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ISSUED KVKRY SATURDAY M0RX1XU UY TIIK
ORANOKUUIUI KKWS COMPANY._V
_UKO. B?LiVB?7 KusiilpsH Manager.
WqST Wo uro in no way responsible for
the view 8 or opinions of our Correspond
The lMevv Court House and the
Necessity for a Special Tox.
That there should be a special tax
levied by the present Legislature for
the purpose of enabling the contrac
. tor, Mr. J. H. Livingston, to finish the
'?' Court House that is now in process of
construction, is made manifest by the
, terms of the contract. If the Gene
ral Assembly fails to levy a tax du
ring the present year, Mr. Livingston
can stop work and complete the build
ing , when he has a mind to; but if
provision be made, if the County
. Commissioueis will sec to it that the
proper amount of funds to carry out
?the terms of the conti act, find
their way into the Treasurer's, office,
then-the Court, House must be finished
by the 1st of October of this year.
It would be a misfortune to have the
work to stop now, especially when it
is progressing so fiuely, and [so com
pletely to the satisfaction of the tux
In the event that the present Legis
lature should adjourn without making
provision for carrying out the stipu
lations of the agreement between the
. county and Mr. Livingston, the con
tract says ''then the pnrly of the se
cond part" (meaning Mr. L.) "sball
tbent liberty to stop work upon the
taid building, until further^ provision
is made by law for the raising ol
monies necessary for the purpose of
carrying on the said work,'' and
''shWutd'the General Assembly of the
saidiSlatc^ fuil to provide by law for
the raising ol monies necessary for
carrying on the said work at tho next
regular session," (which ia the prescht
one} ,. "then the said parly of the
.first part" (meaning the county)
snoji ??"Mo ?.. *.? m'<v inc. unu'ttm
of the ? contract" These words are
significant and menu nothing more nor
less than that the County's interests
will suffer greatly if our Senator, and
the members to the House, shall fail
to prevail on the General Assembly
to levy a special tax to enable the
County Commissioners to pay Mr.
Livingston a? he works. A bill pro v id
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tilg for it should be introduced ntoncc;
and to make the matter safe, the
County Commissioners should mt.ii.o
ralize^lhe Legislature to vote for it.
It is for the interest of the County
that we urge the matter so strongly.
Thc^Qyutraet ia mdo , and while
it is_ binding upon Mr. Living
Bton, it is no less so upon the County
C?iiirniss'i?ners ns a corporate body.
Apart from this, we need the Court
House. ' And our people are willing
to pay for it! Ever since (he war our
Cou^tM^y.e .been held in buildings
entirely unfit lor such purposes; our
Judg^feSolicitors and lawyers have
had Mo i put up with a great
nmnvyr-inconvcnieiicesj in consequence
of tllSffnct, and it is time, now that
the liljfc temple of justice is fairly on
its wny^to completion, that our public
servants should see to it that no undue
draw backs bo thrown in the way of
-.Thewjpj?'p'?l Jury shcuhl examine
into ,;U)f* ataftcr, and petition the
GcntTalj.Aiicnibly to make a special
lax lejjy. i ^Ve have no doubt but
that 'JUIk Honor Judge Heed and So
licitoi^Bliit^ will do all they can for
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tbe gpu(V?f the Count)'. It is an ab
eoluta^noCesslty th: t tho building be
fuut>l)&rT aTiin enrly day. It is also
hoi! q?v-0 . / .
an nb.s^utc cortainty ihat'it will not
ho fitiishbd if taxos arc not raised
this yenT-^ft?'Carry the work on.
? On the Other Limb.
It 1f*k%oniely but apt proverb
which iitn?tralcH the change men feel
?h he'liiiot that pinches is on their
? , il yir.uuu ox. not. a neigh
bin >VVfiMy ^''/V^ The; Heuiocia
tic and .^Liberal" newspapers and
politicittns' ;nre just now writhing tin
der'such a pressure?mildly applied,
it is true. 'J he day of the silent men
in public affairs seems to be upon us.
What an amount of wit aud printers'
ink has been spilled over tho Republi
can party during the last few years,
owing to the reluctance far niuretbau
inability of President Grand to make
speeches. The poetasters and humor
ists, tho satirists and logicians, have
all [alike united in affirming his unfit
ness because of this fact for the high
administrative duties of a position
which requires only that its incum
bent should write, not Verbally deliver,
his view's-^ and recommendations.
Most American Presidents have been
poiished talkers, but no one of them
was elected to that high position
simply, on, account of his possessing
such talent. . ,
A- chauge has come over tho criti
cal dfcani, Mr. Speaker Kcrr's ap
pointment, as "leader of tho House" a
mini who having served ,for four years
in that body w ithout opening his lips,
either inC colloquial debate or set
speech, must of necessity be presumed
to be especially well qualified for a
post which is commonK Jsupposcd re
quires in a pre-eminent degree the
capacity to think on one's feet, and
to speak readily and clearly at all
t inie.5 and to the point. Mr. Kerr is
praised for doing this by the same
pens and tongues thet have heretofore
found no vocabulary copious enough
to abuse the Republican President,
who has never pretended to be a
speech-maker. There is a distinction
with a dilferct.ee?don't you see?
Mr. Morr son, Chairman of the Ways
and Means, ought to be able to speak,
mid cither can't or won't, while the
President is not required to, and hav
ing neither taste nor inclination there
fore, a imply avails himself of his pri
vilege aud refrains.
We have now entered on the year
which is to signalize the. completion
of a century of independence of one
of the grandest nations that have ever
existed. With, all our faults?and,
like other peoples, we have a greater
quantity than is good for us?we
stand out to-day, at the end of a hun
dred years of self-government, a more
independent, noble, manly nation
than any where else can be found; as
prosperous as any; and with prospects
uheau wnicn east into deep shade
those of any other race whatever.
What the genius of our people has
accomplished has taught humanity a
lesson whose effects arc revealing
themselves everywhere in Christen
dom and far outside of it. Our suc
cess has been a powerful aid to those
who have striven against despotism
and class arrogance iu countries
whose inhabitants were wont to be
used as mere political tools; has de
monstrated tho fallacy of "divine,
right" doctrines; and Iias led to a re
cognition and respect of piebian merit
in quarters where hostility to "com
moners" was once rampant. Wc
have done for ourselves what wc have
reason to be rejoiced at; but wc have
brought about that for the outside
world which far transcends any home
gains. The wide propagation of that
grand principle that virtue and merit
alone arc worthy of honor and reward
wc have been greatly instrumental in
carrying out, and some of the pro
ducts of it are to be seen in the re
public in Prance, in vastly increased
liberty in Great Britain, and in a
growth of a public opinion in Ger
many such as promises to some day put
put nn cud to the tyranny wlfcicli there
converts men into fighting machines
and tolerates no protest.
As"a people we have fulfilled our
grander duties nobly. Washington
himself could hardly have hoped for
more; and Heaven graut that iu tho
coming century our course may be
onward; that patriotism may gain and
selfishness diminish; that the tenden
cy to aristocracy which displays itself
and grows apace may be crushed out,
and that the men most fitted to direct
nwy be chosen to rule. Unless the
people be false to themselves wc can
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In our news columns this morning
will be found a report of the proceed
ings of a meeting held by the citizens
of Charleston, S. C, on the 1st in
stant. The resolutions adopted show
very plainly the Jesuitical machina
tions of the South Carolina Democra
cy in their efforts to destroy the Re
publican parly through the agency of
Governor Chnmberlnin. They also
show the occasion of tho anxiety of
nl least one Democratic editor to pre
vent the installation of General Whip
per, the newly-elected colored judge of
the Charleston circuit. Further, they
show that a feeling has been engen
dered by tho determination of the so
called Conservatives find Governor
Chamberlain not to allow the judges
iu question to take their seats, whioh
threatens to result iu bloodshed.?Na
Retail Tobacco Dealers.
"Washington, Jan. 2,1876.
The commissioner of internal rev
enue hns received a letter from Su
pervisor Faulke, of Boston, enclosing
a circular issued by him to collectors
iu b'rf district, calling attention to tho
fines and penalties imposed by law on
a failure to destroy revenue stamps
under certain circumstances; and also
to the practice becoming very preva
lent ot selling tobacco and cigars at
retail from glass jars, showcases, etc.
Ho orders a discontinuance of this
modo of selling, and intimates that
a failure to comply will bo followed
by an enforcement of tho penalties.
The supervisor desiring to have the
views of the department as to the
course of proceedings proposed. Com
' missioner l'ratt replies that ho finds
nothing in the letter and official no
tico which needs xevijing, nothing
which he can advise him to withdraw,
and that the practice referred to is a
.plain and palpable violation of the
Marriku?On Tuesday, Dec. 2Slli, 1875,
by Rev. A. I. Hartley, Mr. Ransom
Avingcr, to Misa J. Uhames, all of Orange
On Thursday, Dec. 30th, 1875, by the
same, Mr. 1*. II. Griffin, to Miss Sarah Jane
Jones, all of this County.
On Thursday, the 5th, inst., by tho same,
Mr. Joseph Griffin, to Misa Gcorgiana
Sbuler, all of this County
William Vince'Ajce 37.
Time spans from the cradle to the grave.
Life is it* measure; vicissitudes of promise
and doubt, sunshine and cloud, success and
failure line its way, and the mete of three
score and ten when reached, is rest to the
foot-s?rc pilgrim. A retrospect is hazed
witli tears, and if he might he would not
tread it alone again. Stamped at birth
with the signet of death, humanity wears it*
living uuconciously, feels its presure, at
tends its marches; and amid the hum of con
fusion, and whirl of passion, the ceaseless
bicrbalk moves from house to bouse. Hope
alluringly postpones the issue, and so we
are met as by a "thief at night." Asof
yesterday WILLIAM VINCH greeted us;
to-day the tufts shut bis form fr jtu view.
Tbc echo of his friendly rallvis scarcely
silent, as we realize that eternity is rolling
between tins lifo and yonder untried uu
trodcu shore. As a Confederate .Soldier he
was faithful and true; is a comrade he was
iriwii.rnnq ntlfl W?rm A -vLlcv.ii I.v. null
many friends, ns a husband and father let a
bereaved family's grief attest. Standing oh
the thresh-hold of prime vigor, he hud
hardly scanned the horizon of life's promi
ses, ere he fell, and "the place that knew
him shall knsw him no more forever."
Having recovered my health, I am now
prepared to contract for building, hauling,
Ac. I have had twenty years experience
and guarantee my work. Conti acts taken
on liberal terms.
I. R. TUCKER,
ian 15 3m
The Partnership heretofore existing
under the firm name of BAMBERG &
hLATER was dissolved by mutual consent
on the ISth day of December 1875. Parties
indebted to the laic firm will make pay
ment to E. F. Slater.
F. M. RAM HERO,
E. F. SLATER,
The undersigned will continue tho busi
ness in Orangeburg at Duke's Hotel, and
respectfully invite* the citizens of this
County to call and ceo tho fine stock of
Horses and Mules he bason hand before
buying. Prices to suit the hard times.
E. F. SLATER.
jan 15 2t
Notice of Dismissal.
Notice is hereby given, that on the
fifteenth day of February, A. D. 1876, I will
file my final account in the Probate Court
as Guardian of ANNIE E. BRUN ER, ( now
deceased), and apply for my final dis
JOHN L. RUSH,
Guardian of Annie E Brunor.
ian 15 4t
You will find
Red Rust Proof Oats
for Spring Sawing at Store of
J. A. HAMILTON.
You can leave Orders also with him for
MARKS STANDARD FERTILIZER,
ETI WAN, ATLANTIC and other
will be scarce for a pure article, but what we
will oiler will be A No. 1. ?
Agency for tho stnunehcat Companies in
NIAGARA, $1,450,000 Assets.
Risks taken on Dwellings, Ginhouscs
JOHN A. HAMILTON,
Next to Court House on Market St.
]N"otice to Creditors.
AU persona having demands against tho
Estate of J. D. Edwards deceased, will pro
sent tho same on-or bofore the lfltli day of
April next, and all persons indebted to said
Estate will make iinmedrate payment to
A. F. EDWARDS,
J. A. EDWARDS,
jan 15 4t
Sale Under .Mortgage
By virtue of a certain Mortgage, I will
sell at Orangeburg, C. 11., on the 1st Mon
day in February next, for Cash, One Bay
Horse, as the property of London Dick?on
under Mortgage to Dull, Scoville & Pike.
By virtue of a certain Mortgage, I will
sell at Ornngeburg, C II., on Monday the
7th day of February, for cosh, One Brown
Mare Mule, as the property ofT'liarles
Robinson, under Mortgage to A. D. Fair.
January 14th 1876.
jan 15 3t
II EAP GUANO.
?10 FEE TON.
This GUANO was offered at the el oho of
last season. Some .'?00 ton? sold oa its own
merits as per analysis of Prof. Shcpard. As
far as beard from the results of its applica
tion have been favorable. To close the
balance of the cargo, I offer it at $10 per ton
cash, put up in uew bags of 200 pounds.
J. N. KOBSON.
G8 East Bay, 1 and 2 Atlantic Wharf,
Charleston, S. C.
jan 8 3m.
Notice is heieby given that the firm of
Henry M. Moorer, & Co. is disolved by
mutual consent, this the 6th day of January,
It. M. MOORER,
E. R. MOORER,
JNO. L. MOORER,
L. R. BECK WIT If,
C. W. CULLER.
The undersigned will carry on the Mill
business under the firm name of Henry M
Moorer, & Co.
Orangeborg, Co., S. C, January 6th, 1876.
II. M. MOOR ICR,
E. R. MOORER,
JNO. L MOORER,
C. W. CULLER,
jan S 1 in
Real I state for Sale.
All that Plantation, in the County of
Ornngelmrg on Good land Swamp, contain
ing 1510 acres, more or less, and known as
"Phillips' Mill," bounded by binds of B A
You and Ariel Abies, and the Run of Good
land Swamp; together with J interest in the
Mill Pond, and a Mill and Oin, dwelling,
outbuildings, &c, will be sold at public out
cry on the twelfth day of January, 1876 at
the dwelling house on the said Plantation.
Terms?Une fourth Cash, balance on a
ii oi.lt iif ..no ?iii.l fur.. ??a..rs. will? Jntnro.il
from day of sale at rate of 8 i>er cent per an
num until paid, purchaser to give bond and
mortgage for credit portion, and to pay for
papers and recording. The land will be
sohl a* a whole, or in parcels, to sui: pur
By direction of the parties owning said
hind who are all of age and will unite in
conveying to the [michasers.
For further particulars empire of, or
W F PHILLIPS,
Orangeburg, P. ()., S. C.
or J W PHILLIPS, 4
Elko, P. O., S. C.
dec 25 3t
Notice of JMsmissal.
Notice is hereby given that I shall one
month from date file my final account with
the Honorable Judgenf Probate for Ornnge
burg County, on the 1 Ith day of January,
A. 1). 1876, and ask for letters of Disinisttil
as E-ecutor, of the Estate of Richard
December 11th 1875.
JAM KS a. DANTZbER,
dec 11 4t
AN OUTFIT FREB
We want some one in every county to
take orders and deliver goods for the old
and original C. O. D. House Large cash
wages. Splendid chance in every neighbor
hood for the right person of either sex,
young or old. Samples, new lists, circul
ars, terms, etc., a complete outfit sent free
and post paid. 'Scud for it at once and
make money at vour homes. Address, II.
J. HALL & CO. '6 N-Hoimul Street Haiti
nov 13 3m
Dr. J. G. WANNAMAKER is in pos
session of the Receipts and Prescription
Books of the late Dr. E. J. Oliveros. All
persona desiring to get any of the above
Preparations or Renewal of Prescriptions
can do so by calling on
At his Drug Store.
Books 1 Stationery! Music!
A lot of WINDOW SHADES of an im
proved Patent, being neat, simple in put
ting up, durable and wir;Al' in price.
Lamps, Chimneys and Lamp Fixtures
always on hand.
SOLE AGENT FOR THE
Celebrated WAIT PLOW and Castings,
which I sell at Manufacturer's
Pricesf with freight
One Horse A and B.$6 00
Two Horst M and N. 9 0?
Castings.7c per lb.
Insurance and Collections prompt
ly attended to.
Liverpool, Ixnidon and Globe Insurance Co.
Georgia Home Insurance Co.
Manhattcn Life Insurance Co.
oct 2 3q
I in - if?
T. KOHN & BROTHER
With the beginning of the Cen
tennial Tear we will begin our reg
ular CLOSING OUT Sale of Stock.
All Goods will be sold at ?BEAT
REDUCTIONS to Secure a Speedy
and Decided Clearance.
Now is the time to Secure BAR
GAINS. Call early and often.
Theodore Kohn &*Brother.