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ISSUED KV ERY SATURDAY MORNING BY TUE
ORAKOKRURO NEWffC?MPAN V'_
THAI) G. ANMiSWS. Editor.
J. FEM)EU MBV SKS,Assistant Editor._
?E0. jMdVKB, Itasinesw Mannggrv_
SAT ? U 1> A Yi M?y 8. 1875.
Wo rise to ft question of privilege.
An abortion has been made by us,
and wo are assured that Vto made an
erroneous one?n mistake of egregious
proportions. Such n thing ns we had
asserted could not be so! That our
Town has bo> u made funnelled shap
ed by the mcanderings of new street
lines, might be susceptible of positive
proof; and that a company bad been
organized, and were under lull head
way, erecting a mamoth hotel, to be
kept by ihnt prince of hotel keepers,
Merouey, might be so; that the char
tered members of the Orangcburg
Manufacturing Company bad formed
themselves into a body, and intended
digging a canal iu continuation of
Andrews ''Fi?h Trap;" that their stock
had all been sold, and in a few y stirs
?yen, a few weeks, would be beard
the whirring music of the spindle and
looms on the banks of the majestic
Edisto, might be so; that John II.
bad bought out M. and intended to
move both of bis water-mills down the
river and author at the landing on a
never ending raft, until be completed a
palatial mansion out of cedar and
gopher wood, the first to be imported
from Lebanon, and thp. latter from
Lcgington, near tho residence of Sena
tor Hope?all this might be said, and
might be believed, but what we
have taken pains to publish from
our lips has been hooted at as a vile
and fallacious assertion?something
that would subject us to the dread
alternative of being broomed out, nay,
brushed out, soul and body, were we
to sjllnblc it at home. The female
department of our household inclu
ding the cook would never forgive us,
sirs, for causing delusive hopes of
having nice fresh steaks, every morn
ing, with tender loin, and liver and
other nice thiugs to rise before their
imagination, only to be dashed to
earth agnin. No, sirs, it wont do
to tell. Tell it in Dan or Becishcbn,
t^fJajl^tell jt athjame.* ? ? ? r
But this is our question of privi
lege, Mr. Mayor nud gentlemen of the
Town Couuci: We wish to be pro
tected by your honorable and power
ful body.. We only stated that we
would some day have a market in our
Town, erected by the present Town
council, wdio are energetic and pro
gressive men?a plnce where we could
get every morning a nice beef steak,
or pork steak, a choice roast of veal
or mutton, and such other things as
arc generally k pt in a well regulated
market, and be well fed like city
folks. You know how it is yourself, ,
Mr. Mayor. You go to Charleston
Bonctimcs, and we know you have
heard your laudlord remark "Why
don't ihey have a market in (Orange
burg; those Oraugebu.gors do eat so
when they come down hero ?" And
wo kuow, Mr. Mayor and gentlemen
of the Town Couuci.1, that you have
all observed the walk of F?r nud
C?n, S?n, nud 1 ?t, D?n and
others of otm mcrchnnts on their ro
turn from Charleston. Watch them
how they staud aud protrude out in
frout; per contra, are tho lean and
languid looks of those poor fellows
who cnniu t get good things fresh from
market, such as Bo?r, Dot?e, J?r,
Pi?e, My?s.Ge?u, Gl?r, DeM?s
nud a host of others who only cling to
life for fenr that their condition won't
be bettered in another world. We knew
gentlemen, that you were apprised of
nil these thing*,and we knew further,
that ns Christian fathers, you would
not staud the sufferings, the lean and
languid looks of* your children much
longer; we believed that you would
give ua n market house, where some
enterprising, first class butcher would
deal out to them every morning,
something to satisfy their hunger.
Hence we ventured the assertion thnt
wo would soon have a finemarket
house in Orangeburg?a monument to
perpetuate the story ofyour successes,
ns ofllctals, your wisdom, your pru
dence, and the sacrifices made by you
collectively and indvidually for our
hcefless Burg,?n place whereon to
inscribe the acknowledgements of n
gratoful constituency, "Well done
thou good and faithful city fathers;?
city lathers, heretofore, have we
had, but i they were earthy, and to
earth they turned their utten.
tion, thinking no doubt if they gave
their children a sure foothold, their
walk would be easy, but thou has!
done butter?thou host scon to the'
inner man, and bast found out tho
secret of tho good house wife who
loves to hear the praises of her lord.
She fills his stomach on good things,
and his praises are loud and deep.
Before Wellington led his troops to
battle, bo always filled their stomachs
with good roast beef,?and they were
invincible. And when sir, you have
done the same, call on us and we will
show you that we arc mighty men of
valor. Stand by us Mr. Mayor, and
give us a market."
We picked the above up in the
street the other day. We had no idea
that our worthy Town Council w?s
being so importuned. If they hnve re- j
eeived ninny such epistles, we doubt j
not but what they will give our Town
two markets. However, we arc glad
the subject has been brought to our
notice. Why can't we have a market
in our Town. There is not, to our
know ledge, nnothcr place of the same
size and importance iu the State, where
its citizens are not accommodated with
a good market. As it is, we now and
then get fresh meat for our tables.
Once or twice a week a beef is cut up
in huge chunks and thrown pell-mell
into a dirty wagon or cart, and is
handed from d'jor to door. Some arc
successful in getting a piece and others
arc not?you have to purchase ten or
fifteen pounds at a time, and pay from
121 to 15 cents a pound for it, or you
hear tho ejaculation "Gee-long, here,"
and you keep up the hire of a boy to
stand at your gate, to watch for the
A good market house would not
cost our citizens much, while they
would get it all back in a year or two,
by what they would save iu the de
crease of price and waste.
Suppose we had a market and a
good butcher. He could sell to regular
customers fiue beef at ten aud eight
cents. You could get your meats every
morning, and get one, two or three
pounds, just as you like it, or to suit
the size of your family. 1 here would
be no waste. Now let us take a family
that would require say only three
pounds a day of choico cuts,
ten cents. (We know a Butcher who
will go into tho business and sell
choice steaks at that price.) It now
sells for (the lowest price) twelve and
a half CQUts. This uniild hn. a. cliftiiX-.
ence of 2J cents, per pound or seven
and a half cents per day saved. Now,
what will this amount to in a year ??
twenty-seven dollars and thirty seven
cents. Suppose your family required
six pounds per day?your savings
would bo fifty-four dollars and
seventy-four cents. Just think of it.
And give us a market, properly regu
lated by Ordinances?protect your
butcher?and our word for it our
Town Couueil could do no better thing,
as the chap above says, to meet with
the well done of our citizens, and es
pecially the female portiou of our
community, tlose who have all the
trouble in seeiug after and getting up
a square meal for their families.
N. B. Since writing the above, we
bavc.eceivcd thirty-three communica
tions for publication urging our Town
Council to erect immediately a market
house &c. Waut of space prohibits
insertion this week.
"The Last of That Tournament."
Elsewhere we publish what pur
ports to be the last wo shall have or
hear oftbat tournament. "Spectator"
and "A. M. B." from the begining, in
vested the affair with a false interest,
and a fleeted to believe that great pub
lic interests hung upon the final
settlement of their differences. Hence
the appearance ot their coiumuuici
tions in these columns. It has ever been
our desire to surrender space in our
papertotheviewsoftbo.se who com
plied with our rules; but as tho Tour
nament at Bamberg is a thing of the
past, and regarde 1 with meager inter
est by the community at large, we
arc glad that the discussion is at an
end. Our fair correspondent A. M.
B. has acquitted herself admirably
well, in miantaining her side of the
controversy, while "Spectator" has re
ceived no blow from which he can
not recover. Llere is A. M. B's last
ClIINQUEPEN GltOVE P. O.
GUUNNKTT CO. GA.
April 22d 1875.
Editor of the News and Time* :
By an edition of your paper, issued
last month, and which, owing to somo
delay in the mails, bus just reached
hie, I ficc that that troublesome biped,
"Spectator," bus again found "his or
her'' way into print with another
goiird-vino specialen of verdure, pro
duced, I doubt not, after another
extraordinary amount of labor and
much "sweat of the brow."
You remember I said in my last ,
that if ''Spectator" would only tiy
again perhaps "ho or aho'* might do
better r I sec "he or she" has taken
tho advice. This time, however,
instead of the gourd, "bo or she" has
made a tqutuh of it sure 1 "Spectator"
should bear in mind that barren soil
will uover produce anything better
than gourds, pumpkin-heads and
And so "Sjicctator" thinks my
article was so finished, so au /ait, that
I must have had help in its prepar
ation ? Much obliged for the comple
ment, I am sure, the source and all
I rather think it is "Spectator,''
who has "time to waste" in "scribbling
for the newspnperas" judging from the
way in which "he or she'* keeps in
truding "his orber" bombastic articles
into their columns.
Mr. Editor permit me "also to ask
how it was that spectator with nil
"bis or her" "helps" could get "the
opinion of the majority of tho spectn-,
tors in so short a time ?" Now when
"Spectator" can "conceive one gen
uine idea in bis or her head" sufficient
to answer this question then perhaps
alter I "devote days in the work of
transcribing the thoughts of others"
then I may be able to give my own ?''
Now it seems tc me 5lr. Editor that
this subject has been long enough bo
fore the public and it is high time it
was dropped unless it was of more
interest. I think I answered "Specta
tor" clearly enough in my last article,
and gave such proofs of the correct
i licss of my position, that ev?m "ho or
she" could not refute them or at lei st
"be or she" did uot attempt it.
In future "Spectator'may "waste
ns much time in scribbling lor the
newspapers" as "he or she" pleases; as
for myself, henceforth and forever, I
treat "Spectator" and all his worth
less productions as they both deserve,
with si/cnt contempt, Vcrbnm sat
A. M. B.
Pink Gkove TowNsnip,
May 3rd, 1B75.
Editor New* and Time* :
Sometime ago you asked for a cor
respondence from each TowuBhip. and
as I have seen no response to the call
from this rcction, I will try and give
you some news that may be of benefit
to this Township. As we all wish to
live upright npd have everything to
work well, this correspondence may
bring about some good to more than
my immediate neighbors. What I
wish to bring to notice first is the
Trial Justice acting iu this township?
It is said that he has been djWhnrg
Ate ^mfTcs~or,,^llle, 'officT"^tlioiit j
having been qualified by the Clerk of
Court of Orangeburg, and is still at
work, notwithstanding a certificate
came from the Clerk to the effect that
he bad not been qualified. Hie party
that brought the certificate (my infor
mant said) is a lawyer of your town,
who wished to have it to use against
the Trial Justice (so called.) When
he was asked why he didn't use it
himself the lawyer replied that there
were some cases before the Trial Jus
tice that he wished to make some
money but of * * *. After the Trial
Justice found out that the certificate
was in possession of a second party;
he offered that party half he, the Trial
Justice, could make provided he would
say nothing about it.
If we know a wrong I think we
should have it put before the public,
but it seems that some will bide things
to make money. Ought not this go
before the grand jury. (I don't mean
this letter but the case) and if there
have, been violations the law punish
tho perpatrator. Our people have
business in law and should not be
brought before such men as our Trial
Justice. I think it would be well if
the names of qunlfied Trial Justices
could be inserted iu the County pa
pers, not when appointed only, but
after being qualified, so that parties
could kuow they were men actiug
1 suppose we have about as good a
set of citizens as any township in the
county and deserve as good officers as
any but there seems to have been a
mistake made this time.
I will comply with a request from
Poplar Township before I go farther.
I have been requested to state that
the bridge over Poplar Creek is in a
dangerous condition, and it seems to
be the duty of no ono to mako itsnfe.
Who would be responsible far damages
should any occur?
I will now turn to tho farming in
terest a little, but not without saying
something in regard to gardens, &c.
Our blacksmith wishes his Orange
burg friends to know that they nro
not the only ones ot tho county that
can eat their own raised Irish Potatoes
He is having his share and a splendid
garden. Vegetables are doing re
markably well, as we had a fine rain
on Saturday afternoon. Corn is re
covering fast from the frost and per
sons arc plowing it which will add
much to its looks. I havo seen even
cotton up but not a great deal. ?Somo
of our farmers have just commenced
working to pi nut.
Hurricane- in Columbia
The storm that visited Columbia
on Saturday aftornoon lost, was very
severe, aud blow down trees, fences,
sign-bonds, the Palmetto tree in front
of the Slate House, besides uuroo?ug
several houses. The steeple of the
Presbyterian Church was blown down.
People who could not leave their
?homes on Saturday night were out
early on Sunday morning to witness
the havoc on their own or their neigh,
bor's property. The wreck of the
Presbyterian steeple, lying as it fell
into the graveyard, and upon the side
walk and street, was visited by hund
reds of people on Sunday during the
entire day. The r of bf this fine
church is damaged much more than
was anticipated or reported. It is
feared the whole roof will have to
co.ne off*. A meeting of the trustees
was hold yesterday to consult as lo
what should bo done in the premises.
Nothing has yet been done to stop
the gap in the state bouse roof.
The brokeu and disjointed orna
mental palmetto tree in the state house
jard is badly broken, but not totally
destroyed; there is no fund on hand
fromw hieb it can be repaired, and it is
likely to lie there.
The tin covering of the Charleston
depot was completely torn off, and
pieces of from one to twenty .yards
were flapping about in the neighboring
grounds all day on Sunday.
Tho large shed of the Greenville
railroad will all have to come down.
It, too, is a wreck. What a biessing
in disguise that storm would be if our
railroad directors and managers would
: now, while they are about it, put up a
respectable depot for passengers aud
Mr. ?Squier, whose roof must have
been takeu into the adjoining county,
and whose loss in breakage is con
siderable, feels no way disheartened.
He will be opcu in a little while, with
a better house and a finer stock of
A house on Wheeler's hill was
turned over and wrecked. Two people
were said to have lost their livcqjhut
it could not be traced to a reliable"
A drive around the city on Sunday
morning revealed the full extent of
the damage done. The number of
trees torn up by the roots and lying
across the streets rendered travel dan
gerous, and in some instances impossi
ble, while tho sidewalks were strewn
with broken and overturned fences.
The fact that the storm occurred before
and continued until after dark on
Saturday night prevented people from
repairing damages eveu temporarily,
aud those who, from religious scruples,
allowed their fences to lie as they fell
j until yesterday had innumerable visits
from the social and friendly cows that
were wandering ad libitum, brousing
on the fallen trees.
I Mayor Alexander had several of his
fine fruit trees aud one very handsome
ornamental tree, that stood iu front of
his residence, broken. All the fence
of Mrs. Wright's house, on Arsenal
hill, was destroyed, leaving her yard
and garden exposed to the mercy of
the night-hawks, The fence around
the grounds also caved in. Colonel
Low had his fence blown down and
three fine shade trees torn up by the
roots. Another largo tree was snap
ped across near the base and carried
into the yard of Mr. Baldwin. Several
trees were lying along Lincoln street.
A fine ivy-clad oak in Gov. Moses'
grounds was torn up by tho roots. Two
immense trees Jay across Bull street
near Richland, which entirely ob
structed streets. Near the corner of
Bull and Laurel streets three trees and
the fences were all down. One of the
fine shade trees in front of Dr.
Hcinith's residence was broken and
carried into his flower garden. Several
fine shado trees in rear of Col. Mc
Master's were torn up. Two large
trees in front of the Baptist church
Capt. Jack Little had his fence and
some trcos destroyed. Mr.Swafiield
had his hot house 'Token. C. V Jack
son had a large shade tree driven into
his window. Another large tree went
into the store of Mr. Altec, and de
stroyed a large quantity of his stock
of groceries. All the fencing on Main
street near Parker's hall, Fine's, the
express company, etc., used for bill
posting, lay on the sidewalk all day.
Part of the front brick work and roof
of Peixotto's auction rooms wns car
ried off. Tho Pollock house hud its
flagstaff turned over, and the plaster
torn off the walls. The vnno on the
city 1in.ll was bent.
Space will not permit going over the
loss done to fences, chimneys, shutters,
signs ami tin roofs. The destruction
was great, but no means irreparable.
The loss in fences and other material
to the city guard house is about $200.
The whole pf the fences of the Odd
Fellows' school is scattered along the
Our Judges and tho liar.
"It iH a enston more honored in tho breach
than tlic observance."
It is an ungracious task to question
the propriety of a custom which, in
this slate, seems to have the sanction
of time, and the practical approval of
the courts and the bar. But the cus
tom we have in mind needs, we think,
unfavorable criticism, and we know of
none who may more properly make
this criticism than ourselves, as we are
in political and, to sonic extent, pcr
s mal sympathy with the judges of the
We refer to the custom of returning
thanks to the judges for the simple
performance of the duties of their po
sition. We cannot conceive anything
j more undignified, nnd which to judges
j and lawyers, in their right minds,
I ought to seem more offensive.
Both in the theory and tlic prac
I tice of law, as we understand it, the
i bar constitutes a portion of the court
of justice. The lawyer is subject at
any time to the animadversion of the
court for failure in the performance of j
his duty, and, therefore, the very ap- j
pcarance of that which may bcrundcr
stood ns an attempt to flatter or undu
ly influence the mind of the csurt
should be scrupulously avoided. Again
it may happen that at the close of a
term, when a resolution or nddross of
thanks is proposed, some members of
the bar will think that, leaving the
propriety of the thing out of question,
the thanks arc not deserved. Nowi
see the position iu which these dissent
ient lawyers are placed; they must
either sacrifice'their convictions and
acquiesce in the entire idle ring, or
take the chances of being snubbed
in the pursuit of their profesc':-t:is by
weak minded ami malicious judge's
for such men du sometimes get. on the
bench. r^r-rr~:') :.c:?
~ We Fay""!hat none but ? V^fiul!?
ded judge can be really pleascil* by
such personal conventional expres
sions of approval; and we say, further
that hi is the very judge \yh.i rhouhl
not ieceive them. In one <?t" the. up
per circuits quite recently a vole of
thanks of litis kind led to a most un
pleasant discussion among the mem
bers of the bar.
We know nothing of I he inside his
tory of these matters, and suppose
that where a vote of thanks is given
to a judge it is because the members
of the bur so voting cannot repress
their surprised gratitude at finding
that the judge, in his intercourse with
them has been neither n knave abso
[ lute fool or tyrant. We have been
i told by lawyers, when discussing ^this
subject with them, that the judges fish
for these compliments.
If this is so, then the action of the
bar in responding to such intimations
is only lcrs unworthy than that of the
judge who makes them.
We wish it understood thatwehavo
no doubt that there are many judges
to whom such formal thanks are but
as the idle wind, leaving no impres
sion whatever, except, probably a feel
ing of di&gust. There are others, how
ever, who prize these things highly
(because judges are hi1 man, and for
that they prize them highly ennnot
suppress a feeling of dissatisfactiou
with those who fail to unito with
The /act is, disguise it as we may,
these resolutions of thanks to the jud
ges by the bar are nothing but a spe
cies of bribery. And we have no hesi
tation in saying that it is the judge's
duty to stop them. The custom bos ob
tained so long that the failure of the
bar to observe it is interpreted by a
sensitive judge ns dislike of or opposi
tion to him personally, and so the
empty but pernicious sham is perpe
Who will be the firstjudgc to put
the seal of his disapprobation upon it.*?
From n very general conversation
with members of the bar, we know
that they will be delighted to be re
lieved from what has grown to be a
hateful service. We also know that
there arc judges in the state who, now
that tho matter is called to their at
tention in this public manner, will
be prompt to net, if, ns wo suppose,
their judgment coincides with ours as
to the clmractcr of the custom,
While wosny, ^yho speaks first? we
are perfectly willing that they ?11
should npoak at once.? Unioji-Herald.
The Life of the late Dr. Thorn well pre
pared by Dr. Palmer of New Orleans?now
ready for the press, is to be published by
subscription. Price $3,00.
Those desiring to own tho book will And
a list at Mr. Kirk Robinson's Book Store.
BTATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
County or Obakgkbttbo.
Clerks or Courts Orrici.
Whtreas, an Act of tlje General Assembly
of the State of South Carolina approved
March 25th 1875, to incorporate the Town
of FORT MOTTE Orangeburg County S. C.
and therein requiring the Clerk of Court for
the County and State aforesaid, to declare
the Election of officers of the said Town,
when the same shall have been held. There
fore Be it Known, that in accordance with
ud Act, it is hereby declared, that the
Election held on the 3rd day of May 1875,
the following persons were duly elected, tr
J. A. McKisztx.
W: M. N. Rast,
S. L. Tuscan,
Given under my hand and seal this the
4th day of May A. D. 1875.
" GEO. BOLIVER, s.]
_ c. a p
7 000 SHINGLES.
May 8th 1875.
!T Drs Barton & Legare wo dd beg to inform
their patients, especially those in the coun
try, that during their necessary absence be
tween OOicc Hours, all calls must be left at
Dr. Duke's Drug Store, where they will be
promptly received and attended to on their
may 1 4t
A Snug little HOUSE and LOT in the
Town of Oraiurchurg?can tie trated for at
private sale until 1st Monday in June?will
then he offered hit public outcry, and sold to
the highest bidder. Property obliged to
TU AD C. AN I REWS.
M?v .?th io7?.
Tho Cf?pKrther?<hi|? heretofore cxUtiug be
tween l?din I?. Koglv ami If. V/. Baxter,
and doing Im-incxs under the firm name "i*
I'ogle & Baxter, it ih\n dissolved br mutual
consent. JuIIN 1). FOGLE,
? j.isy, 4isj -f. ?^jTEj'
Orangiburg, S.V., Apt! , IS75.
may 1 3t
County Commis.si jnkiw Office
Orongubur?, S. C,, Aoril W), 1ST".
Pealed propo.-a's will he rvceived at the
Office of the Board of Count v <'tirami.?M?nriii
for Orangeburg County, until Mav '.IV, 1a7-\
for the building of a COURT HOUSE for?std
County, ::i the Town of Oraiigchiirg, 5.
Plans and spci ilicatioiu can be >uri\ and es?
a mined at the office of the said Board, at any
time, upon application. Such proposal* to
tic addressed to the'?Chairman of,the Board
County Commissioners for Orangchnrg
Coti|ilv, and to he cndor?*d "Proposals fi r
Building Court House.'
The Board re.-crves the ri^ht to reject
any and all bids, if deemed by them be?t for
the in'.ercst of the County to do so.
Bv Order of the Hoard.
Cltrk of Co.Com'm.
may 1 1875 Im
Notice of Dismissal.
Notice is hereby given to all concerned,
that on the first "day of June, 1875, I will
tile mv final account as GUARDIAN of
GEORG E A LEX A N DER S. JENNINGS,
in the Probate Court for Orangeburg
Countv, and will petition said Court for my
' VUA KCIES H. BAMBERG,
Guardian of (i. A. 8. Jennings.
Orangeburg, S. C, April 24th, 1875.
aprT 29 )875 4t .
NOTICE OF BIBMISSAi;
Notice is hereby given that I will file my
final account with.tho Judgo of Probate for
Orangcburg county on the 17th day of May,
1875, and ank for letters of Dismissal as
Administrator of the Estate of Archy Wil
son. H. W. JENNINGS,
?_ j -~
' successor or
1 havo come here to make my home
among you, the citizens of Orangeburg
county, and to he one among yon, with the
hope of sharing a portion of your patron
age, I shall make it my effort to do justice,
to all mankind.
I will keep constantly on hand ready
made Harness and Saddles.
Repairing promptly attended to during
the regular business hours of the day, and
will make my charges as reasonable as pos
sible, with the hope of inducing trade, and
keeping our money among us, to our mutu
apl 24 tf
BE, M. C*. SAXiXilW.
Has moved his office to ROOMS over Mr.
OFFICE HOURS FROR
7 TO 9 A. M, and from 1 to 4 P. M.
Calls for DR. A. S. SALLEY can be
left at his office or at Mr. Vone's Store.
aprT 1875 1m