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VOLUME 11._ SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 19, L8TT. NUMjS1"1B'
Knowlton & Wannamaker,
COUNSELLORS AT LAW,
Orangeburg C. II., S. ??
Ang. B. Knowlton, P. M. Wannamaker,
Orangeburg C. If. St. Matthews,
may 5 1877 tf
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Orangebirrg, S3- O.
Ollicc in rear of Masonic Hall.
March 3 1 v.
According to the latest improvements in
I. S. WOLFE
'Over Ezckicl's Store, is prepared to
execute anything in his line.
Guaranteeing :i faithful attendance to
business, he respectfully ask a continu
ance of the patronage, which has hereto
fore been extended to the old firm of
?Snidtr, Wolfe & Culvert.
XQV" All Work Guaranteed.
The. Two Story building in the Town of
Lcwisvillc. The first Story fitted up as a
"Store, complete in all respects. The second
Story arranged foi a Residence;
For particulars applv to
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J O 11 N 0 G R E X
Imoorter and Manufacturer
HARNESS & SADDLES.
TTas the pleasure to inform the Public
that he has Received a heavy Stixdt from
the North of every description what belong*
to a first class Saddlery Establishment.
Also wish to draw particular attention to
Iiis Stock of
LA Dl KS HI D1 NO SADDLES
and his assortment of
Trices lower tben ever,
t-'ood Saddles at S3.?U.
VOCAL, AND INSTRU
1 mn prepared to receive a few Pupils
luiife in Vocal and Instrumental Music.
sop 30 tf
DU. B. F. MUCK EN FUSS
Dentist Rooms over Stove of Mr. Goo. II.
S'^y- Charges Reasonable.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLIN A
Cl'STV OK OjRAKOKltVROi
* In tub Common Pi.kas-.
George Bolivcr, us Adni'r. Cum ttvtc ?nnex?
of Daivd Fi Zcigler deceased,
Emma Zciglcr and others.
In pursuance of an order of reference
herein, made by bis Honor, Jacob P. Riecd,
Circuit Judge, and dated 20th May, 1870, it
is ordered, that the Creditors of ibe Estate of
the late David F. Zoiglcr do presnutand
establish their several and ivs|vevtive ile
tiands before the Referee at OraoRoburg,
roulli Cnrolinn, on or before thethird day of j
May, 1877, or be debarred any participation
in the benefits of the decree herein.
W. F: llUTSON.ltef.
March 27th 1877.
mar 31 8t
All persons indebted to the bite firm of
Smith, Kettle tfcCo. will make immediate
payment to the. undersigned; and all per
Hons having demands against said firm will
present the same duly attested on or before
the first day of June 1877, or they will be
* J. WALLACE CANNON,
nprM 21 . 4t
THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
By AUG. B. KNOWLTON, Esquire, J P.
Whereas, Geo. Roliver, C. C. P. and G.
S. hath made suit to me, to grant to him
letters of Administration de bonis non of |
the Estate and effects of Joseph Johnson,
late of said County deceased.
These are therefore to cite and admonish
?11 and singular the kindred and Creditors
of the said Joseph Johnson dee'd. that they
? bo and appear, before me, in the Court of |
Probate, to be held at Orangeburg, C. If.,
on 18th of Juno next, ufter publication
hereof, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, toshow
caiiRC, if any they have, why the said
Aministration should not be granted.
Givcti under my Hand, this 4th day of ]
May Anno Domini 1877.
AUG, B. KNOWLTON,
[l,.B.] Judge of Probate.
may 5 3t:i
No ce oT JMsmisstxl.
Notice .. hereby given that I shall one
month from date file my final account with
the Honorable Judge, of Probate for Orange
burg County, and ask for letters of Dismissal
as Guardain of ihnm n Braddy.
W. W. BRADDY,
AprT 21 I in.
THE HANGING IN ABBEVILLE.
A More Retailed Account of
the Solemn Scene.
The Last Speeches of the Doomed Men.
AniJEVirxn, S. ('., Mny 4.?the
day whereon such of the Lowndesvillo
prisoners as had not had their senten
ces commuted were to sutler the death
penalty, was ushered in calm and
peaceful as "gentle Spring" herself.
The leaden colored sky seemed to be
in sympathy with the sombre feelings
of the unfortunate prisoners, nnd the
general stillness seemed the precursor
of that awful silence which fell upon
the crowd ns the drop fell and the
three bodies swayed to and fro in the
death struggle. On yesterday seven
of the condemned were transported
to the Penitentiary, by order jf the
Governor, leaving three, Wightmah
Allen, John Allen and Jeuk Whit
ner, still in jail.
The gallows which bad been pre
pared after the model oftbat upon
which the Hausmann murderers had
hanged at Aikcn, stood in the jail
yard, solemn, mournful, awful. From
their windows the condemned men
had a full \ iew of the frightful object,
and no doubt many times during the
day as their eyes fell upon it they tur
ned away with a sickening shudder of
apprehension. Their \yi/e-? were a?L
milted to see them, an 1 in the altcr
noon was seen a touching spectacle.
Whitehian Allen lay on the floor of
his cell wrapped in his blanket. At
his side pat his wife, apparently crush
ed by the near approach of her bus
blind's death, while about the floor
their little child, all unconscious of
the impending horror, playi d its
infant games. In the next cell lay
Jenk Whituer, attended by bis wife,
whose excitement u-i*?
frequent religious hysterics and cries
of "glory halleluiah."
Night drew on apace, and soon the
miserable creatures betook themselves
to their pallets and addicssed them
selves to sleep?"sleep that knits up
the ravel'd sleeve of care.*' One only
found repose. John Allen slept as if
no crime rested upon his so il, but
the others, \V. Allen and Whituer,
spent the night in alternate tossings
and prayers. Early in the day, the
Lev. Messrs. Pratt (Baptist,) Whit
man (Methodist,) ami Maxcy (A M.
E?) were admitted to the jail, and
administered to the condemned men
the communion. After some time
spent with them, the sheriIf notified
them that the hour was come, where
upon they accompanied tlioth to th*e
foot of (he gallows, shook their ban Is
and bade them farewell. Meanwhile
the crowd had collected in and about
the jail enclosure, numbering from
1,600 to l,500,n large majority being
white men. The lower part of the
scaffold had been covered with bag
ging so that after the drop fell the
men could not be seen. In front of
the scaffold was the reporter's dusk,
and at it were seated representatives
of the press. On the scaffold were
three chairs, which the condemned
men occupied ns they ascended it.
They were all dressed in black, with
white glove s, and tin y came out of
the jail in their stocking feet, with the
caps for their faces upon their heads.
They were neatly shaved yesterday.
As they aeccnded tho steps, Jenk
Whituer, exclaimed aloud thnt he
had made his peace with God; that
all had to die, and that Jesus was in
his soul. He then cried "glory." He
scorned excited but not unpleasantly
so, while the others were quiet and
A line of armed sentinels surround
ed tho scaffold, from the Abbeville
Rifle Club, and just in front, in full
view of the condemned, were placed
three pine coffins stained black. All
beiug ready, tho sheriff, Mr. Joshua
Y. Jones, got up nud addressing tho
crowd, said he did not think it necess
ary to nsk lor the prisoners a respect
ful hearing. Ho then introduced
Wightninn Allen, who said : "I thank
God that ho lias allowed mo to come
to Him, and that whosoever cotneth
to Him he will not cast out. I want
nil of you to take warning from this
scene. Be ready to meet Christ; keep
your feet in the path that leads from
earth to heaven. Do not think too
much of your friends. This is what
brought me here. I am hero to be
crucified like my Saviour, for a crime
I never did. I don't know what I am
here for, and 1 warn you this thing
will stare you in the face when you
don't expect it. May God havo
mercy on me." lie then resumed
his seat, and Jeuk Whitncr arose and
spoke : "I thank God I am able to
stand before you through His mercy.
I thank Him that He ha3 euabled me
to flee from the wrath to come. Many
id you may rejoice at the death of one
poor servant; but all of you must
come to this.
'The high, the proud, the reverend head
Must iie tw low an ours.'
Here is me. See me holding on to
these last solemn wordg. I am inno
cent of this. 1 have not the blood of
auy man on my hands. I thank God
when 1 lie down there is no blood on
my bauds. I hope, my friends, you
will all take warning, realize your
true condition and flee to God from
His coming wratti. I give my re
spects to Shei iff Jones and*family.
They have been kind to us all. My
Redeemer wou't charge any of this to
I am innocent of it also. Remember
these words. Pray, all of you, that
God may save your souls. God bless
you all and save you in His King
John Alle:* then spoke, He said:
"I am here in the hands ol God. I
am going to tell the truth, because I
have to stand before the judgment bar
of God. I was with the crowd that
killed Allen. I fired and ran, but
whether I hit or not I don't know. I
thank God I feel clear of that. Try,
my friends, to meet me in heaven. I
i- .... .. .. .~ ...j ~.H
election sure, and I feel that f need
not dread death."
No confessions other than those
above given were made, and having
said what they had to say, the men
sat awaiting the crith al moment. The
ropes were adjusted, the caps fitted,
and everything being in reudiues?s,
the trap was sprung at exactly 11 27
As the drop fell the cap over John
Allen's face became dU placed, and
he presented a ghastly sight. He and
Wightman Allen died almost without
a struggle, but Jenk Whitncr was
strangled to death, the knot having
slipped. The fall was about six feet.
At 11.57 o'clock the bodies were cut
down and examined by Drs. Parker,
Hawthorn and Johnson, who pro
nounced them dead. They were then
placed in their respective colli us and
delivered to their friends. The crowd
then dispersed about the town seem
ingly quiet and subdued.
The preservation of society secnia
to demand that the executions should
occur, and yet, as we look upon so
terrible a scene, how strikingly are we
made aware ofthat dark power which
makes all this a necessity. You ic
nieni herin Ilawtb rue's "M osscj from
an Old Manse," the fanciful paper
entitled "The New Adam and Eve,"
in which he sketches tho doings and
sayings of a supposed new-created and
and Unf?llen pair ushered into the
world as it now stands, only without
liny nilimill life remaining. They go
to a prison. It is the day after the
.summons, had gone forth which took
away earth's inhabitants. They see
no inmates. To them "a new trial
has beon granted in a higher court,
which may set judge, jury and prison
er at its bar all in a rtw, and perhaps
find one no less gulity than another."
They see the narrow cells in which
"the immortal spirit was buried wi h
[the living body." Inscriptions appear
on tho walls, scribbled with a pencil
or scratched with a rusty nail; brief
[ words of agony, perhaps, or guilt's
desperate defiaucc to the world. The
t wo were at a loss to know what it all
meant. But they could not discover
that this edifice was a hospital for the
direst disease which could affect their
predecessors. Its patients bore the
outward marks of that leprosy with |
which all uro more or less infected.
They were sick?and so were tho pur
est of their brethren?with the plague
of sin. Feeling its symptoms within
the breast, men concealed it with fear
and shame, and were only the more
cruel to those unfortunates whoso
pestiferous sores were ilugrant to the
common eye. Nothing savo a rich
garment could ever hide the "plague
spot." Then Adam and Kvc go into
the yard jind sec a scaffold, ?t which
they shudder. "Well might Adam
shudder and poor Eve he sick at
heart; for lids mysterious object was
the type of mankind's whole system
in regard to tho great difficulties
which God had given to be solved, a
system of fear and vengence, never suc
cessful yet followed to the lust. The
two pilgrim* now hurry from the
prison. Had they known how the
furnier inhabitants of earth were shut
I up in artificial error, and cramped
and chained by their perversions,
they might have compared the who'c
moral world to a prison house, and
have deemed the removal of the race
j a general jail delivery." Thus
Hawthorne moralised. The moral is
j a pointed one. But we will not apply
it, I fear. "Man has ncccr attempted
to euro sin by Jove, the flower that
grew in heaven and was sovereign for
all the miseries of earth." "Senti
mental trash," no dj?bt many will
I say wlun they read it, but this is
prejudice, seeing the experiment has
never been made. "Folly" or "stu
pidity" they will call it, but still,
judging by tho pasf, the old methods
must be pronounced failures, they have
never prevented or cured crime,
though fully tried. Perhaps this
would be oh'y another failure, and
perhaps not, for it never has been
?^LMOST "A* TRAG ED'/.
theological Students ami Their Uses?A
Row anil l?s Results?The Peril of a
Lovely Female -Sinking for (lie Third
Tiiae-N t In He Ihdlilozctl lata
Though as a rule the thological
student plays a very weak game of
whist?owing to his holding on to his
trumps to t^c very last moment? be
nevertheless has bis uses. Landladies
finds him extremely handy to have in
'.he house, since he can always be
coerced into lending his assistance in
moving furniture during the house
cleaning season. Moreover, for the
purpose of escorting middle aged
single ladies home from evening meet
iiigs, he is easily without a rival.
Generally speaking, and, of course,
excepting his unwillingness to lead
trumps, he is an inoffensive young
man, containing no deleterious in
gredients, and contributing in verious
ways to the benefit of his fellow man.
Like the f?ll-? rown clergyman, the
theological student is by no means
aquatic in bis habits. Both clergy
men and theological students oc
casionally attempt to manage sail
boats, but such exploits tend to di
rectly to diminish the population
that they arc sternly frowned down
I by all persons wlui are not siucore
j Mnltbnsinns. Rowing is regarded as
less objectionable, and many parishes
I allow their clergymen to row, on con
dition that no citizens of any real
i value arc allowed to enter the clerical
row boat. The theological student,
very natu rally more leclcss and dea
con-defying than tho clergyman, is
sometimes an habitual oarsman, and
as a rule he drowns only a small pro
portion of his acquaintances.
The recent accidentwliich befell a
theological student at Waukcgan
ought to be a terrible warning to hi in,
and to osbcrs of bis kind. Ouo after
noon he invited a young lady, only
fifteen years Iiis senior in ugc, to
brave in bis row boat tho tempests
and reef of the local mill pond* Re
marking, in tho words of the poet,
that his hi at was in the shore house,
and that several barks were pre
sumably at sea, and further asserting
[ that if she would come with him, he
would bring her homo before tea, ho
won her consent, and in course of
time gayly pushed from shore, troll
ing a wild chorus from his favorite
hymn book, und handling his oars
with the air of udetermined and ruth
less pirate. The water was fully ten
feet deep?which was enough for all
useful purposes, since objectionable
peoplo never grow to the height of
ten feet. The boat was a light and
u n usual I crank craft, the lady had the
usual middle aged lovo for lilies. Of
course she leaned over to pick a lily,
and of course the hoat capsized, the
lady instantly disappearing under the
In these circumstances, a man of
merely ordinary courage and integrity
would have swa n quietly ashore, and,
alter changing his clothes and finish
ed his supper, would have notified the
coroner that there was a j jb wailing
for him at the null-pond. The theo
logical student was, however, as bravo
as a combined African lion and Jul
ius Cicsar. Being a giod swiminer,
ho amused himself by various aquatic
feats until the lady reappeared, when
he grasped her tightly in his left
hand and struck out for the shore.
He made blieb rapid progress that he
glanced around to sec bow it was pos
sible that a woman weighing seventy
one pounds could bo dragged so easily,
when, to his great surprise, he found
that she had separated from her hat,
and had sunk for the second time.
Hastily thrusting tho hat in to his
bosom, careless of the pain inili cted
by innumerable hair pins, he wailed
for the reappearance of the lady, and
determined that this time he would
secure a firm hold. In a few minutes
she rose to the surface ... a reversed
position, and the engcr young man,
seizing one of her feel, resolved to
tow her ashore before attempting to
place her on an even keel?so to
speak. However, the lady's rubber
overshoe parted from her foot almost
as ,?(ipn Jjn'lunl .*MMv?'il,i|\ nml cU.?
sunk for the third tune. Once more
she rose t.i the surface, and the theo
logical student, grasping her by tier
hair, said to himself softly but Joyful,
'?This time I've i^ot a sure thing."
Hardly had In: spuken when the hair
gave way, and he indignantly threw
it from hi tili and begun to despair of
savirg his coinpitnioa from a watery
grave. Nevertheless, that able wo
man was determined not to drawn
without making one more farewell
appearance at the surface of the
water. The theological student met
her views half-way by diving for her,
and giasping one of her ears. Fortu
nately, the ear did not give way,and
the lady arrived on shore greatly ex
hausted, but still with sufficient pre
sence of mind to clasp I.or arms
around her rescuer's ueck.and to call
him her "dear, dear preserver."
"j* ml afterwards, of course, he mar
ried her," gratuitously remark* the
reader at this point of the narrative.
.Strange as it may seem, that theologi
cal student, when visite.l by the lady's
father, and urged to minis an early
day for the wedding, stoutly declined.
He said that he did not regard priest
ly celibacy as an orthodox doctrine,
and that it was possible that ho might
marry at. some future day. Me ad
mitted that he held the lady whom he
bad rescued in high respect and es
teem, but he felt compelled to sny
that she came apart altogether too
easily. He did not mean to dispar
age her, or to cast any reflection upon
her parents, but a woman who was so
insecurely constructed that she could
not be touched without falling apart
was manifestly unfitted for the duties
of a pastor's wife. It is pleasant to
add that the father listened to these
candid words in a friendly spirit, and
returned homo with a determination
to have his daughter put in complete
repair, no matter what the cost might
be. This story teaches that a theologi
cal student may be tho bravest of the
brave, and that a woman who is ap
parently firmly put together may bo
prone to come apart ns uan article of
cheap furniture manufactured ex
pressly to be sold auction as part of
tho properly of a lending citizen about
to visit Europe.?AVio York Times.
- ??n ?
Judgo Virgin belongs to the
Supreme Court of Maine. Ho should
hold only maiden assizes.
A Finished. Village.
?Sag Harbor, near the .eastern cud
of liong Island, .says a newspaper
writer, is a finished village; It slop
ped growing a quarter of a ecu tury
ago. The more enterprising young
men go West, The girls stay ."'at, home
and grow into old maid.;. A glance
on Sunday at the congregations iri the
village reveals only a male head'hi ? ??
and there in a forest of bonnets. Well
to-do widows are numerous, buU,lhoy
arc * Id. The principal ripple on the
surface of every day life is ail occa
sional lire. The burning of some old
barn or shed is a fortunate event.
Then they haul out the same three
old engines used forty years ;ago.
Generations in turn have manned
those brakes. Generally all three
break down after hall' an hour's
pumping. Ephraim By rain, the
skilled and wonderful village me
chanic, who once made a planetarium
and r.-?y number of clocks, including
the one now over the New York city
' ha'l, has been half .supported by work
done from decade to decade on thoso
I three engines. Everybody goes to a
lire in .Sag 11 arbor. People meet and
! shake hands at the lire who haven't
seen each other before for months. If
it is a big barn and promises a big
blaze, the women rush to their dress
ing-rooms to give their dresses, bon
nets and hair a becoming scfc before
they venture in the glare. Next day
the universal inquiry;is : "Hid you
go to the fire lastnightV' Fora
week afterward they tell each other
where they were and what liiey.'wero
doing when the lire broke out. ? |J
Things to talk about do not dio
quickly out of people's rcmemberanco
in Sag Harbor as in a great city.
Gossip keeps there a long time. Thojn^
ten years ago, a Methodist nimbler
was stationed there, who had a mania
for moving churches. Ho moved the
church wherever he was settled. If
he could do no belter he slowed it
around and made it frot some other
way. If there was a steeple he'd take
it down. 1/ there was no steeple he'd
put one up. He was a favorite with
Methodist carpenters and masons.
The Sag Harbor Methodist church
stood on a hill commanding a beauti
ful view of the harbor All thoso
wooded binds, promontories, inlets
hud islands?Hognckj Shelter island,
Moshamuck, Big Gull and Little
Gull islands, Barcelona point, and in
the far distanca Gardiner's bay an I
Gardiner's island were in full view.
But this locomotive minister had not
been settled long ere he slid the
church down the hill iuto the center
of the village. This made trouble in
the congregation. It was split iuto
church movers and astt-ohurch
movers. The anti-church m ?vors
seceded nun joined the Presbyterians.
And to-day they arc talking over UVat
moving in as spirited a way as ever.
The topic is just as good as new.
They know how to economize and
husband their quarrels in ' Sag
A few years ago another minister,
of musical and operatic tastes, went
there. He drilled ids choir in the
oratorio of "The Creation," and put it
oil the ecclesiastical stage. They do
say he borrowed the church vestments
of the Episcopal minister to eke out
the costumes necessary, and the Epis
copal minister lent theni; It made a
great deal of talk, and at length tho
trustees and de icons of the society
intimated that the salary was for ser
mons?not foi oratorios?and opera
languished. This topic is as fresh
and good as ever in Sag Harbor.
\\ hat i3 the dillerenee between a
hill and npill? One is hard to got
up, and the otherIs hard to get down.
- ? ogp. ? ? ? -a I mmm ?
"Astonishing cure for consumption,"
ns the old lady said when she sprink
led snuff on tho victuals of her board
An Irish editor says ho can see no
earthly reason why women should
not be allowed to become medical