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?STJEWS >% TIMES.
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oranoeuuro news company.
0E0. U0L1VEK, Business Hnriager
j. FELDER MRYEUS, Editor.
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tho Views or opinions of our Correspond
SATURDAY. JULY 21, 1877.
Governor Hampton was threatened
with pneumonia while in New York.
Homphill has gone to discussing
"Christian Unity." What's the matter
with him ?
Tho murderers of young Eddiugs
wore hung in Charlestcn on Friday
Richardson, of the Columbia
Register, is the most original a nd
piquant paragraphist in the State.
? . i .>. - ? ? ? i -?
It now transpires that Horace
Grecly died hecause he was deposed
from the editorship of tho Tribune.
Tho liepublican party in Missis
sippi has disbanded and ? that's the
JukI of it.
Augusta lost ?00 000 this season
hy the small water-melon crop in
Bichmcud County, aud the editors of
the Chronicle and ConslUutionlist have
gone into mourning.
Hayes is catching the devil from
his party in the North. He is com -
ing South shortly to get out of hot
water. Don't see why ho should
receive ??y-comfort here. His fight
?with Blaine & Co. is not our funeral.
The NtiJf.s- and Courier is a staunch
friend to country newspapers. It is
well that somebody is their friend,
for, os a general thing, they arc
espocted to get along without friends
ftftd without money,
Iktrioghis lato visit Jto Duo West
Judge Mackey made some very hop
by hits in his own inimitable style
In speaking of the- grand reception
tendered Grant in England he said :
"There is one thing of which the
American people should be proud ?
that although Grant hns dined with
the Prince of Wales and Lord New
castle, whose tables were loaded
down with elegant gold and silver
plate, there has as yet been no charge
of larceny brought against him."
At the head of our columns we place
the name of W. J. D oTrcvillc, Escj.
for the Solicitorship of this Circuit.
If Governor Hampton is to shouldci
the responsibility of an appointment, I
so far as this jn.jht is concerned, we
What wc want is an election. In
a future issue wc shall give place to
the whole history of the movement of
a miscrablo clique in [.Charleston
against Colonel DoTrevillc.
The Stale Capitol.
The* Abbeville Medium wants the
Capitol removed to Charleston. Wc
see no necessity lor any such foolish
ness, but have, nevertheless a lively
appreciation for the spirit which
prompted the Medium editors to
start the question- It will breed
discussion of course, and, as a conse
quence, advertise the excellent paper
'I '"iivh going brothers.
v ? niovo that
IesU>n, and that II. C. II, ho made
State i>^*..?^'?:?? Do we hear a second 'i
The Mgyor^^ ^jj
Orangeburg is growing and tho
office of Mayor is not a bed of roses.
Besides tif? responsibility, thoro is a
good deal of work connected with the
position. In view, therefore, of this
fact, we suggest that tho olfiec be
made clcctivo and thoii the people
can with some show of proprioty
complain of their Mayor if he neg
lects his duty. As it is, that officer
serves at an expense aud trouble to
When the Legislature meets, we
trust the charter will be so ammeud
cd as to give ouivfuture Mayor a sal
Our County Indebtedness.
A petition from the taxpayers of
Rich land County wus filed with ths
Governor on Tuesday asking for tho
appointment of a Commission to in
vestigate the past indebtedness of
that County. The same law applies
to this County, We published it a
few issues back. Why the lethargy
on the part of the people? Why
talk so much about high taxation,
fraudulent County papers, wh en by
your own supiuencss, you allow it to
go into the Treasury unchallenged.
The law referred to abovo was enact
ed specially for the benefit of fault
finders, and those who believed there
was something rotten iu Denmark.
Why don't you take advantage of it?
Other counties have.
To express ourselves candidly,?we
believe that the matter has not boon
attended to because Orangcburg coun
ty is poor in material, that is, she
has fewer real leaders of public senti
ment than any other county in the
State,and those few the people depend
upon to do everything without any
To Be Regretted.
'It is to bo deeply .deplored that
there is a disposition in a certain
quarter to find fault with the Execu
tive Committee, because its members
deemed it unwise to call a Convention
to supply nominees for the two
vacancies which recently occurred in
this county. Wo know that the
Committee endeavored to do tho very
best it could for the people, and if an
an error hna been committed it was
one of judgment aud not of the
Apart from this, it seems hard to
he tlcrnally-hamnicring at men who
have done all tlicy could for the
Democratic cause without the slight
est compensation. Capt. Jas. F. Izliir
especially has served his party faith
fully, honestly, and at a sacrifice to
himself, and we arc satisfied that were J
he to inform the people of one half
the hard work he has done in their
service, they would at once rebuke
the spirit which prompts them to find
fault, and permit their scarce mut
tered auathciues to turn into blessings
upon their lips. When tho proper time
comes the people will be informed of
the conduct of their public servants.
At present it is the duty of every
man, and every Democratic Club
favoring the present Slate Govern
ment, to quiet and stille "the spirit of
discord which is sought to he planted
in this county. Remember the Bc
puhlican party is here yet, and still
has its majority of 1GD0, wailing for
a chance to lake advantage of a split
in the Democratic party.
Were we not anxious to see the plat
form of principles upon which Oov.
Hampton stands fairly tested, there
would not be so much concern oh our
part for I he welfare of the Democra
cy of this county. There are, as a
matter of fact mnny things that some
of us do not like, but for the sake of
South Caralina's weal wo submit
that it is highly proper just now to
? thought that is not in
Iaccord with the known policy of
Governor Hampton. And in this
kpirit, wc respectfully decline t<j pub
lish tho resolutions scut us from a
Democratic Club iu tho Fork; other
wise, they would find a place iu this
paper, for wo havo tho highest re -
speet for tho gentlemen forwarding
The Journal of Commerce.
Wc can well understand the pride
tho Germans of Chni lesion felt in the
establishment of the Journal oJ'^Vom
meter. They had long been without
a medium through which they could
reach the public, and in whoso
columns their friends and their
interests were guaranteed fair play.
In their municipal elections they had j
been ignored or abused, and it ? was
meet and proper that they should |
spend their money in equipping a
newspaper uot at war with their
hopes and ambitions. Foremost
among those of tho Germans who de
sired the publication of a free and
outspoken Democratic paper in Char
leston, was Capt, F. W, Wagcucr.
Being a leading citizen and a large
property holder, and having pride in
his nationality, he could not do other
thau detest the course of tho iVcjr.s
and Courier towards his people.
IIcucc his deep desire to found a
new paper in the city by the sea; aud
hence his unwearying watch over the
career of the Journal of Commerce...
But despite thes facts ; despite the
large number of friends the new
journal has, it fails to compare with
its great rival. To be sure wo say
this hi sorrow, but it is, nevertheless,
a fact. But friends of the Journal of
Commerce tell us that the Associate
Press dispatches arc withheld from
it, and that its proprietors have to get
their news through another chanuel.
That may be so, but it is not in tele
graphic intelligence alone that the
"slraightout" orgau is deficient. All
over it, on its editorial page as well
as in its make-up, it lacks the ele
ments of a first-class newspaper. Th.c
greatest and most momentous questions
may pass unnoticed in its columns.
Of course the fault is apparent to
men, accustomed to the harness, b it
it is hot our business to paint it out.
No. Let ours be tho more, pleas
ing task of importuning its conduc
tors to throw more light and vigor
upon it. More matter! more matter
is what it wants. We have had
enough soup, give us the substnhtials
now. Let us know something about
the city ring- What of the frauds
the Journal of Commerce was to un
earth in connection 'with its nuinici
pal govern nicir) ? Surely it has not
clasped hands with Cunningham an I
Mackcy ! Then, up and at 'em.
How, too. about tho indictments
against Tim Hurley as Treasurer and
Cunningham as County Cum mission -
er? Have they been settled'to the
satisfaction of the Journal of Com
merce ? A curious public would like
Ouanckiu'iu;, S. C.
July 17th 1S77.
ICtfUdr Oritrigcbury A'ews uiiil Times :
In your latest issue appeared a
communication sighed A. S. Norton,
and charging mo with stirring tip
strife in the neighborhood of Poplar
Township and arraying the white and
black races in said vicinity against
Grant mc space in your columns
to say, that these charges arc false
and malicious, and cniahate from a
very irresponsible person, whose only
reason for such misrepresentation is
his bitterness towards the negro, and
the loss of the pittance of his cost in
the disgraceful prosecution.
The true facts iu the case are these
iu substance : Soven or eight days
ago 1 was employed by Mr. Sam
Lewis, a colored man, to defend him
in a case bo fore Harmon Rush Esq.,
a Trial Justice, in which Lewis was
charged with assault and battery,
against another colored man named
West Jones; also to defend Peter
Laureuee, charged with said off-use.
On arriving at the place lor trial the
latter case was set for trial first, und
immediately A. S3. Norton, constable,
began to spoilt law in bis defence and
in opposition to me in regard to the
irregular manner of drawing the
jury. 1 at once saw thai if these
worthy (?) officers of tho law were
permitted to do as they pleased that
force and injustice would take lib
place of law ami justice. 1 of course
strenuously opposed all irregularities,
and would not suffer the ig'*' .ancc,
the spile, the envy nor the cm dty of
cither of them to do detriment to my
client. In the case of Peter Laur
ence a jut y of six white men was em
panelled and tried the case, and des
pite the most monstrous violation of
all law and practice by the Trial
Justice in examining the witnesses
and charging the jury, the six white
persons rendered a verdict of*'hot
guilty." Docs this look as if 1 had
attempted to stir up .strife or array
the whites against the blacks ? To
the contrary, there was not :i wh ile
man present who did not think thai
this case was union tided ami ought
not to have been entertained, nor tin:
county placed to the expense in in.-ti
tuting ii. 'flic next case was that of
Saiu'l Lewis, a respectable col bred
man of sonic wealth, and an appoint
ed overseer of the high-way in that
(lislrict. In this case a jury of.six
white persons was empanelled, and
after the must intense exhibition of
feeling against the defendant by the
Trial Justice as shown in his conduct
of examinations of wiltksses f?r the
Slate, in fact there we re but two and
one contradicted the other directly as
to the striking, asking the witnesses
the most extravagant leading ques
tions, and at one lime dared force
witness to testify as he desired sav
ing to him I'll prcitpct you, als j re
fusing to refer to the testimony for
the defendant, there being six wit
nesses for the defence, except to make
it appear as helping the piiscciition,
anil also refusing to charge the jury
with the law in point a- re id by the
counsel for the defend lilt; yet these
six white persons Were unable to
agree upon a verdict of guilty and a
mistrial was rendered. I low was
this? More than fifty persons^ black
and white, will verify t!i j st. iL?.n m t
I that this worthy (?) Trial Justice,
Harmon Push, alter giving the caku
to the jury, was afterward seen, and
I before a conclusion was reached by
the -jury, in private consultation at
the door of the building in which tin;
jury were consulting, with the fore
man of thei jury; and in the absence
of counsel. I threatened this minis
ter (?) of the law with presentation to
our Gra?d Jury for official iniscoh
duct. 1 was then asked to hear what
had already been said, and which I
could not confirm being at the time
absent. It was afterwards discover
ed that the said juror in consultation
! with the Trial Justice was the cause
of a mistrial.
This conduct on the part of the
Trial Justice was condemned by all
persons, black and white, as outrage
ous, ami the best of feeling existed be
tween the races, each sympathizing
with the poor man, Sam Lewis, who
was lo be tried by such a Trial Jus
tice, ft is well to stale that Sam'l
Lewis' offence consisted in trying to
prevent West Jones the plaintiff from
shooting Peter Lawrence, one of the
men repairing the Highway under
his charge on the day in question.
The case was next set for a rehearing
on Thursday 11th inst., when the
aforesaid scenes, and exhibition of
feeling intensified, reappeared. A
jury of 5 white persons and one color
ed was empanelled, and despite the
grossest misrepresentation of the evi
dence for the defense by the Trial
Justice who refused to permit me in
my exception to his eliargi to the
I jury to give him nu apportuuity to
j correct thc.ee niistatcincnts, nor would
he rule whether he would so charge
or not, on my persisting that it was
his duly and my right to demand it
should be done, found myself in the
hands of A. S. Norton, who like a
Georgia Bear look hold of me ami
dragged me before his honor (?) the
Trial Justice, wdio charged tin with
contempt. This gross injustice to
wards me enraged the colored people
and disgusted the white, and if I had
not. raised my hand in the direction
of my colored friends, it is hard to
conceive what would have been the
end. That the insolence of Norton
would have received its just merit of
practical condemnation at the hands
of my friend-, no one who reads the
facts in these cases will doubl, lie
owes his life lo me, a life I am afraid
thiil lib ouo else would have cured,
black or white, to save. This disturb
ance being ended, the jury was given
the case, and in ;i very few minutes
returned with ;i verdict of "not
guilty." Now, my dear readers this
is the head and front of my offending
Judge, yet it may bo well to state
that it is currently reported that
?75.00 was the fine adjudged to he
fixed ere the case was heard, lie
form ! Reform ! !
D. A. Stkakkh.
- ? -i m ? ttm -
Presentment of (he Grand Jury.
To lion. Thompson If, Cobkc Judye
I'n?:<id!tt<j ],?.?/. Circuit:
We tlie Grand Jury hereby:make
this our presentment. Wc have in the
short time allowed us, wc en
delivered to discharge our duty in
examining the different ofiiees and
We visi ted the Jail ami found it
well kept, the Prisonerssay that the y
are well fed; the Jail needs painting
and white washing, especially the
latter; that chloride of lime be furn
ished as it is needed, we find that the
Jail needs four (-1) lucks; three (3)
fastenings to inside door of cells; the
outside fence needs repairs; and the
roof leaks badly, recommend that the
above repairs be attended to, for the
better security of the Prisioners.
Visi I cd the different County oflices
and ft lid the Hooks, Papers, Furni
ture iS:c., in good order, but believing
that thorough examination is necess
ary and demanded and not having
suflieient tiifie we respectfully ask that
a Committee be appointed to examine
the Rooks ami lionds of the County
ollicials and request your limn- to
appoint member.-! of the 15.ir Ij aidst:
We find thai there is mi Iii.-.uraiice
on the building ami would reeomeud
that it be attended to at tmiw, be be -
lievc that, the place is endangered by
a building on the North side which
was previously so! 1, we understand
that the purchaser has not complied
with the terms of the ::al.ran 1 reo >
mend that it be rcsdl I, would also re
commend that the old fence now in
poscssion of Commissioner J. P.
Mayes and that remaining on groun I
1)0 advertised and sold, and that a
new .fence be placed around the
Court House as soon as possible.
RoaDs and But n?;i:s
Are reported in general bud order
especially Four Hole Bridge which is
in a dangerous condition.
Wc find that the Sheriff has rccciv
no funds for diuting or tranporting
Prisioners and would receimneud th it
his Honor direct the County Com
missioners to furnish the means as
soon as in funds.
Would recommend that the p cti
tiou of Asbury W, Wannamak er for
tavern license at Jamisons T O., be
granted upon payment of One Hund
red Dollars (6100.)
We present W. A. O'Cain Trial
Justice, for official misconduct ami
attached papers to prove the same :
STATU OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
Oka Nfi KnuRfi County.
Personally came Alfred Jones who
being duly sworn, says, that at
Orangeburg one Watson A. O'Cain, a
Trial Justice, of said County, who in
a certain proceeding on or about Apri 1
26, 1*77, did, wherein a certain wo
man named Frances'Bum.id alleged
a complaint against deponent and
others, for some pretended charge,
and that the said proceeding was set
tied and deponent with the other par
tics paid fifteen dollars to the said
woman, and the Trial Justice afore
said did charge and take .Vom the
said woman a large part of the ssiid
money, saying his time was worth
something, although there was no
paper overdrawn or issued in the pro
ceeding and the said Trial Justice
had no right nor claim to charge nor
lake any money in the proceedings
as he was not entitled to any costs in
the matter at all; that afterwards
the said Watson A. O'Cain a Trial
Jusliec aforesaid did say about the
Town of Orangeburg that he was the
agent for tho. said woman aud did in
cite personal and encurago her to
bring a suit against the deponent for
.slander, and did thereby commit the
crime of bar re try in violation of the
duties of his said office, and did stir
up strife and lawsuits aud said iu tho
presence of divers good citizens that
-the plaintiffs attorney owed
him (O'Cain) twenty-five dollars and
that he expected to get it out of de
ponent in this case; and that ho could
by telling [certain thingr about
aforesaid, prevent him coming into
this bar. And that the said \V. A.
O'Cain did on another occasion ex
tort and receive from one W. H.
Bull lees fjr settling a cas2 and did
charge and make parties pay for a
prctented divorce which he gave to
them. And that W. A. Maroney, J.
M. Daiincr, John Inabinet nud
Abial Lathrbp Esq., and T. A. Jones
M. D.,arc material witnesses to prove
Signed, J. Alfred Jones.
Sworn to before mc this 22nd day of
J. Felder Meyers,
llcc'd of John A. Marouey a note
for five dollars in settlement of the
case of Franc;:* M. Buzzard, and
which the said Frances agrees to
withdraw all charges.
W. A. O'Cain,
Agt. of F. M. Buzzard.
Rec'd of Alfred Joncrfivc dollars
for Frances M. Buzzard as a com
promise and settlement of a case pro
posed to be instituted againt him for
assault on said Frances M. Buzzard,
this 20, April 1877.
W. A. O'Cain,
Ayl. for F. M. Buzzard.
All of which is Respectfully sub
J. S. Alb erGott i,
Orangeburg, S. C, Ma) 23d 1877,
A beautiful complexion depends
upon the purity of the blood. To
keep the blood piire and ' healthy use
Dr. Bull's blood mixture.
OFFICE OF COUNTY AUDITOR,
(it; v.s'OKiiiiii'i County.
July .-,?!, IS77.
Notice is hereby given that this oftiec
will be open to reeeirc lb-turns of Personal
I'ntperiy for the li-eal year 1877, on Tue.v
ilay the lOili i'ay of July IS77. All persona
ofer 21 year:; sind under 60 years of age",
art: required in pay a OA IMTATION TAX
nfbiio H a. Taxpayers will carefully iintn
any transfers of l\c:(l Iv t:C?? nia le s'neo
Jiinc I.-; 1S7(> to June 1st 1S77. All pro*
porty in tho pos?-v.?inn, or tinder the <'<nitrol
of every person on the 1st day of June 1S77
(hot exempt froni taxation) must ho Return
1 will beat I'ranehvillu Saturday, July
At Fort Motto I'uo-dav, July 2Jj.
At Si. Matthews Wednesday, July J?.
.\t IhVrdinsStore Momlay, July 8<\
At J. F. W ays Store Tuesday, July 31.
At Knott's Mill Monday, August ?'..
W. h \V. Kihy's Wednesday. August! S.
The oiliceat Or.uigeburg will ho open lb
the 20tli day of August, after which time a
penalty of?Octswill be added to tue RE*
TL'HMS ofall bEMNQUENTSf.
JAS. VAN TASSEL,
july 7 3t
By virtue of an Execution's to' rafe
directed, I will sell to tho highest bidder, at
Orangeburg C. II. on the first Mondav in
Aug. next, for cash, all the Itights, Title
and Interests of the Defendants in the fol
lowing propeity, to wit:
All that tract of land in Orangeburg
County, lMne drove Township, containing
two hundred acres more or less, and boun
ded on the southwest by lands of D. J.
Zeiglcr, South by lands of Kst. of Watt, N.
E bv lande of F J Carson, and North by
lands formerly of Or T J Goodwin and now
claimed by J M Crosswell
Levied on as the property of "Wru S
Thoninson at the suit of Jacob Movers
S! eriirsOflicn j J. II LIVINGSTON
Orau eburg County [ S. O. C.
Jiily 2 Ist 1S77 " J
lidy 21 St.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
?KAXnn?tma County, 1 In Probate?
/-.'.. Parti j Court
Jane M, Kandale \ Petition
Widow of blither j for her
KaitMlale \ Ilomestoad.
Puhl it- notice is hereby given that Jane
M. Kansdale and her minor Children,
Widow and Children of Luther Ransdale
ilcccasud, have applied by Petition to me
as Probate Judge for the County of Orange
biirg to have their Homestead nnd Personal
Property Exemption; appraised and stet off
according to law out of the Estate of said .
deceased; and 1 will act on said Petition on
the 20th day of August A. I >. 1877.
C. B. GLOVER,
july 21 _5t
~" STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
OnANC.r.at'tto CorNTT, V In Probate
Ji'j Parte 1 Petition
Sarah C. Collier [ for her
Widow of W; O. Collier \ Homestead,
Public notice is hereby Riven that Sat ah
G. Collier and bet minor Children, Widow
and Children of W. O. Collier d ceased, hav?
applied bv Petition to me as Judge of Pro
bate for tlie County of Orangcburg aforesaid
to have their Homestead and personal pro
perly Exemption, appraised and set ofl at*.
? ording to law; and that I will act on sarf
Volition on the 20th day of August A. 9.
1877, C. B. GLOVER.
Judge of Probate,
July 20 ?1?