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THE ORANGEBURG TIME?.
Orangeburg, 8. 0., Hay 15, 1872.
LARGEST CIRCULATION IN THE CPUNTY.
J. 8. HEYWARD, Editor.
Our Duty In this Campaign, as
Wo sec by the papers that the National
Democratic Convention is to be held
next mouth, ^Oth.) at the City of Balti
more, and that ono reason why this city
was chosen as tho place of meeting, was to
tvoid the.pressure which has developed
rtrong sympathy in the liberal Republi
can nomination of Grceley and Brown.
This, looks as though there is some
chance of an independent Democratic
nomination, which we look upon as en
suring to Grant his re-election. This we
regard as the direst curse that can befall
the South. This campaign must bo
fought out by us under the black tlag
principle?party lines are of liMlc mo
ment to us, who struggle for freedom from
actual bondage, political and personal;
and wc must enter the field assured that
we must win or be forever lost. An
other decade of Radicalized emancipa
tion, and the day of prosperity for South
Carolina shall bo buried beyond renova
To avoid this, in the name of all that is
sacred, let us not repeat the folly of a
Douglass and Brcckenridge campaign,
with a Lincoln to trot in with light
weight. If the Democrats do their duty,
they will join the liberal Republicans,
who have made these capital nominations,
and make the election of Greeley and
Browu a certainty. In our opinion
Greeley is personally from his record
more acceptable to the SoMth than any
Northern Democrat; and if the Southern
delegates throwing aside this certainty of
being rid of Grant, consent to be led
again by the Northern Democrats they
will have to accept this same platform.
We can get no other than such as will
contain the only points of this to which
wecould object; viz, the political equality
?fall men, the supremacy of the Union,
and the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amend
ments. For the men : those we have of
fered us are known to be men of honest,
uuswerviug political integrity,ability,and
patriotism, though of a different party to
ourselves; whiU tho very enemies of
our* State, whom we desire to remove from
office, Grant and Scott, arc Northern
Democrats, who while Democrats, before
they deserted to Radicalism, performed
those eminent sorvices against us which
gained them office: and upon the con
tinued pursuit of these against us, will
rest their claim to re-election. Wc sin
cerely hope that no Democratic nomina
tion will be made, and that Greeley will
be elected. Eo is the only Yankee we
believe who lias philanthropy enough to
feel and help the South, arid wc want a
friend, if we cannot put a brother in the
The New Street.
Wc understand that at a recent meet
ing of our town council it was decided
that steps should be taken for opening
the street which runs in front of the )'Ji
thern Church, (now used as tho Court
House,) through to the South Carolina
Railroad. Tho plan, as almost every
other corporate scheme, has some oppo
sers and warm supporters. Without pur
posing to plant the bnnnci of either party,
we confess ourselves rather inclined to
like tbo project, provided the town coun
cil are careful in the use of the power
granted them of passirg through private
The street will pass over a heavy grade,
but not so heavy a one as we havo on
Bcvcral other streets in our town. It will
also cut off a portion of the Presbyterian
church yard, but not any of the graves
from the Church. We cannot sec any
objection to this; for if wc have pros
perity which wo ought to have, the street
will have to be opened, and tho bound
ary of tho church yard had better he
placed now. Wc like cemeteries better
than city grave yards in the midst of
bustle and turmoil, and there is nothing
particularly attractive either in tho ap
pearance or location of the church yard,
while there would benodifliculty in select
ing a picturesque and quiet spot on the
outskirts of town for burial purposes. Let
us have the street, and allow an oppor
tunity to men to purchase lots who can
not afford to pay the prices asked by the
property holders on Russell Street. It
will add to the population and the ap
pearance of tho town to have that hill
laid off and built up. Every improve
ment attracts inspection, induces inquiry
and visiting business and immigration
nil of which is desirable,and to be hud
with reasonable enterprise No town in
tho S^gte*is more advantageously situated
thau our*, if we only diligently open tho
avenues of business at our command, and
this is one.
Judge Graham made this term of court J
u very short one, adjourning last Th?rs- j
day; and we hnve heard but one voice with |
[ regard to tho dignity and affability with
which be conducted the court, that of
approval. Borne little excitement was
riot, wanting however. The grand jury
acquitted themselves well by the people,
reporting the jail and recommending the
attachment of J. Felder Meyers for con
duct unbecoming a gentleman and con
tempt to the jury. They also recom
mend that an indictment bo brought
against the G?Unty Commissioners for
issuing an order for 81,000 to the County
Treasurer, in favor of one John Evans
Britten. No voucher to balance appear
ing, of work done by said Britton.
In thus connection wo would call atten
tion of our readers to tho fact that we
made mention, several issues back, of a
''Rumored Forgery," and stated that our
duties as journalists ceased for tho time
upon the assurance of one of the parties
that he would make it bis duty to bring
the matter before this grand jury and see
that it was thoroughly investigated.
This party to whom we referred, was
Mr. E. Baynard Scabrook, and he has
done anything but fulfill his assurance.
On the contrary, when he heard that the
matter was under investigation, he came
into open court and asked if there was no
way of stopping the investigation; and
when the Judge said he knew of no stay
to the inquiry of a grand jury, lie openly
and repeatedly charged the .Judge upon
the bench of being the instigator of this
unjust persecution of him, an honest man.
Rumor only said that he drew the money,
and the grand jury do not even mention
his name. Why then this vehement an
ticipation of persecution? A few words
Scabrook's message to, us, and his des
perate anxiety, which has cost him hia
position at the bar, together with the re
commendation of iudictmcnt of our Coun
ty Commissioners, of w hom the chairman |
is J. Felder Meyers, who was so insulting
to the jury us to be subjected to making
the amplest apology and $2") fine by the
court, and the name of John Evans
Britton, the party in whose favor the
draft was drawn, gives us the three men
whose names rumor linked in the trans
action; whose names were joined as editors
of the recent Daily Republican, which
paper appeared shortly after the reported
disappearance of the money; which ru
mor said was taken by these parties to
start that paper, and in a manner which
is not satisfactory to the grand jury of
our County. K. B.?Meyers is our only
white Commissioner and the only one who
feels "Democratic persecution."
J. Felder Meyers, who at this term of
court is raising the cry of "Democratic
persecution," was at the last term of court
accused of "persecuting" Charles S. Bull,
our former County Clerk. The accusa
tion was brought in open court by his
present coadjutor, E.Baynard Scabrook,
who called it "Democratic persecution."
Consistency, thou art not here.
t Church Robbery.
Our highly esteemed and worthy minis
ter of the Presbyterian Chiirch here, Rev.
J. D. A. Brown, has beet: made subject
to this recent license; and in considera
tion of the sacrifice of one per cent of his
salary upon the rapacious nit ir of Radi
calism, he has been presented with n li
cense card by Mr. James Van Tassel, our
County Auditor, and directed to place
it in a conspicuous place in his
place of business. Mr. Brown is at
a loss to know what part, of tho Church,
(where ho preaches,) it is designed that
he shall hang this badge of Radical con
sent to his preaching the word of God to
his congregation, whether at the door or
in the pulpit. Thus is the hand of our
rulers raised even against the word of
God. Was ever conquered territory
moro tyrannical lj ruled? We are taxed
on our heads, on purchase, sale, income,
and profit, on the right to do anything,
oven to enjoy religion?for what wo cat,
what wo wear, for our bodies, and for our
souls, arc we taxed.
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R. K. Scott as a Benefactor.
Our Governor shines out in a new
light. We see by the papers that after
leading the band of robbers and murder
ers, who have for the last, four years offi
cially infested tho State, Gov. R. K.
Scott has pledged hia individual credit for
tho supplies necessary to provide for the
LunaVicAsylu.n. Our noble benefactor j
reminds us of the generous highwayman
Kobin Hood, with this difference, (worthy
Of note,) Robin robbed in the seclusion of
the forest and performed his charity in
private, while Robert does what he does
in the king's house, and himself sits on the
throne, while bis charity is recorded for
the admiration of bis admirers. Wc
always feel shic that a record of benefit
means that u pay day is ahead with its
per ccntage?what does the Governor
shave tho liability of bis State to our
Lunatic Asylum at? Ro sure it is as
near the Dutchman's one per cent as he
can get. Alas! the bitterness of the dis
grace of being subject to accept charity at
I the hands of Robert K. Scott! How im
measurably unfortunate are the inmates
of the Lunatic Asylum!!
Wc would remind our readers, both
gentlemen and ladies that Col. D. Wyntt
Aikcn say:- he bus something of inten-1
to say to both \ a .ties next Wednesday
at our Court House, and he has the rep
utation of saying it well too. Come every
one, and hear what be has to say of in
tcrcst and information. He is pre-emi
nently tlie farmers' friend.
Attention is called and a perusal in
vited to our column ot new advertise
ments. It is a pnrt of tho paper to
which we would invite the constant at
tention of our readers as there only they
sec advertisements which often arc in
serted only once, as also those which are
special and the. more important.
The General Sunday School Conven
tion will meet, in Charleston on the 17tk,
that is Thursday of this week.
[For the Times.]
"Oil! YOU ARE IIKUE."
?lunialini.?"Yea! my lifu and soul lam hery,
my goal's delight, upon Tom Tidler's ground
picking up the demnition gold and .silver."
A ny party whether ecclesiastic, or po
litical, is liable to a growth of "tares in iff
wheat." There will always bo found iis
the world, in the social walks of life, an?
even the sacred pale of-the church, that
which is a reproach and contempt iblq,
ami it were unreasonable to expect that
the masses when swayed by the influence*
of passion,or blinded by prejudice, should
be tree from elements w hich disgust evci
the most partisan. Fortunately these tares
pul on their munistukcablc incUxiu^ut&k
and stand out in the bold relief of lndeous
ncss and contrast, amid the true grain of
harvest, and their presence is often a
"blessing in disguise," creating a watclA
fulness, lest contact with them ehouia
injuro or contaminate. The party claim
ing the high sounding name of "Republi
can" (We speak of them as seen in South
Carolina,") and which prates so incessant
ly of "principles," should at least justify
its pretensions with a show, just a faint
glimmer of principle. "Lot nothing evil
enter here" was written by a wag over.the
porch of Diogenes. The same may be set
in letters of lire over the arch of Repub
lican triumphs; and the answer
to wherefore will not bo "which way
shall the master enter," but rather vjb'
arejam full." In the secret conclaves of
Robin Hood's gang there were maintain"
cd principles, which rendered the vilest
outlaw of his band, safe from the treach
ery of hi-; fellows. Among the banditti
and cut throats of Mexico, thcro arc prin
ciples adhered to, which afford to each
mutual aiil, while the whole are organiz
ed to murder and steal. And so firmly
are these principles imbued into, and
clung to by these enemies of the public
peace, that they set up tlie aphorism,
"honor among thieves." Arguing prin
ciple os an abstract word, the Republi
cans of South Carolina are brimful of It
and running over, there is no end to their
principles. Reginning with emancipa
tion, it robbed the South of its property,
it grew fat on the tax put upon cotton
and tobacco. It sent us swarms of phil
anthropists, (Scott, Whittcinoro & Co.,)
like the "locusts of Egypt," each a mis
sionary without stall*or scrip, only a ear
pel bag; to preach redemption, "forty
acres am', a mule." It gave us a rule of
beastly, blind, besotted ignorance, which
held its orgies of corruption, to the dis
grace of civilization, and the execration
of decency. It collected in the legisla
tive halls at ( olumbin ai crew who would
have shamed a ' Lafitto" for schemes of
piracy, and disgraced on Arab Sheik for
stupidity. It incited to acts of midnight
incendiarism and plunder, a deluded peo
ple, who only failed to carry out the be
hests of their cowardly "leagues" because
their convictions were opposed to the
teachings of their new masters. It found
the State in beggary, and struggling
amid the debris of war, yet its principles
stripped her of every appeal to justice, as
the, vultures of Radicalism sated them
selves upon her blecdiug carcass. Has
it stayed at uny act, however base or
low, to accomplish its ends? Has it not
defied public opinion, outraged law, and
fettered the Courts, thai its principles,
viz, stealing, might go on ? Every office
of trust is robbed, every avowal of truth
is a lie, every pretension to decency is n
sham, and but one motive has actuated
the party leaders and dupes, plunder,
plunder, plunder. In spite of the grip of
the law, that now and then restrains, only
to let a new band steal, they prate prin
ciple, principle. Is it principle to en
courage and affiliate with commissioned
thieves, and bail them virtuous? Is it
principle to be 'cheek by jowl' with the
ignorant and debased, merely to obtain
\\h patronage? Is it principle to de
grade manhood and self-respect in vio
lating the sacredncss of home and social
reservations, with the loathsomeness of
filth and shame? If such be principle as
held by these pseudo martyrs, then may
they maintain it, to the eternal execra
tion of the world, and to the complete
ostracism, which fiends deserve, ( who fail
not even to tax the "word of God,"; at th"
hands of those whose principles are based
in obedience to the law, which says,
"Thou shalt not steal."
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Mr. Editor : Pursuant to the call of
Adam C. Williams, a meeting of citizens
of the County was held last Saturday at
Hellers' store. Owing to a protracted and
vigorous shower, tho attendance was not
large, but the leading politicians of the
County put in their appearance very gen
erally. Williams was elected chairman
and .lohn E. I lumber!, secretary. On
motion, Mr. A. Ik Knowlton then ad
dressed the meeting at some length, set
ling forth the horrible financial condi
tion of the State and County, and urging
tho election of better men for office.
James J. Mitchell followed, and some
sharp sparring took plate between him
and Jamison, who succeeded him on the
stand. Speeches wore also made by Sheriff
Riggs, ?lohn L. Humbert, Christian Cald
wcll and others.
SoMKTIlINC ABOUT VaCCIX atiox.?
Vaccination?now so generally practiced
as a protection against that terrible, dis
ease, small-pox, was discovered almost by
accident. Previous to the year 1706, in
Ijhrnration nvns the only*known method of
diminisjiiilg the danger attendant on
small-pox; lor it was believed that all
must have the disease in some way. Dr.
Edward Jonncrj in inoculating hi.s pa
tients for small-pox, found that many
did not take it. Inquiries among the
country people developed a common be
lief among them that those* whose busi
ness it was to milk cows were seldom
afllicted with the disease; and further in
vestigation proved that inoculation did
not take effect in those who had accident
ally taken "cow-pox." Jenner followed
up the idea thus suggested by experi
ments; but his belief that vaccination?
from the cow in the first place, and then
from one person to another?would pro
tect against the small-pox was ridiculed
as an absurdity U>v sixteen years. He
persevered, however, and in 17!M> vacci
nated a boy eight years old with matter
taken from a milk-maid's hand. The
child recovered satisfactorily, and was
immediately inoculated for small-pox,
but without the slightest effect. .Tenner's
discovery then became widely known and
Although medical opinions vary some
what in regard to this subject, it is pretty
generally agreed that if the protection
afforded by vaccination is not perfect, it
is superior to any other known; that al
though tho operation, once performed,
often fails to afford complete security,
yet it generally modifies the disease,
rendering it comparatively mild and safe;
and many physicians are of opinion that
if the virus is thoroughly inserted until
it ceased to affect the system, the person
is protected for all times ns effectually as
he would be by ah attack of small-pox.
A clergyman in Scotland tlesirod his
hearers never to call one another "liars,"
but when any one said "the thin* that
was not," they ought to whistle. On
Sunday he preached n sermon on the
parable of the loaves and fishes; and
being at n loss how to explain it, ho said
the loaves were not liko those nowadays
?they were as big as some of the hills
of Scotland. He had scarcely pronounc
ed these words when he heard a loud
whistle. "Wat's that ca'a me a liar?"
"It is 1, Willy MacDonald, the baker."
"Well, Willy, what objection have ye to
what I ha' told you?" "None, Moss
John; only !. want to know what sort of
ovens they had to bake those loaves in ?"
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F. P. BEARD, Associate Editor:
Divine service will he held in the
Episcopal Church, next Sunday.
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Rev. Win. II. Lawtou will preach in
the Methodist Church next Sabbath.
No service in the Presbyterian Church
Memorial day was generally observed
throughout the State.
Wc return thanks tp the ''fairy" who
had consideration enough for us to send
us a most lovable bouquet last evening.
Contribute something to aid the Elliot's
in building their proposed hand.-ome edi
fice, and thereby promote a public good
? ??? ? ?
Has it Suspended? We have not
received a copy of the Rural Carolinian
in two months. Why, we do not know.
E. R. Seabrook w ?s suspended from
the practice of law, by Judge Graham,
last weck. Sic transit gloria mundi.
Now i-? the time to advertise, and to
do so to advantage your advertisement
must appear in the Times.
By reference to our advertising col
umns, it will be seen that a meeting ?l*|
the Survivors'Association of this County
is called to meet on the 22nd hist.
Our friend Jones, of Port Motte, has
presented us with a brace of young ali
gators, which wsre captured in Halfway
Swamp, near thoSantee River.
"Ye local" offers his services to the
citizens of Orarigcburg as the only "crier"
in town. Whenever you want to sell
anything at auction, call on him.
Wowoald call attention to the card ol
Dr. T. Berwick LeGare. He is an old
hand at the business, and is keeping up
with the progress of the age.
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C all at Cornclson's hud be convinced
that In1 carefully considers the coin fort
of his customers, contributing then-to the
best articles in every department, at
Doors, Sashes and Windows.?It is
important for our readers to know where
(obuy the above articles, and we, there
fore, take pleasure in referring them to
(he card of Captain J. A. Hamdton, who
keep* these articles on baud.
The following affecting tpierry is ad
dressed l<> bis sweetheart by a poetical
lover in town:
If yon w:w a ?big, and I was n hog
And 1 giit into your meter's yard,
And your muster \v;h to set you on me,
u'u.dd von Idle me verv bird?
We understand there is considerable
talk among the member.-? of the Orttnge
burg bar, as to tl?e irregularity of the ad
mission of Sasportas and Humbert, to
practice. The law requires the examina
tion of the applicant by three members of
the bar, and in these ca.;es, only two ex
amined the applicants.
Tin: Faia!?Yes. it a settled fact.
The Elliott Hook & Ladder Company
intend to have a Fair. The committee
met on last afternoon, and have secured
the aid of a committee of zealous and ac
tive ladies, to whom the whole matter has
been given. We are assured that noth
ing will be left unfinished which will add
to brilliancy and success of the occasion.
The 12th, loth and 14th of June, proxi
mo, the days selected ; and the commit
tees arc starting to work with a ven
The ladies will wait on our citizens for
contributions to this enterprise, to aid in
building a truck bouse and public hall,
and we feel satisfied that none will with
hold their aid, from so praise-worthy a
Contributions can be made to any of
LIST OF LETTERS
r km ai king ik oka kg ejiurg postopfice
to May 15, 1*72.
C?Rev. W. C. Clark, II. D. Cook.
G?M. D. Gray.
M?Richard Miller, Petty Matthews.
W?Rev. Jno. Wilson.
Persons calling for the above letters
will please say they arc advertised
F DeMars, P. M.
Chakm'ston, May 155.?Cotton im
proved ; Sales 250 bales; ordinary 20 ;
Rice transactions unimportant.
New Yoke, May li*.?Cotton quiet,
231 to 2-U.
Fires arc raging in the forests of Uls
ter and Hhllivnn Counties, New York.
Tribute of Respect. ^
At n regular communication of Livingston]
Lodge, No. 110, A. F. M., held at Lodge Boom,!
May 4th, 1872, the following preamble and rcs-J
oliltioils were adopted:
Whereas, God, whose ways are past finding!
out, has removed from our midst Brother J. A.]
Jeficoat; and while wo humbly acknowledge'
his gieat goodness and mercy toward us," we
deem it not amiss to hear record of the loss this
Lodge has sustained by his removal to thoi
Temple not made whit hands, eternal-'in rhei
Heavens, Therefore, be it
JttxnUt'l, That in the death of Brother J, A J
Jefcoat, this Lodge has lost a worthy member i
ami the community a good citizen.
Jlennlvcil, 2'hat we tender to his family our
heartfelt sympathies in their sau bereavement!
Iiesrtlvdil, That a page on our llecord Book be
inscribed to bis memory.
Jiemhtd, That the usual badge of mourning
bo worn for thirty days.
Jlcxvlvcd, That these proceedings be pubHshed
in the County papers, and a copy be forwarded
to bis family. (From the minutes-)
may 1 ? 1 f. P. SA LLY, S ?cretary.
By virtue of sundry executions to me directed
"I will sell to the highest bidders, ntOrange
burg Court House, on the first MONUiVY in
June next, for cash, the following property
One TRACT OF LAN A containing 439
acres, more or le-**, bounded north by B. P.
Bcid and John Segler, cast by aUttte lands of G.
W. Brodie, south by John Johnson hud P.
Kitchens, and west by P. Kitchena.
Levied on as the property of T. F. Brodie at
the suit of J. IF. Johnson, Administrator of
Joseph Johnson. II. K1GGS,
Sheriffs Office, Orangeburg, C. IL, S. C, Mav
10, 1872^_?_may !?"> '
A School will be opened in the basement of ?}
Mrs- Wannainaker's Hotel in Orangeburg, by
Stiles K. Mellichampj on Mondav, Mav 20th.
1872. " " '
Classical - - - -1.U0
My surveying business will hereafter be con
fined to Saturdays and Vacations.
STILES 11. MELLICH AMP.
ORArvGEBURG SURVIVORS ASSOCIATION.
Yoiir Regular Quarterly Meeting will take
place on the 22d, (Wednesday,) at 10 o'clock A.
M., at Huniltoa's Store. B:i?jnc*i of. import
ance. Bv ??i iier of the President*
JOHN A. II.IMILTOX.
may 1?-1 Si --rotary.
AP persons having claims against t!ie late P.
S. BRANDENBURG, debased, wi/l present
tbeni on or before the 1">i!i of JuUftUCXt, Icy-ally
teste?!, and all jiei-sons indclrtcd to tliesnmewW
make payhient. oil or before ibu above date, to
the undersigned persons.
Mary S. Grand.'iiburg,
Cat brine E. llrandeuhtirg.
Ma rgftref Jv Rniibli*nburg>
x AnnrH. J3n?ideiibu*%r~ >
may l? Survivors.
Warm weather has come, and s<> has one of
the Snesi, choicest and most comp ete Stocks of
DRY GOODS, GUOCEUIES, ?c.,
X? II W Ht'ijignnuiM'H Kt<
That can be found in Orangeburg. .in inspvc
tion will satisfy all- No troubleto show Gpoils.
In addition to the .-.hove 1 b :vcon hand and for
-ale a number of tho American Britton-Ho'c
Machine-. This machine- Mill do in the hot
possible manner every variety of family sewing
that cm be done on any machine, and in ad
dition embroider.' on the edges, overseanis, and
makes beautiful button and eyelet holes in .-ill
fabric*. Thisisuritmestioriilb.lv far beyond the
capacity of any other machine. Instruction
given, and satisfaction guaranteed to all pur
chasing a machine.
? E. H. W. BRIGGMANN.
I am pleaded to inform my numerous friends
that I have returned to Orangebnrg, and have
established mv ?
at (Hen's old tln/Iery; where 1 am prepared to
execute work in the latest and most improved
1 have just received in--tn;ments with which
I can take as good and perfect a picture as can
be bad anywhere in the State.
A trial 18 all 1 ask. Perfect satisfaction guaran
Ca// and take a look at mv Gallery.
S. M. PE\ESON, Artist.
EINE CLOTHING * TAILORING
t O IT S E ,
No. 291 King St. Corner Wcutworth,
Charleston, S. C.
Oilers an elegant supply of Spring
CLOTHING, for men youths and boys,
of New Styles, at moderate prices.
Furnishing Goods in great variety.
Agent for the Clbs. Star Shirts.
Tailoring Department supplied with a
full line of desirable and seasonable
Cloths, Cassimcros and Vestings, which
will bemado up to order in fine style,