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? ~~S AtTj'RD? Y7 J?NIAR'VTs," 1877."""
. The Taxpayers in Council.
On Monday last, pcrsunnt to the
call of Capt. Jas. F. Izl?r, Chairman
of the Democratic party, the tax
payers of this^ County assembled at
'the Fair Building for the purpose of
giving expression to their determina
tion to support Governor Hampton
.and his administration, and to re
pudiate and condemn Ex-Govoiuor
Chamberlain and his pretensions.
The meeting Was large and eminently
representative of the taxpaying
interests of the County.
Its lorgauzatiou was effected. a3
Dr. W. W. Wnnnamnkcr, presi
dent; vice-presidents, Dr. O. H. Ott,
Dr. T. A. Elliott, John I;. Moorer, C.
.J. Stroman, W. C. Moss, John D.
Livingston, E. W. Eairey, J. G. Keilt,
James Stokos, II, H. Sal ley, Dr. It.
?SV. Batcsr J. VY. Sellers, D. R. Bar
ton, Dr. J. W. Summers.'il. N. Snell,
II. Keller, Saml. Kickenbaker, \Y.
T. Hives, W. Fi Hutson; secretary,
Capt. T. V.. Eegare.
At tin early stage of the meeting
resolutions were introduced by Mr,
Win. Hutson and Col. A.' D.
Frederick, These .were referred to u
committee of ten, of which Capt. F.
M. Wannamaker acted as chair
During the retirement of the com
mittee Judge A. B. Know]ton was
vociferously called for. lie appeared
and made one of the most earnest
speeches of his lifo, Mr. Knowltou
had more hopes for South Carolina
now than in eight years past. The
State should act unitedly against the
thieves, and Orangeb?rg County
should not be behind in the contest.
The issue involves our homes, our
families, our life-blood itself! Hamp
ton's call for tuxes must D3 obayd.
Lagging in tee matter would bo
ruinous to our hopes. Chamberlain's
tax law would not stand the test of
the courts, and if the people continu
ed united, his government would soon
fall to the ground.
Capt. Izlar was next called upon,
and made an ell'ective and convincing
appeal to the taxpayers to rally to the
support of Hampton. He did not
believe there was a man, white or
black, present who would acknowledge
Chamberlain to be the Governor of
South Carolina. But if the people
meant to sustain Hampu u, they must'
stand shoulder to shoulder, and
resolve to uphold him and his govern
ment regardless of conscquonccs.
There was but one legal House of
Representatives intbeStato, and that
was presided over by YV. II. "Wallace.
Governor Hampton bad been elected
by the united voles of Democrats and
Republicans, was duly inaugurated,
und if sustained in his position, would
soon put a stop to the anarchy, thoft,
and robbery which disgraced South
Carolina. This being the ease, it was
the duly ol the property'holders to
stand by hi in. If these failed uow,
the hope of the Htale was gone. Cap' .
Izlar concluded an excellent speech
- ???}" appealing to those p' <wcni in the
name of their homes, the ir families,
and their Go 1 to stand firm in their
purpose to support the Government of
Here loud and repeated calls were
made for Malcolm I. Browning, Esq..
but that gentleman, wo regret to say,
f iVajui- T. ]>>. Wl.alcy Ibiluwcd
hi a strain that was eloquent,
incisive, and to the point.-\He has
all the fire, energy, and vigor bf.one
'young in . years about him, auddocs
not mince matters when warmed up.
He said in eficct, that South Carolina
had sutiered, aud Wade Hampton had
8uflcrcd, in consequence of the late
war, but that it was Hampton's good
fortune to servive, aud bo siugled out'
as the man to lead our peoplo success
fully through a campaign against au
administration of thieves and public
plunderers. And now that we. had
triumphed, our enemies should not be
permitted to further despoil and dis
grace the name of the Palmetto State
South Carolina belonged to South
Carolinians; and carpet-bag rule must
cense within her borders. Massachu
setts men who were here for the pur
pose of gettiug office must take up
their carpet-bags and hie them to their
New England homes. For eight
years these men have robbed our poor,
plundered State, but tho Major thank
ed God that the day of their glory.
was over, and that the star of their
fato had declined. Hampton had re
ceived the highest number of votes
for Governor, and it was tho duty of
the taxpayers to march up in solid
phalanx and pay tho amount of taxes
called for by him. For himself,
whether successful or not, he was de
termined to stand by Governor
Maj. Whaley's remarks were
listened to with a great deal of inter
At this stage of the meeting, we
were summoned off on business. Other
speeches, we learn, were delivered,
full of patriotism and loyalty to
The committee reported the follow
ing preamble and resolutions, which
after being seconded by Capts. F. M.
Wamiainakor, S. Dibble, and others,
wcic adopted unanimo'isly :
Whereas a crisis has arisen in the
affairs of the State which imperative
ly demands that all good citizens,
irrespective of party and race, shall
rally to the support of good govern
ment, and manifest, not only by
words, but by deeds, their fixed de
I termination to sustain it by all legiti
mate and peaceful means they can
command, and whereas Wade Hamp
ton and W. I). Simpson, under
pledges of such government, were
duly elected Governor and Licutent
I ant-Governor by thu votes of a major
ity of the people of the State, aud
have been duly and legally inaugu
rated and installed an such; therefore,
A'csolocd, by the citizens of Oraogc
burg county, of both parties and races,
in mass meeting assembled :
I 1. That we utterly repudiate the
I pretensions of Daniel II. Chamber
i lain to the office of Governor of South
Carolina, and denounce him as an
usurper, who, having vainly employ
cd falsehood aud fraud to effect his
election, has audaciously sought, by
military force, to foist himself upon
the State as its ruler, and fasten upon
it the most corrupt and infamous
government that ever cursed a people;
that under no ctrcumstances and in
I no mauuor whatever will we recng
nizc his assumed authority in his ap
pointinenis, or any other official acts,
or lend aid or countenance to Iiis
2. That we equally repudiate tho
pretensions of the body which falsely
assuming to be the House of Repre
sentatives of South Carolina elected
as its presiding officer ono E. W. M.
Macke.y, and the eamc having been
unlawfully constituted, and tho Sen
ate unlawfully presided over by R.
H. Gleaves, after the inauguration of
W. 1>. Simpson as Lieutenant Govor
nor, nil the acts ot these bodies are of
no lawful force or effect whatever,
and we declare our unnlterablo deter
initiation to treat them as null nnd
void, nnd to withhold from the pre
tended government which they, with
the said D. H. Chamberlain, assume
to constitute, all recognition of
authority and all support, whether by
tho payment' oj tuxes or in any other
3. That we cordially recognise
Wado Hampton, and him only, as tho
lawful Governor, W. D. Simpson,
and him only, as the lawful Lieuten
nnt Governor, nnd the House of
which Win. II. Wallace is Speaker,
and that only, as tho lawful House of
Representatives of South Carolina;
aud to Governor Hamptou aud the
constitutional Government of which
ho. is ,tho head, hereby pledge our
prompt'bb'edience aud cordial support
and aid, moral, material and fiuan
cial, to tho utmost extent of its require
ments nnd our ability to meet them.
i 4. That we hereby pledge ourselves
to respond promptly to the call ro
Qcutly. made by, Governor Hampton
for the payment of so much of the
taxes as is required by the immediate
wants 'of the government, and deem
fing it alike the enterest nud duty of
the taxpayers, of the State so to. do.
5. That a committee of nine be ap
pointed by the chnir to carry into
?effect the object of the foregoing reso
iutious, and that they bo instructed
to obtain the signatures of all good
citizens to the foregoing plodge.
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A Mischievous Habit.
Whether the Charleston News and
Courier knows it or not, it is uono
theless a fact that its practice of print
ing interviews held with the usurpor,
D. PL Chamberlain, is working great
harm to the supporters of Governor
Hampton. In the issue of that jour
nal of Tuesdny'lnst appeared almost
a column of solid matter of slush and
braggadocio from the bayonet gover
nor of South Carolina. We do not
care to reprint it, but let it suffice to
say that just Euch interviews, publish
ed in a widely circulated paper, will
do more to prevent the taxpayers
from paying moneys into the hands
of Hampton's appoiutees than the
opposition of all of Chamberlain's
supporters. Through the Neios and.
Courier the usurper has been allowed
to say that he is governor, ex pects to
remain governor, and loill collect the
illegal taxes levied b y the Mackey
Rump I We submit, that if Chamber
lain wants to threaten our people that
he should be made to do so through
his own mouth-piece. He is playing
a big game of Brag and we trust that
our ablo contemporary will not help
him along any more.
The Committee of Nine. t
The following rained gentlemen
compose the Committee of Nine, ap
pointed at the meeting on Monday
last, whoso duty it is to carry into
effect the resolutions thereat adopted:
S Dibble, J II Fowles, James S
Heyward, W T Rives, F M Wauna
tnaker, John L Moorcr, O H Ott, II
H SaUey and B II Kuotts.
It remains now for the tax-payers of
the county to show their true colors.
If they prefer Chamberlain and his
twenty mills taxes to Governor
Hampton and the moderate sum for
which he cnlh, all they have to do
is to remain at home. J5ut let them
take care that, a holding on of
Chamberlain in this State does not
cause the last shirt to be sold from
their backs before 1888. If the
Hampton Government be not sus
tained, it will be well for every white
man to 'pack up and hunt a home in
some other State.
The case of Willimau vs OslendorfT
was decided by Judge Heed in Char
leston, on Tuesday last. Williman is
the old clerk of court; Ostendorfl
claimed to have been elected his suc
cessor on the 7th day of November
last. Willimau refused to turn over
on the ground that no legal election
for clerk of court was held *on that
day, and that elections for county
officers must be held in October. Tho
caso was ably argued before his Hon
or, Judgo Reed, who decided in favor
of Williman, and made an order
I ousting OstendorfT ami putting Willi
man in possession of the clerk's office.
I The caso has boen appealed by Osten
Jdorff to tho Supreme court, where a
final decision in tho matter will be
reached shortly. Should this tribun
al of last resort, hold with Judge
Reed, new elections \t\\\ have to be
held ior clerk of court,sheriff, school
commissioner and probato Judge.
Chamberlain has become a con
firmed opium eater ns well na a liar,
Hurrah for Nichols.
The- Democratic Government of
Louisinua was installed on Monday
last, and on the day following Gover*
nor Niebohr militia took pcasession
of all the Court rooms, and police
stations at the Capitol. Packard,
the Republican usurper, called upon
Grant for troop?; but . the President
replied through Cameron that nil ho
wanted was peace. If the Demo
crats did not come in conflict with
his soldiers, he would rot put his foot
iu it by bolstering up with bayonets
the Custom House crew. Hence the
Democrats are in possession of the
Government, and not a drop of blood
was shed to put them there. Score
one more for the South.
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The following clipped from Colum
bia correspondence of the lying New
York Times, will show how truthful
(?) the brilliant agent of Chamberlain
can bo when he has a mind to:
"The number of good speakers and
debaters is comparatively few iu nny
Legislature, but I donbt whether the
Assembly elect iu New York will be
able to show three better parliamen
tarians or debaters than Messrs.
Strakcr, of Sumtcr, Thomas, ol New
berry, and Miller, of Charleston?all
colored members of the Assembly of
Ol course we. do not objeet to Suin
ter's claiming Straker, but we do
emphatically protest agaiu-it the
above attompt to libel the New York
Assembly, or any of its members, to
the credit of Orangoburg county.
Proud as we ore, we do not just now
claim for ourselves the honor of
having Representatives who are either
'?parlimentarians" or "debaters" in
the Mackoy House.
The presentment of the Grand
Jury of Charleston is a sweeping
document. Gco I. Cunningham, the
present Mayor of Charleston, is
shown up as a first class scamp, and
unfit to live in the old famous "City
""by the Sea." The County Commis
sioners, Treasurer Timothy Hurley,
Aaron Logan, Coroner, el itl yen its
omne, ore all "brought into Court/"
and will have to stand trial lor va
rious offences. Judge Reed seems
determined to do the people of Char
leston justice, and it will not he at uM
surprising to sec Hurley don his
3triped clothes again?not this time,
though as a clown.
The Cincinnati Commercial says of
Hayes' policy :
"As for a policy, acts declare it
better than "any possible promises,
and the time is coming fast enough.
It will be well if wt are well prepared
for it when it comes."
Macbeth, contemplating his usur
pation and crime, said : "If it wore
doDC when 'tis done, then it were well
it were done quickly."
"Mr. Hayes has certainly not in
truded himself upou the public," says
the New York Tribune. Certainly
not. It is not right. As the tag
attached to Chandler's coat-tail, he
will ge in if Chandler's game pulls
through; and besides be has been
instructed to keep his mouth shut lest
people find out ho is a fool.
?'There wai? a time I need not name,
Since it will ne'er fogottcu he."?I). II.
Exactly 1 It was when yon camo
hero iii a suit of clothes made of army
blankets, poorer than a church mouse,
and not half as respectable, and on up
to the day that you were beaten by
Chamberlain says he cau borrow
as much money as ho wants to run
his government. We don't believe
it, but would advise him if he hasn't
got it to make an effort to raise
enough to pay his taxes. Hampton's
agents will call on tho^Bnklcoot after
Jas. Gordon Bennett's friends say
that he was considerably surprised at
the action of his fiancee's brother,^in
fact, he vtaa n-May-zcd.
Our Governor Hampton.
"White aud colored citizens of Pop
lar Township h^ld a meeting and
unanimously passed tho following :
Whereas, we do heartily rejoice
in the fact that Governor Wade
Hampton is the choice and legal
leader of the people of South Car
Han; therefore we, the citizens of Po
lar. Township, endorse the action of
tho citizens' meeting, held in tho city
of Charleston on the night of
December 22d, 187G, over which
Honorable C. T. Lowndes presided.
Resolved, That a copy of the above
be sent to the Orangeburg News and
Times for publication.
J A Edwards,
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A,t a meeting of the citizens of
Goodby's Township, the following
resolutions were unanimously adop
Resolved, That we tho citizens of |
Goodby's Township, do heartily en
dorse the action of the citizens of!
Charleston nnd other counties in de
clining the payment of taxes to tho
C hamberlain government.
Resolved, 1 nat we endorse tho ac
tion of Mr. James Van Tassel in re
fusing to recoguizc D. H. Chamber
lain as Governor of South Carolina,
and refusing to turn over the office of'
County Auditor to Wm. N. Mouut,
upon the appointment of said Chara
Resolved, That a copy of these reso
lutions be sent to tho Orangeburg
Nnws ani Times for publication.
[co m m u nic at e d.]
This Township is now without a
Trial Justice. It is of great impor
tance to have one made. The proper
way to do it is to have a public meet
ing on Monday night, and recommend
a proper person for the office. Notice
will be given where the meeting is to
take place. X.
New York, Januaey 11.?The Tri
Lime says a private despatch from Balti
more was received at a late hour last
night, to the effect that Fred May
had been wounded in the thigh in the
duel with Bennett. The injury was
so severe that it jwits feared a fatal re
Mrs. Ilyncs rend that a washbowl
of water .sprinkled with meal would
cnteli till the mice, nud sim tried it.
Ilyncs came home from a procession
at two o'clock and took a wash. Said
be, "Hayes and Wheeler'. Marriah,
I'vo got 'en ag'in."
(Jivcn fur tlie benefit of tho
Tuesday Evening Jan 16
at 8 o'clock:
Doors open at 7 1-2 o'clock.
Tickets to be had at Dr Dukes, Dr
Hydricks, Dr Wannamaker, Brigg
mann & Briggmann, John Ogreen,
and at the Door
Reserve Seats 60c*s?
(ANDERSON, S C)
Spring Session opens Thesday Feb 6
Rates, 20 weeks in advance
Board, except washing nnd lights,
Regular Tuition, 810 00 to 20,00
Instrumental Music, 820 00
Kindergarten Normal Class, $0 00 to
Numerous novel and progressive
features set forth in the Cntalogue,
fur wtiicli apply to the President or to
Rev S A Weber, of Orangeburg, who
from three years connection with the
School, is familiar with its workings.
I will leave Branchvillc at 2
o'clock Monday morning Feb. 5th to
escort pupils to Willianiston.
jan 13 _ hu.
By virtue of nn ordor of the Trobat?
Court, 1 will st>\l at Ornngeburg Court
House on sale day in February next, for
caah, nil Notes Accounts nnd other ehoies
in action bolonging to the Estate of Luther
Ransdale deceased, appraised, doubtful or
jan 13 . 3t
^SEND 20c- to ti. P. HOW ELL & Co.,
New York, for Pbnmphlct of 1?0 pages,
containing lists of 300 newspapers, and
estimates uhowing cost ofadvortising.
Tili firm of McCreery, Ij>ve%& Co,,1s tius
dissolved by mutual consent., Thomas A.
McCreery and Barrio B- McCreery are
authorized to cIoko the busipoas/f and will
sign in liquidation. s ;';!/. '
All persons owing Haid firm are requested
to make immediate payment, and all to
whom the firm is indebted will please pre!
sent their accounts at once to tho above for
THOS. A, MrjCREERY,
WM. D. LOVE,
BAKR1E B. McCBEERY.
January 2, 1877; - . - f
Notice of Copartnership.
The business heretofore conducted under
the firm name of McCreery Love & Co, will
bo continued by Thomas A. MiCreeryand
Barrie B. McCreery, under the. firm'name
of McCreery A Brother. ?
They will keep their usual fall stock of
Dry Goods, Boots,Shoes, I Iain, ??c., which
they will sell at the lowest possible prices
Their facilities" for buying will enable
them so offer unprecedeniea bargain* in
every thine; they keep, and by honorable
and fair dealing they hope to receive the
liberal patronage heretofore enjoyed by
Mr. U A Rawls and Mr. Wm Ilorkan
will have an interest in tho business, and
will be glad to sec their friends when in
want of goods.
McCREERY & BRO.?
Grand Central Dry Goods Establishment
jan 13 lm
Maitha M. Stroman, Adm'x.
Watson A. O'Cain, late Ordinaryt^and oth
By virtue of the Judgement herein, I
will sell at Orangeburg C. II. to the highest
bidder on the first Monday in November
next, the following real estate, to wit:
1. AH that piece or parcel of land situate
in Orangeburg county, containing one hun
drgb and eight and one half acres, more or
leas, and designated as tract No. 1 on plat
made by o. It. & W- A. Mel .ichamp, Sur
veyors, dated 8th April, 1876,
2. Also one other tract containing seven*
ty seven acres more or less and designated
as tract No, 2. in said plat.
3. Also one other tract controlling tWo
hundred and forty acres more or less, and
designated as tract No. Jt in said plat.
I 4; Also one other tract containing one
hundred ami forty-seven 07-100 acres more
or less, dud designate J :u tract No. 4 iu said
The remainder in dower after the deter
mination of Mm. Martha M. Stroman's "es
tate in twohur.dred and forty and a half
acres, more or lew, assigned to her by Com
missioners in Dower, and designated ou
said plat a? tract "A "
Terms of sale?One half cash, balance on
a credit of one year, secured h.* bond of pur?
??ha-rr rod tnortg ige of the M.-emt.-es. Pur
chaser to pay for p iper f "''id reei r liug
Mary K. <Hirer, Adra'x. \
Frederick K- Oliver, et al. )
By virtue of the judgment in the shore
entiTled ease, I will >ed at t >ra:igcburg court
house, to the highest bidder, ou the fir t
Monday in December xxl, the following
tract of land, to wit:
All that plantation or tract of land con
taining one thousand and sixty ?eres, more
or less, situated ui 'h-angehurc county, snd
known as "the Heaver ''reck" plantation,
IVniiniicd K;i*l and South hv Ian.I- of Wil
liam Speigncr, formerly lamU of F. It.
Heath, on tht* West liy hind* of J. H. Hook,
North by Beaver Creek Marsh
Term.*" of Sale?One-half cash, luhinro
payable iu one and two years, ?ecured hv
bond of purchaser and mortgage of premi
ses purchaw feto pay for papers and recor
Shetifl's Office, ) J. H. LIVISGST?N, [j
S. O. C. j
Sheriff-'* Office, "| J.
Orangeburg, C H \
Jau. 12, 1877. J
TO THE PUBLIC!
OFFICE OF COUNTY AUDITOR,
Ohakoeburg Covhrv^'Q. C.
~* \ January 5, 1877..
Having received the appointment of
Auditor for this County from His Excel
lency Governor Wade Hampton, notice is
hereby given to the public that this office is
now open for the transaction of business.
JAS. VAN TASSEL,
FOR Sit LB.;. ...
On the 15th clay of January 1877, I will
sell at public outcry, at the place where
Tom Glover lives, to the highest bidder for
25 Bushels of Corn, more or letw
200 lbs. of Fodder, more or less.
10 Bushels of Rough Rice, more or less.
1 Lot of Cotton Seed.
2 I.oads of Rice Straw.
4 Head of Cattle.
I Bank of Potatoes.
1 Bank of Seed Potatoes.
2 Banks of Sugar Cane, Levied on as the
property of Tom Glover, at the suit of D.
Louis, under Lein, ^llourof sale, 11 o'clock
L. \V. IUNTZLER, Al^
D. LANDRETH & SON,
Onion Sets and Garden Seeds of nil des
Dealer in Clocks, Watches, Jcwlerv, 4c.
Always on hand Cartridges of all calibres,
dec 2 3m*
Notice of Dismissal
Notice is herebv given that we shall one
month irom " date, file our final ac
count with the Hon. Judgo of Probate of
Orangeburg County, 8. C as Administrator?
I of the Estate of T. D. Edwards and
ask for letters of dismissal.
.A. P. & J. A. EDWARDS
Dec 9 41