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THE ?B ANGEBURG NEWS
THAD. C. ANPltF.ws, Editor
FlNAXClAL INI) rrsi.Ni.5f? Si A X A Ol; It.
Official JPancr of the ^<:H?' ami
<aY OraiigcliurK ComiH)'.
tfig-Vl/JX OF AXGnnvntf jvKWS HAS
A I A RGUU CIliert.ATinS' Til A A*
AXY OTHlili PAPER IX TUR COUK
PAlVVVAl JAN. 2,% IS',5.
The fctate vs., John fj. Hum
bert, for Neglecting to Tarn
Over MoncyH Collected to the
I The above case was called for trial
on Thursday morning last at 11 A. M.
The Attorney General who assunul
control of tho case said although he was
willing to go to trial at that time ha
would usk the indulgence of the Court
Until 12 o'clock M. The Court granted
the further time asked for, and the
hearing of the case was fixed for 12
lu oppuing the case, Mr. Melton, snid
,lie presumed that tho State would have
the reply, and that he felt it his duty to
fully explain the nature of the charges
against the defendant Jehu L. Hum
bort; the indiotmeut cha /ged Johu L.
Humbert County Treasurer of Orange
;burg Cofjnty with h iviug failei to for
ward to the State Treasurer, on tin:
l?th day of Match 1S74, all moneys
collected as required by law. Mr. Mel
ton further said it was the especial
province of the Attorney Geueral to
prosecute County Treasurers for this
ofTcnse, that he did so now not because
he thought the Solicetor incompetent,
but because it was a duty enjoined upon
him by tho law, thut he had done so in
Fairfiield nnd Greenville and would do
the same here.
At this point Mr. Kuowlton, one of
tho defendants Counsel, said that the
Solicitor had clocked certain informa
tion, .from the defendaut uj
Un in reply said he did iiotknow any
thing about such information, and did
. not intend to use anythiug gain od in
that way, but would rely upou outside
Tho first witness sworn was Mr. Filli
brown, the Comptroller General's Clerk
who said that while at ?raugoburg in
1874 the ruattars-of Humbert's office was
spokeu of, und he (Humbert) admit tod
that he was short about 813000, und as
further prpfF, submitted to tho Court an
t j abstract of tho County Auditor's report ,
upon the books of which was a receipt
for 508,300, on account of Uses
collected for 1873, signed J. L. Hum
r-ert County Treasurer. After, some argu
moot by Counssl for the defence the
abstract was admitcdas evidence.
, Mr. Von Tassel coraberated the
statement msde by Mr. Fillabrown
II ^Ir. . Cardoza was ihp next witness
called, and said I am State Treasurer. Iu
? 1874 the defendant J . L. Humbert was
County Treasurer of Orangcburg
'?? County, that the defendant fa:lad to
turn over nil moneys collected on tho
? 15th day of March 1871, as required by
law, nod that ho (Humbert) is still
indebted to tho Stato for money's
collected for taxes in the amount of
$15000, for which amount thero is
nothing to show iu his ofiico. Mr
Knowltou asked him if ho knew any
thing about a check for ?0000 which
Humbert had, Cordoza said ho did,
that Humbert presented it to him tor
payment, said the cheek was signed by I?
J Moses, but that before tho time for
payment. Moses couutermanded the
payment of the same, consequently be
t ? roluscd to pay it to ilumbort wheu pre
sented. That iu countermanding the
payment # Moses said the consideration j
for which it was given had failed and
lie hold the check to bo void.
Mr Melton now stated that the State
had closed. Tim Court uow gavo a re
cces of one hour.
Tho Court convened--at 2:30 o'clock
v I? jrtv The only witness for tho defence
was Jehu L Humbert, win so statement
wus about tho same published, iu the
jficics Mil Courier souio time ago. In
fact it was no defoncc at all?simply an
attempt to implicate others, which ho
utterly failed to do.
No argument was entered into by
counsel on either side. An able clutryc
was delivered by his Honor Jud j,e llced.
The jury after an abseucu of ten
minutes brought iu a vcrJicl of !/'"<''.'/
No one seemed at all surprise 1 at their
General Elliott, counsel lot- Fliimoert,
asked the Court to consider the age of i
the defendant; to consider the situation
in which lie was placed, and to make
bis (Humbert's) sentence as light as pos
sible. Judge Reed sentcuced bi n to
ouc year at hard labor in the peuite.l -
tiury, and ono thousand dollars !i i
There are eight oases o 1 th s 1 > ;'c -t
against .lohn L. Humbert an 1 F 11
McKiulay, lor forgery, which have been
The Oranguburg Times, in ait edito
rial, detailing the facts with reference
to the Senate Committee which w is up
pointed tu investigate the eh irgei m i I e
against Judgo Andrews, says among
other things .
'?The com mitte soems to hive been
somewhat divided . Smalls is report od
in his discussion as saysng that ' Hum
bert proved everything that, bad been
charged against Andrews." Whittemoro
aud the other members of tl.e
committee seem to havo been oppose, I
to Smalls in the work, although it doc*
not appear whether they deny hie s\it i
Strange to say, at the instance of
Whittcmorc two conservative members
have been added to the commute.:, an 1
j ihere hcems to bo an earnest effort to
get the testimony of Humbert before he
Is it strange that two cbnservativjs
were added to the committee "at. the
iustauoo ol ^Yhittcmore ?" lie is a fair
and just man aud wanted the Tinict to
^N-atisfied. We could give our eourtu
ous p^ghboy sauio facts.
ask -?Ttention to the President'*
tains u sketch of the lament i*)lc i is i r -
rcetiouary proceedings in til t State
since the close of the war, which hare
jntt culminated in a forcible and fraudu
lent seizure of the Legislature This
proceeding, but for the interference <d
the United States troops, could only
have terminated cither iu a tame sub
mission to lawless violence on the part
of the P?epublicaus, or another oivil
war. Though he makes out a good case J
for Federal interference, the President
has so far yielded to the hue aud cry
got up against military interference, as
to say that this should not havo taken
place unless civil war had actually eo n
menccd. Rut surely it is better to se
cure the desired eud before the massacre
of n few scores or hundreds on one side
or both, such as took place on former
Tho daily record of tho Bccchor-Til.
ton trial by the principal Now York
papers, notably the Tribune and the
Times, is a magnificent piece of roper
torial work that Ins not bcon paralleled
in newspaper enterprise, and is certainly
a long way ahead of tho London Times'
report of the Tichbornc trial. Every
word that is said by counsel, by witness
or by the judgo isgiven with accuracy
and fullness, and the littleside incidents
of the trial are photographed as it were
with great spirit aud fidelity. Some of
these arc already beginning to show
what hot work the opposing counsc 1
will make for the chief witnesses wbtu
the work of cross examination begins.
The meeting of the court iu the morn
ing, the gnth ering of the counsel, and
the coining in of Tilton and his friends
and of Rcccher nud his faithful bad/
guard of Plymouth Church people,
afford the clever reporters opportunities
for many interesting sketches. At the
close of the proceedings on Friday after
noon, neither counsel nor nudieucc were
permitted to leave the court until the
jury had retired. The jury once outside
of the court room,there wus a rush made
('?a- the doors by ull the crowd except
those who oc upicd seats iu tho immedi
ate vicinity of Mr. Rcocher, who liugar
! td. It was while the crowd was thus
--1-1? .... - an.1, i b see ?
hastily dispersing that a remarkable
iuoidout took place.
Mr. Bencher, with a gosd-natured
.sinilo nod his usual genial manner, left
his own counsel and stepped across tho
room to the- table at which Mr.-Til tun's
counsel aaf, and, reaching across- it,
saluted Mr. Beach, and their shook bis
baud. Mr. 1'ilton, with a stern ox
press ion upon his face, stood at this
momcut within two feet of the clergy -
lllAii, but did not look in his direction,
although ho must have heard evorj
ivord that was uttered.
"If," said Mr. Boeelrer to Judge
Beach, laughingly, "if I-get out fr>in
betwecu the paws of two such lions as
you and l'ullurton, I'll beliove th it I
am innocent, and that is what 1 came
here to find out."
"You forget.," said Mr. B?.ieh, point
ing to Mr. Kfarts, "the Daniel standing
among the liou*, and closing their
Mr. Bocchor placed one hand on Mr.
Shearman'sshoulder au-1 the other o u
Mr. I'Tvart's and rennrkod iu a jocular
way. "My lions are very h inuless ani
mills." Then turning to Mr. Morris
he said. "Let mc prose.it myself tu you,
,1 udge Morris."
The ex-Judge vefy coldly replied.
The pastor of Plymouth Chureb was
not to be rnpulsed in this way and con
tinued. "I notice that yuy[ lawyers,
like preachers, know how to'deliver long
There was a slight tingo offsaroasm in
Judge Morris's tone as he rctortuJ,
"Yes, sir; I had a long story Jto toll."
M r. Kvnrts joined in thhi eo iven ui >n
at this moment, and playfully *?id.
"Mr. Morris, I noticed thit you cxpi
tiatud only ou those things v?iieh were
agsio.st our side."
Mr. Morris answered ;:r the same
pleasant manner. "I thoughtyo>l cotfld
attend to the other llriirgs iiru.dl better
than I." 4
l'y this time the cm is .d w.-.re sur
roundel by a largo crowd n>!" curious
listeners, a no og the nvrib sr Mrs. Hooch
er and several members of Plymouth
Church. Mr. iVorria was on tlfci point
of leaving, whim Mr. Beeebora:Vtir ad
dressed him. "Judge M-oris, you
?In uhl htfvc come t) for a jioint or tuo
I coul 1 have 'put ymi up" toFotno things
which would have made yotir_ spcc^^^l
Mr. Morris tna l i no reply,and MrTj
Tilton, for rhefirst tin*), s'mt a quick j
glance, of mingled h itean 1 scottl Were !
expressed tit the Speaker, tin 1 then
turned to (Jen. Pryor. That g mile na?
had been listening to tli : cotiv TSitioil
with an unuiistn't?tlrio I > ui ot* Ii e: lit oi
his sharply cut features. Addressing
Tilton, he in i b: a brief remark iu a
i untemptouu.s tone of voice, und the two
left the courtroom together. Mr Fill j
crton did uot take part i i the conver a I
tion and looked on with an amused ex- J
In the meantime, Mrs. Tilton and
her lady friends h id left the court reoni
It was several minutes, h ?Wever, before
Mr. Bcecher and Mrs. Hccchor could
getaway. After shaking hands with
several in the crowd, they retired throuh
the rear cntranec to the courthouse
They were followed to the sidewalk by
immense crowd of men and boys, who
jostlsd, ami stumbled over osch other
tu their anxiety to catch a glimpse* of
the defendant auJ his wife In the
crowd were many who having been de
nied admission to the court room, had
stood in the cold corridors for hours,
determined to gratify their curiosity in
some way. Mr. Bei eher and his wife
entered a carriage, and were driven
rapidly away, and yet the crowd linger
ed on the sidewalk for Veverel minutes
It is thought from her constant at
teudence at theatroi th'it Ahm Dickie
si n is really preparing for the st'lgo.
"You don't seem to know how to take
me." said a vulgar fellow to a gentle
man he had insulted. "Yes, I do," said
the gentleman, taking him by the nose.
In its MOST [Ml'IlOVEU STYliK, ami at
n reasonable price, is exocuted at
DIL PKRSNKll'S OLD ST AM)
over Wilcnek's \* Wolfe's Storo, with
satisfaction to all, by
A. M. SNIUKR, I). S.
L. lt. WOLFE, Associal.
r>j ssol? t coisr.
Tho Copartnership exist ng under the
Arm i mime of JEFFORDS & ALUERGOTTI
was dissolved on 1st., '.January, IK7'>, by
Mr. T. A. JEFFORDS, Agent, will settle
up the a flairs of tli? late concern.
T. A. JEFFORDS, Agt.,
.1. S. ALEERtiOTTI.
jail 23 187? .!t
Im.T. BERWICK LRU ARE dentist
rcsr/oot fu fly informs Iiis patrons *nd
fric:.. Ib Unit ho has REMOVED Iiis ?if?Gc to
IIIS HOME, whore he can lie consulted l?y
those* who desire hi* pvofessioiml rorvieO*.
If m? lifted through Clfcf Post Office or othor
wisc. he will cheerfully VISIT those who*
resident a distiurcc in the County.
jan 'J:l I87*.i '-!"
Nine Years' Exprience
imUtiS tind 31 EI)II I EN3.
TOILET A UTK'I.KS,
I Kitte Oll band also u stijof
SEEDS am? UNION SKTTS.
Pcrcriplioits cirefnly Compound'*?"!, orders
from the country stric'ily at lend; I to at Lht
Poplar Drug Si?r<> of
j DU. A C DUKES,
jam 23 1874 ly
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OFFICE
.lanuiiry 2-ml 1871.
Sealed prefjios'ils will 'he received at this
ufltcC ftne *" ii onili from ti tle f?>r Poor House
ami .liiil Physician for the year to the low
o.*t bidder. Medicines to be Punished, &e,
by the Physician.
I'.y nrdev ol" Iho Hoard,
ji.u ?875 Im
Those who owe me will p'ea-c emne for
W?rd and PAY MF..
.1. XfrS A MA RA.
jan II? L''7~? :'.t
J. IT. MATIIUEWS (lt.Miiir.lt) would
respectfully inform ^his Customers und tha
Publie pern rally, that in coiisei|Ueme of the
late lire, Iii?? business is being now condun
led over ilie store *>f Mr. MoM-'cy, wiierc *hc
will hn glad to see his MANY F.MK.\I>'.
jlltl H> 1ST*? ?t
"uttb siTBi an-TTu?;ifi i;t?rrr*?: ot wt-iingc
burg S. C. Under the firm i.f M- ?SULKY &
(' H'ES, liai dismlvel tbi.i .'ay ly in t ml
.I.OAI) W. MOSKLEY is authorized loset
lie ?II dehn >lu ? to au I by I lie firm?
(IrnugAbiirg S? ' ? Dhh, IST?.
.1. \V. MOSELEY.
Tlir f.l slNFS t will li.i c.in.mnc ]l) by
c.ie undersigned, ill lb ? oi l stand oil ih ? cor
iii i of Kusafll ami Market slree.s opposite
I lie Po.-i Office,
<*. W. Mdsf.i.f.Y.
Lumber! Lumber! I
1 will d'liver frrsl clas-.l LI'MISE'l in any
qunnties to all pci-soivs favoring me with
Iheir hills ill "ill per thous Hid feel, at the
A ildre h If. II. S W.l.f.Y
Williston S. c.
Or to A. .1. in'.
Orangcburg S. O.
jao Iiv I87"i 'it
Ry virtue of Sundry Executions to me ill.
reclcl. I will sell to-the highest bidder, at
Or.urgcburg C. II., on th? FIRST MON
DAY in February next. Foil CASH, al
ibc Right, Tille and Interest of the Defend
mils in I lie following Properly, vi/.:
AH ihm tract of Ian 1 in Onngeburg
County containing '190 acres, more or less,
on which Kro 1 it. Ilo/.ard now reji'lei and
botimlivl by lauds of Est., .1. II. O'fJ.lill, J.
P. M. F?uires, .lohn I". K-oz-trd und Fat.,
lands of Samuel llozard. Levied mi as (he
property of Samuel llozard, deceased, at ilio
suit of Caroline Kiley.
On Tuesday 'J February at the residence
of T. S. Motlrew, ii Head of Cuttle. Levied
on as the properly of Margret M. Mixsou,
at the .-nit of Wn.le Hampton.
On Tue lay 2 February, at the residence
of Joseph llrnwn, about ?"><) Hush els of Corn,
A Huslielfl of Collen Seetl nnd?(N)|bsof
Fodder, seized on wranl in crop of Joseph
Hrown on Lien to .1. S. Hamberg.
All that i met of land in Orangeburg
County, containing 07 acres, more or lesi,
bounded by lands of Ksl o M Dantzler and
Hellevillo lloild. Levied on as the properly
of Susan Sparks Keilt al the suit of MoW
ry Ac Co.
At riA of former purchaser :
All lhat tract of land in said Count f con
taining 11150 acres, more or lc?n, h> nmh-il
by lands of Wade Reed, Henry Huffman,
Lewis Livingston and Wni. Mack. Levied
on ns i lie property of Geo. W. Dannelly at
the .suit of Isaiah William?.
Sheriff's Office, ) E. I. CAIN,
Oranuebnrg C. II. S. C, \ S. O. C.
Jan. Sth, 1S7*>. J
jan 0 8t
I Imvo FITTED UP the abort- PLACE ami now HAVE on HAND a well AS80RTED?
r.oifc HEAVY notl LIGHT, which in QUANTITY, QUALITY *?-l PRICE, cannot be SUR
PASSED in town.
MY SAMPLE ROOM:
In the Rear, b*s been REFITTED ami contain* EVERYTHING in that line, u-anlly kept
in a FIRST CLASS .SALOON. Call und look around before purchasing elsewhere*
jan '-?'< (M?C-&J 18V5
GEORGE H. CORMELSON.
I AM HAPPY TO RE ABLE TO ANNOUNCE TO MY FRIEND^ and the pifbli? ftf
general, that \)
I HAVI^ I^ESXTMEjO j3USIIsrE?S?
again, however, on a smaller scale, and can be found at the FURNITURE 8TORE-, back
of tho Engine House, until I nui able to move into-tho now and commodious store noir irJ
uuUi-HO of erection.
AT MY OLD STAND
which 1 hope to liarccompleted.hi ft months time. Having bul^sinail accomm>ditlooa an
present I am unable to keep a large stnuk. hut what is Invoking in stock I will unk? trp- it*
low prices, and therefore invite all to irivc ihu a call and get clmip good*.
As : con as 1 can get lay store and ?tore-housc up again I will be ready lor all bjdifrs*
as heretofore, only on a
MUCH LARGER SCALE,
THANKING my FRIENDS ?nd tbe PUBLIC lor PAST FAVORS an I fur ktar Etf"
COURAUEMKNT received during the lute disaster.
I remain, respectfully yours, r j
GKfOltGK it; G?RN?o^
Of the TRAD!', to our ASSORT EE STOCK of GENERAL MERCHANDISE consisting ?C
DRY GOOES, CANNED FRUIT*,
II ATS, PEACHES,
&C? AC. TOMATOES.
RACOM, Dry Salt. COPPER:
STRIPS, Bmcwked. SCO ARS,
HAMS, bageeg. TEAS,
PICKLED KEEP, nN WARB,
PEARL GRIST, SMOKING TOBACCO*. 1
BOLTED GRIST; CHEWING TOR.VCJ??,
Meal. liquor.*, 7 a
ALE and S EG ARS, Of all Kinds.
HAZLITT <fc CO.'S bitteks.
c. d. kortjohn
Has on hand a FULL an I COMPLETE STOCK of
T,I4lUOItS, SRGARS. TOBACCOS, and a full stock of
CANNED GOODS, FRUIT, Nl'TS, &c.
And have also added to tho ftoovo stock
Clothing, Dr/ Goods, Shoes and Eats.
All of whioh isofTercd at VERT LOW PRICES.
W. K. CROOK.__