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""SAjUKDAY. JUNE 3071877.
The Vacant Soliciiorship.
The .Supreme Court having ousted
Bull/, from the ofliee of Solicitor of
(his Circuit, the people are greatly
interested in the matter of filling the
vacancy. It is rumored that the
Governor will appoint a person to
die position, and that such Executive
favor is likely to fall upon the shoul
ders of W. St. Julien Jervey, Esq.
Whether Dame Rumor correctly re
presents our honored Chief Magistrate
or not, we are tin aide lo say. And as
it ia a matter in which our people are
deeply concerned, we are not disposed
to receive as correct everything we
The vacancy occasioned by the
busting I>utt/. will date from June,
1,877 !? [November^ 1880. The lan
guage ? i the Constitution, in relation
to H ?. ' r*. reads as follows:
See. '.'(), Ait. iv. "There xJddl be
one Stdii (or fdr each Circuit, who
shall reside therein, to be elected by
th' ri>'d electors of the Circuit t icho
$fi(dt In- ' is elfter for four years.
Sect) u I I of the same Artieie of
tin Coustilulion, referring Lo vacan
cies in the Supreme Court or other
inferior tribunals says, liiey "shall be
filled by election as herein prescribed:
l*rovi<ledf That if the uHexpircd tern)
does wit exceed one year, such vacancy
may be tilled by Incentive appoint
Now, wbile the Constitution is
silent as to filling vacancies in the
ofllcc of Solicit.a-, it hcverthlcss
provides thai there shall be one
Solicitor fur each Circuit who shall be
elected by the oualijicd electors of (he
Circuit, and who shall hold his ojjiccfor
four years. Solicitors belong to the
Judicial Department of the Govern
ment. The Constitution prohibits
tlie Governor from idling vacancies
upon the Bench, except when the
uncxpired term does not exceed
twelve months; and. it is the spirit of
that instrument, although it does hot
say so, thai the saiho doctrine
shall apply to vacancies in the Solici
tor's office. The unoxpircd term in
this Circuit is over three years, ami
the electors of the Circuit have a
right to vote upon the question of
filling the vacancy, it is true there
is an. Act in existence giving to the
Governor the appointment of Solici
tors, but if Governor Hamilton will
inquire into the Spirit which shoved
that special piece of mischief
through the Legislature, we predict
that he will not have a very great
reverence for iL. Look at tho law
respecting other offices. The Gover
nor may appoint County Co minis ?
uoiicrs where vacancies occur, probi
< . the uncxpircd term does not
exceed one 'jear. County Commis
si ? is hold their offices for only
lw< - ars, yet if a vacancy exists in
j ihl department of the "County Gov
ernment and the unoxpircd term be
for more than one year, the Execu
tive is debarcd from tilling it by ap
pointment. An election by the peo
ple is the only remedy. Now if it
be tho letter of the law that the
Chief Magistrate cannot fill vaean -
eies for over twelve months where
they transpire iu an olliee where the
lerm i.- hui. for two years Iben a for
tiori, it would seem that he ought not
to exercise the power of appointing lo
imex pi red terms of over one year,
where Ihc term of office is for four
years. The remainder of Buttz term
is over three years, as we have already
shown, and it is asked that the Gover
nor shall fill it by appointment. Now
if there is one idea that the people
have more than any olhcr with re
spect to Lite present administration,
it is that a profound regard for law
and the spirit of tho constitution is its
distinguishing trait. The people
have got it into their heads that they
have a right to vote on the question
of Solicitor, ami will not be easily
persuaded that they are wrong.
Another thing they believe. They
arc of opinion that if any credit
is to be given to any body
lor ousting Butt/, the Orangeburg
? Bar is entitled to it. They did not
work for wages,.but. if wages are to be
considered in filling the place, they
arc not too modest to claim the hon
or of placing the ball in motion
which swept Bull'/ from office. Char
leston County has bad Congressmen
and Solicitors over since the war, and
it is time now that our County should
have one Solicitor. Besides, wc have
it from authority that a number of
influential Charles toniaiH are in fav
or of uniting with us upon Col.
DoTiovillc. And lastly, for the
sake of harmony and puaco, wo trust
that His Excellency, the Governor;
will consider the matter well before
making an appointment, should he so
conclude to do.
Orangeburg Boys at Wo/Turd Col
During the present scholastic year,
two young men ftom Orangeburg
have made a line impression at Wof
ford College by tho stand made by
them in Creek ami Latin. Tho gen
tlemen referred to arc Mr. J. II.
Kilcy, brother of Mr. O. B. Iii Icy and
Mr. D. 10. llydiick, son ot Major J.
II Hydrick. At the beginning of
the year a gold modal was oliereJ to
the one who made the best examina
tion papers in the class of which
these gentlemen were members.
And industry soon ghiccd the < !range
burg boys in the position of leaders.
They were tested by live written
examinations: fifty pages of Gilder
sleeve's forms, fifty pages Goodwin's
Greek grnmmcr, the entire regular
Greek verb written from memory,
Latin text and Greek text. Three
examinations consumed from two to
live hours. It was required that a
paper be without an error in order to
make one hundred; liberal deductions
being made for cvci y error. The
following figures were made by tho
leaders of tho class :
J. II. RlLEY.
Greek Forms. 001
Latin Forms. 98*
Latin Tex!. 98
Greek Tixt. 00
D. K. IIydujck.
Greek Forms. .1<>()
Latin Text. 9u
Greek Text. 00
L. Cass Carpenter, the rotten
breath ex collector ol Internal Reve
nue, was arrested in Columbia on
Wednesday on a charge of forgery,
ajul held for examination in a bond
of ?2,000. Show up the mattery
lunged devil, gentlemen of the inves
tigating committee, and make him
disgorge his ill-gotten gains. It was
he, in his Daily Union, who hounded
on Chamberlain and Coibin in prose
cuting the ICu-Klrix "in 1870. The
Penitentiary is the place for him.
For LS80 thepnpers say H cud ricks
for President and Hampton for Vied
President. Wc arc willing but would
like to sec the names of the candi
i? ? m
?lohn Ii. Hubbard was committed
to Jail in Columbia in default of
?1)00 bail on Tuesday.
An Executive Order to all Offi
Requiring TL cm to Attend to their
Duties, iiml not Middle With Politics.
The President lust Saturday caus
ed a copy of the following to be sent
to all employed in the civil service of
Exiioutivk Mansion )
Washington Juno 22, 1877, }
Slit: I desire to call your attention
to the following paragraph in a letter
addressed by me to the Secretary of
the General Government in relation
to the elections :
"No ofliccr should be required or
permitted to take part in the manage
ment of political organization, cau
cuses, conventions or election cam -
paigns. Their right to vote and to
express their views on public ques
tions, either orally or through the
press is not denied, provided it docs
not interfere with the discharge of
their oilieial duties. No assessment
for political purposes on olliuers or
subordinates should lie allowed.'"
This rule is applicable to every
Department of the civil service. It
should be understood by every ofliccr
of the General Government that. he
is expected to conform his conduct to
Wry respectfully, v?
11. jj. IIAYK3.
The foregoing order is but an ex
tension of the President's New York
custom house letter to all the de
partments of the Government, and
it is said to have received the unani
mous approval of the Cabinet. It is
understood that it will be strictly en
forced, aud that in consequence many
political workers will have to retire
tire from the arena of polities and
behave themselves or give up their
offices. It is thought that they will
quit polities and hang to the oflicial
This order has excited considerable
speculation a? to what its practical
ciiect will;be, especially in a Stale
which, iike Ohio, is j.ist entering on
an important campaign. It
will displace from the chairmanship
of the KedublicaU - Stato Central
ComOiillcc A. Ti \Vikoff, who is one
of the most efficient workers in his
parly in Ohio, where it is admitted on
all hands that the 'election will be a
close one. The President has issued 1
this order with a full understanding
of the fact that it will affect the in
terests of bis part)' unfavorably, but
with Iii in the necessity for reform
seems to outweigh all other consid
It is expected that by prohibiting
Federal office-holders from partici
pating actively in political cam
paigns their efficiency and populari
ty as public officers will bb greatly
improved, and that (hey willl hence
forth regard themselves as the ex
clusive servants of the public. It is
felt that the enforcement of this order
will require much firmness and per
scvcrcucc, for it will not be an easy
thing to induce the men who have
long been accustomed to manipulate
parties to retire from the leadership
and take a back seat. It is, neverthe
less, to be the firm intention of the
President to have the order strictly
observed, and it will be regarded as
a sufficient causo tor immediate re
moval if any ofliccr- high or low, is
found taking an active part in poli
In addition to Gen. Wikeff, chair
man of the Ohio Republican Central
Committee, this order will require
the resignation from political com
mittees of Assistant Secretary jMc
Cormich, who is secretary of the Re
publican National Committee; A. B.
Cornell, naval ofliccr at New York,
who is chairman of the New York
State Committee: "Boss" Kcycs,
chairman of the Wisconsin Republi
can Committee, who is post master at
Post Masters at the South who arc
obnoxious to our people should bo
watched closely, and if any of them
are. caught dabbling in poli
tics the mailer should be at once
reported to the President, and accep
table men recommended to fill their
Tho Gallows and the Mollie-Ma
Eleven of those men were bung in
Pennsylvania on the 14th inst., ten
of whom died by strangulation. Tho
average time in choking the breath
out of the wretched culprits the mails
tell us was twelve minutes, according
to tho time-pieces of the attending
physicians. Put who can tell the
duration of twelve minutes to the
miserable creatures who were dang
ling in the air with the rope gnawing
into their flesh, and who were gasp
ing desperately for that breath of
dear life which was slowly departing
from their bodies?departing forever ?
Capital punishment is essentially ne
cessary for the protection of society,
and the experience of mankind,
through long ages, so attests; but is
it not a stigma upon tho civiliza
nnlion nnd enlightenment of the
hintccutii century that the gallows,
that heritage of a barbarous and
cruel epoch in the world's history,
should still exist among us ? Is it the
vi on tier of putting condemned mur
derers to death that i.e reliid upon as
tho antidote against capital crimes ?
Docs the law intend to prevent fur
ther murders by holding upas a part
of the awful example the prolonged
sufferings and excruciating agony of
its victims? If so there are many
more forms of death much more ter
riblo than that of hanging. Broiling
on the stake, or cutting up the body,
member by member, or throwing it
from an elevation so 113 to dash it
to pieces, or breaking the
body on a wheel, or tying the arms
aud legs to 'fiery'horses, starling th?
animals in ditl rout directions, and
countless other ways, beside which
hanging scorns a luxury, would ans
wer the purpose much more cfleclivc
I ly than the rope. If cruelty is to be
a concomitant dl capital pueishment.
j then let us substitute for thq gallows
the most cruel and horrible form of
?loat h that can be devised. Let the
.inventive genius of the nation be
I consulted, and let tits person who out
strips his fellows in designing the
most cruel and barbarous form of
capital punishment, such as would
have III 1 ed the heart of*Nero with de
light, be paid it royalty for each execu
tion, ami after the inventor's death
let the royalty extend to his children
and bis children's children forever !
But the law expressiv disclaims all
intention of beim' cruel or vindictive';
On the contrary, it professes to bo
both humane nnd merciful. It points
proudly to ils maxims, "Better that
twenty guilty ones escape than that
one innocent sufior." "All are pre
sumed innocent until proven guilty."
I t guards with such jealous and rigid
care the rights of all accused persons,
particularly those charged with capi
tal oilcnses, that it really discrimi
nates in their favor, and many guilty
j poisons Lave frequently been enabled
to escape through mere technicalities.
It proudly points to its considerate
regard for the spiritual welfare of the
most depraved and abandoned crimi
nals titter conviction, affording them
ample time and opportunity for re
pentance and preparation. If.-..ich
arc the law's principles why subject
a human being to a process by which
he suffers indescribable agony for a
period ranging from twelve to twenty
minutes before the soul leaves the
body, when the same object can be
accomplished in fc? than oiw second ?
Against death by shooting aud the
guillotine, tho objection is ad
vanced that it is attended by the spill
ing of blood, and the sight of human
blood might shock the sensibilities of
delicate officials whose duty it is to
execute the mandates of the law. For
instance, our own clever sheriff.
What net vine is there that would lit
him for shooting it helpless murderer
or manipulating the fatal guillotine?
Norn:. .But joking aside, there;arc
many tender hearted sheriffs, hnd wo
should respect their feelings, but
still shooting or cutting oil'the heads
of murderers by them would be an
easier death for the unfortunate vic
tims than that by banging, and wc
earnestly hope that some practical
philanthropist will take the matter
in hand and cause the gallows tobe
remanded to tho company of the
other cruel instruments of human
torture that were long ago discarded
by civilized man as a disgrace to an
enlightened and progressive people.
Uorcruor IJampt u (u'lting Down to the
trno Inwardness of the South Carolina
Washington. 1). C, June 22d.?
The visit of Governor Hampton to
New York has more significance than
has yet appeared on the surface. His
mission is two-fold : First, he goes
to negotiate a loan among the capi
talists for the payment of interest on
the ?State debt, and second, he is
interested in securing the personal
presence of ex-Governor Chamberlain
in South Carolina. The Special
Committee appointed by the Legisla
luro of that State to investigate the
rascalities of tho Sinking Fund and
Laud Commissions, which operated
extensively in State funds, has driven
a bargain with one of the thieves
named Nilcs G. Parker. The terms
of the compact are that Parker shall
go free of criminal prosecution if he
tells all he knows about the swindle,
lie was Stale Treasurer when Scott
was Governor, Chamberlain Attorney
General and II. II. Ki nip ton Finan
cial Agent. These men were all in iro
or less implicated in the crooked par
ch sc of worthless 'swamp lands for
S750,000, and this is what Chamber
lain will bo called on to explain.
Parker has submitted his evidence,
and Attorney General Connor has
consented to bring ho criminal pro?
I cecdihgs, and now it is all-imp irlaut
I to have t haiiibcrlain on tin? ground
to stand his catechism; Th 'committee
has already sent hi in summons to be
prescht, lint ho has paid no attention
to them. Governor 11 .itnptoi has
had im understanding with Gover
nor Hohiuson, of New York. After
displaying the evidence given by
I'arker, and when tho proper time
conns, a requisition for Chamberlain
from Governor Hampton will be duly
hon ?red. I'urkur is now in business
at Newark, i\. .J lie walked olf witti
a barrel of money from the State !
vault iif South Carolina au? 1 has tir
nod Sta'.e evidence against his part
ners under promise of protect ion.
?mam ? - - ?? -
Mothers will grow weary and sigh
over the responsibility that Baby
places upon them, but they have the
high privilege of shaping a character
for usefulness. The exercise of pati
ence and the preservation of IJaby's
health by the proper use 61 Dr. Bull's
Baby Syrup will gi\ e them great pre-*
sent comfort and pispoetive happi -
ne.-s. 25 cents per bottle.
Dr. I- S. Wolfe can bu found at ljisbfllce
over K/.ekicl's Store whore he is prepared
to execute work on the most improved
styles, tit short notice and at reasonable
prices- All work qutir?ntecd;
jiuic in) tf.
STATIC ?F SOUTH CAllOTiiNA,
(Ti:an(:r.m-i:?; Coo sty,
In Trial Justice's Court, Before J. Fehler
Sdeyerrf, Estp, Trial Justice.
J. If. Schachte
J. M. Thompson
I?y virtue of a .Viirignicnt and Exemtion
in the above entitled case; I have levied on
t lie House and Lot oii market St. in the
Town of Oraiigcb-urg in the County and
State aforesaid, now oeeupicd l y said de
fendant, and shall proceed to sell all Ilia
right, title and interest of the Haid J. M.
Thompson in> and to the said premises, at
Public Auction, for Cash,at the door of the
Court IIou.se in tlic Town of Orangclmrg
aforesaid, oh Snlca day in August, A. O.
1S77, tit VI o'clock SI,
(i. W. BAXTER,
D eTr e ville & Hey ward
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS
OnuigclHii'g C. II., S. C.
fl^i)"" Will practice in the various Courts
of lhe State
W. J. DcTrcville, .lames S< Hcyward
jiino '2V> if.
A'lT?HNEY AT LAW,
Oi'iingebtirg, S- C
fit-jV" Otlico in rear of Masonic Hall.
FOB SAL13. (
A fiiic ''Grade .Merino Hack" 3 years old
took 2nd Premium at the County fair in l?75
Sheared UA lbs. wool this spring. Pince
S10. For further particulars emp?re at
june 33 tf.
Notice of J^)ismisr;al.
Notice . hereby given that I .shall one
month from datelilo my final account with
the Honorable Judge of Probate for Orange
burg County y and ask for letters of Dismissal
as Gunrdaiii of Neil Avinger.
A I' AVINGER.
june 23 41
Hy virtue of ti warrant on lien to me di
rected I will sell to the highest bidder for
cash, at llie plantation of Mrs. ?Tane M.
?Easterlin in ibc Fork of Edisto, on Tuesday
the third day of July next, about twenty
(20) bushels com, seized as crop of Corne
lius Levy, under warrant in lien to Mrs.
.Jane M, Easterlin;
Sheriffs Olliee )
Orangeburg Count v, Lj II LIVINGSTON,
June ISth, .1877. J S o C
E. Valeu'ine Suell
Montrcvillo Walts. J. Phillip Sain, J. Wal
lace Cannon anil'l lie Saint I'aiil aud Ma
rine Insurance Company.
Hy virtue of the? Judgment herein, T will
sell at Or hgeburg 0. H., on the first Mon
day in July next, during the legal hours of
All that lot of hi'-d,situate in the town of
Howesville containing one and 23-4.') acre?,
measuring two hundred and ten feet front
on street, an I bounded on the North
by lands of Jti le Robinson, on (lie Bast liy
by lot of K. V. Shell; on the South by
street and on the West bv lot of Dukes and
Metis, im laid down on plat made by T. F.
Harton nnd annexed to deed of conveyance
of said lot from K. V- SnoU to "Walls and
Sain healing ?lato, December 23rd 1S73
Terms cash, purchaser to pay" for
paper-: and recording. 52
S crilPfiOnico ) J. 11. LIVINGSTON
Ornii I'hurg Count v - S. ?. C.
Jiilv 2 1st 1S77 * ' J
I one 12 " 3r.
The Daniel Pratt Grin Co.
OF" PlLxTTSY'ILLli ALA.
Are inniMl'i s'.uring the Celebrated
?'O.ihicl Pratt Cotton Otas" with It-volv
ih'tf Hoads aiid an a Iju-table si-od boir?h
which are iinp.-ovemmits patented b?'tli?i<
i:i 'July IS7:5.
Any ordinary plantation hau l en feed
ill >se< rih<, a i ! t ley mil tiir i mi m r lint
iii r!r> same ti o ? t!i r*i a >y oilier ? riit, and
by tliii iLe of the iidjii-tii!>le seed hoard,
which ein be a Ipwte I while ihc ton is
running, they ein he mile to pick tlio
seed miic.li cleaner than aiiy other (tili. ? ^3
'I'hc Oxp-.'ricn?:? of every plaater who In-.
'U-;.;d thiiiii, shows that ihe>-?- (this will not
choke, i: ? :? em the roll h? broach by feed
ing ii all >: ? her in ill ? center or a! the end*
oflhee.it:.;:i !j iic;
Wc are propatv 1 ti> privo hy m my,let
ters in ? ii' olliee, writio i by parties who
lisivc lised these Iritis lor (he past four scaf
sbns, that ?ur convictions of the wonderfully
increased cJleetiviMicss and value of the Re
volving Head Ciin has been correct, anil wo
are confident we can, without fear or denial
elniui, thai no other (Sim can compete with
ii in iiualitv, capacity; or advantages ufhnv
Parties wanting our CJins can apply to
.1. C. l'ikc ? t o.,' Uraa2ob;irg C. II., S. ('.,
II. P. Mavs, Mnysvi?!e, S. C, Dr. J. M.
Hunter, Timmonsville,S. (}'. J. 1>. McLucan
Marion 0., II. S. C.
Who arc our agents for the sale of our
(liii? and sell at our airices.
DAN'ILL IMIATT CHX CO. , ;
June 12th 1877 i
juiic 23 4m
NOTICE TO PURCHASERS.
office of co; commissioner's:
?a.VNC.Kttnr.G Cotsty, f>. C.
J tine 2d, 1877.
The Hoard of County Commissioner'*
?fters for sale, the four Room* on North
Kile of Court .Home for approved County
Claims, the for mer purchasers having failed
to ejii.ply with ihc nrms of stile. Tho
snne to be sohl oa s.i'e.-day in July rcxL
All the fencing around the Court House
on same conditions as iWve'
l?y Ordoc of lue HJ.ird.
Clerk of Hoard,
june 9 4t
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
OFFICE OF CO. COMMISSIONER'S,
OtttXGEnuao, May lglh 1877.
The Rebuilding ot Four Holes HrhTgo
and Foot Way on Five Notch Load across
Pour Hide Swamp, will be sold to the low
est bidder at 12 o'c'.oek M., on Thursday,
J tine 23th.
Abfl the Kridgc on IIa'f Way Swamp.on
linger Hind will bo said to tho lowest
bidder at 12 o'clock M. oa Friday, Junb
A'so Ihc Kobuildmg <?f Shillings Bridge,
on ihc North hdislo Kiver will be sold to
die lowest bidder on Saturday, June 23rti
at 12 o'clock M.
Hy Order of the Hoard of County Com?