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ORANGEBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JUNE SO, 1873.
-I IN ADVANCE
THE ORANGEBUEG TIMES
Is published every
T H U R S D A Y,
at .... i4 . .\ .? .
ORANGEBURG, C. H., SOUTH CAROLINA
I '. t:"> t ?. :> . BY
ORANGEBURG TIKES COMPANY.
Kirk Robinson, Agt.
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$2 a year, in advance?$1 for six months.
JOB PRINTING in its all depai tments
neatly oxectited. Give us a call.
?? R. JAMISON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
WILL PRACTICE IK THE COURTS OE OR
ANGEHURCi AND EARN WELT..
BS?T' Office in Court IIou?c Sijuare.
Feb. 20, 1873 ' 1 4t
1ubect IMrORTEBS OP
HARDWARE, CUTLERY, GUNS
AND AGRICULTURAL IMPLE
^To. 52, East Hay, South of t* e old Post
Charleston, S. C.
?T'foi the sole of the Magnolia Cotion
?. At the Fairs held at Savnnnah^Ga..
Jonth, the "Magnolia" cotton Gin ginned
ilbs need cotton in three minutes ami forty
fivc seconds, taking the premium, and also the
Iirizc of One Hundred. Dollars offered by the
toard of Trade for the best GIN. Several
have been sold this season winch gin a bnle an
hour. The same pin aho tool; the premium at
the Cotton States Fair at Augusta, last < Moher.
Feb. 13, 1873 51 ly
W. J. DeTreville,
A T T O R NEY A T E A W.
Office tit Court House Square,
Orangcb'urg, S. C.
FERSNER & DANTZLER,
ib io n t i s rr s
Orangeburg, S. C,
Office over McMastcr's Brick Stove.
F. Febsnek. P. A. Dantzesh, D. 1). S
Books, Music und Stationery, and Fancy
AT TUE ENGINE HOUSE,
ORANGEBURG, C. IL, S. 0.
IZLA.Pt *fc DIBBLE,
ATTORNEY'S; AT LAW,
Orangeburg, S. C.
as. F. Izi.ak. - S. Dibble.
DR. T. BERWICK LEGARE.
Graduate, Baltimore Col logo Dental
Offer-, Market street, Over Store of J. A. Hamilton
T:iE HOME SHUTTLE
TQ REST, Because it is perfect in its work,
Because it has the endorsement of-*s?
many ladies who use it; because U is simple,
and because it can ho bought complete on table
for only $37,00.
JOHN A. HAMILTON.
Agent for.H. S. 8. Machine,
march t 1873 3 if
SOUTH CAROLINA RAILROAD.
Charleston, S. C, Mny 19,1872.
On and after SUNDAY, May 10, the
passenger trains on the South Carolina
Railroad will run as follows:
. for augusta.
Leave Charleston - 9:30 a ni
Arrive at Augusta - ,? . - 5:20 p ra
Leave Charleston - 9:30 a m
Arrive at Columbia, - 5:20 p m
Leave Augusta ? - 9:00 a ra
Arrive at Charleston - 4:45 p in
Leave Columbia -. 9:00 it in
Arrive at Charlestun - ,4:45 n m
augusta night express.
Leave Charleston - 8:30 n m
Arrive at Augusta - - 7:35 a ni
Lcaye Augusta - - 6:15 p m
Arrive at Charleston - 5:50 a m
? . COLUMIUA NIGHT EXPRESS
Leave Charleston - 7:30 p m
Arrive at Columbia - 6:30 a m
Leave Columbia - - 7:30 p in
Arrive at Charleston - 0:45 a in.
* BUMMERVTLLE TRAIN.
Leave Summcrvillo - 7:25 a m
Arrive at Charleston * - 8:40 a m
Leave Charleston - 3:35 p ni
Arrive at Summcrvillc at - 4.50 p ni
Leave Camdeu - - 7,20 a m
Arrive at Culumbia - 11 55 a m
Leave Columbia - - 2.10 p m
Arrive at Camdeu - 6.55 p m
Day and Night Trains connect at Au
gusta witliMacoh and Augusta Railroad
and Georgia Railroads; This is the
quiekest and most dircet route, and as
comfortable and.cheap as any other route
to Louisville, Cincinnati, Chicago, iSt.
Louis and all other points "We^t and
Columbia Night Trains connect jyith
Grcelaville anil ^ Columbia Hallrojui, and
Day ai\d Night^f rains connect .with Char
Through Tickets on sale, via this route
to all points North.
Camdeu Train connects at Kingville
daily (except Sundays-) with Day Passen
ger* Train, and i nns through to Columbia
A. L. TYLER, Vicc-Prcsidcpt.
S. B. Pievens General Ticket Agent.
PIANOS AND ORGANS,
TERMS OF LEASE:
All Payments made on Ijcase trill ayply tovards
tlir purchase of the Instrument IamuoI.
Pianos valued at
$450 to ?500 : : $75 advance; $25 monthly.
525 to 000 : : 7? advance, 80 monthly.
025 to 700 : : 100 advance, 40 monthly.
Organs valued at
I $125 to 200 : : $25 advance, $10 monthly,
'ill? to 350 : : 40 advance, 15 monthly.
3G0 to 500 : : 50 advance 25 monthly.
"Jay* Parties who oder satisfactory Security
can pay for Instrumenta in notes at 3, 0, '.?, and
12 months' time.
Call and find out other inducements offered
in both Time and Cash Sales-, from
Agent for Orangcburg County.
may 22, 1873 14 tf
Geo. S. Hacker
Doors Sash, Blind
I*"IIIS1SAS LARGE AND COMPLETE,
. a factory as tlierc is in the South. All work
manufactured at flip Factory in this city. The
only house owned and managed hy a Carolin
an in this city. Send for price list. Address
GEO. S. IIAGKER;
PostofliccBox 170, Charleston, S. C.
Factory and VVavcrooius on King street oj?po
sitc Cannon street,.on lino of City Railway,
Oct. 30 ly
MII A TA RY SO 11 O () I
YORK VILLI'-, S. C.
THE SECOND SESSION of the SCHOOL
YEAR, 1873, will begin duly 1st, and end
November 30th' Terms: For School Expen
ses, ?'. e, Board, Tuition, Fuel, Lights, Washing,
Stationery, <N;c., $Ulo per session, payable in
For Circulars, address
Co:.. A. COWARD,
.Juno 4, 1873 Id 4t
. THE WONDERFUL DREAM.
'. "Yes, yes, snrtin! Yes^ycs?I believe
in dreams,", said old Silas Tafton. He
?took another whilf at his pipe, and (hen
added :, <fOrie of tho greatest specula
tions I ever vent into came of a dream
??a wonderful dream. I'll tell you about
it." ? * '
"You remember, some of you, about
the great lnnd speculations here in Maine
thirty years ago. Poor men?a very
few of them?were made suddenly ric h ;
and rich men were suddenly made poor.
I was living then in Grey. One day old
Sam Whitney of Oxford stopped,at our
place, and showed us <i map of a new
town which had been laid out in Sagada
hoc. On the map it looked beautiful;
There were brooks, and lakes, and broad
plains of pine and oak, and streets all
laid out, and sr.ots for churches and
school-bouses marked out in proper ar
ray. 1 hiid a cousin living down that
way, and concluded to go do'vn and take
a look. I found the town of.Ellcnvillo,
which old Whitney bad shown me on his
map, to a wild worthless tract, till rocks
and swamp; but on the edge of tine tract
in another township my cousin owned a
piece of good land; and 1 bought a hun
dred and fifty acres of it, and macjo me
an excellent farm; and :for tluttapurehasc
1 was never sorry. . *
Meantime Ellcrtville was nearly all
sold in hundred acre lot>. Tho excite
ment was at fever heat, and people bought
without once coming to look at the land
they wcrOfpurchasing. But by and by
the new owners began to look "up their
property, and you can rest assured that
they were a blue set, when tlrey wen? re
assembled on that territory. Within all
the limits of the ninpped-out-township
there was not an aero that could be cul
tivated. On the side that bordered my
farm it was a craggy ledge of rocks ; raid
beyond that to tho Eastward the land:
settled urniernW-ttHa- arm^tnriv^er bf
a slunken slough. Sonic of these lots
bad been sold as a high as one pound an
acre, and a few of them even higher than
that. Unc poor fellow, named John
Twist, from Vermont, bad paid one pound
an acre for a lot that .bordered on my
farm On the map it bad been ecc down
as a maguilicent pine forest, with a river
upon its border, upon which was a superb
water-power. .John Twist bought it and
paid fertt, and when be came to look at
it he found it to bo a mass of barren
i rocks, with here and Ihne a dump of
shrub oak and a few Norway pints, and
for a water course which tumbled melted
snow over the crags in the Spring, and
which was dry most of tho year. I did
not see the poor fellow when he came to
survey bis property, but I can imagine
how ho felt.
After a while, however, the excitement
passed oil', and the sufferers of Ellerivillc
turned their backs upon the graves of
their speculative hopes. On my farm 1
prospered. My land was of the very
best quality ; my wife was a true help
mate; my crops were abundant; my
stock thrived, and I found niysolf with a
goodly pile of money tied up in my stock
One evening in tho early autumn, af
ter our crops had boon garnered, a'man
riding a sorry looking naif, pulled up be?
fore our door. He was a well looking
man, with a sedate and solemn fare, and
dressed in black. It was safe enough to
conclude that the man was a minister,
aud so ho announced himself. Ho said
he was the Rev. Paul Mcckmoro; ho was
a missionary, on u homo circuit, and ask
ed shelter lor hiiu&elf and beast for the
night. Of course wo welcomed him
cheerfully, and wen- pleased with him.
lie had traveled extensively, and his
conversation was entertaining and in
stractive. Before ho wont to bed ho
read a chapter in the Bible and made a
prayer; and Betsy said to mo alter he
had retired that she had never heard such
a beautiful prayer in hor lite.
Tho n?xt morning tit the breakfast ta
ble, Mr. Mcokmorowas very sedate, lie
asked, a blessing, und then only answered
such questions as we asked him. Finally
my wife told him she was afraid ho had?
.not*slept well. He smiled and said he
had slept very well, paving the. spell of a
very curious dream which hud visited
him three separate times during tnc
night. Betsey asked him if he would
tell what it was about.
uns the old dream of hidden wealth''
he nns\vcrcd, with a solemn look. "I
haven't dreamed such a dream before,
sincjsby a wonderful dream in South
A ft iua I led to the discovery of , a dia
mond mine worth millions of;dpllars> and
it ntlor profited mo. a ?cent. But such
wealth is not for me. I need it not. My
calling bath higher and holier aims.?
And'yet this poor flesh "is sometimes weak
enough to lust after the dross of gold
and nil vor.
By degrees we got from him that he
!;;?d dreamed of a silver mine amOiig the
eraof our bills. This mine seemed to
his vision to be utterly cxhaufetless in the
precious metal; but lie would not locate
it. .Betsy, whose curiosity was aroused,
would have pushed the niaV..., \ ut Mr?
Mecltmoro finally shook his he id more
solemnly titan ever, and said that he
would rather forget the dream if he
\Yjien the missionary's horse was at
the door,and the owner was" prepared to
slavt off, ho informed us that he was
bound toward the Canada ljnc, and that
tin might rcurn that way. Of course
we told him that our door would bo al
ways open to him; ami he promised that
hq wor.ld abide with us again if he had
!!: ? oportunily.
fn two week.-} Mr. Mcckmorc came
back.- lie had received a summons, he
said from the Home Board to return to
Boston and make immediate preparation
for a.Winter campaign in the West.
./Tbc scc*nd evening in the society of
the reverend gentleman we enjoyed more
than, we enjoyed the WvA. His fund of
anecdote and adventure was literally ex.
I HauEtlcss, and yet an odor of sanctity
and delicacy 'pervaded all his speech.?
We urged t!-..ife ho should spend a few
days with us, but he could not. lie said
Lit. \v<juid give him great pleasurcjtp do
a\ ' ' his call toibv- new field of labor
in the Vv\. t w:i--;m. s an I imperative':
On lb ! next tudruingi at tjie breakfast
.table, ou: guest was even more sedate
and tlmugbtful than on the previous oc
casion', and when questioned on the mat
tor ho told us he had been visited by the
same dream again.
"This time,'' he said, "tho vision came
with wonderful distinctness 1 not only
beheld the vast chambers of virgin silver,
bid I saw an exact profile of the over
ly:!./ territory. It was a wild desolate
spot, by a deep ravine, through which
the snows of Winter seem to find release
j in Spring, rushing down a craggy hill
side to a dark, wide-sketching swamp
below. This would not i id press me so
seriously were it not that once before a
dream of the same import proved a start
W e conversed further on the subject,
and after breakfast Mr. Mcckmoro took
;i pencil and upon the blank leaf of an
old atlas he drew a picture of the spot ho
had seen in his dream ; and he poiutt d
out where, beneath the roots of old
stumpy pine tree, ho had seen outcrop
ping of the precious metal. *
lie had drawn tho picture, he told us,
to show-us bow vivid his dream had
been ; but he advised us to thiiik no more
of it. Even if it wceb possible that the
dream had substance, the body of tho
mine was far below tho surface) and,
moreover, the Lord only knew where tho
spot was located, even allowing that such
a spot existed.
For once in my life I had allowed cu
pidity to get the better of my outspoken
bone/ty. I allowed the reverend gentle
man to depart, and did not tell him that
] knew where there was a spot exactly
the original of that which he had pic
tured, even to every rock, shrub, tree
mid ravine. And that spot was upon
the wild lot which had been purchased
by .lohn Twiet, and which .lohn Twist
owned r till.
That very afternoon, armed with an
old ax and pick I sallied forth to tho
rough Outsido of the Twist lot. I knew
exactly where tho pictured lot was to bo
found, and when I had reached it 1 was
more than over struck by the faithful
ness of 'Mr. Meckdiovo's draft. Tho no
curacy in detail was wonderful. And
when I reflected that this drall had been
made by one who was an utter and stran
ger to the place?made from the simple
impression of a dream ? is. it a marvel
that 1 was strangely influenced ? I found
the old tree which toe reverend dreamer
lmd particularly designated, and wenl to
work at its roots.
And cro long my labors wore reward
ed. ? Beneath one of tho nmiu roots I
found a him}) off purp whito .metal as
large as hen's egg ; and upon further
chopping and digging I foUnd several
more smaller pieces. -They had evident
ly been taken from a molten inhSSj and
upon rubbing oft' the dirt. I foUnd thenj
all pure and bright.
That night I slept but little. I could
only awake and think of the vast wealth
tsiat lav !>l?jicil it; mat uicfuv mn.-nu .?
But what could I do? The lot was not
mine, and I should run great risk if I
should trouble another man's property.
And moreover, if I made further explor
ations while the land was not mine, tho
secret might be divulged and the vast
wealth snatched from me. I must pur
chase the Twist lot, and I had no doubt
that I could purchase it for a mere song.
On the next day I rode over to sec iny
cousiuj and whcti I . had spoken of the
Twist lot, he informed mc that not only
that lot, but a number of others were for
sale. They had been advertised, and
would be sold at auction in two weeks.
He culled mc a tool when I told him I
should bid on tho Twist lot; but I told
liim I Imdjooked it over and made up
my mind that my sheep could lind plenty
of grazing there throughout the Summer
months. 1 Ic sfsked hie if I hadn't already
got all'the sheep pasture I needed, but
1 told him.be need not trouble himself.
During the next two weeks I kept
quiet and held ray tongue, giving jio op
portunity for my-Beeret to become known.
On the appointed day I went over to the
settlement where the land was to bq^old.
It was to be put up in hundred acre lota,
and sohl by the original plans of the
Whitney purchase. Lot. number one
was put up first; and sold for onc-quartor
of a cent an acre.
?-Tho next lot was the "Twist lot," so
called, and I heard it whispered that
iron and copper had been' discovered
upon it. A stranger in" jockey clothes
started it at fifty cents an acre. Another
stranger, who wore a blue coat frock and
top boo;.-, .bid severity-five*.
.There was morn talk about iron ar.d I
ore. The man with the jocky suit said
that he had positive assurance that puro
iron ore had been found in some of the
gulches, and he bidono dollar an aero.
At this point I entered the contest and
bid one dollar and twenty-live. Up?up
?up?twonty-five cents at a time, until
at leuth I had bid ten dollars an acre.
lV?plc called me crazy. Ten dollars an
acre was more than the very best land
in tho country was worth. But I held
my bid and kept my own counsel.
And tho Twist lot was knocked down
to me for just one thousand dollars. Tho
terms were cash, I 'old them to make
out the deed while 1 went home after the
money. And away T rode. I emptied
my stocking of gold and silver, and found
nine hundred and fifty dollars. 1 bor
rowed the other fifty without trouble at
the settlement, und straightway proceed
ed to the office of Squire Simpkins, where
the deed had been made. The instru
ment was duly signed and sealed, and
when tho Squire had assured mc that the
payment of tho money would make all
last and safe, I handed over the gold and
1 observed that the name of John Twist
had been recently signed, and I asked
Simpkins if Mr. Twist was present.
"Ho was present a few minutes ago,'
said Simpkins, "and will be back again
for his money. He's feeling pretty good
I should judge, since ho has get rid of
his hundred ucro lot for twice as much as
it co5t him, and for a thousand times
more than any sane man would think it
Hawaii hour afterwards I called at
the Squire's again. Mr. Twist had just
gone out, with his money.
"There he is now ," said Simpkins, "just
b aind off."
I looked out of the window, and saw
at tho door of the iun, on the opposite
side of the way, a tall man, in a bottle
green coat, with bright, glaring buttons,
just mounting a horse, and I recognized
"Who is that man," I asl>cd ; "he with
the green coat and brass buttons?"
"'1 bat," said Simpkins, "is Mr. John
la a moment more tho man in the bet
tic grocn coat had ridden away, with his
heavy saddle bags behind him and but
toned up within that coat I beheld my
reverend guest! It rushed upon me that
the Uev. Paul Mcckmorc and John.Twist
wcic one and the same person! ^nd
this was uot alJ that flashed upon mej
A few days afterward 1 took my lumps
of white metal to a man who was versed
in stich matters, and ?sked him what
they were. He took the largest' Idmp.
and tested it, and said ': "
I asked him if pewter ever was dug/out
of the earth in that shape.
"Well," said lie, "seeing that pewter
is an alloy of lead and tin, it couldn't be
very well dug up, Uplefs somebody hau
gone and buried it before hand." .' i ;
Touching further explorations on my
"Twist lot," I will not speak. I will only
add that I have au old stocking with
half dozen lumps of pewter in it; and I
never look uf>on.it but I am forced to
[ acknowledge that dreams are sometimes
very -strange and wonderful things.
Pulling a Tooth with a Boor-Knob.
The rough sort of dentistry described
below has occasionally been practiced
as a trick, which more or less success;
but we have rarely heard of a patient's
choosing the door-knob method of his
own accord. : ? L-?
A rough, Western farmer came 4nl#
a doctor's office to have a tooth extracted,
but flinched at the sight of the "iustru- .
men is ;" and again and'' again the doctor
tried in vain to get a ? gripper into his
At last, the Hoosier declared "that -
ere new-fangled thing to be no account," ^
and wauled to know if the doctor could "!
tie a string around tho tooth; "for,",,
raid he, "that's the way I used to pull
'ein ont, au' I guess? it's bcttcr'n all. ycr*g
The dentist, to please him, said ho
w ould try, and producing from a drawer
a line strong piece of fish-line, and after
a great deal of tronble and veils of pain
from the Hoosier, it was firmly secured
around the tooth. The Hoosier then pro
posed to fasten the string to the door
knob, which was accordingly done.
The baekwoodsman then commenced
a series of easy jerks on tho line, each of
which was followed by yells of pain.
The doctor resumed his seat, and
smiled audibly behind his paper, occa
sionally glancing toward the door, and
then turning quickly again to the paper
to hide behind it his merriment.
Thus masters stood, until at last the
fire burned low, and the dentist aroso to
replenish it. As be threw in the wood,
and stirred the red-hot coals into a blaze,
a brilliant idea seemed to strike him, for
his face brightened wonderfully. Aris
ing from the flnoi, he left tho pokeHn
tho fire, and, seating himself, awaited the
change of affairs.
The baekwoodsman had relapsed into
despondency, for a melaucholy expres
sion had settled on his face. He ptcadily.
gazed downward, as if ho were in deep
The dentist, as I have said before, re
sumed his seat, but threw aside his papor
and sat looking intently into the fire,
with an expression of merriment playing
on his features.
Thus he sat for somotime. A.t last
noiselessly rising from his chair, he drew
the poker, one end of which* was glow-^
ing with a red heat, from tho fire. Ha
suddenly brandished it in the air, and
brought it rapidly toward the Hoosier's
nose, The backwoodsman threw himself
back with a jorfc. The cord did not
break nor the door-knob come out} but
tho tooth loosened "from its roots, and
bounded ngninst the door with a click
like a bullet.
A colored firm in Newark, New
Jersey, having suffered some* pecuniary
embarrassments, recently closed business,
and the senior member gnve to the pub-;
lie the following ?nots.' * De dissolution
of coparsnips heretolo' resisting twixt mo
and Moses Jones in the barber profes
sion, am heretorV resolved, Pussohs
who oso muse pay to de scribor. Pom
what do firm ose must call on Jones. &nd
' de firm is Involved' ?