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TWO DOLL A US PER ANNUJIi }
?OD A-ISTD OXIR COITNTIIY.
SATURDAY MORNING, JANU/YRY 27, L8TT.
ALWAYS IN ADVANCE
School & Kindergarten
Tho Exercises of the SCHOOL conducted
by Rev. J. R. IlASKKLL and Sisters, will
he resumed, at their Residence un Russell
St., on Monday -Ith September.
Monthly Tri ms.
English Course (Primary and Intermedi
Academic. Course, $'?.00
German, French, Latin and Greek
Extra each, 50c.
Elements of Music and Drawing with
Cnliathenics, will be taught Free
The undersigned is prepared to organize
and teach Classes of Young Men or Ladies
the usual collegiate branches, Classics
Mathematics &c, as well as Stenography
or Short Hand Private lessons in Instru
mental music will he given when desired
'J. BACH MAN IIA SKULL.
Dr. J. (i. WANNAM A K KR is in pos
Seaaon of the Receipt* and Proscription
Rooks of the late Dr. 15. jl Olivcrhs. All
pel sous desiring to get any of the ahove
Preparations or Renewal of Prescriptions
jon do so hy calling on
Dr. WANNA MA KFR,
At his Drug Store.
y -.wv' 21?3m
The Store House on the Corner of Russell
?and Market Street, formoly occupied hy J.
W. Moscley. There i< n<> hi tter busuiefs
?stand in Orangi-burg. For terms apply t"
T. C. A NDliKWti.
Orangehing i>. C.
The fast trotting thorough-bredStallivil
MAM ilH I N O T LIU ST !?: 1:1
"will stand for the FaU season at my stables.
M AM RR] NO TIGISTKK, hv Mamiuirio
Medley, he by Ohl .Miiml.riiio't'hie:': Man.
I'.riiio Medley's first lam hy Y- ng ? ? dley
a fine race mure, ?eeoinl dan hy S : idey
third dam liy T:.. tee: on; i i!... i h;
Mambrino Trustee's dam 'cum
Dennov, hv Cole hn; ? i ,'.;:> I Lad'
\V,ioiltluM!.'h\ Sir V iUjii \V< lie in
Wood ford; f 'M dap: !*;. Ih.iiraiid.
}!amhr;ito ii--. *??? was bred hy ([corgi
IV. Ogdcui W limi ts Si;iliiiii, Keli'Micj??
Central !:?.. ', JU.nrbi ii ( int\
Kf iiicky. lie is i \e ye:i,-s old, and 1...
no; hail much hand!! !:. : what had show
ed :<plendid steiioi:. lie Untied ? n t!!.
*'olumhia track hi<l !.dl i*t : 1 ?? rate ofi'J lo
THAL. C. ANDliKWS
< ">r-:in??c?-liiJi 'g Li Vi ?> .Mid s:dc stables.
P. S. Ho.i'.d for a k w mares <:in he had at
an'' Hi if
COL, ASBURY COWARD
. ? FrluvhwQ -
Ait?Tcorps of atdoPrufogsroTs.
Complofo mill it uL ju-nis.njiaruluH elo. for tiinron^M.
nujtifol and pliydlcaL ttnjniiivj. Luxation notod fur
^ioalL'ifUIneHS unit posnouB?uJ ruil rundand teIu(JrniJao
jfn^Tlilfni.Tiir llliT^lraimt Catalogue P?pjy taIIriiicu>aL.
?9 O M N O G U K X
ROBERT J I'lXXV.
Importer and Manufacturer
HARNESS & SADDLES.
Has the pleasure to inform the Public
that he has Received a heavy Slock from
the North ofuvcry description what belongs
to a lirst class Saddlery Establishment.
Also wish to draw pimiciilar attention to
his Stock of
LADIES RIDING SADDLLS
and his assortment of
SI IO KS.
Trices lower then ever.
Good Saddles at $:..'>0.
The Two Story lluihling in the Town of
Lcwisville. The first Story fitted lip as a
Store, complete in all respects. The second
Story arranged lot a Residence.
For particulars apply lo
According lo the latest improvements in
WOLF 13 & CA l'V KKT
over Willcock's Store, are prepared la
execute anything in their line.
Guaranteeing a faithful attendance to
business, they respectfully ask a continu
ance of the patronage, which has hereto
fore been extended to ibe old firm of
Snider, Wolfe &.Calvcrt.
USn All Work Guaranteed.
ART OvVRE TRUE TALE.
A IJciCCiivc Who Worked For
Money No Object?The Ins ami Ouls oi'
Selthij* a Tlitcl lo Catch a Thief?A
liorso Moire1 llcliable ami Less .Swift, in
Staid and sober as iL is, August a
seldom indulges in sensation. But
once in n while a little incident oc
curs which, as the Western papers
Miy, "lakes the dilapidated linen front
the shrubbery." Jt was a famous
French minister of police who, called
upon to look into some crime, always
commenced his questions by "Who is
the woman?'' All gallant rentiers of
the Uhrpnicfc itud Hcntlnel will join
with us in declaring that this stereo
iyptd question of the cynical' Jaul
vv.is h slander upon the 'daughters < 1'
Kvc. V> < know of at least one episode
in the annals of crime in which no
woman had a hand and it runs
During the Winter of 1375-G the
authorities of the South Carolina
li abroad wore iiiuch annoyed by the
tin ring depredations ol thieves in the
ancient village of Hamburg; Ah
ordinance by the conscript fathers of
(he African village requires trains to
|>a^s through i s grass territory at a'
.snails pace. This sort of locomotion
served a set of impecunious wards of
llic nation a pood part. Asa long
I rain of Hat cars loaded with cotton
passed along the low trcstla just be
\ oini the bridge, the a fores lid wards
would blily hoard on<* or more and in
a twinkling tumble , wo or three hales
to the ground. The train passe?! on.
the thieves jumped oil', placed the
>!olcn cotton on u wagon in waiting,
I .md went on their way roi?i in??. The
i-i.uiilry owed ill, im a living and they
d lerniincd to g.-L it in the
?usie.st way possible, l>;il il is a long'
laise thus hath ho turning. The coin
pain finally determined to adopi
locasures lor pulling n stop to the tie
(irodations; Watchmen wore placed
? in the trains ami the robbers were
oi. ligod lo del i-t.
'1 he p reu-nt Winter the authorities
\.\u ped that the vigilance of last season
?I uld drti i tli<' negroes from playing
their old game without tho necessity
nf cniplo} iug watchmen. 1.1 til they
reckoned without their host. Coin
M tssi no Cotton
Came from Charleston and Colombia,
and investigation developed tho fact
that 1 ales of the st:ip!c had boon
thrown oil at the old place in Ham
burg, ensures were at once in
augurated to capture the thieves.
This was about the middle of Deccm
her. A day or two alter this course
was determined on a negro called on
Major F tiger, agent of tho road, at
his holel, and presented him a note
from the company's watchman in
Hamburg. The note stated that the
hearer, Enoch Eihanucl, knew all
about the cotton thieves nnd would
woik up the job. JIu wanted three
dollars to carry a certain point. If
he played tho rascal the writer would
refund tho money. After some con
versation with Enoch Major linger
gave him tho three dollars, and that
was tho hi't ho oversaw of him. To
toll the truth about the matter, Enoch
incontinently "sloped." Jt tiller wards
turned out that Enoch was one of tho
i cotton thieves himself. While cross
ing the bridge be had read ihc note
lo Major linger, and interpreted the
words "to carry a certain point," "a
certain Joint." This, a compatriot
told him, meant that ho was 16 bo
joined with the I hieve ; and treated as
one of them. This determined Enoch
lo seek Oilier quarters.
And now comes the second chapter
of Ihc story. ' A short time after
Enoch's sudden taking off a little dap
per mulatto called at Major lingers
office and banded him a note from an
ofliccr ol the loadal Columbia. This
note stated that the hearer, W. O.
Williams, was n State detective nnd
Deputy United States Marshal, IIa
had gotten on the track ol the cotton
thieves and was anxious lo
Wohk Ur The Cask.
Surveying the smirk ing darkey
front head lo foot, Major linger asked
for his authority, whcro?po? Williams
pulled out a iiugc roll or parchment
hearing the sign manual of one D. IT.
Chamberlain, a carpet-bagger who do
hides himself with the idea that ho is
the Governor of South Carolina.
"Why, it is signed by tho wrong man,"
said Major linger, "but for present
purposes that is neither hero nor
there. Hut you must understand this
much; I don't givo you a cent until
you have caught the thieves." The
d. and d. in. ro'led up his eyes and
declared thai be was working for '- re
putation" and not filthy lucre. In
short, that he desired- to become a
lieutenant in the detective force, and
this little a Hair was to act as step
ping stone to that wished for pbsi .on.
He was a son in law of tho distinguish
cd Senator Nash, and scorned to do
anything mean. Like Ctosar's wife,
he was above suspicion.
To make a long story short, tli 3 pro
liminaries were soon arranged ami
Evans departed to commence work.
The next day he returned; and inform
ed Major linger that one of the thieves
was at Sand liar Ferry, and be would
have to biro a horse and wagon to go
after him. If Major linger would
giv ; him the money, bo would do this
?it once. He knew a man in I Iain
burg vi'lio would hire him a team for
three dollars. "Very well," said
Major linger, "You go after your man,
and when you return bring hie a re
ceipt from the owner of the horse ami
wagon and I will pay the money."
The detective then wont olf, and the.
next day again put in an appearance
Hi- had been to Sand I hit' Ferry, he
said, but the bird bad flow if! He
brought a receipt, signed by W. M.
Smit!i. for tho hire ol the team. The
money was paid and Evans left, pro til
Uii.ig i<> work up the case in a slior*
linie. Shortly afterwards M ijor
linger bad a conversation will; Moso
Sullivan, oi I lamhurg, who was also
aller tin! cotton thieves for him, in
which Mose warned him not to 'rust
Evan.-. Major linger told him about
tin; wagon affair, whereupon Sullivan
said there was no such man as M. W.
.Smith in Hamburg and that Evans
hud not hired a team. Major linger
made inquires in Hamburg and be
came convinced that such was the
rasei Ho then determined to htiv e
Evans nri'ested on the charge of cheat
ing aud swindling, and bad a warrant
issued by dust ice Piequet to that
elfect. The warrant was placed in the
hands of Constable Uugg, who was
notified by Muj. linger lo be at the
bill cc oi' tho South Carolina Kail run d
the next mo ning, at which time
Evans would also be present. The
constable was at. hand at the appointed
hour and so was Evans. The con
stable was unknown to the latter
Maj. linger then informed Evans
that be bud made inquiries in Ham
burg about Smith ami found no such
man there. Evans said the horse and
wagon belonged to one .lohn Williams
and that Smith bad simply received
llio money for him. Maj. linger up
on bearing this decided to look further
into the matter. He quietly turned
to the constable and asked him to
call again and then continued tho con
versali n with Evans. During the
day Maj. linger went over to Ham
burg and saw John Williams, who de
nied positively that be bad hired his
horse to Evans. This settled the mat
lor. Hut in the meantime the so
called detective became uneasy and
suspicious, lie failed to put in an
appearance and Muj. linger saw thai,
some other course must be pursued if
he wished lo capture bis man. Mean
while one Grillin, colored, from Ham
burg, brought a note from John Wil
I Hams, declaring that be made a mis
j lake when he said he didn't his horse
to Evans. Ho now recollected that
be bad. This was so palpably a false
I hood that. Maj. llugor paid no alten
lion to it. Coming to the conclusion
I that Evans would attempt to leave
Hamburg on the morning train last J
Monday, be hunted up Constuhlo
1 lluggand the two got on tho morning
train and went over to Hamburg.
Maj. linger had previously instructed
the engineer to back suddenly into
Georgia ntr- a given signet. Evans,
however, did not appear. Maj. Iliiger
then wrote him a note, telling him to
get on tho Aikcn train at two o'clock
and proceed with him to Aikcn in
ATTEND THE TltlAL
Ol* several pariic3 who had been nr
rested on suspicion of having stolen
cotton. At two o'clock, accordingly,
Maj. linger, in company with Mr.
B?rg, proceeded to Hamburg on the
Aikcn n ccbm m .)du tioii train, (he
engineer of which hail been instructed
to back into Georgia on a signal.
Evans was on hand this time, but
evidently suspicious ami anxious.
Maj. linger called to him lo get on
quickly, as they were in a hurry.
Evans jumped on the forward cud of
the second ? class car, where Major
linger was standing, and passed into
ihc car, at the other 'end jo.fi which
Constable -Bngg was stationed. There
were several other persons in the car.
Major linger remained outside to give
the signal to the engineer. The train
commenced -moving back slowly, and
Major Hugcrwas congratulating him
self that his bird way safely caged,
when on looking around he saw to his
astonishment that individual scrum b
ling out of a window With a mil I
tered blessing, Major Hoger sprang
from the platform and pursued Evans,
who went with the spcod of a race
horse. Major Huger drew his pistol
and threatened to shoot tho fugitive,
but the iuttejripaid no attention to the
threat, audj finally made good his es
That nftcrnoon Maj. linger rccciv i
ed u telegram Tron? a friend in Col it in
hut, inviting him lo a ''German" in
that city. To that telegram Maj.
linger replied in effect, us follows;:
"Te'egrarii received. Am too busy
catching cotton thieves and Chamber
Iain's '-t?te detectives. One 01 the
! latter was sent to my assistance sever j
til days since, but I so >:i discovered
him to be the biggest thief of the lot.
.Set trap to-day, into which ho fell,
but when almost within my grasp, he
suddenly disappeard through the car
window, closely pursued by the sub
scriber. I failed to overtake him,
however, and the next moment he
vanished among the ruins of ancient
Hamburg: Tell friend-to trot
out another horse more reliable but
"F. K. Hucuin, Agent."
Four of the cotton thieves are now
in jail in Aikcn. Maj. Huger went
to that town yesterday, to attend u
preliminary examination of the ac
"Damn tho Supreme Court.1'
These words of our "second Wash
ington" promise to become historical.
They serve to mark an era in history
as well as the politics of the count ry.
A great political party purposes to
adopt, as its own the sentiment em
bodied in the homely vernacular of
President Grant'; "Damn ihe supreme
court!" Why not, if its authority
stands in the way of tho oorisumtition
of the frauds by which the electoral
votes of a State are to be stolen anil
counted for the candidate of Chandler
and Jay Could? It is I rue it was
only the supreme court of a ".t?te
which Grant thus summarily consign
ed to perdition when its decision was
pouted in opposition to his views; but
there is no reason to doubt that if it
had been the supremo court of the
United States, or the constitutum it
self, the expression of his Excellency's
opinion would have been just, as
emphatic. What right has the su
premo court of a State to sot up it-=
interpretation or construction of a
State law in opposition to the liat of
Chandler? "Hayes has 185 votes
and is elected?" Of those 1 c'5 votes
South Carolina must furnish seven,
Louisana eight, and Florida four,
otherwise Hayes is not ' olcctcd" ami
Chandler is "made a liar." Shall it
bo permitted that a miserable, petti
fogging "supreme court," with its hide
bound notions of law aud of the mean
ing of u statute, nnd its narrow nnd
contracted view of the powers ?f n
Returning Board shall thus falsify
history; when it litis already been re
corded, ami reverse the decision of the
Chairman of the National Republican
Committee;? Forbid it?till ye powers
of falsehood ami fraud.
To prevent such n ? caiastrophec iu
.South Carolina, .Judge Bond was sent,
to Cobunbia, and the contempt for the
supreme Court which Grant only ex
pressed in words Bond gave expres
sion lo in act?Washinylon Union.
War and Public Plunder.
It has boon suggested, during the
discussion of the present political
complications, that lucre would be
less bluster and threats if ihuro w ere
fewer persons who cither hold or want
public ofiiee. These make the noise,
while the masses of the people, on
both sides, arc patient and clam. Mr.
Ctilhouu, for me, understood the abi
lity and disposition of ihc olliec bold
ing and ofliec-sceking classes to
disturbance. In 1835 ho wrote the
following letter to the late Rev. Dr.
dimming, the original of which is
still in possession of the family of the
\Ya ?-niN(5to>*i February 20, ISo?.
I a in much obliged to you for a copy
of your Sermon on War, which 1 will
read with care the first leisure mom
Permit me, in return, to present
you with my report on Executive
Patronage. Though the two subjects
are apparently entirely disconnected,
ho w ho will look bclcw the surface
willl [sic a nr.si intimate relation be
tween lhem: Wc would have few
wars if there did not exist in every
i t J
community a body, separate from the
rest of the community, who have a
direct interest in war. That body is
the great and influential corps of
ofiico holders and of lice-seekers, con
tractors, agents, johl> ;'rs, speculators,
to tVhom war brings an abundant har
vest. 'I bis corps as you will see by
(h** report, is already very formidable,
and will be ready to plunge the coun
try into war,either to prevent reform
or lo increase their gain. With re
spect. I am, Aic. A'c,
.j. C. Cat.h??x.
The sagacity o! cats has oftcn'.bccn
grcatly 'com nicntcd upon by natural
is is and observers of animals. On
this shore baron hon f,Gleichen, a dis
finished Herman diplomatist relates
the following anecdote: Ho had a
favorite cat]which be was very jbnd
of watching in all her sports, Ho
noticed that she was in t'ie habit of
running up to every looking!'glass
about the house, tin 1 would sniff and
scratch at one for hours together.
There seemed lo he a peculiar fasci
nation for her about in rrors, an 1
she was practiularly bent on gnaw
ing oil'the frames. Due day tho ba
ron placed a cheval glass in tho mid
dle of his room lo sec what the cat
would do. Sho had never seen the
back of any mirror, and she at one
began to run around this one in vain
attempts ol catching the cat she be
held in ihc glass. After becoming
convinced that she was tho only cat
outside of tiio glass, sho began to
think there mint be one inside. Sb ?
seemed tobe, lost in conjectures for a
Hille w hile, when all of a sudden sho
put out her fore-paws and carefully
felt of the glass on both sides, nppa
rciitly to find out how thick it was.
She evidently realized that even if
there was a cavity, it was not deep
enough to hold a cat; and so she gave
up the wholo thing as an unfath oinii
bio mystery, and never afterwards
was sho attracted by any looking
Who purposely cheats his friend
would cheat his Cod.
Faithfulness and sincerity aro tho
Fortune gives to many too much,
but to none enough;
The Hampton Tax.
One of the most encouraging fear*
tares in tho movement for the support
-of the Conservative Slate government,
is tho alacrity wilh which northern
capitalists owning property in South
Carolina have instructed their agents
here to pay their contributions. Such
letters arc received nlmo?t\laily.
The loll owing is a portion ol a let
ter received yesterday, from a gentle
man of JNcw York, an owner of pro
perly in this city, to his agent, one of
our leading merchants:
Ni:yv Yoiuc, December 22, 187G.
1 do not know but what the taxc3
:-n my property in your city may bo
due. If so, will you please pay them
and draw upon me for the am unit,or
Set me know how much they arc and
I will send you check. Of course I'
do net wish to pay to other than the
li gal government, represented, as I
think, by Governor Hampton. Some
time ago I noticed in the papers that
Governor Hampton's house had bjeu
burned through the torch of an inccn
diaiy. If your people arc getting up
u subscription to build the Governor
a new house, (which you ought lo do,)
put me down for fifty dollars and in
clude same in your draft. Your people
are behaving wondertully well, and I
think sure the right will prevail when
it comes to the point.
Very truly yours, etc.,
The following is an extract from a
letter of a large Northern house doing
business in Charleston to their agent
* * * "It is hardly necessay to
I loll you that our sympathies are en
tirely with the Hampton administra
tion. We havo not a shadow of doubt
as to the fairness of his clection,-and
I sliall gladly hail the day when your
State and sufiering people are relieved
of the terribly corrupt incubus they
have so long and so patiently borno.
We will gladly pay our share of ad
vanced tuxes to the Hampton Govern
ment.J, If your people respond to tho
call will you be kiud enough to advise
us what our o?sc3Sincnt will be, and
we will remit to you the amount."
Tho citizens arc still paying in
their taxes promptly.?News and
i i lev * - ? ii?
Tub iMiNt.sri::: and 11x3 New
Teeth.?Dr. It. 15. Learn, a dentist
of San Francisco, received an order
recently from an acquaintance in
Willunict to; Oregon, a minister of tho
Gospel, for a set of false teeth. The
work was promptly executed and the
reverend gentleman called at the
doctor's office last week, when they
were properly fixed in his mouth.
Tho parson, stepping to tho glass to
sec the effect; greatly surprised the
dentist by saying, slowly and distiuct
ly, "Jesus Christ!" "Jesus Christ!"
Tl c anger of the dentist was quickly
aroused, at tho same time saying,
'Well, sir, if you don't like the teeth
you needn't take ihetn, but there's no
necessity of swearingab;>ut it!" Tho
astonished clergyman drew back.
"My dear sir. I was not swearing
about the teeth; but for years I havo
not I c< n ublc to pronounce my bo
loved Savior's name distinctly; 1 was
only t tying your teeth 1" The dentist
was satisfied and they parted on tho
best of terms - in spite ot their teeth.
? &it'i'thrii'.n /<> lice.
- mm ?? CT
Poot: (>i.i) Gut.Miis.?At hist wo
have it on irrofragibl? testimony,
from Ogdensburg, that old Grimes
pulse has at last finally ceased to
A few ihortungs since, when tho
thermometer was nearly played out, a
ragged little begger stopped at tho
door of ?Iudgo U -.sand plain
lively suggested victuals, As tho
benevolent lady of the h.vise was
emptying a lew into his basket sho
'What is your name, my son V
?My name is Grimes.'
'Is your father living?'
'I thought old Grimes was dead
'That was my grandpa.'
The youngster waddled off, think
irig what a good soul tholudy was.