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Orangeburg, 8. 0., Hay 29, 1872.
LARGEST CIRCULATION IN THE COUNTY.
J. S. HEYWARD, Editor.
Hitherto, the robbery md confiscation
of our property by the vandals in power,
has been done under the semblance and
claim of right, as not being in direct vio
lation of any specific provision of the Con
stitution. Next Monday, however, (being
the "first Mouday in June, 1872") the
County Treasurer, Frank H. Greene, un
der authority of an Act passed by the last
Assembly, commences a raid upon the im
poverished people of our County *to the like
of which no country has ever been sub
jected. The peace raid of June 1st, 1872,
should ever be borne in mind as the bold
est robbery* that civilization has ever wit
nessed. Sherman's bummers were lambs,
in their plunder, to the parties who have
instituted over us this deliberate confisca
tion, withoutthesemblnuco ofConstitution
by which lands to be sold by the County
Treasurer for taxes due tho State, are
sold "beyond the power of redemption;"
the State giving, or where she can bribe
no accessories to her crime, confiscating
to herself the property ofthefreo citizen,
in fee simple.
How men, claiming to be honest, can
individually, cither officially or otherwise,
assist in such robbery, and still claim ex
emption from blame is to us inexplicable.
He who is not for us is against us. It
matters not whether he holds tho pistol
to our head or himself rifles our pockets.
The band are robbers from first to last in
our eyes; and wc see no distinction, save
that some do not let the captain robbers
havo all the small change that they get
hold of in this political melee,
God grant that the day may not be dis
tant, when we will bo freed from the
swarm of destroying locustn^who, never
sated, plunder, piunder.plunder; who chat
ter of faithful performance of duty?
faithful to whom ??to the band of thieves
from whom they get their salaries.
On Wednesday last, the 22d hist., by
previous appointment, our citizens wcxe
addressed on the broad subject of agricul
ture, by that distinguished and indefatiga
ble son of Carol inn, Col. D. Wyatt Aiken.
By the kind attention of the officers of
the Methodist church, the use of thoir
building was tendered; and a largo and
highly respectable audience, consisting
chiefly of our most substantial and enter
prising farmers, with their families, greet
ed the speaker; who had promised to tell
them "something new, and for their good"
??and well did he fulfill his promise.
Col. Aikcu possesses, in a high degree,
the rare faculty of being able to give
practicable advice to his brother farmers,
and urge them on to renewed efforts; and
at his or u homo, to earn- out these pre
Wc say this faculty is rare, because wc
seldom enjoy the privilege of hearing an
address upon this vitally important sub
ject, though living in a country nlnmst
exclusively agricultural. And, besides,
wc have heard ourgrnnd-futherssay, that,
in times gone by, those gifted sons of our
State, who were wont to make agricultu
ral addresses, (and by their honeyed words
and delusive pictures of country life, cause
even lawyers to be discontented with their
useless lives, and long for the milk piul
honey of the farm! ) all of them bought
corn at home!
"Diversified Agriculture" was the.
speaker's theme; and by facts and figures
well known to be correct by the intelli
gent farmers around him, he proved the
truth of his reasoning, and urged upon
them the necessity of "n new departure"
from the tyrannical rule of King Cotton.
His picture of the slavery of tho far
mer, who devotes his entire energies to
the giowth of cotton, was gloomy, but
forcible and eloquent. "Such farmers,"
said he, "are the veriest slaves or, tho lace
of the earth; serving a master who gives
no rest and no food ! Grudging the very
Subbatfi its few hours of rest from toil,
and loud in complaint that tho twelve
months in tho year, are not thirteen!
And for what? To serve their treacher
ous rooster that much longer, and then
hand over their entire crops to their fac
tors, to whoni (in nine cases out of ten)
lie urged the raising of the grasses and
small grain, and particularly tho raising
of sheep; stating that tho only places
where he heard about sheep-killing dogs,
were those where no sheep were raised;
that they were seldom heard of, where
large flocks were kept.
Iiis adilresss, which lasted considerably
over an hour, was listened to with deep
iuterest; and, doubtless, with profit. .
He concluded by urging the claims of
our State Agricultural paper,the Rural
Carolinian, and judging from the green
backs collected after tho speech, he must
have obtained many new s ibscribere, and
caused many old ones to renew. Ho
also established a Grange of the Patrons
of Husbnndry here, to be known as the
"Orange Grange," which was joined by
some forty or fifty of the ladies and gen
tlemen present. Notice was given that
several other Granges would shorlly be
established it different parts of the County.
These Granges extend over the United
States, and great things are expected
from them by the members, who will thus
form a grand brotherhood (and sister
hood) throughout the country.
The Radically-debased readers of our
cotemporary were doubtless delectated
much by a scurrilous letter, over the sig
nature of the Auditor for our County.
The drawer and signer of this Radical
Deeluration of independence forgot that
we live in a "so-called free" country; that
if we are robbed, we have a right to say so.
At any rate, it may as well be understood
that we intend to go for Radicalism when
ever avo tan; over or through its individ
uol professors, here or else where. ? And
if, in passing the individuals, we raise the
hair; so let it be. They may squirm, but
it is impossible that we Le insulted at any
language they may nmko uso of. Nor
needs our responsibility THEltt endorse
One would suppose, from the lampoon,
that the Times had accused Van Tassel of
appropriating public monies to his person
al use; which we did not, While calling
him a radical,we excepted him from the
"thief" catalogue, and charged the money
as robbed for State purposes. Wo still
think it robbery?and church robber)'.
The economieo-polities of our present
statesmen shows well in the following re
cord of facts,hauded to us for publication:
2000 acres of estate lands in this county,
?vero sold on February 5th, 1872, for
?425.00. Four years' taxes due, $441.92.
Balance still due the State, ?10.02.
Parties, therefore, attending the sales
to commence next Monday, and with a
view of aiding and abetting confiscation,
arc apt to be confiscated themselves, in
four years; and also be in debt.
Wc notice in the Charleston News of
the 23d inst?, that A. M. Felder, of Or
angeburg, is accredited as delegate from
the State at large, to the Agricultural
Congress now in su-sion at St. Louis.
This is evidently a mistake. Our fel
low citizen, Colonel Paul S. Folder, uu
enterprising and successful planter, has
gone on as delegate to this Congrcts, from
uur County Agricultural Society. This
enterprising organization, we believe, is
the only one in this State, that has shown
such praise-worthy zeal in the cause for
which it exists as to send out and pay the
expenses of a delegate to St. Louis: and
we would be glad (thinking it but fair)
that we should get credit for the under
taking. Col. Folder is a gentleman who
will make himself pleasantly received out
there, and bring buck plenty of informa
tion: so let it be known that he goes as
delegate from tue Orangeburg County
Mr. Editor.?I have just read in
your interesting paper a communication
upon the subject of the "new street;'*
signed ''Many Taxpayers." And as tins
proposed street seems to bo iwnkening a
great deal of interest i moi.g the citi
zens of our beautiful town, 1 have con
cluded to give my opinion, through the
columns of the Tim eh. I do not do so
however, vfith a view of getting into a
controversy -with '-'Many Taxpayers,"
but with the single o1)j^ct of eliciting
truth. If the reasons urged against Hho^
new street are valid, we desire to know'
them. And if convinced, wo shall not
hesitate to eay so. Lot us, then, examine
the objections raised by "Many Taxpay
ers," and sec if they nrejjsnllicieiij; to stay
the action of our city fathers, in regard
to this project, which seems to be favored
by t\ large majority of our goud citizens.
The first reason urged is, "that we
have abundant street room for any pur
pose, that is plenty of unoccupied land
and vacant lots for improvement and
building purposes waiting the urgent
demand urged b} the friends of the
street" This is fimply an assertion.
Give us the facts upon which it is based.
If it is true, point out the vacant lots,
show us their location. Far wo confess*
we are ignorant of their whereabouts.
Perhaps they arc a mile or so frcmi the
Court House. On Kussell-strcct to our
certain knowledge, there nrc four vacant
lots. Tin? owner of one expects to build
shortty*. Another is in litigation. The
third is a beautiful one, but who can buy
it. Eiforts have been made, but the fi
gures arc too high to bo reachod by a
man of ordinary means. And the fourth?
cannot be bought at any price. "Know;
ing ones" say that the reason is, that it is
a good stand lor a "dry goods store,"
Where is the disposition to furnish
building lots, by "Many Taxcrs ?'
.Some of them I know have had the op
portunity, but the disposition was want
ing. There is certainly nb chance for a
j residence, or a store house on llussell
slreei. Where then must thus ; who de
sire to settle among us go? They must
do one or two thing-. They must either
go away altogether, or go about a mile
from the Court House on some unc of
the puliioBroad leading into the To\4i.
.Such is tire "disposition" of "Many 'jfcm,
payers" furnish lots to those who" wowF
come and settle in our Town. They talk
well about the practicability of this
scheme for the improvement of the town,
and the impractability of that; of the ben
efits to be derived from this thing, and
the utter unprofitableness of the other,
and when their interests arc somewhat
interfered with they can see "no good/'
but it is right if the. sacrifices arc tobe
made by others. By this will they judge
everything. Self-interest decides the
practicability or impracticability of every
question. Interfere in the slightest with
this, and they arc opposed. The interest
of the whole town, the welfare and con
venience of their neighbors are questions
that arc not considered. And just be
cause a scheme docs not suit them and
their interests, they arc opposed, and wo
hear the cry "oui bono?" Now it is
about time that men should forget the
old rule, and learn to act for the very
best interest of the whole community.
It is hard to tell whether every scheme
will prove successful, beyond a doubt.
But I say let us try it, If it fails, not
much harm is done. Wesow with the
hope of-reaping the harvest in the future,
This is common. Those who sit idly, can
never expect to accomplish anything.
The whole inducement of man) Taxpay
ers, to thoso who would settle among us,
amounts to about this, wo arc glad to re
ceive you as citizens, but we uro unw illing
to make any sacrifices for you.
The second reason is, that you should
"not force on a people what they do not
As we understand it, the city fathers
arc not forcing upon "the people" a thing
which they do not want. Who nrc "the
people" that this project is being forced
upon ? The six who signed dho memori
al of March 80th, 1872, to the Mayor
and Aldermen ? Must tho wishes, the
interests of 1000 citizens yield to the six?
The six "many tax-payers" and all the
other o) ?posers of the new street, nrc not
"the people." They are doubtless of the
people, but they uro in the minority?
and a woful minority at that. Go on
then, ye city fathers, unless "many tax
payers" can urge sonic bettor reasons why
you should not. Wc are satisfied that
you have no selfish end in view, but that
you believe it beneficial to the prosperity
of our whole town, "the people," the six,
"many tnx-pnyers," and AM.?opposcrs
The rough estimate of $0,710. is the
third argument urged.
Well, this is rough. If this was so, 1
would, at the next meeting of "many
tux-payers," wnlk boldly up, and ask tue
privilege of being enrolled as one ofthat
number. And if I failed in that, I would
ask the privilcgo of putting my rame,
humble as it is, at the foot of the memo
rial of March 30th, 1872. But as the I
estimate is nearly $3,000. over what it
will take to put the street in good condi
tion for travel, I will wait awhile. Seven
hundred dollars will pay for all the ma
terial and work; and tho five acres of
land required, is certainly not worth over
$25^p$r acre. This I believe to be a true
valuatiotf y dispeciallv when the opposi
tion says tho lands through which the
street will pass, are low and* unfit for
building purposes. At the very MugWedt
price, then, for land^ material and work,
the street cannot possibly co3t'ovor $800.
It can be put in good traveling condi-V
tion for that sum. And when I say so, I
am not making an imaginary statement.
I am not reckoning without my host. I
have followed the Scripture rule. I sat
down and calculated the costs; and am
prepared to furnish tho man to do the
work, who has not only the means, but
the ability, energy and perseverance to
do it, and to do it thoroughly and to the
satisfaction of the people.
I don't know much about "bluff," but
it really seems te me that this estimate
of $3,740.00 wrts intef\dcd\ to "olufJV'.
"the people." How far it will do so, I
am not able to say; but J> think the city
fathers understand the game, and will
not hesitate to put down the necessary
The fourth argument is, that the street
will "only be traveled by those in direct
route from the bringe to the depot, and
vice-versa." Well, if nobody else did so,
it would be beneficial to that extent. Be
sides, much of the heavy hauling could
be turned in that direction, and thus re
lieve Russell Street. This would add
much to the comfort of pedestrians, and
cave much of tho money now expended in
keeping Russell Street in good condition.
Again, it is said "private lots and sa
cred burial grounds arc to be run over,
for no possible good thai we can see, fur
We object as much as any one, to in
terfering with grave-yards. '1 hesc hallow
ed and nucred syots, whero our dear de
parted ones sleep", shuUHl not bW mrmlwl..
But the proposed street docs not interfere
with the grave of any one. What harm
is done, then? None that I can see. But
on the other hand, I can sec whore the
street will be beneficial, even in this mat
ter. We, of Orangeburg, have been too
careless with regard to these sacred Bpots.
Placed away from public gaze, they arc
forgotten. But when we know and feci
that, day aftcrdhy numbers are passing
by ar.d condemning us for our neglect, it
will make ui more careful, more thought
ful of our duty to those who have preced
ed us to the tomb; and soon flowers, sweet
flowers, will take the place of the briars
and noxious weeds that now encumber
the ground; and instead of the Jerusalem
oak Jamestown weed, hut nostrils will
be greet ed with the mingled aroma of the
rose and the violet.
For want of sufficient time, we arc com
pelled to hold over the remainder of the
above letter, ufftil nex', week.?[Ed.
The Columbia "Carolinian" is author
ized to state that Gen. J. B. Korshaw is
"one of those who favor the assembling"
of the State Democratic Convention.
A Fpeeiul telegram to the Charleton
News says: "The aid to the Lunatic Asy
lum promised by Governor Scott, and
heralded about the country, has come to
naught. The superintendent to-day, on
his own responsibility, borrowed enough
money to carry the institution along."
AN EXPERIMENT IN CORN PlANTINO.
?In tho year 1854 I selected the top
ears of corn from stalks that producod
two good cars, and continued to do so for
lour or five years. By that time I had a
variety of corn that in almost every case
produced two ears. I also improved it
by selecting from stalks that ripened
first, and by continuing this process for
four years I had at the commencement of
the war, a variety of corn that produced
two cars, and ripened at least ten days
earlier than when 1 commenced with it.
Like will beget like, and it is very im
portant, that farmers select their seeds
from the best of their crops. I find that
all our successful wheat farmers are those
who sow none but the best and purest
seed.?[Southern Planter and Farmer.
Another fatal accident occurred near
Columbia, on the W., G. and A. R. R.,
F. TP. BEARD, Assoc-intc Editor.
Job Work?neatly executed at this
Have your cards and circulars print
ed at this office.
Are you going to the Fair?
The Fair! The Fair 11 THE FAIR!!!
Subscribe something to the Elliott Fair.
The ladies are working strenuously to
make the fair a success.
I ?Theodore Kohn & Brother have just
rcceivc^raji -elegant stock of Ladies Straw
hats, etc., etc. ^
SVanrt of interest in our ?jcal tcolumn,
this week, niiy be attributed to the fact
that "ye local" is at*thj "cose."
On-account of difficulty in the office,
the Times is 24 hours behind hand. The
same must be an excuse for errors.
Gens. Hampton and Butler awived in
town yesterday, and in company with
Col. A. D. Frederick, Capt. A. J. Fred
erick, J. II. Fowles, and others, have
gone on a fishing excursion. We wfeh
C '- ? < _i mmm mm \
Incidents often occur ikVoiyr county, of
which we are not informed "until smue
\irno. has elapsed. If such were reported
to us promptly, it wouldxadd gfceafly to
the interest of our columns. We there
fore urge our friends, in the different por
tions of the county, to keep us posted in
regard to such matters as will be of inter
est to our readers. A long article is not
The second annual meeting of the "Or
angeburg County Bible Society" will be
held next Sabbath evening, in the Baptist
church, at 8 o'clock. '1 he public gener
ally arc invited to attend.
order of exercises.
Reading minutes of last meeting.
Reading the Constitution.
Renewal of membership and singing
_ n hymn. _
Election of officoFs, au$ new' tmslucss.
Doxology and Benediction.
FARM A XI) Cr ARD K N.
To Wuitkn Straw Hats.?Scrnpe
stick sulphur with a knife, mix the pow
der to a mush with water, plaster it
thickly over the straw, and place in the
hot sun several hours ; brush off when
Rirboks Renewed.?Wash in cool
suds made of soap, and iron when damp.
Cover the ribbon with a clean cloth, and
pass the iron over that. If you wish to
stiffen the ribbon, dip it, while drying,
into gum urabic water.
mm ? o- ? -?
Soda Biscuit.?To one quart of sifted
flour add two tcaspoonsful of cream of]
tartar and one of soda. Sour milk to
make a proper consistency for rolling it
out?cut into small cakes?bake in a
quick oven. Sill the soda, cream of tar
tar arrd ti tea spoonful of salt into tho
Hour ; rub a piece of butter the* size of a
small egg in with iho flour.
Bai.ky Horses.?The brain of a horse
.-coins to entertain but one thought at a
time; for this reason, continued whip
ping is out of the question, and only con
firms his stubborn resolve. But if you
can by any means change the direction
of his mind, give him a new rubject to
think of, nine times out of ten you will
have no further trouble in starting him.
Remedy for Founder.?Some four
teen years ago, in u discussion by the
Now York Farmer's Club, one of the
members said he would not make five
dollars difference in buying n horse,
whether it was foundered or not, or
whether the founder was old or new, be
cause one tablcpoouful of alum would
euro it. At all events; if tho first dose
did not cure the second would.
A friend informs us that he. drives he
worms from his cabbage by scattering
wheat bran over the growing plants^,
There is something about the bran that
is distasteful to tho worms, aiul they
loavo immediately upon its being scat
tered upon the cabbage. lie repeats tho
dose orrce or twice. Tho bran docs not
injure the cabbage.?[Excnange.
SUBSCRIBE ToTlIE TIMES.
ORANOEBUBO COTTON MARKET.
Cotton,?Bales for the week ending
May 28, about 28 bales. Ordinary 19o
low middling 2()ic; middling 211.
Charleston, 8. C, May 28.?Cottoii
?Demand moderate. Sales about 225
bales. Ordinary to middling 20(5)22 i
Rice.?Market firm; demand limited?
Sales 47 tierces, 7}(7r81.
New York, May 28.?Cotton quiet,
PREPARED FOR THE TIMES.
Cotton : : : lb 19 @ 21
I Bacon Haras : : lb 10 (<t 00
" ?idw : : M 10 <& 12
\ Lard : : ? : " 14 @ 15
I Corn : : V : bu 00 <jr;l 00
Peas : : : : " <S> 1 25
Oats : : : : " 75 %\ 00
Flour i : : : cwt 5 60 @6 60
I Fodder : : : " 1 25 @1 50
i Sweet Potatoes bu 0 75
Shad :::::: 50@75
Rough Rico : : " 1 55 ?0 00
Butter : : : : lb 25 % 50
Eggs : : : : doz @ 15
Turkeys : : : pr 2 00 Ca 2 50
Geese* : : : : " 1 00 @1 25
Chickens : : : " 20 C?) 25
Bees Wax : : : lb 16 @ 20
ftjeef<**^|li^s, : M 10? 12
tallow \ . : M 10 ?
ORXKGEBU^G SURVIVORS ASSOCIATION.
An adjourned meeting of this Associa
tion will be held on Monday, June 3d, at
Hamilton's store, immediately after the
adjournment of the Democratic Meeting.
Business of importance.
By order of the President.
J. Al HAMILTON, Scc'y.
By virtue of sundry executions to nie directed
I wit/Mil/ to the highest bidders, at Orange
burg Court House, on the fnvt MONDAY in
.June next, for cash, the fofowing property
One- TRACT OF LAN/), containing 409
acres, more or /es-, bounded north by 1?. P.
Heid and John .Seg/cr, ca-t by estate landaofO.
\Y. BroJic, routh by John Johnson and P.
Kitchens, aiid wwi by P. Kitchens.
Levied on as the proja'rty.of T. V. Brodie nt
the suit of J. IT. Johnson, Administrator of
Joseph Johnson. H. RIGGS,
. . ? .S.O. C.
10, 1872. ^nutyl.-,^
By F. P. BEAR I), Auctioneer.
On Saturday, 2?th inst., at the stdro
formerly occupied by F.. Ezekiel, I will
Stoves a ltd Fixturaes,
A lot of Self-sealing Preserve Jars.
N. B.?Articles received till day of
A CA HI).
We have this day associated with us in the
practice of Mtdieine, Dr. M. (J. SALLEY, re-'
ccntly graduated in the School of .Medicine,
University of Maryland.
T. A. Elliott; M. 1).
A. S.Sal ley, M D.
Orangeburg, S. ('., May 22d. 1S72.
A School wBl ho opened* in the basement of
Mr. Wannanmker's residence in Orangeburg, by
Milcs R. Mchicliatnp, on Mondav, May 20th.
Classic* - - - - - 4.00
The surveying business will hereafter be ..con
ducted by 8. R. & H\ A. Mclliehaiup; the latter
doing the field work and the former, the pin
ting, on Saturdays and during vacation?, 1 wiU
also attend to the field work.
STILES R. MELLICH AM P.
may 15-3 mo ?
HE members of the Democratic Dartv of
Orangeburg County arc requested to meet 9t the
Firemon's Hall, at Orangeburg, on Salcaday
next, the 3d day of June, at 10 o'clock A.M.,
for the purpose of electing delegates to tho
State Convention, to be held on tho lllh day of
June, at Columbia.
J. A. Hamilton,
J. C. Piko,
J. P. HarWy.
\ F. II. W. Briggmann,
T. C. Abbergotti,
may 22-1 Central Executive Com.
* All pcVsons having claims against the fatal),
S. BRANDENBURG, deceased, wi/1 present
thom oil or before the l?tli of June next, legally
tested, and nU persons indebted to the same will
make payment, on or Iwfore the aibove date, to
the undersigned persons.
Mary S. Brandenburg,
Cathrine E. Brandenburg.
Margaret J, Brandenburg.
Ann H. Brandenburg,
may 1"> Survivors.