elected Chairman and A. IK
The Commissoincrs will make tho appoint*,
meat of managers at nn early day.
Notice is hereby given that on aad after
this date Bair's Poll is.removed from Four .
Hole Church to Fouros' Chapel in Middlo
Township, by request of tho voters of said
By Order of tho Commissioners of Elec
AUG. B. KNOWLTON,
Secretary of Cotn'rs of Election..
Orangcburg County, Oct. 1st 1874*.,
The Commissioners of Election aro : J. P.,
Mays, Chairman of Board of Comi's of Elcc-.
tion, J. Hammond Fordham nnd II. R. Dan
oct. 8 1374. If
Horses and Mules.
We have just received. TWENTY HBAJ} of;
HORSES and MULES..
Fine SADDLE and; HARNESS, HORSES:,.
PLANTATION OAd TIMBER MULES.'
Which we offer low down for cash.
ct.a?2 BAMBERG & SLATER*