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I88VKU KVKKY SATURDAY MOUNIXU UY THE
_OUANCiKUVIU; NKWS COMPANY.
OK?. HUhlVEH, Business MniiiigTiT^
fl&?y" We tiro in no way responsible for
tlie views or opinions four Correspond*
SA'HTtU>AV, Vebj 19. 1?7G.
Sulhein Life Insurance Company
We have a strong suspicion that
when I ho it flairs of this Company
have btui properly investigated, the
chief clause of the disaster will bo
traced to the incon-potency of its
officials. From an erroneous con
ception of expediency on the part of
those who controlled it.s destines, that
corporation, like many other busiocs;
institutions iu the South, was managed
in great part by gentlemen who owed
their influence almost wholly to the
fact that they had acquired celebrity
in other walks of life?most of them,
indeed, in positions which were utterly
foreign (in their nature and scope to
the mcfhactical and economic ad
ministration by means of which alone
can subslantiul success ensure to en
terprises like tho one in point. Of
course this view is purely conp'otii al
on our pari, but. it is the fruit o f ou r
observation of the mistaken policy
which has been pursued, with great
unanimity, by Southern enterprises
of a corporato character since the
close of the war. There has been a
strong tendency to reward gallantry
in tbo field by bestowing upon its
exponents the sweets of civil oflicc.
Nor is that at all reprehensible. It
is bolh natural sind proper that they
who bared their bosoms to the storm
of battle, should sit under the choi
cest vine and fig tree when peace has
supervened. Neither tho vine nor the
fig tree, however, should subsist by
sapping their neighbors, anymore
than should a man be assumed to be
competent for the discharge of oner
ous duties in an unfamiliar position
simply because be has been .success
ful in another and diflereii t sphere of
action. And t4iis is especially true in
reference to official responsibilities
which have in their province the inter
ests and fortunes of the community
at large. Li such cases, the utmost
discretion should obtain in the selec
tion of tjiese ofliccrs. Competency
should bo the test; not chivalry. That
is a truth too plain to need elabora
tion, and yet it is every day ignored.
Hence follows?as w ith this Company
? fifft, embarrassment; then misgiv
ings., then bankruptcy. And so it
will always bo until we learn to value
oar entexpri/.cs more by results achiv
cd through legitimate channels, than
by the eclat which comes adventitious
ly from their being heralded by any
persons, bo they as respectable, dis
tinguished or titled as they may.
The Georgia Press.
How it was Bought to Advocate
A FitAiiDui.kxt Mkasukk?
St akt^ixg I)j;vklopmknts.
ji .?n .
Ihc following editorial from the
Atlanta Doily Commonicaelth, one of
tbo lending Democratic organs of the
Empire State, will bo lively reading
to our readers, many of whom arc of
the opinion that it is preposterous to
to think that any but Republicans
should be caught taking bribes. That
honorable journal, the Chronicle ami
Sentinel, in the course of an editorial
upon,-the subject, has tins to fay :
"Wcpannot believe that stich a state
ment was made. There must be sonic
mistnkc about tbo matter. There
cnniiot' be a paper in Georgia that
would make merchandise of its opin
ions,upon any question." And yet
Ilemphill, of the Constitution, admits
that' be got money, and ex-Gov.
Brown swears that lie paid others.
The editorial we now give will be
lively l eading to those editors in this
State[\yliu have made hundreds of dol
lars Afl the same way. Why, one
liltlo weekly alone in Charleston got
over' $7,000 for printing a few
columns of the laws of the State. An
iiivcstigajjou will take place some of
these days. And then there will be
weeping, and wailing, and gnashing of
teeth? Here the fellow that didn't
get tuny, JfjOUCy.
"TJijC committee appointed by the
General lAVscrubly to investigate the
elmrgpj made against the lessees o!
the Western and Atlantic Railroad
for using moucy to procure said lease,
is composed, of the following gentle
men nrthc Senate and House: Sena
tors Mt-Danicl, of tho Twenty-Seventh.
Chairman, and Dullose, of the Nine
teen..!; Representatives Walsh, of
Richmond; Peoples, of Gwinnctt, and
Smith, of I ownde?. At the meeting
last night, nt the Murkham House,
the committee examined Mr. Hemp-;
hill, of the Constitution, in relation to
the charge that he had received S?V
000 from the lessees of the Westert)
Atlantic Pail road for aiding in the
procurement of the lease. Upon the
direct question being put, Mr, Hemp
hill stated that he had received that
amount of money. This settles the
question at issue, ami establishes the
fact, beyond perndventure, that the
lease was fraudulently obtained.
In the course of the examination of
Governor Brown last night, he stated
to the committee that 821,000 had
been used in the procurement of the
lease of the Stale llond. He stated
that there was a great deal o' opposi
tion to the lease, ami he thought it
was right and proper to use the mon
ey to secure it. lie mentioned, among
the papers to whom money had been
paid, the Mucon Telegraph and Mes
senger, the Augusta Constitutionalist,
Columbus pnpers, and stated that
about 81,000 had been paid to the
country press, though did not name
the papers, lie also staled that an
editor, now dead, had been paid mon
ey to advocate it, and that J. Claris
Swityzo, who edited a Kadieal paper
at. Mncon, bad been paid 'norey fur
the same purpose. Mr. Knight; an
attorney, had also been paid to advo
cate it. We regret that the names of
all the parties who had received money
for that purpose were not given, but
we suppose that they will at once de
clare themselves, as they consider
that nothing discreditable is attached
Instead of2A per cent, lax for the
city of Charleston as was first pro
pos d, the Council has lowered it to
2 per cent. The Acjps and Courier i.s
delighted over the future of Charles
ton, and discourses as follows upon the
"We congratulate the Charleston
public most heartily upoii th? reduc
tion of the City tux for 187? to two
per cent. Last year and the prcecd
ing yonr the tax was tied and a half
per cent. The t eduction of one-half
per cent, is equal to at least $130,000.
This hu ge sum is saved to the people,
in this distressing year, by the action
of the City Council last night. The
manner of doing it was not precisely
what wo desired; but a handsome
reduction in expenses is effected, and
the long stride forward now made will
enable the City Council to go still
farther next year.
* * * *
Good faith is the > ssencc of success
in politics as in private life; sind llie
municipal administration have
strengthened themselves immensely
by proving that they intend to fulfil
their promises to the letter.
The Charleston public will breathe
more freely to-day. Thero will be
renewed confidence and cheerfulness
everywhere, and we look forward with
hope to that advance in the value of
real property which, in the opinion
of the wealthiest merchant in Charles
ton, will follow swiftly after economi
cal administration and a tax of two
A New Candidate.
A new Democratic candidate for
lite Presidency has been announced.
He is from New York, and his name
is Horatio Seymour.?Chronicle cO
"There arc inure things in heaven and
Than are drcatnpt of in your philosophy."
And v;c would advise you friend
Seymour not to accept the nomination
lor the Presidency. The people down
here tire mad with you because you
ft bled them so in 1868,und want to
get you on this side.of Mason's and
Di xie's line for the purpose of putting
you nstr.de a keg of Dynamite. Slay
where you arc, Horatio.
Washington dispatches state that
there is a great deal more in the
Conkling movement than litis been
believed. Hi? friends have made a
very strong organization, composed
of somo of the keenest and most ac
tive men in the Republican party.
They claim New York solid in the
Convention, and are now working to
seen re the neighboring States as n
nucleus. The battleground now is
Pennsylvania. The Blainu men arc
certain of it. The Conk ling men are
confident they will get it. Meanwhile
Simon Cameron is a spbynx,and is
for the msiu that wins.
?? m mm ?
"Wo confess that we donl't like the
devil.?Louisville. Courier iournal.
No wonder; familiarity never fails
fo breed contempt,
Some vile frog-like creature, whose
breath is as blighting us aqua forttn
und as deadly when inhaled as the
infections winch the sun sucks up
from hog-wallows, pens, Huts and scav
enger carts, sent us a Valentino on
Monday last. Yes! a henvy-gnited
toad; whose boils and plagues would
infect a man a mile oil'?against the
wind!?expended 1 cent on St. Val-1
entius's day fur our benefit. How?
Because he thereby ndded his own
gracious testimony to the opinion
which we. have all along entertained
of him : That as full of obnoxious
cflluviu and putrefying substances as
we knew his loathsome carcass to be,
we bad yet to learn bis full measure of
hurt fulness. Even after he shall be
dead ami put under the ground?a
place too sacred to receive him?the
very worms are lo perish, as he rots
and slinks into dust, upon his poison
The House Commit leu on Privileges
and Elections have reported n chai
ges against J. D Uobertson, a mem
ber of the ?State Text Book Commis
sion, lie made discreditable and
corrupt proposals to <? orthcrn pub
lishing houses. They recommend that
he be disp'accd from his scat as a
member of the House of Represent a
lives. Robertson's proposals covered
the payment to him of I beral com
missions oil till books adopted for use
in the public schools in South Caro
lina, and were inside to bailing pub
lishing houses in New York.
Owing to milb is ecu delays in the
collection of taxes?the result of the
tardiness of ilsc Legislature in passing
the tax bill?the payment of interest
?on the State bonds und stocks is post
poned till April 1st, with a probability
that the payment will bo made in the
middle 6f March. The tax for inter
est has been duly levied, but it will
come in slowly till the end of this
month, when the time lor collection
The Q/tronic/c uuil Sentinel has los<
some of its admiration for Senator
Gordon. Thai paper, tells him thai
be wt's sent lb Washington to make
laws and :i ot Presidents
OFFICE OK COUNTY Tiff* SUM ER
OnAXOKitfiio, S. C, Fuh. 17th 1S7?.
The time for paynn nt of Taxes has been
extended Iii the I Ulli of March next, after
which time the pciin'ty will CERTAINLY
attach. Pake notice thereof and govern
.1. II LIVINGSTON,
Orahijeburg Cniiiitv, S. C;
feb 1!? ?,\
T?OU SA M'.--l will sell at public
jf outcry for cash oil Monday f? 111 day
March l.S7(i next, in front of liteiSlierill
olliee ail Orahgobuiir, ('. II., S. C, a larj
HAY Il?ItSi MULK.
A. .). H?GER;
feb 10 'Jt
OST?On the ISth in.-t., in Rtis-d
Street, mar Cornelson'? Store, S-10
Hollars in Greenbacks, wrapped in a cotton
receipt, signeil by II. Cm-nelson. A
liberal reward will he paid to the finder by
delivering the same to Oco. Holiver.
MEiVKEll KITTE ELL.
feb 11) It
JSTotu-e to Oi'editors.
All persons having demands against the
I'stale of Win. K. Milleiider deceased, aac
requested to present the same ?Iii Iv attested,
and all persons indebted to >.-tid Estate will
make payment to the undersigned, on or
before die li'>l dav nl April next.
Orahgohurg C;'ll:, Fob: libh IS70.
I\ V TILL.
Administrator of said Estate;
feb 1!) . -It
Bv virtue of Sundry KxeciiiioiiH to nie dir
ected,- I will sell lo the highest bidder,
at Orangohiirg C. II. on the l'ir-i .Mon
day in March next, for Cash, all the
Right Title and interest of the Defend
ants in the following property^ vis:
1 Lot of Merchandize, Oho Mule. One
W agon, and One Timbi r Cart, Levied on as
the property of .lohii 1). Foglc.id the suit
of Crane, Rtiylston & Co., anil others.
a I .so
2 Horses, 1 Wagon,and pry*Levied oil as
the property of .1. W. La rev, at the suit of
Marion iV Co.
raiigcbui'g O.JL, )
SherillVOIl.ee, [ K. I. CAIN,
Feb. H.tlh, 187?. J S. O. C.
Martha S'troinai), Adin'x
W. A. O'Caui el nl.
In He. Fx. Halte
.lames E. Hozard;
Rv virture of the judgment, herein, I will
sell," for cosh, atOriingebnrg.C. II., ?n the
first Monday in March next, during the
usual hours of sale, at public outcry, tin
following tract of hind, viz:
All that tract or parcel of land in Orage
burg Gnuhtv, containing 50 acres, niorebr
less, being a portion of 000 acres, of which
Ah-almu Stroinaii died, seized, and which
in his life time, he bargained to n il to
James E. Hozard and one .1 H. Hie.ken
baker, whereon the said .lames E.Hozard
Purchaser to pay for papers and recording
? Orangehnrg ('. "II., I K. I. CAIN,.
ShcriIP'sO?iee, f S. O. C.
Feb. H?th H7'i.
Notice of Dissolution*
The limited Partnership catered into on
the Thirteenth day of October, A. D. 1875,
by .Jacob W. Moseley, as general Partner
and Sarach 15. Tol in, nHspecial .Partner,
trading under the linn name of .Jacob W.
Moseley. The certilieate whereof is record
ed in the oflice of the Hegisler of Mcsnc
Convey a nee for Orangeburg County afore
said in Hook No. M, pages l?, '15*2, 453, has
been this day dissolved by tnulund consent
and notice of Ibis dissolution has been duly
tiled and recorded in the said olliee.
Orangeburg, S. C, Feb. ISth 187(1.
.1. W. MOS 151.1.Y,
SAH AH 15; TOWN,
' feh 1?) 3m
Sale Under Mortgage.
Hy virture of a certain Mortgage, I will
sell at Urangeburg, C. II. oh -ilavof
March 1S7<>. for Cash, One Sorrel Horse as
the pmpertv of .laiae.H Hampton under
Mortgage to Ceo. Holivcr.
I feb 10 3t
IVotice of Bismissal
Notice is hereby given that I shall one
month from date lile our final account with
tin; Honorable Judge ofTrobaic fi>rOrange
burg County S. ('. as Administrators of the
I'M ite of David .1. Kiuuil) and ask for Let
.JOHN li. HOW 15,
Win. C. W|)LF15,
feb I!) dt
i Notice of Bismissal
Notice is hereby given that 1 .-ball one
month from date lile my final account with
the Honorable .Judge of I'robatefor Orahge
bhrg County, K. C, as (iuarianof Wiii N.
Carson, and ask for /.titters of dismissal.
SAH All J. CAHSMN,
feb 111 It
Sffill'M SAL HS.
W. -J. DcTreville, \
vs. i Foreclosure.
Ned Paulling. I
Hy virture of lhi: juilgiitent herein, I will
sell lit public auction on (In first Monday of
March next, during tin- usual hours, at
Orangeburg ('. II., the following tract of
All that tract or parcel of land situate in
the County of Omngebuig in Si. Matthews
Parish, lioundcd West by lands of l>avid
Slack, North, Fast and Wcsi hy lauds of A;
?I. Hydrid; containing Ml) | acres, more or
e-s, known as the vlleigh r Tract" con
veyed by 11. Kiggx; Slie'rilt'to W. .1.4>c
Trevillc Oct. 1871 and convey ed by Wv
.). I (eTreville to Ned Paulling.
Terms?One half cask, balance on a
credit of twelve months, purchaser to give
bond bearing interest from day of .-ale, and
Mortgage of the jiiehiises to t ecu re the
credit portion, and to [pay for p iper- and
Sberill's Oflice, )
Oran-ebuig C. I!., ? K. I. CAIN,
Feb. Hub, 1S.<>. ) S. O. C.
JUST KECK VI KD FKOM
1). LAjN'DRLTII & SUN
jail 1 if
Having recovered my health', I am how
prepared to contract for building: hauling,
?c. I have had twenty years cxpertenc
ami guarantee my work. Conn acts taken
on liberal terms.
I. It. T?CK KU.
jan 1"' oin
You will lind
Red Rust Proof Oats
for Spring Sawing at Store of
.;. A. HAMILTON.
You can leave Orders also with him for
MA PPS STAN DA Kl) WLWT1 LIZI5R,
F.T1 WAN. ATLANTIC iuid other
will he scarce for a pure article, but what we
will oiler will be A No. 1.
Agency for the staunches! Companies in
NI AC A 11A. Si ,400,000 Assels.
ATI.A NTH', $700,000.
lilt III MONO, ?5oo,oob.
Risks taken on Dwellings, (iinhoiwes
?C , kit.
JOHN A. HAMILTON,
Next to Court House on Market ^t.
Bookd! Stationery! Music!
A lot of WINDOW SHANKS of an im
proved Patent; being neat, simple in put
ting up, durable and I'll MAI' in juice.
Lamps,Chimneyshud Lamp Fixtures
always on hand.
SOLE AUKXT Hill THE
Celebrated WATT PLOW and Castings,
which 1 sell at Manufacturer'*
1 Prices, with freight
One Horse A and H.$0 00
Two Horst M and N. 0 00
Callings.7e per lb.
Instil anee antl Collodions prompt
ly altended to.
A a 13 NT FOR '
Liverpool, London andGlobe Insurance Co.
lleorgia Home Insurance Co.
Manhatlcn Life Insurance Co.
oet 2 3(1
It will bo to the iutcrcst of every one to call and examine my stock
before buying clscwlicie, as I guarantee that my prices and goods cannot be
excelled this side of New York.
My stock of
BUY GOODS SHOES
and various other good:;, continually needed by the farmer and housekeeper.
All of which will give genial satisfaction to those who will favor me with a '
Step in and look around at the cheap store of
C. R. JONES.
j. C. P I K E,
Has OPENED, REFITTED and RESTOCKED this Large and Com
modious Store with the most
SELECT STOCK OF GOODS
EVER OFFER EI) IIERE, comprised of
FRESH GROCERIES, HARDWARE
CROCKERY WARE, CANNED GOODS.
Dry Goods, Hate, Boots and Shoes,
Winch is ollered at TRICES that will ASTON TS 11 those that wish to
SAVE MONEY these HARD TIMES. A call will convince you of the
counthy 3?i ;?DXJCii: A\rAjS"Tii:r)5
For winch the IHGHl.St MARKET PRICES will b- paid,
?s?r- Constantly on baud FERT1 LIZKRS.
I-iUViilj] f??r L3uildili?T ?r L^ortiiiziriO' purposes, con
stantly on band, am! foi sale at Reasonable Rates.
jail 20 J.s7<; ly
S. E. TO II IX. S. A. ALCERGOTTI,
8. K TOBIN & O
j v /09
CORNER RUSSKLL STREET AND RAILROAD AVENUE.
We beg respectfully to call the atte ntion of ibi> Citizens uf Orahg
andsurrounding Coiinty to our FULL STOCK of
GROCERIES, Dr:Y GOO! S,
HATS, HARDWARE &c.
Which we oiler at THICKS which Cannot Inil to I'LI-\SE.
Special attention will be idveii in
ft T* f U fj ~%T 6 1 ~ v .< >>,k \ |? 1 '? r p ? O
fp A ft I 5 2 a M % i bbdi?
And no pains spared to make Till ?; a HOUSE where
J/.l.KST CL??S <:K>pX)S
Can be l ad at LOW EST FI SU R ES. No trouble to Show Gbo/Li. . \
articles huiigi t delivered Free of Charge*.
>--.? Mr. .J S. AL ERGOTTI caii be totind here prepared to take
FIRE RISKS in Good C inpiisiics, at R n-oti.tble Utttes;
jaii 2!J 1S7? ly
SOLUBLE PACIFIC CHTAMQ
G?MP?i ?Tt> AC SO ?.~?rl-^iPMATK.
These well known Manures of high grade made under the supervision 0/
Dr. St. ,1. haveiiol, sire lor sale at present |'irices 011 limited terms.
Foi descriptive circulars contain ug fu'l iiilorimilio am! prices applr to
IL E. FROST A' x <)., General Agts, Charleston, & G.
H?LL A SCOYILL, Ornngc-burgi S. C. ?
W. I). LUKES, Howe's Pump. S. C.
CLARK A ARTHUR, Lewisvilie, S. C.
jail 29 1S7? ly
s a i myv's v k i rr FT/1 ZTOTIS.
THEO A\iS> i'lf. RA S?B-:vr IS VSK.
Manufactured by the Ashepoo Mining ami Manufacturing Guano Co.
Fnct?rirs'at Charleston. S. ('., i i}h:r tYorth Atlantic. Wharf.
SAItllY'S A5JJION ATK!> iUDl.V !5I;i: PACIFIC ttiJAXO.
l'bosphnte Peruvian Guano and Dissolved Hone Phosphate.
Tliese well known Standard Fertilizers, after leu years Practical Test throughout
the South, have proved to be the best in tise for Cotton, Corn sind all other Crops, particu
larly adapted lo the Southern Climate and Soil?the Crops in many instances being
More than ?>?nbleil by their use
While these fertilizers are heing prepared from the liest Ingredients and of even
of Higher tirade than ever before, 'I'll*' IM'ict'S ha VC It ?Oll Materially
e ?I uee?l for Hie Present Season, thereby placing them within the
eh > ever/ I'lanter, and none can allbrd to do Without them.
ii IKO. SB. ?COSS.%' fi:J.M>X, Agent at Orangeburg, S. C.
C-ri>'" A Iihcrrd Discount will be made to Healers and (5 rangers, jan 29?3m
COrPTON bY)|J (1Uj\.NOI
A FA 111 EXCHANGE.
tiii: crj-icmtATKi) n:?Tir,izF.r,
WILCON. Gl HPS A GO 'S MIN1PULATED GUANO
Is oflered at the following liberal TcrillS.
ON CREDIT TO 1st NOVEMHIM, 1S70, with option of paying in Cotton on the
basis of 17 cents for Middling, delivered at the Planter's nenre-t Depot, (Planter paying
expenses on Guano to destination.) Per Ton $70.00. -.. #
The Advantage to the Fanner in buying on ther?e terms is plnin, as he will
know when he biivs the Giiaiio, that-112 pounds Cotton, (Middling) will pay for it. no
malt ? bow low the prioe liin> he. andean make his calculation? accordingly.^
The QUALITY of this Ciiiaiio i? IJhciiuaUctl, as has been thoroughly caiab.
lislicd bv the lise of the iiiiiiiy thousand tons we have sold. Our Agents sell on samo
terms. * " W l IjOOX: Ol l?.BS, & :CO.
nilWiTFtiS AXJ) VEALEllSJH GUANO.
<:iiarleit<yi. S. V.\ and Savaimali, Qn.
For Sale bv HULL & SCOVILD, Orangoburg, S. C. jan 20?3m
J. STJIATJSS eT. J. STREET JAS, II. FOWLES
J. ST WAHIDS & co*.
Proprietors of the Orangeburg f ice Mill, Grist and Saw Mill.
Our Mills being now in full operation, we are prepare^ to fill orders for Rice and
freshlv ground Crist ami Meal, (bolted or unbolted), at living price*. t
Our SAW MILL, heing situated near the Town, is now turning out superior Lumber
and bills for all sizes can he. tilled at short notice.
We (-in Mipplv second hand St eam Kn^me^, Portable or Stat onary, and
Saw A Li 11s guaranteed by our Mr Strauss, at lew that ball the usual price.
Higliost price paid for Rough Kicc and Corn.