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Z7? SATURp&Yi JUNE 16; 187?.
We are in receipt of several letters,
Boiuc of them from well known
names in this county, complaiuing
of the action of the Democratic
County Executive Committee, which
wo decline to publish for the reason
that their appearauco would do no
good and miglft accomplish harm.
Tho couuty was too poor to call a
County Convention, and wo think,
under all the circumstances, that tho
Executive Committee did the best
they could. "We havo every respect
for the views of our correspondents,
but the Democracy is on loo fair a
road to future prosperity to have
fire-brands thrust into its midst just
Adjournment of Ihe Legislature.
After a prolonged session this
body adjourned sine die on Saturday
morning last, at half-past 12 o'clock.
The work accomplished was not so
much considering the length of the
session. Bills to incorporate chur
ches, cross-roads, and a thousand oth
er minor things of no interest in the
world to the tax-payers, consumed
two-thirds of * its time, And then it
was composed of so many young
men who desired to air their elo
quence, men afflicted with the very
worst form of cacocthcs loquendi, that
it was impossible for Gov. Hampton
to get the General Assembly of ?South_
_Cmtmiiis far, q lang-' time" down to
business. It is not the men who air
themselves the most in the Legislature
that do tho most good.
Among the most important things
accomplished was the passage of the
tax bill, wjijcb is light compared to
to former times; the electiou of Gcn'l.
J. 15. Kcrshaw to succeed R. B. Car
penter, he of the "eagle eye;" the im
peachment b)' the House of Judge
Wright; a bill compelling the Judges
to interchange circuits; the fence law;
the appointment of committees to in
vestigate the indebtedness of the
?Slate, and >thc corruptions of former
Legislatures;.to sit during the recess
at ?? per day ; a long list of local
bills, and bills to repeal former acts.
These about constitute the sum aud
substance of the work donoby our re
form Legislature. Each member
got $000 and went home happy. In
a future issue we shall discuss more
fully the work of the session.
-m-? mm -
Hon. Sam'l Dibble, just elected to
the Legislature from Orangeburg,
was the first and only graduate of
AVofford College', ?Spartanburg, S. O,
at the first Commencement twenty
three years ago.?Ncwbcry Herald.
Woflbrd College should bo proud
then of this intelligent Representa
tive of our County. Without half
the work performed in the last gener
al election Capt. Dibble paved the
way to future successes by his recent
triumph. The hydra-head of Radi
calism has had the life mashed out of
it, and will *ncYor again'run riot in
this County...A]ready Dibblo has
earned a naih'e throughout the State
for in tell igenccy sagacity and honor;
but we predict for him u brighter
'fume in the ncalr'fh tur6i
? :' \ dllions ot dollars
damage done tu tuo.uiopsiu the West j
by the floods.
The War in the East.
Wc now have the full and explicit
disavowal on tho part of Russia of
any intention of annexation as a re
sult with her contest with Turkey.
All that is sc ugh t by Czar is tho
protection of the Christian sub
jects of tho Porte, nud guarautees
as thall ensure its pormnuence.
This of itself would be sufficient to
prevent the interference of any civi
lized Province until tho progress of
the campaign contradicts theirpro fes
sions. Other proviuces should hold
off, and Russia should not be mado
to confine her attacks to ^consequen
tial points. Why should not Russia
proceed against Egypt, a province of
the Government with which is at war,
or occupy Constantinople, the Capito 1
of 111 at Government?
It would seem reasonable to un
prejudiced minds, and is clear to
to those which are informed, that a
nation at war with another has the
right to attack her enemy anywhere
the blow will be felt, and not disturb
tho interests of other nations, and it
is particularly absurd to such a case
the vulnerable points shall bo left
untouched and that aggression shall
be directed only against unimportant
objects. To hold thus would be to
assume that the condition of war is a
blessing, and that its struggles
should be prolonged by every possi
ble means, for if it is not. to be
brought to a speedy close by deci
sive action where practicable, such
would be the result. It is in tho
interest of ihe world at large that
Russia shall compel the concessions
she seeks in her own behalf and thaf
of civilization, by the most direct and
expeditious means in her power. If,
therefore, the taking and occupation
of Coustantinoplc would accomplish
the end most promptly, instead of be
ing restrained from such a course by
the protests of neutrals, she should
be urged and aided thereto by their
united action, to the cud that the
turbulence and terrors of war may be
closed aud the blessings of peace
supervene. Hence it is not strange
that in her rep^U^-iba-^eiiUh pSjfT"
tion, while free and outspoken on all
points involved, even in respect of
the exemption of Egypt, Russia- is
silent as to any proposed occupancy
of the Sultan's "throne city.
I Mrs. Chambcrlniu says, Daniel has
tired of public notoriety aud will now
devote himself to his profession and
live for me and tho children.?
Is it possible, Mrs. C. that after
Chnmbcrlniu's many parades of your
name before Republican conventions;
after repeatedly tcalling you the dear
est object on earth to him; after pro
claiming over and over again that it
was your charms which kept him
from \ being the biggeBt rascal in the
world?we say, after saying all these
things (which were very disgusting to
the public,) is it possible that he has
just now commenced to "live ior me
and the children ?"
The Supremo Court on Thursday
last a week ago decided that Judge
Reed was elected for four years from
January 1875, instead of to fill the
unexpircd torm of Judge Graham.
So we shall hear no more of "Judge
Whippcr." That is certain. Wright
has been impeached and his trial will
not transpire before this winter,
South Carolina is thus left without n
Ex-Lieut. Gov. Glcav es has been
appointed a Trial Justice by Gov.
Hampton. How the mighty have
The case of Solicitor Buttz is now
before tho Supremo Court, and he
was ordered to file his answer yes
No Opium 1 No Morphia or other
dangerous drug in contained in Dr.
Buiis s Baby byrup, for the relief of
Colic, Teething, etc. l'ricc 2.r) cents'
"My Dear Josephus.'1
"Puffing and Crashing"?Woodruff v?. the
Charleston News?Pay for Pap.
[Letter to Journal of Commerce.']
Puffing and Crushing.
Columbia, June 9.-?Tho true in
wardness of tho investigation into the
Wood ruff-Whittenioro business is by
tho action of tho Senate still en
shrouded in mystery. When tho re
port was read in the Senate on Fri
day, and tho exceedingly diminutive
rodent to which it gavo birth wn3 in
tho possessi ,r tho public, an clTort
was made to ^ave tho testimony pub
lishod. To commence with, tho ro
port was rendered very reluctantly.
Tho committee seemed to be desirous
of keeping tho result of their labors a
secret. All the members, the re
porters, the lawyers and the witnesses
had beeu sworn to secrecy. On
Wednesday or Thursday, Woodruff,
tho Clerk of tho Senate, who was be
ing investigated, was examined under
oath. What was the exact nature of
his testimony, it is, of course, impos
sible to stato. It is known, however,
that he . submitted in evidence the
Office of the Daily News,
Charleston, S. C, Nov. 23,1868.
My Dear Woodruff?The en
closed is in reply to yours received
this evening. You may show it when
necessary, but do not let it be copied
or kept. We think it will do all you
want. The fact is that we want to
make all we can and will go as far as
we can to support Scott and the
government if we are treated well.
We cannot be bb id advocates. That
would be to ruiu our influence, if we
could permit ourselves to adopt such
a course We must he independent,
but we will al ways be more than just
to our friends and never personally
abusive, because It is contrary to our
views of propriety. Send us all bills,
etc., that aro printed, and post us
about any scheme that wants puffing
or crushing. All this confidential.
F. W. Daw?on.
Office of tub Daily' News,
Charlestom, S. O, Jan. 30,1869.
My Dear Woodruff?What you
have done so far is highly approved.
A memo of your account, as it then
stood, was sent on yesterday. As you
collect money due us pay yourself in
full first, and remit balance, if any.
We count on you to push tho State
printing (acts,) ^ Thehe?t,j2S?diK9^^
?iff lfffe : If we can get 10 cents a lino,
which would be about $29 per column,
we cnu allow tho paymaster 20 per
cent., and yourself 10 percent., which
would leave us a very moderate pro
tit. If wo cau get 12 J cents a Hue,
which is $30 a column or more, we
can allow you 20 per cent, instead of
10. Now you have |the whole pro
gramme and may blaze away at will.
We are willing to give a helping hand
to any up country projoct, railroad
or otherwise, and free. Keep us in
Yours F. W. Dawbon.
As soon as these letters were sub
mitted in evidence the committee
telegraphed down to the writer, in
forming him of the fact and offering
him the opportunity to explain the
letter, and for this purpose the re
port of the committee was delayed
until a late hour on Friday. In the
meantime Mr. Daw&on arrived on
Friday morning, and submitted his
explanation in writing. This was
made part of the testimony, but the
Senate subsequently decided not to
print any of the testimony.
Rcaly if these expotet of the New*
and Courier continue nrich longer,
its editors will have to follow
Chamberlain and hunt a home iu
New York. We can all understand
now why this "great Southern news
paper" supported the wily usurper for
re-election. There is no money to be
made out of Hampton and bis crowd.
All Wrong.?There was an er
roneous report in circulation on the
day of election in Orangoburg to the
effect that Dr. A. S. Hydrick, of that
count}, was a candidate for Probate
Judge on tho Radical ticket, and that
he was actually voted for. This is
all a mistake, and does a great
injustice to a good citizen of that
county. Wo have authority from
parties who have a right to know
that thero is no truth in the state
ment, and that the Doctor repoatedly
told crowds of people on election day
that he was not and could not be a
enndidnto. We trust that tho denial
may ho made by our numerous
readers in that county whenever the
falsehood is uttered.?Columbia Reg
CLOSE OF THE SSSSIGJf.
THE FINAL ADJOURNMENT
OF THE GENERAL AS
IJiJirililj 1 ,
Closing-Up the Werk at 1 o'clock this
Morning?Appointment of the Joint
Commissions to investigate- the Public
D*bt and to Unearth the Rascalities,
of the Past?The Weedruff-Wulttomore
Committee Reports?The Tax Bill as
Finally Passed Ac, &e.
Columbia, Friday, June 8.
The Senate met at 11 A. M. The
bills which had reached the. third
reading were read, but this being the
close of the session they cannot pass,
and consequently their titles are not
The House concurrent resolution
to request Wright to renign was
The account of the Rcpublicau
Printing Company for printing for
the present session, amounting to 83,
113 75, was ordered tu be paid.
Dr. J. L. Reynolds was elected to
represent the Senate on the school
The concurrent resolution offered
by Mr. B?nen last night, and pub
lished in the News and Courier to
day, to appoint a committeo of in
vestigation, was then called for.
Taft was opposed to acting on the
resolution until the report of the
Woodruff, Whittomoro committee
had been presented. Mr. Bowen an
nounced that he would bo prepared
to report in a few minutes. A recess
was ordered for a half hour, and at
the end ofthat time the long-looked
for report was presented and read.
Of course considerable interest was
manifested in the reading of this
document, and a large au dicnce soon
filled the lobbies. But never, perhaps
was au audience more disappointed
than in the contents of the report it
self. The committee simply say that
the limited time and the inherent
difficulties of the case prevent them
from reaching a conclusion satisfac
tory to themselves or to the Senate.
Most of the wituessos were reluctant
to testify. Books mid records were so
kept as to conceal the truth, and in
one instance access to them was de
nied. It appears to th? committeo
thnt a large amount of certificates of
indebtedness, issued to tho Rejnvjdi-^
LcTitt^nffJrDirCoinp^ 1873, for
work not yet performed, although
fully paid for, wup issued to members
of tho Legislature and State officials.
The amount so issued ^waa $132,608.
Woodruff refused to produce the.
books of the Printing Company, aud
his refusal justifies the inference that
their production might have crimina
led both the Printing Company aud
tho recipients of the certificates. The
committee are satisfied that grave
frauds and abuses of the public credit
have been committed, and the tosti
mony taken does not include all the
participants. In reference to Wood
ruffs orders for whiskey and cigars
sent to Whittomoro and Nash the
committee say that Woodruff pro
duced the receipted itemized account
of Mr. Syminers, embracing the arti
clos sent to these senators, and it ap
pears to have been paid for by Wood
ruff out of his private funds. Tho
committee, in conclusion say that if
time is allowed for a full aud
thorough examination of past finan
cial transactions the guilty parties
can be reached and punished. They,
therefore, recommend the Adoption
of the concurrent resolutions -men
Taft then opposed any action upon
the report or tho resolution until the
testimony had been presented and
read, and expressed tho belief that
the committee bad overstepped its
powers in making such a report.
Mr. Meetze thought that the testi
mony-should not bo published until
the new joint committeeJind reported.
After some further debate, testimony
covering about seventy-five pages of
legal cap, was ordered to be printed,
and the report was rocoived as infor
It is well to note right here that
with regard to the statement made in
the ieport that Woodruff might pos
sibly have paid for the wines, liquors,
&c, out of his own money, Mr. Sy ru
mors has now in his possession over
$8,000 of certificates on the State
for these very articles, and that the
reason why he did not put them in
the Bonanza bill was because he
would not pay the commission charged
by Caveuer & Co.
The resolution was then takon up
and adopted,after changing the num
I ber of the senators to two instead of
I The following acts have been ap
proved by the Governor:
To fix tho pay of members of the
To authorizo the Governor to effect
To require the Blue Ridgo Railroad
to keep open a depot at Seneca City.
To punish fraud in the sale of pro
To rubmit the fence law to tho
To prohibit the sale of liquor with
in two miles of Langley Factory.
To amend the charter of Laurons.
To reorganize the University and
To fix the price of dieting prison
To authorize the Governor to ap
point regents of the Lunatic Asy-.
To pay the balance of Chief Jus
tice Moses' salary to his widow.
To prohibit the absence of officers.
To reduce the salaries of certain
The Senate then took a recess to 8
The chair appointed as the com
mittee to conduct the impeachment
of Wright, Messrs. Blue, Sheppard,
Orr, A Ulrich and Hemphill.
Simpson moved that his motion of
last Bight, asking a committee of free
conference on the legislative appro
priation bill, be laid on the table.
This brought' that matter to the
'Orr offered a resolution that it is
the sense. of the House on the above
bill, as far as said bill relates to the
pay of members, that those members
who served at the regular session are
entitled to $200, less what they have
already received, and those who have
served at the extra session to 8400
and one mileage, and that the report
of the committee of conference is
adopted with this understanding.
The resolution was adopted by a
vote of 78 to 13. The adverse v.ote
last night on adopting the report of
the committee' was reconsidered, and
tlie report agreed to by a vote of 81
to 12* Shaw (Dem.) voted no.
The committee of conference re
ported the bill to prohibit the sale of
liquor near Langley. and recommend -.
_ed__thati.,the_J/Hi Be:posfpoired until
next session. Report adopted.
Bradely offered a concurrent reso
lution that the General Assembly
adjourn sine die on Saturday, June
9, at 2 A. M. The resolution was
adopted and n message t > that effect
ordered to be sent to the Senate.
The committee of conference re
ported on 'the hill to provide for the
custody of, bonds of county officer*,
recommending that the House accede
to the Senate amendment . that all
sureties on such bonds shall be citizens
of the several counties in which their
principals respectively hold office.
The report was agreed to aud a mess
age sent to the Senate.
A message was received from the
Senate announcing that it insists up
on its amendments to the supply bill.
The I House asked for a committee of
Conference, and Sheppard, Simpson
and Miller were appointed.
The claim of W. H. Bailey for
1 services as physician of Charleston
Jail was referred to the county com
missioners of Charleston.
; . Shaw, Allen and Curtis were ap
| pointed a committee to sit during the
I recess of the General Assembly and
devise a plan for hiring out convict
j labor under the recent resolution of
the Geneial Assembly.
A bill to amend the act to establish
by law voting precincts in the va
rious counties, and the bill to estab
lish Ninety-six County, wero contin
ued to tho next session.
The concurrent resolution extend
ing the. permit of the Palmetto River
: Joining Company to the next session
j was agreed to.
! Tho following bills and joint reso
lutions passed a second reading:
I To incorporate the Carolina Rifle
I To revive the charter of the AVash
To alter the law in relation to the
admission of attorneys,
To authorize a gate across the
public Jroad between Winnsboro and
To incorporate the First Infantry
Battalion of Charleston'.
The following bills and joint reso
lutions passed a third reading:
To amend tho chartor of the
Greenwood and Augusta Railroad.
To authorize the town of Unitia
to raise money to charter ^
To pay tho arrears
To amend tho law as to ?ikc
justices. ?v* $jgSjfir
The House then took a recess; > '
close of THE aESSIOK...Vsy}
Columbia, Friday. June 8, ? P.
M?The committee of conference on '
the supply bill has submitted n re- M
port which places the bill in the c a too '
shape as amended by the Houao and .
reported in tho Newt <md Cokricr* *
yesterday. The title of the bill, a-?,
finally passed and ratified to-night; is.*
"A. bill to raise supplies incT;mak?Nr
appropriations for tho fwo'al i ygar
commencing November !,18ft?" A %
The bill to provide for the public
printing aud a number of unimportant
bills were ratified and approved Ibjjt.
the. Governor. "-..>?.*.
Messrs. Walker, Witherspoon ancT
Meetze wero elected by tho Sou a to to
represent that body on the commissions
to investigate the public debt; : r<
Dr. Reynolds having declined to
serve, Professor James H. Carlisle
was elected to represent the Senate!*'
on the school text book commission.
Both houses are now waiting.tor
midnight, in cider to give the third
reading to a number of bills, after
which the General Assembly wiU
finally adjourn. u
In Executive session, the Soaatjrf'l
ratified the appointment of county?'<??
officers and trial justices, bnoded
by the Governor to-day. The Sonata -.
reconsidered the vote ordering . tha j]j
printing of the testimony taken, by
the Woodruff-Whittemore commit*,
tee, nod ordered that it be not printout'?
but held secret and turned" over to "
the uew committee created the r?ao* .
Iution passed to-day. On the part;,
of the Senate, Messrs. Cochraa ami7
Mcetzc were appointed on this com
In the House the bill" to renew tho
charter of the Ladies' Episcopal
Bii le and Tract Society of Charles'
ton Was postponed."'
A message was received from the*
Governor amrmfucin? his *pttt>tr t\ "
of a n amber of bills ratified "*y?teT '
day, and published in the N*ws ami '
Courier? The special order? nam-slyv ?
the election of om?nii"wi nters tor in
vc.itigute tho indebtedness of the
Slate, wnu then "J-\ken_-^un, Measr*> -
^?rifrrbcrgT^Odt, Hood, Shaw and ':
Cur.is were nominated/ and Me*frtr.
Bamberg, (*?it,Shaw and Hood were*
A resolution of thanks was voted to*
the Hon. W. H. Wallace fat the
courteous and able manner in which
he has discharged the duties of hi? -
'flit House concurred in (he Sonata
concurrent resolution to appoint*
commission to sit during tho rece**
for the investigation of matter* con
nectcd with the public funds, tho
sinking fund and the election of Pat
terson. Messrs. Shopp:\rd, Daniel,
Dibble and G. Muller were - appoint* .
ed the committee on the part of tho
After clearing up n large portloav -
of necessary business, the Geneiftl .
Assembly adjourned ?nie die at 12.50
Tho undersigned have this day formed a
copartnership for the practice of law in- tha
County of Orongahurg, under the Arm?
name of DeTreville & Heyward- OHoe
opposite Court House.
W. J. DeTREVILLE,
JAMES S. HEYWARD,
jun NS ft
Having established myself next doer t*
the office of the News aud Times, in tho
Office of Abial Lathrop, Esq., X offer cue
serrices as Trial Justice to too public. All
business attented to promptly 1
J. FELDER METERS,
Briok! BrickYl Bride!!!
100.000 Prime Briok for &!? aft
Orangeburg Brick Yard. Apply to
L. H. WANNAMAKER, or oft
the yard. . _''
OFFICE OFSCHOOL COMMISSIONER,
OaAJiOEDuno, Jona 14th 1877.
Notice ia hereby given to the various
clerks of Boarda of School TrusUvsa ? of tho
various School District, "that tho laWaft.
thoriiing tho levy of Diatrict School t?@
has been repealed. "Wherefore there will
be no levy
Go. School Com, 0? y$4
Tho undersigned respectfully infoncs ihm
Citizens of the Town and Conn ty that hg is
prepared to do up ami make Mattruescs on
the shortest notice. Also will conduct an
Upholstery business. Prices will to ioww
as possible. Orders solicited.